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  • Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

    Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress. In a blow...
  • Israel keeps up Gaza assaults as Kerry presses for truce

    Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza
    GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian decision-making body led by President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza fighting with Israel, a move that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts. With Israeli and U.S. encouragement,...
  • Kerry urges Hamas to end conflict, has 'constructive' Egypt talks

    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday to seek ways of ending the deadliest violence in years between Israel and Gaza's Islamist Hamas. "Secretary Kerry arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel, this morning to meet...
  • U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

    (Reuters) - Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified. U.S. carriers Delta Air...
  • Local program lets Israeli, Palestinian teens look past differences

    Local program lets Israeli, Palestinian teens look past differences
    The conflict between the Israeli military and its Palestinian counterparts in the Middle East is foremost on the mind of Palestinian teenager Taher, who recently arrived on Chicago's North Shore to take part in a program that seeks to help build peace and...
  • Israeli assault on Gaza could expand

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he had ordered the army to prepare for a possible expansion of an Israeli ground push into the Gaza Strip as more tanks and infantry streamed into the coastal enclave and Palestinian...
  • Israel in Gaza: Their Take

    Israel in Gaza … There's little doubt that Israel's ground invasion will quickly overwhelm [Hamas] and destroy most of the 5,000 or so rockets still believed to be in the group's arsenal. But then what? The last thing Israel needs is to get...
  • Casualties mount as Israel presses its ground offensive in Gaza

    Casualties mount as Israel presses its ground offensive in Gaza
    Thousands of Israeli troops, backed by tanks, warplanes and gunboats, pressed deeper into the Gaza Strip on Friday as Palestinian militants returned fire with rockets and mortar rounds and terrified residents hunkered down in their homes. Israel...
  • Israeli ground forces push deeper into Gaza Strip

    Shells slammed into densely populated neighborhoods. Families wept over bloodied corpses and medical workers rushed to keep up with the wounded Friday as Israeli forces hunted rocket launchers and tunnels that Palestinian militants use to strike Israel....
  • Hamas sacrifices its own people to undermine Israel

    Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof...
  • Nobody really wants to make peace in Middle East conflict

    Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won't happen soon — perhaps not in our lifetimes. How often have we seen this movie? Palestinian atrocity, Israeli reaction escalating into overreaction, rocket...