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  • Fighting resumes in Gaza as Israel, Hamas let cease-fire expire

    JERUSALEM Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel and Israeli forces responded with air and artillery strikes Friday as a 72-hour cease-fire in fighting in the Gaza Strip expired without agreement on extending the lull. Indirect negotiations in...
  • No agreement to extend Gaza cease-fire as talks continue in Cairo

    JERUSALEM Egyptian mediators worked feverishly Thursday to bridge gaps between Israel and Hamas in truce talks in Cairo as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip neared expiration. With neither side able to point to conclusive military achievements after...
  • A costly victory for Israel [Commentary]

    A costly victory for Israel [Commentary]
    I am a Jewish American and have always considered myself a Zionist. As someone born shortly after World War II, I know how great a difference the founding of Israel, an independent Jewish state embodying Jewish values, made for all Jews everywhere. We all...
  • Israel agrees to extend current Gaza truce: official

    Israel agrees to extend current Gaza truce: official
    A 72-hour Gaza ceasefire held on Wednesday and Israel said it was ready to extend the deal as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and Palestinians on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the Islamist Hamas-dominated enclave. Egypt's...
  • Round-Up: A Bethlehem church, museum trash and monkey selfies

    Round-Up: A Bethlehem church, museum trash and monkey selfies
    A 1,700-year-old Bethlehem church gets a revamp by Italian masters, a Boston museum rents out its masterpieces, a British institution puts its garbage on view and a couple of terrific essays on New York's 9/11 memorial site. Plus, cloud music, GIF art,...
  • Wounded from Gaza battle find shelter in an East Jerusalem hospital

    JERUSALEM Ashraf Aman, 34, had gone to a bank in the Gaza Strip town of Tal el-Hawa to cash his paycheck when an Israeli missile hurtled to the ground nearby, sending shrapnel through his left shoulder and knocking him unconscious. Now he lies in a bed...
  • New Gaza cease-fire begins as Israel withdraws troops

    New Gaza cease-fire begins as Israel withdraws troops
    After four weeks of ferocious fighting, the guns of Gaza fell silent Tuesday with a 72-hour truce in place and talks on tap in Egypt aimed at forging a stable accord between Israel and Palestinian militants who rule the coastal enclave. Though several...
  • Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of war crimes

    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation. Malki visited The Hague shortly...
  • Three-day truce between Israel, Hamas takes effect

    Three-day truce between Israel, Hamas takes effect
    A three-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to end a 4-week-old war in the Gaza Strip took effect Tuesday morning, as Israel declared it had rooted out all infiltration tunnels its troops had found. Fire continued right up to the 8 a.m....
  • Israel, Hamas militants begin 72-hour truce

    Israel, Hamas militants begin 72-hour truce
    Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian guerrillas entered a 72-hour truce on Tuesday mediated by Egypt with a view to encouraging negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old Gaza war. Minutes before the ceasefire took hold at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT),...
  • Iranian officials say they have armed Hamas for fight with Israel

    Two senior Iranian officials told an Arabic-language television channel Monday that Tehran has supplied missile technology to Hamas for its fight against Israel. Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned in an interview with the Arabic...