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  • Give Kerry credit for efforts to bring Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    Secretary of State John Kerry was right to push for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza last week. All outside parties should do everything they can to end a war in which both Israel and Hamas have seemed willing to fight to the death of the last...
  • Israel: Some cruise ships drop Ashdod and Haifa stops over conflict

    First, U.S. airlines were banned from flying to Tel Aviv. Now some cruise lines said Wednesday that they will skip the Israeli port towns of Ashdod and Haifa because of the deadly conflict between Israelis and Hamas rebels. Costa Pacifica canceled stops...
  • Israel: FAA ban silences some traffic to Tel Aviv, and tourism suffers

    With a  second day of flight cancellations snarling plans and silencing some air traffic to Tel Aviv, one tour operator reports that life — but not travel-related business — is proceeding as usual. The Federal Aviation Administration...
  • Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza

    Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza
    A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday. Jordan Low, a 19-year-old sharpshooter in Israel's Golani Brigade, was one of 15 soldiers investigating what they believed...
  • Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?

    Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?
    On the heels of a new State Department warning on travel to Israel, a rocket that landed near the Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to cancel U.S. flights to the country. Tourists may be able to rebook their...
  • 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...
  • Ripples from Gaza conflict felt by Central Floridians

    Ripples from Gaza conflict felt by Central Floridians
    Elana Goldstein, 18, went to Israel last month for what's called a "birthright trip": a subsidized visit available to anyone with at least one Jewish parent. She was greeted with air-raid sirens and exploding rockets. Another Central Florida woman,...
  • 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),...