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  • Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days

    Hamas and Israel extend cease-fire by five days
    Warring parties in the Gaza Strip agreed to extend their cease-fire by five more days, negotiators announced late Wednesday, moments before a previous truce was due to expire. But the brinkmanship — and a brief flare-up of hostilities —...
  • U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel

    U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel
    The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday. Steven Salaita’s appointment at the U. of I.&...
  • Professor's tweets about Israel crossed the line

    Professor's tweets about Israel crossed the line
    Controversial scholar Steven Salaita — who has been most benignly described as "deeply critical of Israel" — has been fired or "non-hired" by the University of Illinois, depending on which news source you believe. In either case, it appears...
  • Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

    Hamas: Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war
    Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires. Israel said it had also not...
  • 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...
  • Hiring heating up in the Valley, survey says

    Hiring heating up in the Valley, survey says
    Last fall, Lehigh Valley employers were feeling increasingly optimistic about the local economy. But over the ensuing six months, the Kamran Afshar-Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce survey of Lehigh Valley businesses showed that optimism...
  • U.N., Egypt urge renewed talks as fighting resumes in Gaza

    Renewed fighting broke out Friday between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip after a three-day cease-fire expired, as mediator Egypt and the United Nations urged the two sides to resume indirect talks. The day began with rocket and...
  • Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]

    Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]
    As someone who protested the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, I read with sadness your report on the Maryland National Guard's scheduled departure for that country ("Md. National Guard making final deployment to Afghanistan," Aug. 6). The money wasted in...
  • Dehumanizing The Palestinians

    The letter by David Basch,"Palestinians Totally Responsible for Civilians Deaths" [July 25, courant.com], is not only outrageous and untrue but an attempt to dehumanize the Palestinians. The much-heralded Gaza withdrawal in 2005 cited by Mr. Basch as an...
  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

    Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts
    Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire. The violence seemed at risk of...
  • Gaza fighting appears to settle into a war of attrition

    Amid efforts to revive stalled talks in Cairo, Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip traded blows again Saturday, with a volley of rockets fired toward Israel and the Israeli military striking dozens of targets across the coastal...