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  • Israeli group may go to Cairo for talks if truce with Hamas holds

    Israeli group may go to Cairo for talks if truce with Hamas holds
    Israel and Palestinian militants agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire beginning at midnight Sunday, and an Israeli delegation was expected to travel to Cairo on Monday if it held in its first hours. True to form, rocket fire aimed at Israel from the...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to new short-term ceasefire

    JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas agreed Sunday on a new 72-hour ceasefire to halt hostilities in the Gaza Strip while Egyptian-mediated talks proceed on a long-term truce. A senior Israeli official said Israel agreed to hold fire from midnight Sunday and would...
  • Israel, Palestinians begin talks on permanent truce in Gaza Strip

    As a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants about a permanent truce and long-term arrangements. There were reports...
  • 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...
  • Capture of Israeli soldier dims any talk of Gaza cease-fire

    JERUSALEM An agreed three-day cease-fire collapsed Friday only 90 minutes after it went into effect when Hamas militants attacked Israeli soldiers working to demolish tunnels in the Gaza Strip, killing two and apparently kidnapping a third, the Israeli...
  • Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured

    Israel says missing soldier was killed in Gaza, not captured
    Israel's military concluded early Sunday that a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants was actually killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. The news came after a day in which Israeli forces raked the southern tip of Gaza with...
  • 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,...
  • Americans find meaning in Israeli military service

    Americans find meaning in Israeli military service
    When she was in 10th grade, Risa Kelemer made up her mind: She wanted to serve in the army. The Israeli army. A member of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Greenspring and a student at Yeshivat Rambam in Park Heights, the Baltimore native visited the...
  • 'This madness must stop,' U.N. chief says after Gaza refuge shelled

    'This madness must stop,' U.N. chief says after Gaza refuge shelled
    Once again, a place of refuge proved a deathtrap. At least two explosions rocked a boys’ school in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that had been designated as a United Nations shelter for Gazans fleeing days of fighting. Palestinian officials said...
  • 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),...