| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
A large majority of Palestinians believe that the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, won its 50-day war with Israel, a new Palestinian public opinion poll said Tuesday.
The poll, conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:08 PM
After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Israel on Sunday declared dead a soldier feared abducted by Hamas Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip and said it would continue to fight even after the army completes destroying cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian fighters to attack its territory....
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Israel said its military would hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip for seven hours on Monday to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and for displaced Palestinians to return to their homes, but would fight back if attacked.
The humanitarian truce,...
| Aug 4, 2014
— John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that's only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America's Arab partners, starting with the...
| Aug 5, 2014
The third Gaza conflict is grinding along with no clear end in sight, let alone a decisive victory for either side. What began as a seemingly predictable military episode — Israelis ruefully refer to their perennial Gaza operations as "mowing the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:28 PM
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.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Israeli forces unleashed some of the most intense bombardments of the 3-week-old war with Hamas on Tuesday, flattening the home of the militant group's top political leader in the Gaza Strip, damaging the offices of an affiliated television station and...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday any deal on Gaza's future had to meet Israel's security needs, warning Hamas it faced "harsh strikes" if it resumed firing into the Jewish state.
With a five-day ceasefire due to expire late Monday,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned on Tuesday that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.
After a last-minute agreement was stuck...