| 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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume.
As a 72-hour ceasefire held for a...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The truce between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip held Tuesday for the second day as Egyptians continued to mediate indirect talks aimed at a more lasting cease-fire.
Official information about the talks was scant. Progress was being made but...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.
Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Almost 60 years ago, I was a young Foreign Service officer, standing on the Gaza border with my contact from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Eisenhower administration had been using all the pressure it could to force Israel to withdraw from Gaza in...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...