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  • How to get Hamas to lay down its weapons

    How to get Hamas to lay down its weapons
    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...
  • Israel agrees to extend current Gaza truce: official

    Israel agrees to extend current Gaza truce: official
    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. Egypt's...
  • Israeli strikes kill more than 100, knock out power station in Gaza

    Israeli strikes kill more than 100, knock out power station in Gaza
    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...
  • Israel warns of 'harsh strikes' if Hamas rocket attacks resume

    Israel warns of 'harsh strikes' if Hamas rocket attacks resume
    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,...
  • Israel, Palestinians extend Gaza truce by 24 hours

    Israel, Palestinians extend Gaza truce by 24 hours
    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...
  • Gaza ceasefire talks 'difficult' but truce holds

    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...
  • Gaza truce holds up for 2nd day as talks continue in Cairo

    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...
  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

    Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire
    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...
  • At 90, a former Foreign Service officer looks at Gaza then, and now

     At 90, a former Foreign Service officer looks at Gaza then, and now
    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...
  • 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...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    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...