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  • Palestinian salaries dispute puts Gaza peace at risk

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Tensions between Fatah and Hamas, the two main Palestinian parties, are close to breaking point over the non-payment of salaries to Gaza's public sector workers, raising the risk of a return to conflict in the territory,...
  • Egypt to host Gaza reconstruction conference on October 12

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will host a donors conference on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on October 12 in Cairo following the recent conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant movement Hamas, the Egyptian foreign minister said on Tuesday....
  • U.S. should not be a silent partner to Israeli settlement expansion

     U.S. should not be a silent partner to Israeli settlement expansion
    Last weekend's Israeli government announcement that it plans to seize almost 1,000 acres near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank for the purpose of building yet another massive Jewish settlement should be the straw that breaks the camel's back in...
  • Diffuse Hamas structure complicates Gaza peace efforts

    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel. In less...
  • Israel issues warning after leveling 13-floor apartment building

    Israel issues warning after leveling 13-floor apartment building
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel flattened a 13-story apartment block in Gaza. Israeli aircraft fired a non-explosive rocket at the...
  • Social media, Internet have role in war

    According to Sara Gold Rafel, the Boca Raton-based Southeast director of StandWithUs (SWU) — a 13-year-old, nonprofit Israel education group: "The war between Israel and Hamas, the terrorist organization that rules Gaza, has also been fought in...
  • What is the nature of Hamas? Should Israel talk to it?

    My deadline is one week before you will be reading this. I am writing during a relative lull in the fighting. Hamas rockets are still being lobbed into Israel on a much reduced basis and Israel is bombing Gaza with reduced intensity. Both sides are now...
  • The Obama-Netanyahu dysfunctional tango

    The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship. Malicious attacks on Secretary of State John Kerry, tough Obama administration statements on the "appalling" nature of Israeli strikes causing civilian...
  • Should Israel and the U.S. rethink Iron Dome's usefulness?

    Should Israel and the U.S. rethink Iron Dome's usefulness?
    Strategically speaking, the Iron Dome antimissile shield, precisely because of its effectiveness, has been disastrous for Israel: It has saved Hamas from destruction and it has helped to seriously undermine Israel's image as a civilized state in the...
  • France urges Israel, Palestinians to talk after ceasefire ends

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume truce talks after a Gaza ceasefire collapsed and said the demilitarization of the enclave and a lifting of a blockade should be part of a deal....
  • 5 Gaza militants slain as Israel shifts focus of its airstrikes

    In a strong signal that eliminating Palestinian militant commanders has become Israel’s top priority in this new phase of fighting in the Gaza Strip, three senior Hamas commanders and two with the smaller group Islamic Jihad were killed in...