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  • Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson: Ending the war in Gaza

    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...
  • Gaza cease fire begins; Egypt to mediate talks on longer truce

    JERUSALEM A planned 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas began Tuesday as Israeli forces completed their withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and both sides prepared for indirect talks in Egypt on a longer truce to end a nearly monthlong war. The...
  • Defang Hamas and give Gazans a fresh start

     Defang Hamas and give Gazans a fresh start
    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...
  • Clueless Kerry plays into hands of Hamas

    Clueless Kerry plays into hands of Hamas
    — 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...
  • Israel says missing soldier is dead

    JERUSALEM The Israeli army said early Sunday that an Israeli soldier believed to have been kidnapped by Hamas militants in fighting in the Gaza Strip was in fact killed in action, reversing its earlier reports that he had apparently been seized. An...
  • 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...
  • Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort

    Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort
    A day that was supposed to have marked a tentative first step toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians instead signaled a precipitous slide back into full-on warfare. A hard-won truce collapsed within two hours Friday after the Israeli military...
  • Israel says Hamas suicide bomber hit unit clearing tunnels, collapsing Gaza cease-fire

    JERUSALEM An attack by Hamas militants on an Israeli army unit working to clear tunnels in the Gaza Strip killed two Israeli soldiers and ended what was to have been a three-day cease-fire less than two hours after it went into effect Friday morning. The...
  • Kerry condemns Hamas after collapse of cease-fire

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry pointedly blamed Hamas for the quick collapse of a cease fire Friday in Gaza, condemning an attack by the Palestinian militant group on Israeli soldiers as an "outrageous violation." Kerry did not call for a renewal of...
  • Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends

    Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends
    Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over. One sticking...
  • Frida Ghitis: The Hamas strategy in Gaza

    Hamas cannot beat Israel in an open military confrontation. That's no secret. Hamas knows it as well as anyone. Why, then, did the Islamist militant group that controls the Gaza Strip insist on taking on Israel with the certainty that it would bring a...