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  • Netanyahu warns Gaza militants against tunnel attacks

    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza on Sunday that his country will retaliate with “greater force” than deployed in the …


  • In Israeli bus station attack, disparate lives collide with deadly results

    The paths of three very different young people crossed tragically in the Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, leaving all three dead and prompting another round of soul searching in …


  • Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks

    Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border …


  • Amy Goodman: Media ‘blockades’ Gaza truth

    According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the …


  • John Kerry in Israel: ‘This needs to end’

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families …


  • Charles Krauthammer: Hamas’ missiles offer flash of moral clarity

    Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning …


  • Palestinian woman jailed over Facebook post

    A Palestinian woman accused of defaming the president on her Facebook page has been detained for two weeks while an investigation is carried out, activists said Monday, in what they …


  • Palestinians take to streets to cheer on UN bid

    Thousands of jubilant, flag-waving Palestinians, watching on outdoor screens across the West Bank, cheered their president today as he submitted his historic request for recognition of a state of Palestine …


  • Palestinians, Israel accept invitation to D.C. talks

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said Friday it has invited the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to Washington next month to resume long-stalled direct peace talks, recognizing “there …


  • Israel agrees to U.N. probe of raid

    JERUSALEM – Israel agreed Monday to participate in a U.N. investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last spring, a surprising departure from its traditional distrust of the …


  • Egypt to open Gaza border for aid, some travel

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – After three years of cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza, Egypt said Monday that it will leave its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely …


  • Israel claims activists prepared to fight

    JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister claimed that the Turkish activists who battled Israeli naval commandos in a deadly clash last week prepared for the fight ahead of time, before boarding …


  • Israelis intercept another ship

    JERUSALEM – Learning hard lessons from Monday’s deadly raid of a pro-Palestinian aid flotilla, Israel’s navy Saturday seized without incident a second protest vessel trying to reach the shores of …


  • Israel denounces ship as terrorist operation

    JERUSALEM – Israel on Wednesday deported hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists who had been detained after its commando attack Monday on a Gaza aid flotilla, and braced for the arrival of …


  • Israeli flotilla takeover sparks swift backlash

    JERUSALEM – Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid …


  • Palestinian-Israeli talks at impasse

    CAIRO – The Obama administration has all but abandoned hope for an early resumption of high-level negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders or substantive movement toward agreement on a Palestinian …


  • Palestinians accuse U.S. of caving on settlements

    JERUSALEM – Palestinian officials on Sunday criticized the United States for what one called “backpedaling” on demands that Israel stop settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, saying that the …


  • Both sides chided in Gaza conflict

    UNITED NATIONS – A U.N. investigation concluded Tuesday that both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity, raising the prospect that officials …


  • In brief: Reports say N. Korea moves missile

    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has shifted its most advanced long-range missile – capable of reaching Alaska – to a new west coast launch site near the border with …


  • U.S. pushes Israel to cease expansion into West Bank

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama Thursday ratcheted up what might be America’s toughest bargaining position with Israel in a generation, demanding anew that Israel stop expanding its settlements in the …


  • Israeli police raze West Bank settlement, renewing backlash

    KOCHAV HASHAHAR, West Bank – The Israeli border police waited till the morning Torah reading was over. Then, after six Jewish families were given time to remove their possessions, a …


  • Israel linking Palestinian talks, Iran

    JERUSALEM – The new Israeli government will not move ahead on the core issues of peace talks with the Palestinians until it sees progress in U.S. efforts to stop Iran’s …


  • Israelis, Gazans still trading fire

    JERUSALEM – Israel threatened “harsh and disproportionate” retaliation after Gaza militants fired at least 10 rockets and mortar shells across the border Sunday and warplanes later bombed the area where …


  • Mideast tensions felt at forum

    DAVOS, Switzerland – For a few unsettling moments, the heat and pain of Mideast tensions shattered the icy elegance of this Swiss Alps resort, in an eruption of anger by …


  • Mitchell presses truce amid Mideast violence

    JERUSALEM – As Israeli-Hamas violence flared, President Barack Obama’s new Mideast envoy promised on Wednesday a vigorous push for peace, saying Gaza militants must end their weapons smuggling and the …


  • Bombings continue despite cease-fires

    GAZA CITY – Palestinian militants killed one Israeli soldier and seriously wounded another in a cross border bombing Tuesday, prompting an Israeli counter-attack that killed a Palestinian farmer and wounded …


  • Mitchell heading to Mideast

    WASHINGTON – Launching the Obama administration’s first Middle East peace mission, former Sen. George J. Mitchell brings a track record of patience and persistence in protracted negotiations. And Mitchell, described …


  • Israel vows to back soldiers charged with war crimes

    JERUSALEM – Special legal teams will defend Israeli soldiers against potential war crimes charges stemming from civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip, the prime minister said Sunday, promising the country …


  • Final Israeli troops leave Gaza Strip

    JERUSALEM – Israel’s last troops left the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, although the cease-fire was frayed when its navy opened fire toward beaches in northern Gaza, and smugglers’ tunnels that …


  • U.N. secretary-general tours damage in Gaza, Israel

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – As residents of the Gaza Strip continued to sift through the rubble and mourn their dead, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon toured the seaside …

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