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Monday, May 21, 2018

Endorse This: Ben Carson Says To Be Beware Of — Hummus?

For what it’s worth, we don’t think Carson was actually confusing Hamas with a delicious Middle Eastern food — he just might not even know who they are.

December 4, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress at the Capitol on March 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Israel’s Foreign Minister Snubs Netanyahu Coalition Invite

The incumbent must present his government by Wednesday midnight.

May 4, 2015
Palestine, Palestinian Authority, Abbas, Hamas, Israel, Two-State, Bibi, Army, World News, Top News

Netanyahu’s ‘No-Palestinian-State’ Vow Raises Questions About Security Coordination

Since Bibi’s rejection of a two-state solution, a majority of Palestinians doubt whether their security forces should coordinate with Israeli authorities.

March 31, 2015

At Least 60 Journalists Killed In 2014, Almost Half In The Middle East

The past three years have been the deadliest on record for journalists.

December 23, 2014

Israel Kills Two Palestinians Suspected Of Teens Murders

The two Palestinians suspected of kidnapping and murdering three Jewish teenagers in June were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during a raid on the suspects’ hideout.

September 23, 2014

Mortar Round From Gaza Strikes Israel; First Since Cease-Fire

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — A mortar round fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Tuesday, the first such shelling since a truce took effect last month, ending seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which caused no […]

September 16, 2014

Life Stirs In Gaza As Ceasefire Holds

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Life in Gaza resumed some semblance of normality Wednesday as a long-term truce took hold following a deal hailed by Israel and Hamas as ‘victory’ in the 50-day war. Millions in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome night of peace during which there were no strikes on […]

August 27, 2014

Israel, Palestinians Agree To Long-Term Cease-Fire In Gaza Conflict

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel — The warring parties in the Gaza Strip agreed Tuesday to a long-term cease-fire, both sides said, raising hopes that a 50-day-old conflict that has killed more than 2,200 people might be at an end. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced the accord, mediated by Egypt, […]

August 26, 2014

Palestinians Say Long-Term Gaza Truce Agreed With Israel

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) — The Palestinians have reached agreement with Israel on a “permanent” truce for Gaza, a senior official told AFP on Tuesday, in a move Hamas hailed as a “victory.” There was no immediate comment from Israel on the claimed deal to end seven weeks of deadly conflict in and around the […]

August 26, 2014

Thou Shalt Not Kill?

August 25, 2014

After Israeli Airstrikes, Hamas Kills 18 Suspected Informers

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel — At least 18 Palestinians accused of spying for Israel were executed Friday in the Gaza Strip on the orders of a self-appointed Palestinian “revolutionary court,” Hamas-linked media and witnesses reported. Meanwhile, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, a rocket fired from Gaza made a […]

August 22, 2014

Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Senior Hamas Leaders

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel — The militant group Hamas said three of its senior military leaders were killed early Thursday in an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip that also killed at least seven other people. The Israeli military confirmed carrying out the attack in response to continuing rocket […]

August 21, 2014

Hamas Warns Foreign Airlines, Says Israel Truce Talks Over

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and declared truce talks in Cairo over as a six-week war with Israel spirals into further bloodshed. Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of air strikes across Gaza again on Wednesday in response to multiple […]

August 20, 2014

Gaza Truce Deadline Looms; Israel, Hamas Stick To Demands

By Laura King, Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times The latest Gaza truce is the longest so far, lasting five days, but an agreement over demands remains elusive. Hamas appears at odds not only with Israel but other Palestinian factions in the delegation to the Cairo talks. As the clock ticked down on yet another Gaza […]

August 18, 2014

Gaza Truce Holds As U.S. Ties With Israel Show Strain

By Steve Weizman Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) — A fragile ceasefire around Gaza held for a second day Friday as Israel’s relations with its U.S. ally showed new signs of strain with tough talks looming on a more lasting peace. Washington denied a report that the White House was tightening the reins on the […]

August 15, 2014

White House In The Dark Over Arms Supplies To Israel: Report

Washington (AFP) — Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Since officials there were caught off guard as they tried to restrain Israel’s campaign in Gaza, the administration of President Barack Obama has tightened controls […]

August 14, 2014

Gaza Truce Holds As The Two Sides Talk In Cairo

By Laura King, Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times After a shaky start, a new temporary truce in the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding Thursday. The two sides, which have been holding indirect talks in Cairo, agreed late Wednesday to a five-day cease-fire, according to Palestinian negotiators and the Egyptian government, which is mediating the […]

August 14, 2014

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds; Israeli Officials Head To Cairo For Truce Talks

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times As a three-day cease-fire appeared to hold on the ground in Gaza on Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants over a permanent truce and long-term arrangements. Banks and shops reopened in Gaza, allowing people to resume a cautious […]

August 11, 2014

Gaza Fighting Erupts Again As Cease-Fire Expires

By Laura King and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times Fighting broke out in the Gaza Strip again Friday morning after a three-day truce expired, with Palestinian militants lobbing dozens of rockets into Israel and the Israeli military firing back with fresh airstrikes. Egypt, which has been hosting indirect talks between the two sides, was struggling […]

August 8, 2014

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds, But Sharp Rhetoric Suggests Truce May Be Fragile

By Laura King and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip held their fire on Thursday, the final day of a three-day truce, but sharp rhetoric from both sides suggested that the lull was a fragile one. An emboldened Hamas held a rally in Gaza for […]

August 7, 2014

New Gaza Cease-Fire Begins As Israel Withdraws Troops

By Laura King and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times After four weeks of ferocious fighting, the guns of Gaza fell silent Tuesday with a 72-hour truce in place and talks on tap in Egypt aimed at forging a stable accord between Israel and Palestinian militants who rule the coastal enclave. Though several previous cease-fires broke […]

August 5, 2014

Israel, Palestinians Agree 72-Hour Truce From Tuesday: Source

Cairo (AFP) — Israel and the Palestinians have agreed a new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire that would start at 0500 GMT Tuesday, said a senior official in Egypt, which is hosting truce talks. “Egypt’s contacts with relevant parties have achieved a commitment for a 72-hour truce in Gaza starting from 0500 GMT tomorrow morning, and an […]

August 4, 2014

Seven Hour Truce Ends In Gaza; Israel And Hamas Both Claim Violations

By Laura King and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY — A seven-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip on Monday ended as have previous short-term truces: with the two sides accusing one another of violations. At the same time, a pair of relatively small-scale attacks in Jerusalem — one carried out with a piece […]

August 4, 2014

Child Killed, 30 Hurt In Gaza City Strike During Lull

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – A child was killed and 30 people wounded in a strike on a refugee camp in Gaza City on Monday just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said. Witnesses and several AFP correspondents based at a nearby hotel, reported hearing the whistle of a missile fired from an F16 […]

August 4, 2014

Obama: New Truce ‘Very Hard’ If No Confidence In Hamas

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama urged Hamas Friday to show it is serious about wanting a ceasefire and called on Islamic militants to release an Israeli soldier reported captured earlier in the day. “I think it’s going to be very hard to put a ceasefire back together again if Israelis and the international community […]

August 1, 2014