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  • Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:52:13 GMT
    The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and...More >>
    The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a...More >>
  • West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:22:46 GMT
    The main organization representing West Bank settlers says the population of Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank experienced strong growth during the first half of this year.More >>
    Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace...More >>
  • Israel spying on Palestinian civilians, 'refusenik' group reveals

    Israel spying on Palestinian civilians, 'refusenik' group reveals

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:39:09 GMT

    They said the data they gather is used to blackmail innocent people, forcing them to work for Israel's government.

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    They said the data they gather is used to blackmail innocent people, forcing them to work for Israel's government.

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  • Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

    Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:01 GMT
    After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are...More >>
    After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are booked solid.More >>
  • Gaza children return to school after war

    Gaza children return to school after war

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:00:09 GMT
    Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.More >>
    Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.More >>
  • Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve

    Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:37:36 GMT
    Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit have sent a letter to the country's military chief and prime minister saying they refuse to serve for moral reasons.More >>
    Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit publicly declared Friday that they refuse to operate in the Palestinian territories, citing moral reasons.More >>
  • Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

    Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-09-12 05:18:37 GMT
    Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made.More >>
    Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made.More >>
  • Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

    Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:16 GMT
    An international human rights group says Israel committed war crimes in the latest round of fighting against Hamas in Gaza.More >>
    A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run...More >>
  • Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos

    Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:09:22 GMT
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he walked out of a speech Wednesday night after audience members booed his comments in support of Israel.More >>
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he walked out of a speech Wednesday night to a Christian organization after some audience members booed his comments in support of Israel and the Jewish people.More >>
  • Hamas says ready to talk to Israel directly

    Hamas says ready to talk to Israel directly

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:28:07 GMT
    A senior Hamas leader says the group is willing to talk directly to Israel, reversing a previous ban.More >>
    A senior Hamas leader says the group is willing to talk directly to Israel, reversing a previous ban.More >>
  • War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

    War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:28:09 GMT
    Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.More >>
    Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.More >>
  • Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

    Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:07:43 GMT
    The Israeli military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an overnight raid in the West Bank.More >>
    The Israeli military said Wednesday it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer's Gaza war, in an apparent attempt to head off...More >>
  • Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains

    Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:27:20 GMT
    While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem - and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the...More >>
    While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem - and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of...More >>
  • Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza

    Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:07:15 GMT
    An official in the Gaza Strip says the Israeli navy has arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended last month.More >>
    The deputy Palestinian prime minister said Tuesday that international donors are hesitant to fund the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip so long as Hamas remains in control there and the specter of future wars looms.More >>
  • Report slams Israel on African migrant rights

    Report slams Israel on African migrant rights

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:36 AM EDT2014-09-09 09:36:17 GMT
    An international watchdog has slammed Israel for its treatment of thousands of African migrants, saying it is forcing them to leave the country at grave personal risk.More >>
    An international watchdog organization has slammed Israel for its treatment of thousands of African migrants, saying it is forcing them to leave the country at grave personal risk.More >>
  • AP PHOTOS: Thousands of Gazans living in schools

    AP PHOTOS: Thousands of Gazans living in schools

    Monday, September 8 2014 2:55 AM EDT2014-09-08 06:55:21 GMT
    Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are still living in schools where they took refuge during seven weeks of fighting between Hamas and Israel that ended late last month.More >>
    Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are still living in schools where they took refuge during seven weeks of fighting between Hamas and Israel that ended late last month.More >>
  • Palestinian president urges Hamas to yield power

    Palestinian president urges Hamas to yield power

    Sunday, September 7 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-09-07 16:25:23 GMT
    The father of a Palestinian youth wounded during a demonstration in Jerusalem a week ago says his son has died of his wounds.More >>
    The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve his alliance with Hamas if the Islamic militant group does not give up power in the Gaza Strip.More >>
  • Lebanon: Israel detonates spying device, 1 killed

    Lebanon: Israel detonates spying device, 1 killed

    Friday, September 5 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-09-05 17:05:42 GMT
    The Lebanese army says Israel remotely detonated a spying device planted in south Lebanon, killing one civilian.More >>
    Israel remotely detonated a spying device planted in south Lebanon, killing a member of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah in the explosion, the group said Friday.More >>
  • Hamas leader: No to Israel's disarmament demand

    Hamas leader: No to Israel's disarmament demand

    Friday, September 5 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-09-05 12:43:13 GMT
    The leader of Hamas has rejected Israel's demand that the group be disarmed as a condition for ending the long-running blockade of the Gaza Strip and permitting the opening of an air and seaport there.More >>
    A senior leader of Hamas on Friday rejected Israel's demand that the group be disarmed as a condition for ending the long-running blockade of the Gaza Strip and permitting the opening of an air and seaport there.More >>
  • Jittery Israel gears up for war crimes battle

    Jittery Israel gears up for war crimes battle

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:03:57 GMT
    A jittery Israeli military is gearing up for what could become its next big battle: dealing with U.N. investigations that could result in war-crimes allegations.More >>
    A jittery Israeli military is gearing up for what could become its next big battle: dealing with U.N. investigations that could result in war-crimes allegations.More >>
  • Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep

    Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-09-04 15:43:16 GMT
    For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their...More >>
    For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter...More >>
  • Israel to remove disputed footbridge in Jerusalem

    Israel to remove disputed footbridge in Jerusalem

    Thursday, September 4 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-04 11:32:27 GMT
    A senior Israeli official says Israel has agreed to dismantle a wooden footbridge at a Jerusalem holy site that is at the heart of a key Mideast dispute, following an appeal from Jordan.More >>
    Israel has agreed to dismantle a wooden footbridge at a Jerusalem holy site that is at the heart of a key Mideast dispute, a senior Israeli official said Thursday.More >>
  • After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

    After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:43:09 GMT
    A Palestinian opinion poll suggests Hamas' popularity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has risen dramatically following its war against Israel.More >>
    The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.More >>
  • Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

    Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:23:05 GMT

    Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

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    Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

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  • Palestinians say 16 killed in Israeli attacks targeting militants

    Palestinians say 16 killed in Israeli attacks targeting militants

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:58:41 GMT
    JERUSALEM (CNN) - Israel intercepted a rocket fired at Tel Aviv on Tuesday and killed militants who stormed into Israeli territory, the military said, as people on both sides of the Gaza border were living under a barrage of attacks from the air.In a dramatic escalation of the conflict, militants fired more than 130 rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel said. Palestinians reported 16 people killed in Gaza were killed in Israeli air strikes targeting militants. Israel said it targeted about 150...More >>
    JERUSALEM (CNN) - Israel intercepted a rocket fired at Tel Aviv on Tuesday and killed militants who stormed into Israeli territory, the military said, as people on both sides of the Gaza border were living under a barrage of attacks from the air.In a dramatic escalation of the conflict, militants fired more than 130 rockets at Israeli civilians, Israel said. Palestinians reported 16 people killed in Gaza were killed in Israeli air strikes targeting militants. Israel said it targeted about 150...More >>
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