Tag: Israel

Netanyahu vows ‘any means necessary’ to stop Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will use “any means necessary” to stop Islamic militant group Hamas from bombing civilians but declined to say when his military action will stop or whether he will continue using ground troops.   Netanyahu said on “Fox News Sunday” that his objective was to reach “sustained quiet” […]

Israeli commandos make first ground incursion in Gaza

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli navy commandos launched a ground operation overnight in the north of the Gaza Strip, the first since the offensive against Hamas began, Israeli public radio said early Sunday.   The brief incursion targeted a rocket launcher site, it said. The armed branch of Hamas confirmed that Israeli commandos had exchanged gunfire […]

IDF initiates limited deployment of forces toward Gaza amid increased rocket fire

An IDF spokesman stated that, “Our policy regarding Gaza is one of deescalation and preparedness. The IDF is operating to safeguard the southern communities of Israel.” Following a night of rocket attacks on Israel and IAF strikes on Gaza in response, rockets continued to be lobbed at Israeli towns Thursday morning. A total of 18 […]

Israel bolsters forces along volatile Gaza border

The Israeli military bolstered forces along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to intensifying rocket fire as tensions remained high over the deaths of three Israeli teenagers and an Arab youth who Palestinians allege was killed in a revenge attack. Buses carrying Israeli forces could be seen heading to the […]

US and UN condemn killing of Palestinian boy in Israel

The US and UN have condemned the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager in Israel, which sparked fierce clashes in East Jerusalem. US Secretary of State John Kerry called it “sickening” while the UN demanded justice over the “despicable act”. Mohammed Abu Khdair, 17, was seen being forced into a car early on Wednesday. […]

Deadly Violence Escalates in Israel After Palestinian Youth, Israeli Teens Killed

“Israel is a state of law and everyone is obligated to act in accordance with the law,” he said. As punishment for some 20 rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel, the Israeli military launched airstrikes on a number of targets in the early hours of Thursday. It was the second round of strikes on […]

Netanyahu urges international community to condemn Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Tuesday to condemn Hamas, and call on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dismantle his unity government with the Islamist movement… Read More: Netanyahu urges international community to condemn Hamas – Israel News, Ynetnews

Thousands attend Israel’s gay pride parade

JERUSALEM ( June 13, 2014) – Shirtless Israeli men, colorfully dressed drag queens and others partied Friday through central Tel Aviv as tens of thousands of people took part in the city’s annual gay pride parade, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.   Tel Aviv is one of the few places in […]

Livni Meets with PA Officials in London

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ignored backlash from last month’s meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) officials, Walla! News reveals Friday, and has met once again with Hamas-Fatah “unity government” representatives in London. Several senior PA officials told the Israeli daily that Livni has, in fact, been in constant contact with government ministers, mainly by telephone. Over the past […]

Israel’s new president: A one-stater, at last

“FOR the first time ever, we have a president espousing a one-state solution,” says a delighted Israeli minister. Choosing between one candidate aspiring to divide the Holy Land into two separate states for Jews and Arabs, and another who champions a single state with more or less equal rights for all, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, […]