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Gaza Strip Cease Fire Amid Rising Casualties

Gaza Strip Cease Fire Amid Rising Casualties

As fighting between Palestinian Hamas rebels and Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) continued well into its third week in the Gaza Strip, a 12-hour cease-fire was negotiated amid rising casualties. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to broker a deal for a more durable truce. The temporary cease-fire, labeled humanitarian, was subsequently agreed […]

Where Is Palestine?

Where Is Palestine?

The question ‘‘where is Palestine?’’ is heard quite often.  In the 21st century, the giant search engine Google, of course, appears as the internet gateway to the world.  So when the Palestine-Israel conflict is back on the table, plenty of people search Google to find the location of Palestine on world map. Obviously, they get confused and […]

Lone Soldiers From U.S. Serve in Israel’s Military [VIDEO]

Lone Soldiers From U.S. Serve in Israel’s Military [VIDEO]

When Americans Nissim Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg were killed in the latest Israel-Palestine conflict last Sunday, media reports identified them as “lone soldiers.” The term is common in Israel, identifying men and women in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who have left often comfortable lives in places like Fort Lauderdale, London, or Buenos Aires […]

Anti-Semitic Riots in Paris – Again

Anti-Semitic Riots in Paris – Again

Anti-semitic violence flared again in France this weekend as shops were looted and a synagogue targeted in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles. Eighteen youths were arrested after the rampage in which French media showed images of, among other things, a burned-out front of a kosher grocery store. It was one of several looted on Sunday […]

Gaza Strip: Two Americans Dead

Gaza Strip: Two Americans Dead

Americans Nissim Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg (pictured) were among those killed in the Israel-Palestine conflict on Sunday. Health officials in the Gaza Strip said that the war has thus far claimed the lives of 496 Hamas militants and Palestinian civilians, including almost 100 children. Eighteen Israeli soldiers and two civilians have also died. Between […]

Gaza Strip: Kerry Urges Israel to Act With Precision

Gaza Strip: Kerry Urges Israel to Act With Precision

Israel is being urged by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to do all it can to limit “collateral damage” resulting from its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. He urged the country to execute its new assault inside the Palestinian territories in a way that is “precise.” As he has before, Kerry maintained that […]

Gaza Strip: Israel Launches Ground Offensive

Gaza Strip: Israel Launches Ground Offensive

Talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group in control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip have broken down, the effort to establish a cease-fire has failed and a ground invasion has begun. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed the army to proceed with a major ground assault after Hamas rejected the Egypt-brokered cease-fire […]

Gaza Strip: How It Happened

Gaza Strip: How It Happened

Steaming tensions reached a boil on Monday as the almost two-year relative calm between the Palestinians and Israel was shattered when Hamas rejected an Egypt-arranged agreement and subsequently shot 47 missiles into Israel. That country’s military then followed the orders of its government and unleashed its own campaign. The death toll is currently at 210 […]

Israel Mourns Murdered Teenagers at Funeral

Israel Mourns Murdered Teenagers at Funeral

Mourning is a common sight in Israel. The nation is constantly plagued by religious conflict. An ever going battle between Israel and Palestine has engulfed its people in a holy war. From the early morning to the evening, thousands of people came out to attend the funeral of the three murdered Israeli teenagers. Naftali Frenkel, […]

Hamas: Who Are They?

Hamas: Who Are They?

Hamas is viewed as a terrorist organization in Israel, the US and the EU, but in Palestine it is regarded by its supporters as a legitimate force of freedom fighters against brutal military occupation. The group has taken its name from the Arabic initials for the Islamic Resistance Movement- Harakat Al-Muqawana Al-Islamia. It is divided […]

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