(JTA) – Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom visited a city whose representative to Parliament declared an “Israel-free zone.” [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hamas planned to start a third intifada and seize control of the West Bank from Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, the Shin Bet security service said. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli and Palestinian officials reportedly have confirmed that the Gaza cease-fire was extended by 24 hours. [Read more…]
(JTA) – With the new school year nearly upon us, Jewish educational leaders are scrambling to prepare their teachers to discuss this summer’s Gaza War. The most pressing challenge is to design age-appropriate conversations: At which grade level might classroom discussions include potentially frightening topics, such as the wounding of non-combatants, kidnapping of young Israelis and sirens warning of incoming rockets? And how should teachers address the tough issues of civilian casualties in Gaza and the flagrant hostility toward Jews and Israel that has erupted in many parts of the world? [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is being drawn up after both sides approved an outline, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported. [Read more…]
TEL AVIV (JTA) – After four weeks of a punishing Israel air and ground campaign that left nearly 2,000 dead and much of Gaza in ruins, Hamas has lived to see another day.
For Israel, that might not be the worst thing. That’s because for all of Hamas’ violent extremism, it also governs a territory, maintains a social service wing and controls smaller, more extremist factions. Through mediators, Hamas and Israel have reached agreements in 2011 and 2012, and are negotiating another one now in Cairo.
But many of Hamas’ fellow jihadi travelers in Gaza don’t have the same interests. [Read more…]
(JTA) – A spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza said a cease-fire agreement will be signed with Israel next week, though Israeli officials have not confirmed this. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Three pro-Palestinian activists were charged with assault stemming from a rally for Gaza in Calgary that turned violent. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas are moving forward as both sides adhere to a renewed cease-fire. [Read more…]
(JTA) – The Israeli and Palestinian delegations reportedly agreed to extend their cease-fire for five days. [Read more…]