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Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume U.S. flights to Israel


11 hours ago

Passengers and airline staff stand near a check-in desk of an airline that canceled its flight out of Tel Aviv at Ben Gurion International Airport on July 22. Photo by Siegfried Modola/Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday to help restore U.S. commercial flights to Israel that had been canceled over the Gaza... read full article

  • Rockets discovered at second U.N. school in Gaza

    by JTA

    14 hours ago

    Rockets were discovered in a second United Nations school in Gaza.

    The school in which the rockets were discovered on Tuesday is located between two other United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools, that are currently serving as shelter for 1,500 internal Gazan refugees,...

  • Another soldier killed in Gaza, IDF announces


    15 hours ago

    The Israel Defense Forces announced that another Israeli soldier was killed in Gaza.

    Sgt. Avitar Moshe Torjamin, 20, of Beit Shean, was killed Tuesday morning in what the IDF said in a statement was a “fire exchange” in the southern Gaza Strip.

    At least 27 soldiers have been killed since the start of the Gaza operation; one soldier remains missing, though presumed dead.

  • Kaddish for a Texan who gave his life in Gaza

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    17 hours ago

    The soldiers walk past us, two single-file lines between the gravestones, their blank, sunken faces barely visible in the darkness. The coffin appears, hoisted on their arms and wrapped in an Israeli flag. We follow in its wake.

    Within minutes, some 20,000 people have massed...

  • Cease-fire or reoccupy? Israeli leaders split on Gaza endgame

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    17 hours ago

    The air war has become a ground war. The Israeli population, always on edge, has become a nation in mourning.

    And a military operation that nearly ended after eight days has become a bloody invasion of Gaza that could last weeks and has Israeli officials divided over how it ought...

  • As rockets fly, poor towns in southern Israel cry out for better protection

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    18 hours ago

    Fares Alhozael doesn’t want much from the Israeli government.

    The roads in his neighborhood aren’t paved, and earlier this year Israel destroyed his cousin’s house for having been built illegally.

    Slumped on a faded bed in the bare, beige, tin-roofed house he shares with his...

  • Tunnel vision: Why Hamas’ tunnels are the new front in the war with Israel

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    19 hours ago

    Until this latest war, if you asked most Israelis about the threat from Gaza, they would probably start talking about Hamas rockets.

    But that has changed over the last few days of fighting, for two reasons: One, the much-heralded success of the Iron Dome missile defense system,...

  • Delta grounds flights to Israel, diverts plane to Paris


    19 hours ago

    Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.

    The flight en route from New York’s Kennedy Airport was sent to Paris on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck and destroyed a home in...

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