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SodaStream Fires 60 Palestinians From West Bank Plant Over Ramadan Dispute

By JTA

The SodaStream company reportedly fired 60 Palestinian employees from its West Bank plant over a dispute on breaking the Ramadan fast.Read More


More Than 3,000 People Attend Pro-Israel Rallies in 3 Australian Cities

By JTA

More than 3,000 people demonstrated in support of Israel at rallies in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.Read More


War-Weary Gaza Cheers Report of Soldier's Capture

By Reuters

Residents of the Gaza Strip, mostly house-bound and fearful after 13 days of Israeli bombardment, lit fireworks and chanted “God is great!” into the early morning darkness on Monday after Hamas said it had captured an Israeli soldier.Read More


Oops! Rookie Diplomat Rick Stengel Sorry for #UnitedforGaza Tweet

By JTA

The U.S. under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs published and then removed a tweet with a hashtag in support of Gaza.Read More


Israel Guns Down Hamas Tunnel Invaders as Gaza Carnage Mounts — Toll Tops 500

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Crispian Balmer

Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500.Read More


French Interior Minister Slams 'Anti-Semitic' Violence at Anti-Israel Protest

By Reuters

France’s interior minister promised on Monday to crack down on anti-Semitism after violence marred pro-Palestinian rallies in and around Paris to protest against Israel’s role in the two-week-old Middle East conflict.Read More


2 Slain Israeli Soldiers Were U.S. Citizens

By Reuters

Two American men were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict in Gaza on Sunday, the U.S. State Department said.Read More


Florida Teen, Still Recovering From Israeli Beating, Hopes To Return to Middle East

By Letitia Stein

Tariq Khdeir, the Palestinian-American teen beaten by Israeli soldiers in an attack caught on video, is back home. But he insists he will return to Jerusalem one day.Read More


John Kerry Caught on Open Microphone Criticizing Israel's Gaza Attacks

By Reuters

John Kerry was caught on an open microphone making a sarcastic remark about Israel’s insistence it is trying hard to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza.Read More


U.N. Finds Rockets in Gaza School and Returns Them — to Hamas

By JTA

Rockets discovered in a United Nations agency school in Gaza were returned to Hamas, an Israeli official said.Read More





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