(JTA) — Two leading Christian groups blamed Israel almost entirely for the conflict with the Palestinians and called on the United States to cut defense aid to the Jewish state. Jewish organizations slammed the statement Wednesday by The World Council of Churches and The National Council of Churches of Christ, USA, ecumenical groups that represent over…
Christian aid group World Vision has laid off about 120 contractors in the Gaza Strip following allegations by Israel that the agency’s operations manager in the territory had diverted funds to the Islamist group Hamas.
Eleven years after the Israeli evacuation of the Gaza Strip, former settlers there have started a campaign to push the Israeli government to let them return.
The last survivors of a Gaza zoo, where dozens of animals died of starvation and children petted stuffed carcasses, left on Wednesday for sanctuary outside the Palestinian territory.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket that landed in the Israeli border town of Sderot on Sunday and Israeli aircraft and tanks responded by shelling the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, the army and police said.
A North American human rights rabbinic group and a controversial organization of Israeli Defense Forces veterans have joined forces to offer daylong learning trips to the West Bank and Gaza.
Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador the the United States, credited Hillary Clinton with the leading role in achieving a cease-fire in Israel’s 2012 conflict with Hamas.
(JTA) — Hamas is digging more than six miles of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel each month and some are undetectable, Israeli defense and diplomatic officials said. Citing a Channel 2 news report quoting unidentified officials, The Times of Israel reported the estimate on Wednesday. “We have no perfect solution” to the threat, the…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s defense establishment plans to build a concrete wall that goes tens of yards underground as well as above ground along the Gaza Strip border. The plan, revealed on Thursday on the front page of the Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Acharonot, will cost an estimated $568 million, less than previously estimated, according…
As Hamas rebuilds its war infrastructure, the status quo is again building toward war, Nathan Hersh writes.