Playboy editors came across a strange thing in the archives: blueprints to tunnels linking Hugh Hefner’s mansion to the homes of Hollywood leading men — including Kirk Douglas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants’ infiltration tunnels.
J.J. Goldberg helps break down the vexing complications introduced into the triangular Jerusalem-Cairo-Gaza relationship by political turmoil in all three places.
The U.N. said on Tuesday it had halted work on all but one of its 20 Gaza building projects as a result of an Israeli ban on importing building materials into the Palestinian enclave.
A newly uncovered tunnel from Gaza has triggered a new round of terror fears. But But J.J. Goldberg explains why this may not be a reason for Israel to pick a fight with Hamas.
According to security officials Egypt has started to seal off smuggling tunnels into the Gaza Strip, just two days after gunmen shot dead 16 Egyptian border guards in an attack blamed partly on Palestinian Islamist terrorists. The tunnels, which are used to smuggle people to and from Gaza but also food and fuel. Israel accuses Hamas of transporting weapons into Gaza via tunnels from Egypt. Meanwhile, hundreds have mourned the death of 16 Egyptian police officers in a military funeral service with members of the public, the head of the military and senior officials marching in the procession. Egypt called the gunmen “infidels” and promised to launch a crackdown following the massacre that has strained ties with both Palestine and Israel.
Despite the Israeli blockade, Gaza’s economy shows signs of life. Traffic through its disputed tunnels to Egypt is thriving, although perhaps not for long.