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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


Israeli-Arab Lawmaker Hanin Zoabi Detained at Pro-Gaza Rally

By JTA

Israeli-Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi was detained at a demonstration in Haifa against Israel’s Gaza operation.Read More


Anti-Israel Rioters Torch Cars, Throw Firebomb at Paris Synagogue

By JTA

Anti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris.Read More


Obama Expresses 'Serious Concern' About Growing Casualties in Gaza

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama raised “serious concern” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday about the growing number of casualties in the Gaza conflict, the White House said.Read More


Netanyahu: Hamas Wants To Pile Up ‘Telegenically Dead Palestinians’

By Sigal Samuel

In a CNN interview, Netanyahu claimed that Hamas is cynically exploiting Palestinian deaths to create striking televised images that will garner international sympathy.Read More


13 Israeli Soldiers Killed by Hamas Militants in Gaza

By Reuters

Israel’s military said 13 soldiers were killed in a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the heaviest Israeli death toll in a single day of battle in years.Read More





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