Hamas, Claiming Victory Over Israel, Is Stuck in Same Old Cycle

Seven months after a war with Israel, hundreds are dead but otherwise little has changed. It’s a familiar pattern.

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Israeli Is Killed by Disguised Palestinian Near Holiest Site in Jerusalem

The shooting, the first attack by a Palestinian since May to result in the death of a Jewish civilian, could deepen tensions within Israel’s fragile governing coalition.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #hamas, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem

In Gaza, a Contentious Palestinian Professor Calmly Teaches Israeli Poetry

On social media, Refaat Alareer rages against Israel. In the lecture hall, he studiously analyzes the work of some of its leading poets — and surprises some of his students.

#amichai-yehuda, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #poetry-and-poets

Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism

How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel.

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Men in Gaza Imprisoned Over Wedding Loans

Like many men in Gaza, Wasfi al-Garosha regularly returns to prison for failing to repay a wedding loan. His trip back, always on foot, reveals much about the stresses of life in the Strip.

#credit-and-debt, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #families-and-family-life, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #marriages, #palestinians, #weddings-and-engagements

Five Killed in West Bank Shootouts

The Israeli military said the five were killed during raids to arrest members of a Hamas network planning terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.

#defense-and-military-forces, #hamas, #palestinian-authority, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In Reversal, Israel’s New Government Engages With Palestinian Authority

The government has held high-level meetings with Palestinian officials and aided the Palestinians economically, a sharp change from the previous government.

#abbas-mahmoud, #bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fatah-al, #gantz-benny, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

Palestinians Finally Have Vaccines. But Will People Take Them?

For months, the Palestinian authorities struggled to get doses. Now they have the shots, but disinformation and conspiracy theories have led to widespread hesitancy.

#bethlehem-west-bank, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gaza-strip, #government-employees, #hamas, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Naftali Bennett Backs Hard Line on Iran, Softer Tone With U.S.

In an interview before meeting with President Biden, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he opposed U.S. efforts to restore a nuclear deal with Iran and ruled out peace talks with the Palestinians.

#bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-jerusalem, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #international-relations, #iran, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #new-york-times, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

Deal Between UN and Qatar Provides Aid to Gazans, But Reconstruction is Elusive

Millions will be funneled to impoverished families under an agreement reached by the United Nations and Qatar, a step forward in firming up a cease-fire with Israel.

#gantz-benny, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in Israel’s Mixed Towns

Israel’s Jewish and Palestinian communities looked past each other until violence and bloodshed forced a reckoning.

#acre-israel, #arabic-language, #arabs, #arson, #bennett-naftali, #deaths-fatalities, #demolition, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #gentrification, #haifa-israel, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #palestinians

As Secular Peace Effort Stutters in Israel, Religious Mediators Hope to Step In

The inclusion of an Islamist party in Israel’s government has spurred a group of imams and rabbis hoping to build a religious-based peace movement.

#abbas-mansour, #arabs, #darwish-abdullah-nimar-1948-2017, #hamas, #imams, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #melchior-michael-1954, #muslims-and-islam, #netanyahu-benjamin, #odeh-ayman-1975, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #raam-party-israel, #rabbis, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Gaza’s Deadly Night: How Israeli Airstrikes Killed 44 People

On May 16, Israeli airstrikes destroyed three apartment buildings, decimating several families. We visited the scene, interviewed survivors and analyzed videos, photos and satellite images to find out what happened.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #your-feed-visual-investigations

Israel Strikes Gaza Again, After Militants Set Fires in Israel

The exchanges on Thursday and into Friday stopped short of a full-scale escalation, but they underscored the fragile nature of the cease-fire that ended last month’s war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

The bombing of a Gaza apartment building has become a focus of debate over civilian casualties in the Hamas-Israel war. For the people who lived there, it was much more than that.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #bombs-and-explosives, #bridges-and-tunnels, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Mediators Push to Restore Cease-Fire in Gaza After Overnight Strikes

Foreign diplomats worked to calm tensions on Wednesday after the first armed exchange between Hamas and Israel since an 11-day air war in May.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Israel’s Frail New Coalition Gets a Quick First Test

Less than a day after taking over from Benjamin Netanyahu, the new government was set to decide whether to postpone a far-right march that risks provoking Hamas.

#bennett-naftali, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #israel, #lapid-yair, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Netanyahu’s Road Through Israel’s History, in Pictures

A photographic journey shows how ‘Bibi’ put his stamp on Israel — through his toughness and the search for security in an unstable region.

#diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #elections, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #hezbollah, #international-relations, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nuclear-weapons, #peace-process, #photography, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Ilhan Omar Again Sets Off a Fight Among Democrats

Ms. Omar appeared to equate American and Israeli “atrocities” with those of Hamas and the Taliban, prompting outrage from Jewish House Democrats.

#blinken-antony-j, #hamas, #house-of-representatives, #israel, #omar-ilhan, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #twitter

Israel Security Chief Warns Against Incitement of Conflict as Tensions Mount Before Key Vote

The director of the Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, made a rare public appeal amid fears that a new round of turmoil might disrupt attempts to form a new government.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #jerusalem-israel, #likud-party-israel, #palestinians, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shin-bet

Were My Criticisms of Israel Fair?

The road to peace starts with the end of war crimes.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

An Israeli Death and the Tangled Conflict Left Behind

A Palestinian rocket from Gaza strikes an Israeli apartment building, killing a resident. A Palestinian work crew from the West Bank cleans up the mess.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #gershon-franco, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

There Is a Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A two-state solution remains our only viable option. 

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process

Blinken Meets Leaders of Egypt and Jordan on Rebuilding Gaza

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan to discuss rebuilding war-ravaged Gaza, largely avoiding talk of a long-term Israeli-Palestinian agreement.

#blinken-antony-j, #foreign-aid, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Why Hamas Keeps Fighting, and Losing

The recent 11-day war was the latest in a decades-long pattern in which the organization engages in battles it knows it can’t win.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

On Israel-Palestine, Biden Must Revive a Two-State Solution

President Biden must re-energize the possibility of a two-state solution.

#abbas-mahmoud, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #republican-party, #tel-aviv-israel, #united-states-international-relations, #zionism

Iran Talks Loom as a New Test of Biden’s Israel Ties

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken visited Israel to talk about Gaza and the Palestinians, but heard a stern message about nuclear talks with Tehran.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #iran, #israel, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nuclear-weapons, #raisi-ebrahim, #rouhani-hassan, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Israel, Blinken Pushes U.S. Support for Rebuilding Gaza

Standing beside Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel vowed “a very powerful response” if Hamas were to break a fragile cease-fire.

#abbas-mahmoud, #blinken-antony-j, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Blinken Hopes to Solidify Hamas and Israel’s Cease-Fire

The secretary of state will also use his trip to the region this week to work on humanitarian aid for Gaza but has no plans to pursue full-fledged peace talks.

#abbas-mahmoud, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #egypt, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations

I’m From Gaza. Hamas Is Irrelevant.

The right to self-defense against Israel’s continued aggression belongs to all Palestinians.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #east-jerusalem, #fatah-al, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #west-bank

Joe Biden’s Sudden Opportunity to Make Peace

The latest Israel-Palestinian conflict could result in a peace deal — if the Americans are willing to broker it.

#arab-israeli-war-1973, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Iran, a Longtime Backer of Hamas, Cheers Attacks on Israel

Tehran jumped at the chance to portray militants’ barrages on Israel as revenge for Israeli attacks on Iran. But Israel says Tehran played no role in the latest conflict.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #khamenei-ali, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Conflict Strengthens Netanyahu, but the Price is High

The battle with Hamas may benefit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel politically in the short term, but it leaves his underlying problems unresolved.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #bennett-naftali, #civilian-casualties, #hamas, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Israel-Gaza Conflict

An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #discrimination, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

After High-Wire Act, Biden Faces Tough New Middle East Tests

The administration is considering how to recalibrate its policy in the region in light of the cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians without distracting from other priorities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #mcgurk-brett-h, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nides-thomas-r, #palestinians, #peace-process, #ratney-michael, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #united-states-international-relations

After the Cease-Fire, Gaza Wakes to a Sea of Rubble

In addition to relief, some residents felt a sense of déjà vu, having survived several recent wars with Israel. After each war, it takes years for Gaza to recover.

#civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hamas, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #palestinians

Palestinian Anger With Israel Is Undimmed, Even With Battle Paused

Unrest broke out in Jerusalem and the West Bank again on Friday, and Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories expressed the need for common cause against injustice.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Cease-Fire Prompts Israelis’ Disappointment

The shared dissatisfaction throughout the country signaled Israelis’ growing impatience for what they see as hastily arranged, unconditional cease-fires.

#ashkelon-israel, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians

Jerry Nadler: Democrats Have Not Changed Their Position on Israel

We can criticize Netanyahu and still recognize our allies.

#democratic-party, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestine-liberation-organization, #republican-party, #west-bank

Why Biden used a light touch while pressing Netanyahu.

Public pressure on Israel could have backfired, or soured a relationship the president needs to cultivate, according to Middle East analysts.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

After Hundreds Killed in Gaza Conflict, Israelis Ask: Who Won?

Israel’s military says its airstrikes killed dozens of senior Hamas operatives and destroyed critical military infrastructure. But victory is hard to measure.

#civilian-casualties, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

A Cease-Fire, and New Ideas in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

The cease-fire between Hamas and Israel didn’t come a second too soon.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #carnegie-endowment-for-international-peace, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #west-bank

Israel Is Falling Apart, Because the Conflict Controls Us

Our politics are stalled. Our democracy is in tatters. Blame it on the occupation.

#elections, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. Looks to Rebuild Gaza, but Aid Could Hinge on Hamas’s Rocket Arsenal

The effort could cost billions of dollars, and U.S. officials predicted it would be welcomed by Hamas. But would it moderate the militant group’s actions toward Israel?

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #palestinians, #united-nations-relief-and-works-agency, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

My Grandfather Bought a Home in Gaza With His Savings. An Israeli Airstrike Destroyed It.

Palestinians across generations have never been allowed to forget that home is fleeting and can be taken away at any moment.

#families-and-family-life, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Netanyahu and Biden: A History

The complicated relationship and delicate diplomacy between President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hamas, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Gaza Conflict Is Stoking an ‘Identity Crisis’ for Some Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #western-states-us

‘I Was Surrounded by Death’: Gaza Father Is Rescued, Emerging to Grief

Riad Ishkontana said that when rescuers pulled him and his 7-year-old daughter from the rubble after an airstrike, he awoke to a new life — one without his wife and four other children.

#deaths-fatalities, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #rescues, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Nine Days in Gaza

A conversation with a resident about what life has been like during the conflict with Israel.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians

Mob Violence Against Palestinians in Israel Is Fueled by Groups on WhatsApp

Jewish extremists have formed more than 100 new groups on the Facebook-owned encrypted messaging app in recent days to target attacks.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hamas, #instant-messaging, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mobile-applications, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc