Another Gaza Conflict, but With a Difference: Hamas Sat It Out.

In the weekend battle with Israel, Hamas left the fighting to Islamic Jihad, another militant group, highlighting differences between them over how best to combat Israel.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #muslim-brotherhood-egypt, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Air War Between Gaza Militants and Israel Enters Second Day

No cease-fire appeared imminent, despite early mediation efforts by international actors, including the United Nations.

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Israel Hits Gaza, Prompting Rocket Barrage and Ending Relative Calm

In by far the biggest escalation of violence in Gaza since the end of a war in May 2021, Israeli airstrikes killed a militant leader and at least nine others, according to Palestinian officials.

#defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden’s Mideast Message: Good News for Israel, Small Steps for Palestinians

To Israelis, President Biden’s visit was mostly a source of celebration of growing ties with Arab countries. For the Palestinians, Mr. Biden brought funding and sympathy — but no long-term plans.

#abbas-mahmoud, #abu-akleh-shireen, #arabs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #heaney-seamus, #hospitals, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #saudi-arabia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

Only Saudi Arabia and Israeli Arabs Can Save Israel as a Jewish Democracy

An existential question continues to haunt Israel.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #hamas, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #saudi-arabia, #united-states-international-relations

Tanned, Buff and Ready to Pose, Gaza Bodybuilders Feel Weight of Blockade

Bodybuilding is popular among Palestinians living in Gaza, but travel restrictions and other obstacles as a result of the Israeli blockade make competing abroad a struggle.

#body-building, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #exercise, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #suhail-al-asaad

A Site Holy to Jews and Muslims Returns as the Nexus of Conflict

The skirmishes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Aqsa Mosque, known to Jews as Temple Mount, are laden with national and religious symbolism.

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Gazan Militants and Israeli Air Force Exchange Fire

The flare-up followed a rise in tensions over holy places in Jerusalem and a deadly wave of Arab attacks in Israel, answered by a lethal Israeli crackdown in the occupied West Bank.

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U.N. Investigator Accuses Israel of Apartheid, Citing Permanence of Occupation

Strongly denied by Israel and its supporters, the claim is the first time that a U.N.-appointed rapporteur has accused Israel of apartheid in such an unequivocal way.

#amnesty-international, #apartheid-policy, #btselem, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #united-nations, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #west-bank

Leaders of Israel, U.A.E. and Egypt Meet Amid Shifting Geopolitics

All three countries are navigating fraught relationships with the Biden administration amid the quickly changing geopolitical landscape precipitated by Russia’s war on Ukraine.

#assad-bashar-al, #bennett-naftali, #carnegie-endowment-for-international-peace, #egypt, #hamas, #hezbollah, #houthis, #iran, #israel, #israel-policy-forum, #nahyan-mohamed-bin-zayed-al-1961, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations

Four Killed in Southern Israel in Latest in Spate of Attacks

The attacks have heightened fears of further violence in April, when the convergence of three religious holidays has leaders on edge.

#abbas-mansour, #bedouins, #beersheba-israel, #bennett-naftali, #hamas, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #passover, #raam-party-israel, #ramadan, #terrorism

Israeli Commanders Disciplined in Death of Palestinian-American Man

Three Israeli military commanders have been reprimanded and reassigned after an investigation into the death of a 78-year-old man after he was detained.

#autopsies, #btselem, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jiljilya-west-bank, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

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.

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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.

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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.

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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