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Gaza truce: Is there a winner?

Israel and Hamas agree an indefinite ceasefire but discussions on key demands are delayed.

The Gaza War, By the Numbers

Fifty days. If the current ceasefire holds, that is how long intense, cross-border rocket fire into Israel by Gaza terrorists was met with retaliatory attacks on Gaza by the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Air Force. Here is a look at some of the numbers from the 2014 Gaza war. Show More Summary

Video Shows Iron Dome Intercepting Rockets in Israel

1 hour agoNews : Trending Now

One day into a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, information about the past few months of violence is surfacing. In a new video recently posted by a pro-Israel, anti-Hamas YouTube channel called 'Sin,' an unknown Israeli town is shown under attack. Show More Summary

A War Without A Winner, Ctd

by Dish Staff Juan Cole casts doubt on how much of a victory the Gaza ceasefire really is for Israel: [W]hat the Israeli military was going for was a result similar to its 2006 war on Hizbullah in Lebanon; since that conflict Hizbullah has not fired any rockets into Israel or Israeli-occupied territories like the […]

‘NYT’ continues using discredited figures suggesting parity between Israeli and Palestinian attacks

For a month from July 8th – August 8th, The New York Times inserted a grossly misleading interactive into each of their online stories that included a comparison between “targets in Gaza struck by Israel” and “rockets launched at Israel from Gaza.” The resulting figures suggested near parity in attacks by both sides. They appeared

Space Tow Truck Is No Tractor Beam But May Do The Same Job

It’s not as cool as a tractor beam and is probably too small to pull the SS Botany Bay but a start-up firm in Israel claims its robotic space tow truck can do the same job by hooking onto satellites in an orbital ditch and put them....

Gaza ceasefire has no winners and leaves much unresolved

1 hour agoNews : The Newsroom

Israel and Palestinians both boasted of victory in the Gaza war but analysts say Hamas received only promises while the conflict aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership. "After 50 days of fighting, both sides were exhausted so that's why they reached a ceasefire," said Middle East analyst Eyal Zisser of the Israeli Moshe Dayan Institute. Show More Summary

Israel says Hamas 'hit hard' in Gaza fighting

PM Netanyahu speaks about truce amid criticism at home that offensive has done little to rein in Palestinian group.

World's Oldest Wine Cellar Fueled Palatial Parties

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Israel isn't particularly famous for its wine today, but four thousand years ago, during the Bronze Age, vineyards in the region produced vintages that were prized throughout the Mediterranean and imported by the Egyptian elite. KohShow More Summary

Israel PM: Hamas won none of its demands in Gaza truce

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Islamist foe Hamas had achieved none of its demands in a truce ending 50 days of deadly conflict in Gaza. "Hamas was hit hard and got none of its demands," Netanyahu said at a news conference in Jerusalem.

Israeli Leader Declares Victory in Gaza War

(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s prime minister has declared victory in the Gaza war against Hamas, saying a cease-fire deal gave nothing to the Islamic militant group. In a news conference broadcast on national TV, Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that “Hamas was hit hard” during the seven weeks of fighting. He said that under the cease-fire deal,…

As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next

3 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Some semblance of normal life returned to Gaza, after Hamas and Israel accepted an open-ended cease-fire. People returned home and markets opened. What the future holds, however, is far from certain.

NYPD Hunting Palestinian Flag-Waving Men Who Attacked Jewish Couple On Manhattan Streets

As of now, Israel and Palestine are in agreement with a truce agreement reported to be permanent even though Israeli officials remain tight-lipped. This comes after three failed ceasefire agreements in which the second failed in less than 72 hours while Palestine shot three rockets just two hours before the third ceasefire was signed. Nevertheless,

Israel’s Netanyahu under fire at home after Gaza truce

  An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged. On the streets of the...Show More Summary

In American Jewish Politics Regarding Israel, the Center Is Collapsing

4 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

The following is reprinted with permission from Religion Dispatches. Follow RD on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates. I n late July, a group of young American Jews gathered outside the New York offices of the Conference of Presidents...Show More Summary

Heading Into Conflict

"I was asked if the seminar will take place as planned - the answer is yes, unless there is a total war." That was the response in a short email sent to me in mid-July from an official at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs letting...Show More Summary

VIDEO: WATCH Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System Blow 15 Terrorist Rockets Out Of The Air at Once

How good is Iron Dome, Israel’s missile defense system, three years after its debut? A new video posted to YouTube appears to shows Hamas send a salvo of at least 12 unguided rockets at Israel. The results were probably not what the terrorists were hoping for. Show More Summary

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