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Israeli warplanes strike back over Gaza rocket salvo

A trail of smoke from rockets fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza toward Israel is seen above Gaza City on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Israeli warplanes pounded 29 Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday night in response to heavy Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state earlier, the military said.  AP

Israeli warplanes pounded 29 Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday night in response to heavy Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state earlier, the military said.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israelis shoot, kill Jordanian judge at border

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Israeli guards shot and killed a Jordanian judge on Monday who the Israelis said tried to grab a rifle from a soldier at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israeli military hits Gaza in response to rocket

Palestinian Hamas security officers and civilians inspect the debris of a damaged motorcycle after an Israeli airstrike in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. AP

The Israeli military says it has struck two targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire coming from the territory.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel targets Gaza militant with airstrike

In this Monday, July 22, 2013 photo, a man walks through remains of St. Hilarion’s monastery in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip. St. Hilarion’s monastery, a reminder of the time in late antiquity when Christianity was the dominant faith in what is now the Gaza Strip, is one of many archaeological treasures scattered across this coastal territory. AP

The Israeli military says it has carried out an airstrike on a Palestinian militant in the Gaza Strip. A Gaza health official says the targeted man was critically wounded.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel’s Sharon laid to rest in military funeral

Israelis line the route as a military vehicle carries the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during his funeral at his family farm, Havat Shikmim, in Southern Israel, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.  AP PHOTO/ODED BALILTY

Ariel Sharon was laid to rest Monday at his ranch in southern Israel as the nation bid a final farewell to one of its most colorful and influential leaders—a man venerated by supporters as a warrior and statesman but reviled in the Arab world as a war criminal.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel buries its controversial hero Ariel Sharon

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon AP FILE PHOTO

Israel was on Monday burying former premier Ariel Sharon, one of its most skilled but controversial political and military leaders who was hailed internationally for his tireless dedication to the Jewish state.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israeli army: 2 rockets fired from Gaza

Israeli soldiers from a paratroopers unit rehearse at the grave site for late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who will be buried next to his wife, outside his ranch in Havat Hashikmim, southern Israel, Sunday. AP

Israel’s army says two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip just hours ahead of Ariel Sharon’s funeral but they did not appear to have landed in Israel.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Comments by world leaders about Ariel Sharon

In this Monday, April 26, 2004 file photo, Marking Israeli Memorial Day, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon greets family members of terror victims, after a memorial ceremony for Israeli civilians who have been killed since Israel's founding 56 years ago, at Mt. Herzl Cemetery, in Jerusalem. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was 85. AP

A selection of memorable quotes about Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former prime minister who died Saturday at age 85

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ex-Israel premier Sharon dead

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. AP File Photo

Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon died at a hospital near Tel Aviv on Saturday, aged 85, after eight years in a coma, officials and his family said.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israel says it will build new homes in West Bank

Palestinians throw stones at Israeli settlers who are later detained by Palestinian villagers in a building under construction near the West Bank village of Qusra, southeast of the city of Nablus, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. AP.

Israel says it plans to build 1,400 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, territory the Palestinians claim for their state.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kerry: Mideast peace plan will be ‘fair, balanced’

US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that any Middle East peace plan would be “fair and balanced,” as he held a fourth day of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel hospital: Sharon’s condition still critical

Zeev Rotstein, the director of Tel Hashomer hospital where the comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is being treated, informs the media about Sharon's health condition at the hospital near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. AP/Dan Balilty

The Israeli hospital treating Ariel Sharon says the former prime minister’s medical condition remains critical.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Hospital: Israeli ex-PM Sharon’s condition worsens

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon AP FILE PHOTO

The director of the hospital treating Ariel Sharon says the former prime minister’s already critical medical condition is deteriorating further.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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