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Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire in Gaza, BBC reports - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

British news network quotes Israeli official as saying that the two sides have agreed to a deal that will take effect on Friday at 6:00 a.m. local time.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Follow all the latest updates on Israel's efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

State indicts alleged murderers of Abu Khdeir - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

One of the suspects who confessed to the murder of the Palestinian teenager may attempt to plead temporary insanity.

The Jerusalem Post News: Round-up of all the latest headlines on Operation Protective Edge - Wed, 16 Jul 2014 brings you all the latest news on Operation Protective Edge as the IDF attempts to halt the rocket threat from Gaza.

WATCH: IDF thwarts Gaza terrorists from attempted tunnel infiltration into Israel - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Soldiers "neutralize the threat" of 13 Hamas terrorists who crossed into Israel near kibbutz on Gaza frontier through an underground tunnel.

Isolated mortar fire hits Israel despite UN humanitarian cease-fire - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Three projectile launched from Gaza land in Eshkol region; no injuries reported in attack that marks first interruption of cease-fire due to last until 3 p.m.

Bill Clinton says Netanyahu 'could and should' clinch peace deal - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Former president slams Hamas for "forcing Israel to kill civilians" in Gaza.

Palestinians launch rocket barrage at central Israel just before cease-fire - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Iron Dome intercepts projectiles over Tel Aviv suburbs after rocket sirens sound in greater Tel Aviv area, Sharon region.

Former Bank Hapoalim chief's jail sentence reduced - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

With no higher authority to make additional appeals, Dankner will begin serving his sentence on August 17 at Ayalon Prison.

Rocket weary Ashkelon resident: 'We need a Putin figure, Liberman is not afraid' - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Citizens in Ashkelon are fed up with the rocket fire; the city, only 13 km. from Gaza has suffered multiple barrages.

Israel agrees to UN request for five-hour cease-fire in Gaza - Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Pause in IDF campaign to begin at 10:00 a.m. to allow relief aid into Gaza; Hamas also agrees to halt fighting.

Obama says he wants cease-fire 'restored' between Israel, Hamas - Wed, 16 Jul 2014

The US president re-affirms Israel's right to defend itself: "no country can be expected to live under a daily barrage of rockets."

Pew Research poll: US public support for Israel at near record highs - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Poll finds massive US support for Israel; Blacks, Hispanics sympathize with Israel more than twice as much as with Palestinians.

Did Egypt's Sisi really want a cease-fire in Gaza? - Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Sisi is likely content that Israel is hurting a group that Egypt blames for involvement in the Muslim insurgency in Egypt.

EU leaders on Gaza: 'Israel has right to protect itself but it must act proportionately' - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Leaders deeply concerned about "rapid and dramatic deterioration" of the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Hamas campaign results in more US money for Israel's Iron Dome system - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Israel says Iron Dome has demonstrated an accuracy rate of 90 percent in the most recent Gaza conflict.

Abbas meets Hamas official in Cairo to discuss cease-fire - Wed, 16 Jul 2014

The meeting was held shortly after Abbas arrived in the Egypt for talks with President Abdel Fattah Sisi on ways of ending the fighting.

Gender separation sign found in Ashdod rabbinical court bomb shelter, swiftly removed - Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Rabbinical Courts Administration said that the sign had been posted by a local worker without the knowledge of the management.

Jerusalem launches police surveillance drone - Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Mayor Barkat commissions unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor at-risk stops along capital’s light rail.

Small businesses suffer in rocket-plagued south - Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Ashkelonites were unimpressed after Lapid approved funding for indirect damages to businesses harmed by the security situation.

After PM fires him, Danon faces Likud backlash - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

"It was wrong to criticize Netanyahu at such a sensitive time," says Deputy Transportation Minister Hotovely.

With all due respect - Thu, 10 Jul 2014

A NIS 23 million Beit Melabev facility for dementia victims opens in Givat Masua.

The People and the Book: The only place that matters - Tue, 08 Jul 2014

The only place that matters spiritually is where we are at any given moment. The Torah portion Mattot is read on Shabbat, July 19.

In Tel Aviv shantytown of Kfar Shalem, residents are vulnerable to rocket fire - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Residents went outside and looked to the sky to see Iron Dome interception, so they'd know which way to run from falling shrapnel.

There were 30 seconds between me and death, says Ashkelon teenager - Wed, 16 Jul 2014

A rocket fell in Anat Suisse's backyard, blowing in the doors and smashing the windows of her home.

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