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Ya'alon: IDF will continue to strike Hamas leaders at any time and place - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Defense Minister and prime minister praise killing of senior Hamas commanders as "great operational and intelligence achievement"; Netanyahu: Operation will continue until quiet restored.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's offensive in Gaza - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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

Rockets pound South after Hamas vows revenge; 1 injured as mortar hits Eshkol building - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

"Israel will pay a heavy price for the assassination of senior commanders," Hamas vows; one moderately hurt as projectile hits building.

The Jerusalem Post News: Round-up of all the latest headlines from Israel and the Jewish World - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Israel kills two Hamas senior military commanders in air strike - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Muhammad Abu Smalla and Ra'ad Atar were both involved in 2006 Scahlit kidnapping; Smalla described as most senior Hamas leader in southern Gaza.

Analysis: ‘Non-kosher’ Islamists and ‘kosher’ ones - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Some in the international community will want to differentiate between the bad evil folks, such as Islamic State and the good evil folks: Hamas.

Protesters unfurl massive Palestinian flag from Manhattan Bridge - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Demonstrators marched from Brooklyn to NYPD headquarters in downtown Manhattan to protest Israel's Gaza operation.

Amid Hamas threats, it's business as usual for Israel's airport - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

IDF strikes 20 targets overnight, spokesperson says; Palestinians report multiple deaths, injuries as conflict continues.

US conducted ground operation in Syria, failed to rescue Islamic State hostages - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Mission focused on particular network within ISIL, was not successful because hostages were not present at targeted location, says Pentagon; US "never intended to disclose" Syria operation.

Hit on Deif aimed at reasserting deterrence - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Former navy chief says keeping senior terrorists on the run forces them to go on the defensive, spend less time trying to murder Israeli civilians; head of Hamas's military wing can be replaced, security expert says.

MK calls on PM to destroy homes of Jews who murdered Arab teen - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

MK Taleb Abu Arar calls on PM “to immediately demolish the homes of the criminal murderers that killed Abu Khdeir.”

Amman asks Security Council members to pass cease-fire resolution - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Latest version of draft resolution authored by Jordan calls for an end to the blockade and “intensified international arrangements to prevent arms and ammunition smuggling.”

Netanyahu: Hamas leaders are legitimate targets, no one is invincible - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

PM says that Operation Protective Edge is not over; does not confirm or deny reports that Israel attempted to kill Hamas military leader Muhammad Deif; says Hamas and ISIS are "branches of the same tree."

In first, Hamas official takes credit for kidnap and murder of Israeli teens - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Salah al-Aruri praises "heroic action" of Kassam Brigades; Hamas had previously denied kidnapping Fraenkel, Shaer and Yifrah.

Conflicting reports on whether Hamas military chief Deif killed in IDF strike - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Terrorist group warns int’l airlines to cease flights to Ben-Gurion Thursday morning; more than 140 rockets fired at Israel, air force hits 100 targets in Gaza.

Israel leaders in birth rate, but poverty major challenge - Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Report on developed countries finds mothers have average of three kids, 1 in 3 children living in sub-standard conditions.

Netanyahu warns ministers: Lend a hand, talk less - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Even Meretz and Hadash would ultimately try to break Hamas, Liberman says; comments come day after security cabinet ministers were very vocal in interviews, speeches.

Iron Dome intercepts two rockets over greater Tel Aviv area - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Israel has carried out more than 30 strikes in Gaza in response to rockets; Security cabinet to determine if operation will be expanded.

Obama calls Islamic State a 'cancer' after graphic threat - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Harshest words yet from US president after Islamic State beheads American journalist James Foley on camera, threatening another execution if air strikes continue.

Police return to high alert level across country - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Thousands of police officers deployed around the country will continue to focus on maintaining public order.

Agriculture Ministry installing shelters on farmland on Gazan perimeter - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Installations were able to begin on Wednesday due to an additional budget that the ministry received from the government for the purpose of protecting farmers in the South.

HRW report on Egypt is misleading - Sun, 17 Aug 2014

The report regarding the Rabaa incident in Egypt seems to be at best biased, unprofessional, and defective.

Email as it was in ancient times - Thu, 14 Aug 2014

The tale of a bottle’s nautical voyage around the globe, and the message inside.

A Dedication to David - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Bright young man, devoted son, talented writer, American lone soldier David Gordon will be missed by many.

A Godsend - Thu, 07 Aug 2014

Leah Hakimian, a chronicler of Jewish love and matrimony, celebrates her 100th column on ‘Yiddish couplehood.'

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