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In this June 2012 photo, Max Steinberg poses on a trip to Israel. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Stuart Steinberg)

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his son Max Steinberg, 24, to The Associated Press on Sunday. […]


Dec. 22, 2013: Israeli soldiers stand during the "Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum" in Nazareth. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Push to recruit Arab Christians into Israeli army

NAZARETH, Israel (AP) — Dozens of Israeli soldiers respectfully rose from their seats as the Israeli national anthem began playing. The tinny recording of “Hatikva,” an ode to the Jewish yearning for the Land of […]


Israeli army paramedics treat a civilian shot near the Israel and Gaza border, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel launches Gaza airstrikes for worker killing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli air and ground forces launched a series of attacks Tuesday on targets across the Gaza Strip, killing a young girl and wounding 10 in response to the deadly […]


Israelis look at the crater caused by the impact of a rocket fired from Lebanon in kibbutz Gehser HaZiv outside Nahariya in northern Israel, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jinipix)

Israeli warplanes strike area near Beirut

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military and a Palestinian official say the Jewish state’s air force struck a target south of Beirut. Friday’s air raid came a day after militants fired four rockets from Lebanon […]


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Israeli military shoots down drone

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shot down a drone Thursday as it approached the country’s northern coast, the military said. Suspicion immediately fell on the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon which denied it sent the craft.


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Thousands of Palestinians protest in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of outraged Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank on Thursday, joining funeral processions and demonstrations after two protesters were killed by Israeli troops and a Palestinian prisoner died of cancer in Israeli custody.


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Israeli company: Anti-missile system passes tests

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli defense technology company says it has successfully tested an anti-missile system designed to protect commercial passenger jets.


Battle to stay alive in Gaza | VIDEO

More than a million people are caught in the war zone with no way to escape. CNN’s Arwa Damon reports.


Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israel has been hitting dozens of targets in Gaza, in the most intense attack since an Israeli offensive four years ago. Earlier today, an Israeli airstrike killed the commander […]


Continued rocket fire from Gaza steps up pressure on Israel to hit back

JERUSALEM (AP) – For a third day in a row, Gaza militants have been pummeling southern Israel with rockets. The Israeli military says more than 110 rockets have hit Israeli towns, including at least a […]




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