Obama signs funding package for Israel's Iron Dome

Aug 5, 2014

Obama signs funding package for Israel's Iron Dome

President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday granting an additional $225 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. The defense system has been highly effective in the current round of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza ...

Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire plan

Aug 5, 2014

Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire plan

The Israeli government has accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a monthlong war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli official said, signaling an end to the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies is finally approaching. The ...

Aug 5, 2014

Iran says it gave missile technology to Hamas

Hamas is able to fire missiles into Israel because Tehran provided weapons technology to the militant group to defend itself against Israeli attacks, a senior Iranian official said Monday. The secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaei, was quoted by Al-Alam, the Arabic ...

Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

Aug 3, 2014

Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

An Israeli soldier the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary cease-fire in Gaza has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it signaled it plans to scale ...

Aug 2, 2014

Hamas defends Gaza ambush blamed for ending cease-fire

Hamas acknowledged responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.S.- and U.N.-sponsored truce. The statement by Hamas’s armed wing, the ...

U.S. OKs millions for Iron Dome

Aug 2, 2014

U.S. OKs millions for Iron Dome

The U.S. Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers began a five-week summer break. The money will go to restocking Israel’s Iron Dome, which has been credited ...

Israeli Army pushes deeper into Gaza in hunt for missing soldier

Aug 2, 2014

Israeli Army pushes deeper into Gaza in hunt for missing soldier

Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli Army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire. The apparent capture of the soldier and ...