Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel’s Mixed Towns More Jewish

LOD, Israel — Years before the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Lod erupted in mob violence, a demographic shift had begun to take root: Hundreds...

A Look Inside Israel’s ‘Fortress of Zion’ Military Command Beneath Tel Aviv

It was a little past midnight on Friday, and Israel’s Supreme Command Post was racing to complete as many strikes as possible in the...

‘We Have No Option but to Die’: Living Through an Airstrike in Gaza

Things were relatively quiet until 3 a.m., when a tower housing a currency-exchange shop operated by a friend was destroyed. He had recently gotten...

Israeli officials say cease-fire may be reached within two days.

Israel and Hamas will likely reach a cease-fire agreement within the next two days, according to a senior Israeli official familiar with the negotiations...

In Show of Unity, Palestinians Strike Across West Bank, Gaza and Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel stopped work for the day on Tuesday, as did other Palestinians across...

Tel Aviv, Israel’s Bustling Financial Hub, is Shaken as Rockets Rain Down

TEL AVIV — Tel Aviv’s city hall launched a playful social media campaign this month declaring itself a vaccinated city eager to welcome back...

Israel’s attack on a press building in Gaza draws condemnations.

The prominent 12-story building in Gaza City that was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike on Saturday not only housed the offices of media organizations...

Israeli-Palestinian Strife Widens as Frantic Calls for Calm Go Unheeded

CAIRO — Violence between Israelis and Palestinians expanded in new directions on Friday, with deadly clashes convulsing the occupied West Bank and anti-Israeli protests...

Biden, speaking with Netanyahu, asserts Israel’s ‘right to defend itself.’

President Biden said that he had spoken with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel “for a while” on Wednesday amid escalating fighting between Israelis...

Evictions in Jerusalem Become Focus of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jewish settlers and right-wing Israeli activists are also taking a stand there. They say that the Palestinian residents are squatters, and that the district,...

Why Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque Is an Arab-Israeli Fuse

The violent confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli security forces at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem this month reflect its significance as part of one...

Israeli Court Delays Expulsion of Palestinian Families in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — The Israeli Supreme Court delayed on Sunday a decision on whether to expel six Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem...

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