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IDF kills three senior Hamas military leaders
One of the three, Raed al-Attar, was behind the 2006 kidnapping of Gilad Schalit Speculation continues regarding possible assassination of Hamas military wing chief Mohammed Deif No terrorist leaders immune from IDF, PM Benjamin Netanyahu says.
 
Yoav Limor | Hamas cannot change its spots
With or without Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades' commander Mohammed Deif, Hamas will remain a radical Islamist group seeking the destruction of Israel.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror | Israel's calculated risk
While there is no need to take unnecessary risks, the war on terror sometimes require leaders to gamble on the results.
 
Zvika Fogel | Translating Hamas
A real cease-fire is not part of Hamas' vocabulary. Fire is an inseparable component of its negotiating strategy.
Dr. Haim Shine | The end of a dream
Most Israelis now understand that the Palestinians are not our partners for peace.
Haim Yalin | A political settlement through military force
Gaza is a political problem, and nothing beside a long-term political settlement will restore the peace in the State of Israel.
Dr. Ronen Yitzhak | Eliminating the heads of terror
The effectiveness of assassinating the leaders of terrorist groups was demonstrated during the Second Intifada.
Boaz Bismuth | Jihadist terrorism vs. the West
Seeing a British jihadist slit James Foley's throat on camera should have made the West realize that it and Israel are fighting the same battle.
PM: Instead of attrition, Hamas will be crushed
During Operation Protective Edge, Israel has dealt Hamas harshest blow since its inception, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon slam cabinet ministers for criticizing government policy during fighting.
Dan Margalit | As war goes on, politics as usual
By forming an internal opposition, cabinet members have become an albatross on the government's neck.
Israeli official: Talks with Hamas will not resume any time soon
U.S. "very concerned" by renewed fighting in Gaza Strip State Department calls for immediate end to rocket fire, return to cease-fire talks Hamas blames Israel for deadlock Fatah official: Qatar threatened to cut off Hamas if it agrees to truce.
Elliott Abrams | The cease-fire that broke itself, Part II
News media sites persistently refuse to state clearly that Hamas breaks cease-fires.
Hamas threat against Ben-Gurion Airport proves hollow
Hamas military wing warns foreign airlines to stop flying into Ben-Gurion International Airport at 6 a.m. on Thursday Deadline comes and goes without any rocket fire or other incident at airport No major disruptions to flight schedules reported.
Israeli wounded in rocket attack while protecting children
The man, 33, is injured by shrapnel at a daycare center while protecting children with his body Eshkol region sustains 1,000th rocket strike since start of hostilities Family whose house was hit by rocket had moved in three days before conflict began.
Hamas leader admits group was behind kidnapping of three teens
Video footage from a Turkish Islamic conference reveals Hamas leader Sheikh Saleh al-Arouri admitting that the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military arm, was behind the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teens in the West Bank in June.
UN Security Council urges Israel, Hamas to resume talks
Council issues statement expressing "grave concern" over resumed hostilities Jordanian Ambassador to the U.N. Dina Kawar says U.N. is taking its time to talk to the Europeans and the Americans.
Israeli ship unloads cargo in US, despite protest
Israeli-owned commercial ship unloads cargo at California port after being delayed for days by a group of pro-Palestinian protesters Workers had refused to unload ship after it arrived on Saturday due to safety concerns raised by protests.
9,000 Israelis living abroad move back in 2013
Since global financial crisis of 2008, Israel has seen a sharp rise in the number of citizens returning after living a year or more abroad 57 percent return within two years of leaving Number of Israelis living abroad estimated at 549,000 to 582,000.
Farmers in south to get 120 new shelters
Decision to add portable shelters comes in light of recent escalation "We want to protect the Gaza area communities, which defend our borders," says Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Yair Shamir.
Youth groups join forces to battle online racism and hatred
New youth coalition monitors social networks for expressions of racism or violence Members receive training in technical skills and monitoring trends.
Egypt convicts Israeli, Jordanian on spying charges
An Israeli named as Ofer Harare is sentenced in absentia to life in prison, according to news report Egyptian court also sentences a Jordanian, Bashar Abu-Zaid, to 10 years Many Egyptians and foreigners accused of spying for Israel since 2011.
Islamic State threatens to execute another Western journalist
U.S. President Barack Obama pledges tough action against ISIS following beheading of American journalist James Foley Group says it will kill American reporter identified as Steven Sotloff U.K. appalled to learn ISIS executioner is a British national.