Gaza

Even-handed Morsi is Israel’s biggest win

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

Israeli officials say that the behaviour of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is “perhaps the biggest achievement for Israel in the entire operation” as the Muslim Brotherhood leader emerged as the mediator between Israel and Hamas.

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Gaza conflict: ‘I make a joke out of the rocket fire to keep baby calm’

By Nathan Jeffay, November 22, 2012

Like many southern Israel residents, Sderot father-of-four Yigal Levi has mostly stayed at home in recent days. He tried venturing out, away from his shelter, and it terrified him.

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Missile defence system delayed ground invasion, say experts

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

Many defence experts said that it would be technologically impossible and prohibitively expensive to design a system capable of tracking and destroying incoming rockets with interceptor missiles.

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Tel Aviv bus bomb planted by Hamas cell, says Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

For the first time in more than 10 years, a terrorist bomb was detonated on a bus in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

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Gaza activists attempt to 'occupy' roof of Scottish Parliament

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2012

A group of student protesters are attempting to climb on to the roof of the Scottish Parliament to demonstrate against Israel.

The 13 activists are aiming to draw attention to the government's "weak" approach to the situation in Gaza.

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A view from Tel Aviv

By Danny Caro, November 22, 2012

A must-read piece from someone I know only as a footballer. Until now ...

I have never done this before, so forgive me if its rambling and doesn't make perfect sense. I am not usually one to let people in general know how I feel, but I just needed to get a few things off my chest.

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Israel-Hamas truce agreed starting from Wednesday evening

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2012

Israel has agreed to halt its action in Gaza a week after the latest bout of fighting began.

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Foreign Office minister meets Abbas in Ramallah

By Sandy Rashty, November 21, 2012

British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has said that “the people of Gaza deserve a better future,” during a visit to the West Bank and Jerusalem yesterday.

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Clinton condemns Tel Aviv bomb blast as she heads to Cairo for ceasefire talks

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2012

The US Secretary of State has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing of a bus at lunchtime in central Tel Aviv.

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Uefa postpones match after Tel Aviv bomb blast

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, November 21, 2012

Uefa has called off tomorrow night’s Europa League match between Hapoel Kiryat Shmona and Athletic Bilbao after this morning’s bus bomb attack in Tel Aviv.

The decision came amid growing pressure from the Spanish club who were preparing to fly to Israel.

A decision concerning the rescheduling of the match will be made by the end of the week.

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