Gaza

Israeli official: 'We would prefer a diplomatic solution'

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

Calls for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are increasing after six days of fighting, with the UN Secretary General arriving in Egypt on Monday evening to encourage a resolution to the conflict.

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Islamic Jihad leader killed in Gaza strike

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

A leader of Islamic Jihad is believed to have been killed in a strike on a building in Gaza City.

According to the Associated Press, the IDF struck the media centre used by Hamas' communications wing for the second time on Monday.

The news agency named the assassinated terrorist as Islamic Jihad's Ramez Harb, a key figure in the Al Quds Brigades.

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Kim Kardashian apologises for ‘offensive’ pro-Israel tweet

By Sandy Rashty, November 19, 2012

Kim Kardashian deleted a pro-Israel message on Twitter after she received a torrent of abuse from pro-Palestinian organisations.

The reality TV star told more than 16,660,000 followers that she was “praying for everyone in Israel” on Friday morning.

However, she was subsequently called a “disgrace” and told: “Die in hell” by angry opponents.

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Calls for ceasefire as Israel-Gaza fighting enters sixth day

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

An Israeli delegation is in Cairo this morning to discuss efforts to forge a ceasefire after six days of fighting between Israel and Gaza and amid international calls for the conflict to stop.

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Obama on Israel: 'No country on earth' would tolerate rockets

By Jennifer Lipman, November 18, 2012

President Obama has called for terrorists operating in Gaza to stop firing missiles across the border into Israel after five days of fighting in the region.

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Uncertainty in Israel as rockets and Gaza fighting continue

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

Friday closed on a note of uncertainty after three days of fighting in Gaza and sustained rocket fire from Hamas reaching as far north as Tel Aviv. The IDF has confirmed that a rocket fired from Gaza has struck outside Jerusalem.

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Tel Aviv beach after a rocket is fired at the city

By Orlando Radice, November 16, 2012

JC Foreign Editor Orlando Radice is on the scene after residents flee a rocket fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv.

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Shimon Peres speaks about Israel's operation in Gaza

November 16, 2012

Israel's Prime Minister gives an update on the situation, followed by a speech by President Shimon Peres (from 1:17)

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Guardian cartoonist defends Netanyahu 'puppet-master' image

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

The Guardian cartoonist behind an image implying that Jews are "omnipotent conspirators" has denied that he is in any way repeating an antisemitic trope.

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Hamas targets Tel Aviv for second day running

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

Rockets from the Gaza Strip have been sent to Tel Aviv for the second day running, sending Israelis running for bomb shelters.

This week marks the first time rockets have been directed at the city since the Gulf war.

According to Micky Rosenfeld, spokesman for the Israeli police, the rocket sent earlier today landed in the sea and nobody was injured.

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