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Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Hatred in Gaza, peace in an exploding world

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2014 — In the last year, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s civil war and by the Islamic State. Two thousand Palestinians have died in Gaza, and more thousands have died in Ukraine and North Africa. In an unguarded moment, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told an audience ...

Gaza and Jewish values: The thoughtful Jewish voice most Americans never hear

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 — The current conflict between Israel and Hamas is taking a terrible toll in  human lives, mostly Palestinian civilians, many of them women and children. In one instance, artillery shells slammed into a U.N. school, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens as they slept. The building was the sixth ...

Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014 — The murder of three Israeli teenagers by Palestinians was the spark that ignited the latest round of missile and air strikes between Israel and Hamas. That led to the latest Israeli Defense Forces incursion into the Gaza Strip. The phrase “cycle of violence” is often used to describe the ...