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  1. anti-semitism
    U.S. Sees String of Anti-Semitic Attacks Amid Gaza ViolenceAttacks on Jews have reportedly increased across the country in recent days, prompting Biden to call for an end to the “despicable” acts of violence.
  2. power
    We’re Still Waiting for a Biden DoctrineThe violence in the Middle East has tested the president in ways domestic calamities have not.
  3. covid-19
    A COVID Wave May Be the Next Disaster to Strike GazaJust 2 percent of Gazans are fully vaccinated, the health system is crippled, and COVID-19 might have been spreading in the bomb shelters.
  4. israel
    Why Is This Geopolitical Fight Different From All Other Fights?The outsize place that Israel-Palestine occupies in American discourse isn’t arbitrary, nor a reflection of anti-Semitism.
  5. politics
    Biden Increases Pressure on Netanyahu, Calling for ‘Significant De-escalation’The sharper tone from U.S. allies did not appear to sway Israel’s leader, who said he’s “determined to continue this operation until its aim is met.”
  6. foreign interests
    Violence in Israel Is a Political Victory for NetanyahuThe latest escalation has dashed prospects of a deal among the prime minister’s rivals to form a unity government.
  7. Dozens of Palestinians Shot Dead by Israeli Forces Amid Gaza ProtestAs the U.S. opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip is seeing its worst carnage in years.
  8. international affairs
    What the Hell Is Happening in Gaza?Mass Palestinian protests along the border with Israel have already led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  9. Israel Strikes Gaza in Response to Rocket FireTrump bucked precedent — and the entire international community — by naming Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Riots and rockets ensued.
  10. united nations
    U.N. Accuses Israel and Palestinian Militants of Possible War Crimes in Gaza“The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come.”
  11. Awful #JSIL Campaign Likens Israel to ISISUm, yeah, not quite.
  12. hummus wars
    The Other Front in the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Hummus Ads“You’re either a member or you’re not,” says the slogan.
  13. war in the middle east
    Palestinian Leader Accuses Israel of Genocide Remember, this is the one Israel doesn’t totally hate.
  14. gaza
    ‘I’m Still Here’: Post-Cease-fire, Gaza Starts to RebuildPhotographer Eloisa d’Orsi traveled to Gaza City and the region’s south.
  15. war in the middle east
    Hamas’s Role in Kidnapping of Israeli Teens Remains MurkyIt’s unclear if top leaders were aware of the plot.
  16. war in the middle east
    What Each Side Gained in the Gaza Cease-fire DealSo far, not much.
  17. war in the middle east
    Incredible Photos of Gaza’s Cease-fire CelebrationsResidents cheer after Israel and Palestinian factions reach a long-term deal.
  18. Hamas Reports Cease-fire Reached After Israeli Strikes on High-RisesBut Israeli officials have yet to respond.
  19. war in the middle east
    Israeli Strike Completely Destroys Gaza Apartment BuildingIt was the largest structure destroyed in the conflict so far.
  20. Hamas Kills at Least 18 Suspected of Informing IsraelNot good at all.
  21. Israeli Strikes Hit 3 Top Hamas LeadersThose dead are among Israel’s most wanted men.
  22. war in the middle east
    Family of Hamas Military Leader Killed by Israeli StrikeYet Mohammed Deif managed to evade death once more.
  23. war in the middle east
    Israel-Gaza Cease-fire Ends With Rocket Fire; No Lasting Deal in SightRockets were fired at Beersheba from the territory. 
  24. war in the middle east
    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Can’t Get Into GazaThe physical evidence they want to document is disappearing fast. 
  25. war in the middle east
    The EU Offered to Monitor Gaza’s Borders So That Israel Doesn’t Have ToBecause the status quo is “not an option.”
  26. kerry kronicles
    Israeli Weapons Requests From the U.S. Now Need to Be Individually ApprovedIt’s kind of shocking that this wasn’t the case before.
  27. war in the middle east
    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Proceed, SlowlyAnd a planned flotilla may just screw it all up.
  28. Israel and Gaza Sign on for Another 72-Hour Cease-fireFinally.
  29. war in the middle east
    Israel Accuses Hamas of Breaking Gaza Cease-fireTwo rockets were fired into Israel.
  30. war in the middle east
    Israel Now Says It Has Proof Hamas Kidnapped the Three TeensThe Israeli government says Hussam Qawasmeh got orders from Hamas elite.
  31. war in the middle east
    Here’s Some Very Rare Video Footage of Hamas Shooting Rockets Into IsraelAn Indian TV crew somehow got footage no one else could. 
  32. war in the middle east
    Israel Pulls All Ground Troops From Gaza As 72-hour Cease-fire BeginsThe previous truce was broken in under two hours, but there’s hope this one may last.
  33. war in the middle east
    130 Palestinians Are Dead After Israel’s Response to a Kidnapping That Wasn’tThis is the result of the 1986 “Hannibal Directive.”
  34. Maybe Israel Isn’t Capable of Surgical StrikesThe shelling of schools makes the IDF’s reputation for supreme precision seem increasingly undeserved.
  35. war in the middle east
    Israel Faces Harshest U.S. Criticism Yet, Then Breaks Its Own Cease-fireThe U.S. called Sunday’s attack on a U.N. shelter “horrifying.”
  36. Israeli Strike Hits Another U.N. Shelter; Most Ground Troops Leave Gaza 10 people, including at least two children, were killed. 
  37. war in the middle east
    Hamas Says It Doesn’t Have Kidnapped Israeli Soldier As Israel continues to hit the area where Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin disappeared. 
  38. awful things
    Website Deletes Op-ed Proposing Genocide in GazaThough we have to wonder who allowed it to be published in the first place.
  39. operation protective edge
    The Heartbreaking Image of a Newborn in GazaIt was captured by a female Palestinian journalist.
  40. war in the middle east
    Israel and Hamas Blame Each Other for Quick End to Cease-fire in GazaAn Israeli soldier appears to have been kidnapped, and another 50 Palestinians have been killed.
  41. war in the middle east
    72-Hour Unconditional Humanitarian Cease-fire Reached in GazaBeginning Friday morning, the U.S. and U.N. announced.
  42. war in the middle east
    U.N. to Israel: ‘Nothing Is More Shameful Than Attacking Sleeping Children’ Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said “all available evidence points to Israeli artillery as the cause” of Wednesday’s attack on a shelter.
  43. war in the middle east
    U.S. Condemns Israel’s Attack on U.N. Shelter, But Doesn’t Blame IsraelThe White House is “extremely concerned” the shelters aren’t safe.
  44. war in the middle east
    Israel Kills at Least 20 in Early Morning Attack on U.N. School Shelter“Where am I supposed to go?” says one of the 200,000 displaced Palestinians.
  45. Israel Knocks Out Gaza’s Power Plant in a Day of Heavy Strikes The assault appears to be intensifying.
  46. war in the middle east
    Gaza Violence Resumes After Short BreakA brief pause in the fighting ended on Monday.
  47. war in the middle east
    Israel and Hamas Stop Fighting for One Day [Updated]Both sides agreed to a short humanitarian ceasefire.
  48. war in the middle east
    Another Bloody Day: Israel Strikes U.N. Shelter in Gaza, Killing at Least 15The IDF says schools have been used to hide Palestinian rockets.
  49. war in the middle east
    FAA Lifts Ban on U.S. Flights to IsraelBloomberg’s stunt actually worked.
  50. international affairs
    Frank Rich on the National Circus: Yes, Kerry Can Help End the Gaza WarNetanyahu has fumbled the situation and needs the U.S. help to make a deal.
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