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  1. 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.
  2. 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.”
  3. Maybe Israel Isn’t Capable of Surgical StrikesThe shelling of schools makes the IDF’s reputation for supreme precision seem increasingly undeserved.
  4. 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.”
  5. Israeli Strike Hits Another U.N. Shelter; Most Ground Troops Leave Gaza 10 people, including at least two children, were killed. 
  6. 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. 
  7. awful things
    Website Deletes Op-ed Proposing Genocide in GazaThough we have to wonder who allowed it to be published in the first place.
  8. operation protective edge
    The Heartbreaking Image of a Newborn in GazaIt was captured by a female Palestinian journalist.
  9. 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.
  10. war in the middle east
    72-Hour Unconditional Humanitarian Cease-fire Reached in GazaBeginning Friday morning, the U.S. and U.N. announced.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Israel Knocks Out Gaza’s Power Plant in a Day of Heavy Strikes The assault appears to be intensifying.
  15. war in the middle east
    Gaza Violence Resumes After Short BreakA brief pause in the fighting ended on Monday.
  16. war in the middle east
    Israel and Hamas Stop Fighting for One Day [Updated]Both sides agreed to a short humanitarian ceasefire.
  17. 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.
  18. war in the middle east
    FAA Lifts Ban on U.S. Flights to IsraelBloomberg’s stunt actually worked.
  19. 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.
  20. Bloomberg Is Flying to Israel to Protest the FAA BanHe’s flying commercial, though he owns a private plane.
  21. war in the middle east
    U.S. and European Airlines to Stop Flying to Israel for NowThe FAA issued a warning after a rocket landed near the Tel Aviv airport.
  22. start-up drama
    A Start-up Guru Has Enraged Israeli Techies“I cannot separate Paul’s continued views about Israel from YC.”
  23. media
    NBC Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Is Back in Gaza“Proud of NBC’s continued commitment to cover the #Palestinian side of the story,” he tweeted.
  24. diplomacy
    John Kerry Seems Frustrated by Israel’s Gaza Strategy A hot-mike moment.
  25. cable news news
    CNN Reassigns Reporter Who Called Israelis Cheering Bombs ‘Scum’ in TweetDiana Magnay has been removed from Gaza.
  26. war in the middle east
    Gaza Cease-fire Fails MiserablyIsrael resumes attacks after Palestinian militants fail to comply.
  27. international affairs
    Gaza Rockets Hit Israel During Obama’s VisitThe president was miles away.
  28. peace in the middle east
    Israel and Hamas Agree to Cease-fireThe announcement was made by Hillary Clinton.
  29. peace in the middle east
    Tel Aviv Rocked by Bus BombingMemories of the second intifada.
  30. international affairs
    As Clinton Meets With Netanyahu, Hopes for a Quick Cease-fire Fall ThroughDespite claims that an end to the violence was imminent.
  31. peace in the middle east
    Is Cease-fire Close in the Middle East?Egypt’s president thinks one will happen today.
  32. secretary of awesome
    Hillary Clinton Deployed to Middle East to End Gaza ConflictJust wrapping up some loose ends during her final days in office.
  33. international affairs
    Israel ‘Prepared’ for Conflict ExpansionSunday airstrikes killed 11 people and wounded journalists in Gaza.
  34. media
    Murdoch Criticizes ‘Jewish Owned Press’ [Update]Helpful.
  35. international affairs
    Airstrike Levels Hamas Prime Minister’s OfficesMeanwhile, Hamas fired rockets at Tel Aviv.
  36. international intrigue
    Israel Appears to Be Preparing Invasion of GazaThe Middle East is getting crazier.
  37. israel
    Eight Killed in Israeli Attack on Gaza StripWomp-womp.
  38. israel
    Netanyahu: ‘Israel Plans to Ease Blockade of Gaza’ to Specified Items“There is a green light approval for all goods to enter into Gaza except for military items.”
  39. international intrigue
    Israel to Ease Gaza Blockade a SmidgePalestine is not impressed.
  40. flotilla fallout
    Schumer Believes Gaza Flotilla May Be Connected to Al Qaeda’The American people and the world deserve the full story.’
  41. israel
    Israel Blocks Another Gaza-Bound Ship“Israel needs to understand that we are not going to stop until they stop the blockade.”
  42. secretary of awesome
    The Many Diplomatic Faces of Hillary ClintonHow our secretary of State deftly adapted to every situation as she traveled the world.
  43. good ol’ common sense
    New War Reporter Joe the Plumber Thinks War Reporting Is UnnecessaryWe’re glad your fifteen minutes haven’t run out, Joe.
  44. early and awesome
    Joe the Plumber Is Going to Get to the Bottom of the War in GazaBecause a serious issue deserves serious coverage.