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Congress approves funds for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

Congresson Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, a Pentagon-backed request to shore up the U.S. ally amid continued hostilities in the Gaza Strip.<p>With little debate, Congress cleared the measure as lawmakers prepared to leave town for the August break.<p>"Israeli …

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'Battle Is Ongoing' in Gaza, Israel Leaflets Warn

Israel dropped leaflets over the Gaza Strip on Sunday warning that “the battle is ongoing” against leaders of Hamas, even as Israeli sources told NBC News that Israel’s mission to neutralize militant tunnels would soon be declared over.<p>The leaflet, addressed to “the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip,” …

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Gaza Ceasefire Appears to End Early as Rocket Fire Resumes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The 72-hour ceasefire between Hamas and Israel is over, but was reportedly broken with several hours …

Lady Warsi resigns over UK’s ‘morally indefensible’ stance on Gaza

Foreign Office minister announces on Twitter that she is standing down because she can no longer support government policy<p>• Lady Warsi’s resignation letter - in full • David Cameron’s reply • Lady Warsi: an uncomfortable fit with Tory ranks<p>Sayeeda Warsi, the senior Foreign Office minister, has …

Picketers at California port keep Israeli ship from unloading

Activists returning for a second day to protest recent violence in Gaza say dockworkers are honouring picket line<p>A group of activists returned to the Port of Oakland in California for a second day on Sunday to picket outside dock entrances in an effort to prevent an Israeli ship from unloading its …

Gaza ceasefire reveals full extent of Israeli destruction

Palestinians appear dazed by level of damage as they check homes, retrieve possessions and search for bodies of relatives<p>Thousands of people in Gaza have ventured out from homes and shelters during a 12-hour ceasefire to find that whole streets and neighbourhoods have been destroyed in the last …

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back …

Israel, PA lash out at Kerry over truce bid

<b>Tel Aviv, Israel</b> <b>-</b> US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to broker a ceasefire in Gaza have made him and the White House the subject of blunt criticism within Israel, adding tension to an already strained diplomatic relationship.<p>Kerry spent much of last week shuttling between Cairo, Tel Aviv …

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

With the clock ticking on the expiration of the latest cease-fire in Gaza, representatives of Israel and Hamas resumed talks in Cairo today but appeared divided over an Egyptian proposal to ease the closing of the territory.<p>As NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem, at the heart of the talks …

Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the …