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Ceasefire holds in Gaza as Kerry aims to make it permanent

Sangwon Yoon, Tal Barak Harif and David Wainer A 12-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was holding, bolstering US Secretary of State John Kerry's effort to bring an end to the conflict in Gaza that has killed almost 1,000 people.

Defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't rule out ground invasion of Gaza

ISABEL KERSHNER, FARES AKRAM and RICK GLADSTONE Brushing aside criticism of Israel's four-day aerial attacks on Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he felt no international pressure to quit the operation and would not rule out a...

Benjamin Netanyahu wants to define Israel as a Jewish state in law

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jeffrey Heller Palestinians fear this label would lead to discrimination against Israel's Arab minority, one fifth of the population.

Pope Francis, Benjamin Netanyahu dispute Jesus' language during papal visit to Israel

Pope and Netanyahu

Nick Squires and Robert Tait The Pope visited a memorial to Jewish victims of terrorism on Monday after Israel demanded the gesture following his decision to pray at the foot of the giant concrete wall that symbolises the...

Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair dating non-Jewish woman, report claims

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was under fire from religious lawmakers following a report that his son was dating a non-Jewish woman, media said.

Benjamin Netanyahu lashes John Kerry over boycott remarks

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Isabel Kershner Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and some of his senior ministers on Sunday strongly criticized those who are threatening a boycott of Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians.

Gaza conflict: Israel rejects John Kerry's proposed ceasefire as citizens rally behind troops

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected John Kerry's proposed seven-day ceasefire but will pause military operations against Hamas for 12 hours.

Crispian Balmer When 20-year-old Israeli soldier Daniel Pomerantz died in a Hamas ambush in the Gaza Strip, his small village near Tel Aviv decided they finally needed a cemetery to bury their dead.

Israel bans radio ad listing dead children's names

A Palestinian child, wounded in the Israeli strike on a UN school in Gaza.

Ruth Pollard It is the radio advertisement Israeli authorities do not want their citizens to hear. In a quiet voice, a woman reads the names and ages of just a few of the more than 190 Palestinian children killed...

Gaza crisis: Israel scrambles to restore foreign flights to Tel Aviv

US and European airlines have suspended flights for 24 hours to Tel Aviv after a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport.

Steven Scheer Israel tried on Wednesday to get US and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by...

Israel faces increasing pressure to halt Gaza war

US Secretary of State John Kerry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jodi Rudoren Israel faced new political and economic pressures Wednesday to negotiate a halt to the Gaza war, with its rising toll of death and destruction, as ceasefire talks ground forward and airlines extended...

UN investigates Israel, Hamas for war crimes

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

Nick Cumming-Bruce The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to establish a war crimes inquiry into the Gaza conflict at a special session in which the top human rights official, Navi Pillay, said Israel and...

UN shelter in Gaza shelled, killing at least 15

A crater from a shell in the courtyard of the school.

Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman Shelter in northern Gaza has been shelled, causing "multiple deaths and injuries," according to a spokesman for the UN refugee agency.

'No safe place for civilians' in Gaza, says UN, as child death toll reaches 149

A Palestinian family watches as rescuers search in the rubble of homes destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City.

Stephanie Nebehay Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations said.

Israeli soldier Oron Shaul missing in Gaza: the words that chill a nation

Israeli soldier Oron Shaul has gone missing in the Gaza Strip.

Isabel Kershner and Jodi Rudoren Capturing an Israeli soldier - or even withholding a soldier's remains - can have a powerful effect on Israeli society, more in some ways than death.

Gaza battlelines drawn in a hashtag as social media swamps traditional news outlets

gaza sniper attack

Eryk Bagshaw On Tuesday morning, a report was issued by a Palestinian activist group, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), alleging that an injured 23-year-old Khalil Salem Shammaly had been shot by an...

UN calls for Gaza ceasefire after darkest day

A Palestinian boy carries belongings past a destroyed house in Gaza's Shujaiya neighbourhood.

Anne Barnard The UN Security Council has deplored the mounting death toll in Gaza and appealed for an immediate ceasefire after the worst day of fighting so far.

Gaza death toll tops 500 as US steps up efforts to bring about ceasefire

Palestinian medics tend to a boy who they said was wounded in an Israeli shelling, at a hospital, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Crispian Balmer The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip jumped to more than 500 on Monday, as the United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed, took a direct role in efforts...

Israel and Hamas consider Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire

Hamas has released a video that allegedly shows the

Isabel Kershner Israel and its main Gaza adversary weigh an Egyptian cease-fire proposal late on Monday, after Hamas sends a drone across the border.

Israel accepts Egypt's ceasefire plan

Filipino Muslims, with their faces painted with the colors of the Palestinian flag, flash peace signs during a rally outside the Israeli Embassy in Manila on Tuesday.

Israel's security cabinet has accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal after a week of the deadliest violence in and around Gaza in years.