ISRAEL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAEL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420389-68/gaza-bank-palestinian-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420389-68/gaza-bank-palestinian-israel.html.csp">World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:16:02.821-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The bleak forecast is a “wake-up call to everyone” that the status quo, particularly in Gaz...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420389@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:16:02 MDT World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419926-79/gaza-bank-palestinian-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419926-79/gaza-bank-palestinian-economy.html.csp">World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The bleak forecast is a “wake-up call to everyone” that the status quo, particularly in Gaz...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584199262014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T09:18:01.91-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419926@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:18:01 MDT Gaza children return to school after war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp">Gaza children return to school after war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:06:02.4-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions. The opening was delayed for two weeks because of dama...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413182@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:06:02 MDT Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58408004-68/hamas-israel-israeli-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58408004-68/hamas-israel-israeli-gaza.html.csp">Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits “mistakes” were made. But Hamas says it had little choice in Gaza’s crowded urban landscape, took safeguards to keep people away from the fighting, and that a heavy-handed Israeli response is to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian civilians. “Gaza, from Beit Hanoun in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584080042014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408004@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:54:18 MDT Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406303-68/soldiers-unit-dozens-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406303-68/soldiers-unit-dozens-israeli.html.csp">Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit have sent a letter to the country’s military chief and prime minister saying they refuse to serve for moral reasons. The letter from soldiers in Unit 8200 — Israel’s equivalent of the eavesdropping, code-breaking National Security Agency -- was published in the Yediot Ahronot daily on Friday. It alleges the unit’s intelligence work prevents Palestinians from leading “normal lives” and prolongs the conflict. One soldie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063032014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T09:07:02.256-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406303@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:07:02 MDT Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402111-68/cruz-israel-christians-hate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402111-68/cruz-israel-christians-hate.html.csp">Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walks out after pro-Israel comments draw boos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he walked out of a speech Wednesday night to a Christian organization after some audience members booed his comments in support of Israel and the Jewish people. At the “In Defense of Christians” gala dinner, the Texas senator said he told the gathering that those who hate Israel also hate the United States and those who hate the Jewish people also hate Christians. He said that hatred of Israel and Jews runs counter to the teachings of Christ. That elici...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584021112014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T09:13:01.97-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402111@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:13:01 MDT Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399965-68/palestinian-israeli-jerusalem-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58399965-68/palestinian-israeli-jerusalem-palestinians.html.csp">Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIEL ESTRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 07:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • While the world’s attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens by Palestinians in the West Bank, and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian youth by Israelis in Jerusalem, sparked a chain of events that led to the 50-day war between Israel an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583999652014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T19:39:50.215-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399965@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:39:50 MDT Abbas, Hamas in power struggle over Gaza Strip http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58386755-68/hamas-abbas-gaza-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58386755-68/hamas-abbas-gaza-israel.html.csp">Abbas, Hamas in power struggle over Gaza Strip</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T21:34:01.657-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 09:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve his alliance with Hamas if the Islamic militant group does not give up power in the Gaza Strip. The dispute erupted just over two weeks after Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza ended in a cease-fire. Abbas is looking to regain a foothold in Gaza, which suffered heavy losses during the fighting, and expects to play a leading role in internationally backed r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583867552014-09-07T21:34:01.657-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T21:34:01.657-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58386755@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:34:01 MDT Israel’s ‘The Farewell Party’ finds humor in death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358557-223/film-israeli-farewell-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358557-223/film-israeli-farewell-party.html.csp">Israel’s ‘The Farewell Party’ finds humor in death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JILL LAWLESS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Venice, Italy • With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. “The Farewell Party” centers on a group of Jerusalem retirement-home residents who create a euthanasia machine to put a dying friend out of his misery — and then face a moral dilemma when others come seeking the same service. The movie treats assisted suicide — illegal in Israel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583585572014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T11:43:10.302-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358557@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:43:10 MDT Israel to take 1,000 acres in West Bank for Jewish settlers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359988-68/israeli-israel-west-peace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58359988-68/israeli-israel-west-peace.html.csp">Israel to take 1,000 acres in West Bank for Jewish settlers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">William Booth</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T22:23:03.188-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 10:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, called it the largest land appropriation in 30 years. The Civil Administration, the Israeli military authority responsible for implementing government policy in the West Bank, said the decision was based on the “instruc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359988@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:23:03 MDT Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355047-68/gaza-israel-hamas-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355047-68/gaza-israel-hamas-housing.html.csp">Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The assessment by Shelter Cluster, co-chaired by the U.N. refugee agency and the Red Cross, underscores the complexities involved in an overall reconstruction program for the Gaza Strip, which some Palestinian officials have estimated could cost in excess of $6...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583550472014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T16:14:05.868-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355047@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:14:05 MDT Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348724-68/hamas-gaza-israel-european.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58348724-68/hamas-gaza-israel-european.html.csp">Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:10:50.984-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power. The European plan remains vague, and it is unclear whether Israel or the Palestinians will agree. But a European presence in Gaza could go a long way toward meeting two key demands: the Palestinians’ insistence on freer movement in and out of the territory, an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583487242014-08-28T17:10:50.984-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:10:50.984-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348724@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:10:50 MDT Israel, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344862-68/hamas-gaza-israel-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344862-68/hamas-gaza-israel-war.html.csp">Israel, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIA GOLDENBERG</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T22:31:14.647-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Both Israel’s prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments, delivered in a prime-time address on national television, appeared aimed at countering critics of the war, with both hard-liners in his governing coalition, as well as residents of rocket-scarred southern Israel, saying the war was a failure becaus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583448622014-08-27T22:31:14.647-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T22:31:14.647-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344862@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:31:14 MDT Rebels capture only Syrian border crossing to Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58345343-68/israel-crossing-syria-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58345343-68/israel-crossing-syria-israeli.html.csp">Rebels capture only Syrian border crossing to Israel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Liz Sly and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T22:27:53.497-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syrian rebels Wednesday claimed control of the only border crossing between Syria and Israel, extending a series of gains in the strategically sensitive Golan Heights in recent days. The capture of the crossing point is of greater symbolic than strategic significance for the rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, given the decades-old state of war that has prevailed between Israel and Syria. It does, however, consolidate rebel control over Syria’s border with Israe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58345343@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:27:53 MDT AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war’s end in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343274-68/hamas-israel-gaza-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343274-68/hamas-israel-gaza-palestinian.html.csp">AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war’s end in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN PERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:57.879-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tel Aviv, Israel • The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza. In a sense, Israel got what it wanted: Hamas stopped firing rockets in exchange for mostly vague promises and future talks. But the cost to Israel was huge: Beyond the 70 people killed — all but six of them soldiers — the economy has been set...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432742014-08-27T23:28:57.879-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T23:28:57.879-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343274@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:57 MDT Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338448-68/gaza-hamas-fire-cease.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338448-68/gaza-hamas-fire-cease.html.csp">Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:18:03.966-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets Tuesday to celebrate the announcement that Hamas and Israel had agreed to an open-ended cease-fire after 50 days of warfare that has killed more than 2,200 people. “We have won,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri exulted at a news conference in front of Shifa Hospital. He said the group’s fighters had accomplished “what no Arab army has done. We have defeated them,” referring to Israel. His exuberance aside, officials f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338448@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:18:03 MDT Fighting forces 70% of Israelis along Gaza border to leave homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336057-68/gaza-fighting-israeli-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58336057-68/gaza-fighting-israeli-palestinian.html.csp">Fighting forces 70% of Israelis along Gaza border to leave homes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T19:55:02.301-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. Tens of thousands of Israelis have fled the area in nearly two months of fighting, which has turned the communities into virtual ghost towns. With the school year fast approaching, the government began offering assistance to residents Monday in the first large-scale voluntary ev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583360572014-08-25T19:55:02.301-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T19:55:02.301-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58336057@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:55:02 MDT Abbas to appeal to U.N. for end of Israeli occupation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58332664-68/israel-gaza-palestinian-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58332664-68/israel-gaza-palestinian-palestinians.html.csp">Abbas to appeal to U.N. for end of Israeli occupation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T21:01:02.377-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to unveil his proposal as part of a “day after” plan following the current war in the Gaza Strip, likely at a meeting of the Palestinian leadership on Tuesday, said the aides, who spoke on cond...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583326642014-08-24T21:01:02.377-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T21:01:02.377-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58332664@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:01:02 MDT Palestinian president prepares new U.N. appeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58331170-68/gaza-israel-palestinian-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58331170-68/gaza-israel-palestinian-israeli.html.csp">Palestinian president prepares new U.N. appeal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and IBRAHIM BARZAK </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T15:44:51.876-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state. President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to unveil his proposal as part of a “day after” plan following the current war in the Gaza Strip, likely at a meeting of the Palestinian leadership on Tuesday, said the aides, who spoke on con...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583311702014-08-24T15:44:51.876-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T15:44:51.876-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331170@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:44:51 MDT Israeli missiles flatten Gaza apartment tower http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329484-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329484-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp">Israeli missiles flatten Gaza apartment tower</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T19:43:01.983-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza. The violence signaled that a speedy resumption of truce talks is unlikely, despite another appeal by mediator Egypt. Gaps between Israel and Hamas on a border deal for blockaded Gaza remain vast, and repeated rounds of talks have ended in failure. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329484@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:43:01 MDT