ISRAEL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAEL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325443-68/gaza-israel-hamas-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58325443-68/gaza-israel-hamas-military.html.csp">Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and YOUSUR ALHLOU</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:24:59.947-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one incident, masked gunmen lined up seven men, their heads covered by bags, along a wall outside a Gaza City mosque and shot them to death in front of hundreds of people, witnesses said. A note pinned on the wall said they had leake...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583254432014-08-22T16:24:59.947-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T16:24:59.947-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325443@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:24:59 MDT Some U.S. colleges calling students back from Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323171-68/israel-programs-students-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323171-68/israel-programs-students-university.html.csp">Some U.S. colleges calling students back from Israel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN SINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:32:08.334-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hartford, Conn. • Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave. Colleges say security was the top concern, citing advisories about hazardous travel from the U.S. State Department and from insurance companies that cover students for health, accidents, security and even the cost of evacuation. “On the one hand, we wan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583231712014-08-21T19:32:08.334-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:32:08.334-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323171@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:32:08 MDT Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321366-68/hamas-gaza-israel-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321366-68/hamas-gaza-israel-military.html.csp">Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in a densely populated neighborhood of the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior Hamas commanders. The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas’ military capabilities in re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583213662014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321366@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:32:08 MDT Plans for tonight: Choose your reggae http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58301036-66/com-http-israel-smith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58301036-66/com-http-israel-smith.html.csp">Plans for tonight: Choose your reggae</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T13:10:02.299-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 01:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">• Reggae superstar Ziggy Marley performs at The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 9. Tickets are $35, at Smith’s Tix. • Reggae harmony band Israel Vibration performs, backed by Roots Radics, at Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City. Opening act: The Sarah B Band. Show starts at 9. Tickets are $20, at Smith’s Tix.</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> 58301036@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:10:02 MDT Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312935-68/gaza-hamas-israel-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312935-68/gaza-hamas-israel-palestinian.html.csp">Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T19:50:41.322-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. At least two Palestinians were killed. The burst of violence erupted in the hours before a temporary truce was set to expire. It left the Egyptian mediation efforts in tatters, and raised the likelihood of a new round of violence. Israe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583129352014-08-19T19:50:41.322-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T19:50:41.322-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312935@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:50:41 MDT Israel, Hamas agree to extend talks by 24 hours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310717-68/hamas-gaza-israel-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310717-68/hamas-gaza-israel-palestinian.html.csp">Israel, Hamas agree to extend talks by 24 hours</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T20:12:42.094-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CAIRO • Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war that killed more than 2,000 people. The announcement came just minutes before a temporary truce was set to expire at midnight, averting a resumption of the fighting that has caused devastating damage across Gaza and disrupted life throughout southern Israel. “Palestinian...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583107172014-08-18T20:12:42.094-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T20:12:42.094-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310717@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:12:42 MDT Letter: Let Israel wage war without U.S. aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309755-82/war-aid-israel-complicit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309755-82/war-aid-israel-complicit.html.csp">Letter: Let Israel wage war without U.S. aid</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.652-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu has rejected Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace-making efforts as unwanted and unwelcome, as he is free to do. Israel has been provoked and has a right to defend itself and retaliate, but a long-established principle of “just war” is proportionality. Inflicting casualties at a rate of 100 for one grossly fails to meet this standard and amounts to reprisal against an entire population. Our military aid makes us complicit in what, by any objective standard, are...</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> 58309755@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Israel quarterly growth down as exports plunge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309444-79/percent-cut-rate-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309444-79/percent-cut-rate-israel.html.csp">Israel quarterly growth down as exports plunge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Amy Teibel</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T11:55:01.708-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israel’s economic expansion slowed in the second quarter as exports plunged almost 18 percent, fueling speculation that the central bank may cut interest rates again to spur growth. Gross domestic product grew 1.7 percent, compared with a revised rate of 2.8 percent in the first three months of the year, the Central Bureau of Statistics in Jerusalem said Sunday. The median estimate of five economists was for a growth rate of 2.7 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The d...</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> 58309444@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:55:01 MDT