ISRAEL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAEL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215543-79/flights-airlines-aviv-tel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215543-79/flights-airlines-aviv-tel.html.csp">European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID RISING and MATTHEW KNIGHT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:51:02.412-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Air France and Germany’s two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancellations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its flights “until further notice.” The European Aviation Safety Agency late Tuesday said it “strongly recommends” that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv. It said it would “monitor th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582155432014-07-23T10:51:02.412-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T10:51:02.412-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215543@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:51:02 MDT U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58214997-68/gaza-israeli-hamas-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58214997-68/gaza-israeli-hamas-israel.html.csp">U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:44:02.763-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed at least 684 Palestinians and 31 Israelis. But neither side appeared close to backing down, after Palestinian rocket fire led several international airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv and Israeli troops clashed with Hamas fighters near the Gaza town of Khan Younis, forcing dozens of f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582149972014-07-23T08:44:02.763-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:44:02.763-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58214997@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:44:02 MDT Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212452-68/israel-hamas-israeli-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212452-68/israel-hamas-israeli-gaza.html.csp">Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:09:32.323-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport was safe and said there was no reason to “hand terror a prize” by halting flights. The rare flight ban came as Israel grappled with news that a soldier went missing after an attack in the Gaza Strip, raising the p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582124522014-07-22T22:09:32.323-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T22:09:32.323-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212452@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:09:32 MDT Israel-Gaza violence creates complications for Utah travelers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211718-78/israel-jensen-violence-green.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211718-78/israel-jensen-violence-green.html.csp">Israel-Gaza violence creates complications for Utah travelers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By harry stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:01:15.751-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">He’s been on a church trip for past three weeks, but Dick Jensen still checks the news every day. Jensen, co-owner of Farmington-based Dick Jensen & Alan McKay Tours, wants to know when it will be safe again to take tourists to Israel. After more than two weeks and hundreds of fatalities, mostly on the Gaza side, the violence between Israel and Hamas shows no signs of abating. “It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but it’s a little crazy right now,” Jensen said Tuesday. “You’d be be...</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> 58211718@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:01:15 MDT Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210657-79/airlines-delta-flights-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210657-79/airlines-delta-flights-israel.html.csp">Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T10:08:22.208-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said Tuesday they are suspending service between the U.S. and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its Tel Aviv service Tuesday and said it is monitoring the situation in regards to future flights. Delta Air Lines’ one daily flight was already in the air. Delta said a Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean he...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582106572014-07-22T10:08:22.208-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T10:08:22.208-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210657@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:08:22 MDT Letter: Cartoon doesn’t help understanding of Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206820-82/cartoon-israel-ignores-doesn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206820-82/cartoon-israel-ignores-doesn.html.csp">Letter: Cartoon doesn’t help understanding of Gaza</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:46.641-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am a visitor to the Salt Lake City area, and I was shocked and appalled at the editorial cartoon on the front page this morning (Sunday, July 20). It completely ignores that Palestinians/Hamas/PLO have repeatedly sent suicide bombers into Israel to blow up buses and cafés. It ignores the thousands of rockets fired into Israel over the years. It ignores that various Palestinian governments have refused peace agreements, and that Hamas’ stated goal is to destroy Israel. Israel is far from pe...</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> 58206820@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:46 MDT Letter: U.S. is complicit in Gaza bombing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198750-82/israel-gaza-civilians-attacks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198750-82/israel-gaza-civilians-attacks.html.csp">Letter: U.S. is complicit in Gaza bombing</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.413-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am writing in regards to a recent piece in this publication about Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza. U.S. taxpayers fund 20 percent of Israel´s military, providing over $3.1 billion in weapons each year, making U.S. taxpayers deeply complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. The State Department and Congress could immediately end these attacks by suspending military aid to Israel and brokering a lasting cease-fire agreement and an end to Israel’s illegal blockade of the Gaza Stri...</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> 58198750@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58207693-68/israel-steinberg-carmeli-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58207693-68/israel-steinberg-carmeli-family.html.csp">Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:59:08.32-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel. Their love of that nation led both to join the Israel Defense Forces and fight against Hamas in Gaza Strip, where they were killed on Sunday. Steinberg, 24, and Carmeli, 21, were among 13 Israeli soldiers and 65 Palestinians who died during the first major ground battle in two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Steinberg was part of an elite Golani infantry unit and had been working to locate terroris...</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> 58207693@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:59:08 MDT Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203416-68/gaza-shifa-hamas-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203416-68/gaza-shifa-hamas-israel.html.csp">Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises</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="2014-07-20T18:02:03.942-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 06:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end. Shifa, Gaza’s largest hospital, only has an 11-bed emergency room and six operating theaters. Yet amid power cuts and among the screams of the bereaved, doctors at the 600-bed facility have become masters of improvisation, forced by the seemingly unending conflict engulfing the coa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582034162014-07-20T18:02:03.942-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-20T18:02:03.942-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203416@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:02:03 MDT Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203387-68/israeli-gaza-hamas-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203387-68/israeli-gaza-hamas-military.html.csp">Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan </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="2014-07-20T21:53:05.531-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Day 13 was the bloodiest so far. More than one hundred Palestinians were killed in heavy bombardment and street battles in Gaza on Sunday and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas, officials said. Israel said it pummeled a neighborhood in east Gaza because the warren of shops and concrete-block homes was the site of frequent rocket launches and concealed a network of tunnels dug by Hamas fighters an...</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> 58203387@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:53:05 MDT U.S. sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203385-68/hamas-kerry-israel-cease.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203385-68/hamas-kerry-israel-cease.html.csp">U.S. sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LARA JAKES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T10:19:06.759-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 10:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The United States on Sunday sharpened its criticism of Hamas and urged the militant Palestinian group to accept a cease-fire agreement that would halt nearly two weeks of fighting with Israel. The Obama administration toned down its earlier rebuke of Israel for attacks on the Gaza Strip that have killed civilians, including children, although Secretary of State John Kerry said he remains concerned about the rising death toll that so far includes at least 425 Palestinians and 20 Isra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582033852014-07-20T10:19:06.759-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-20T10:19:06.759-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203385@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:19:06 MDT Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58202222-68/israeli-gaza-military-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58202222-68/israeli-gaza-military-killed.html.csp">Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli bulldozers on Saturday demolished more than a dozen tunnels the military said were being used by Hamas gunmen to sneak beneath the southern border of the Jewish state and carry out attacks on its soldiers and civilians. Palestinians reported intensified airstrikes and shelling as the death toll from Israel’s ground offensive rose to at least 342 Palestinians, including many civilians. Several Israelis — soldiers and civilians — have also been killed since the fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582022222014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58202222@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:28:01 MDT Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp">Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:19:02.836-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday, as the Palestinian death toll climbed past 330 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts. The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling Gaza, but the militants have continued to fire rockets. In the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials reporte...</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> 58201215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:19:02 MDT For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201231-68/obama-american-challenges-economic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201231-68/obama-american-challenges-economic.html.csp">For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP White House Correspondent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:26:02.038-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Surveying a dizzying array of international crises, President Barack Obama stated the obvious: “We live in a complex world and at a challenging time.” And then suddenly, only a day later, the world had grown much more troubling, the challenges even more confounding. The downing Thursday of a passenger plane carrying nearly 300 people spread the impact of the standoff between Ukraine and Russia far around the globe. The prospect of more Mideast casualties was assured when Israel laun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582012312014-07-19T11:26:02.038-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T11:26:02.038-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201231@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:26:02 MDT Op-ed: No peace in Mideast until radical Islamists are denied http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195768-82/hamas-israel-gaza-peace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195768-82/hamas-israel-gaza-peace.html.csp">Op-ed: No peace in Mideast until radical Islamists are denied</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ron Zamir</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:27:01.868-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Once again we witness the same flare up that has become the legacy of the 2000 brutal takeover by Hamas of the Gaza stip. Since that takeover, the Muslim brotherhood of Palestine (Hamas) has used numerous pretexts to launch missiles against Israel’s civilian populations. Israel seeks to destroy these missile sites placed in houses, schools, and public buildings, causing civilian deaths. This eventually leads to a cease fire that is destined to be broken. We must recognize that the roots of this...</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> 58195768@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:27:01 MDT Op-ed: U.S. must embrace its role as Mideast mediator http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195837-82/civilians-gaza-israel-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195837-82/civilians-gaza-israel-palestinians.html.csp">Op-ed: U.S. must embrace its role as Mideast mediator</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Takwa Sharif and Shukri Harbi</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:27:01.982-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a recent article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, President Obama, days before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge (the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict),  suggested that peace is the sole solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Nevertheless, although we, as a nation, recognize the importance of peace, we have not taken our role as potential mediators seriously, especially in the current airstrikes that have taken countless of lives in the Gaza Strip. Gaza is one of the most...</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> 58195837@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:27:01 MDT Kaplan: Netanyahu risks squandering Israel’s advantages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58197833-82/israeli-israel-hamas-abbas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58197833-82/israeli-israel-hamas-abbas.html.csp">Kaplan: Netanyahu risks squandering Israel’s advantages</a></h4>