ISRAEL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAEL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Hamas hoping for more concessions in truce talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307101-68/hamas-gaza-israel-abbas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58307101-68/hamas-gaza-israel-abbas.html.csp">Hamas hoping for more concessions in truce talks</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="2014-08-17T20:31:55.458-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 08:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal that would ease the closure of the territory, while other factions, including delegates representing President Mahmoud Abbas, were inclined to accept. Hamas officials said they were holding out in hopes of getting more concessions in the Egyptian-mediated talks. With a temporary truce set to expire late Mond...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583071012014-08-17T20:31:55.458-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T20:31:55.458-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58307101@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:31:55 MDT Letter: Obama just playing hand he was dealt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297582-82/obama-chamberlain-bomb-chaos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297582-82/obama-chamberlain-bomb-chaos.html.csp">Letter: Obama just playing hand he was dealt</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:28:06.107-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mr. Papadakis (“Obama as Chamberlain,” Aug. 13) obviously was not alive for the last 14 years. George W. Bush created the instability we are now paying for, not to mention the budget deficit by putting two long wars off the books from 2003-2008. He walked away and began painting while leaving all his disastrous mistakes for Obama to cope with. Mr. Obama is trying to pick up the pieces and bring some order out of the chaos left him. He doesn’t want more war or boots on the ground, unlike Sens....</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> 58297582@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:06 MDT Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298832-68/hamas-israel-gaza-cairo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58298832-68/hamas-israel-gaza-cairo.html.csp">Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TIA GOLDENBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T20:20:02.913-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But with the sides’ demands still seemingly irreconcilable, that optimism may be premature and a deal not so close in the making. Israel and Hamas are observing a five-day cease-fire which began at midnight Wednesday, in an attempt to allow talks between the sides in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582988322014-08-14T20:20:02.913-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T20:20:02.913-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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It’s the longest cease-fire to be declared since the war broke out last month in the Gaza Strip. The fighting has so far killed more than 1,900 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians, according to Palestinian and U.N. officials. Israel has lo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582971622014-08-14T11:49:02.067-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T11:49:02.067-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297162@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:49:02 MDT Jewish groups accuse U.N. chief of taking sides http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294292-68/israel-hamas-ban-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294292-68/israel-hamas-ban-gaza.html.csp">Jewish groups accuse U.N. chief of taking sides</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with the U.N. chief to express their concerns, presenting a letter that listed what they said were 19 violations of international law by Hamas that have gone ignored, said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group with an office in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582942922014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294292@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:37:35 MDT Hamas, Israel OK five-day cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292208-68/israel-gaza-hamas-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292208-68/israel-gaza-hamas-palestinian.html.csp">Hamas, Israel OK five-day cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TIA GOLDENBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:37:06.023-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza. Yet even as the extension was announced just minutes before a previous truce was set to expire at midnight, violence spiked, with Palestinian militants firing five rockets at Israel and Israel targeting sites across the Gaza Strip in response. It was not clear if the fighti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582922082014-08-13T18:37:06.023-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T18:37:06.023-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292208@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:37:06 MDT Egypt’s proposal to end war in Gaza calls for lifting part of blockade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58289999-68/gaza-israel-hamas-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58289999-68/gaza-israel-hamas-palestinian.html.csp">Egypt’s proposal to end war in Gaza calls for lifting part of blockade</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="2014-08-12T21:22:02.182-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks aimed at ending the crisis and bringing relief to the embattled Gaza Strip. After more than 10 hours of talks on Tuesday, Palestinian officials told The Associated Press early Wednesday morning that Egypt’s proposal calls for easing parts of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, bringing some...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582899992014-08-12T21:22:02.182-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T21:22:02.182-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289999@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:22:02 MDT ITF rules on Israel and Ukraine Davis Cup venues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288063-77/ukraine-israel-itf-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288063-77/ukraine-israel-itf-cup.html.csp">ITF rules on Israel and Ukraine Davis Cup venues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T23:12:57.746-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • The International Tennis Federation ruled Tuesday that Davis Cup matches will be moved out of Ukraine and Israel because of security issues in both countries. The ITF board of directors rejected an appeal by the Israel Tennis Association against last week’s decision to switch the Sept. 12-14 World Group playoff against Argentina to a neutral venue because of the conflict in Gaza. The match had been scheduled to be played in Tel Aviv. The ITF said Israel has until Thursday to nominate a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582880632014-08-12T23:12:57.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T23:12:57.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288063@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Gaza war cease-fire holds as negotiators gather http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58284145-68/gaza-israel-hamas-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58284145-68/gaza-israel-hamas-fire.html.csp">Gaza war cease-fire holds as negotiators gather</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">William Booth </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Carol Morello</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T20:55:08.695-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo on Monday to resume talks with Palestinians as a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held throughout the morning. After a brief flurry of cross-border rocket and artillery fire between Gaza and Israel minutes before the 72-hour truce began at midnight, there were no reported violations throughout the morning. Residents of Gaza got up early to take advantage of the lull. Fishermen took to their boats, and some motored out to sea to cast nets...</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> 58284145@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:55:08 MDT Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281296-68/hamas-fire-gaza-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281296-68/hamas-fire-gaza-israel.html.csp">Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal</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="2014-08-10T20:03:34.606-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 08:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CAIRO • Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives. The announcement marked the second time in less than a week that the bitter enemies had agreed to Egyptian mediation. A similar three-day truce last week collapsed in renewed violence over the weekend. The truce took effect at midnight (2101 GMT), preced...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582812962014-08-10T20:03:34.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T20:03:34.606-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58281296@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:03:34 MDT Gaza talks on hold; Israeli delegation stays home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279375-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279375-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp">Gaza talks on hold; Israeli delegation stays home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IAN DEITCH and KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T19:04:53.348-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations in Cairo unless rocket fire from Gaza stops. A day after the end of a temporary truce, cross-border attacks continued Saturday, though at a lower intensity than on most days in the past month of fighting. Gaza militants fired 28 rockets at Israel, the army said, while Israel struck about 50 targets in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582793752014-08-09T19:04:53.348-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T19:04:53.348-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279375@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:04:53 MDT Gaza truce collapses in new violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276855-68/israel-gaza-hamas-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276855-68/israel-gaza-hamas-palestinian.html.csp">Gaza truce collapses in new violence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEF FEDERMAN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T18:49:17.12-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 06:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • A three-day-old truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three children. The eruption of fighting shattered a brief calm in the monthlong war and dealt a blow to Egyptian-led efforts to secure a long-term cease-fire between the bitter enemies. A delegation of Palestinian negotiators remained in Cairo in hopes of salvaging the talk...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582768552014-08-08T18:49:17.12-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T18:49:17.12-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276855@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:49:17 MDT Europeans pressing for Gaza harbor development http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58273292-68/gaza-port-israel-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58273292-68/gaza-port-israel-israeli.html.csp">Europeans pressing for Gaza harbor development</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAF CASERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T18:13:09.572-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • A European idea to help end the devastating conflict in Gaza is gaining traction: Develop Gaza’s port to reopen the besieged territory to the rest of the world through a Cypriot port, with international monitors assuring that no weapons get through. Across Europe, governments are warming to the proposal to give the 43-kilometer (27-mile) strip on Israel’s southern border such an economic lifeline. After all, Gaza was a thriving port in ancient times. From Berlin to London to the Euro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582732922014-08-07T18:13:09.572-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T18:13:09.572-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273292@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:13:09 MDT Hamas rejects disarmament proposal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58271640-68/hamas-gaza-israel-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58271640-68/hamas-gaza-israel-group.html.csp">Hamas rejects disarmament proposal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MAGGIE MICHAEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T18:13:09.517-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City • With a deadline looming hours away, Hamas on Thursday rejected Israeli demands it disarm and threatened to resume its rocket attacks if its demands for lifting a crippling blockade on Gaza were not met. The hard-line stance, voiced by a senior Hamas official at the group’s first rally since a cease-fire in the Gaza war took effect on Tuesday, signaled that indirect negotiations in Cairo over a permanent truce in Gaza were not making headway. It was an ominous sign ahead of Friday’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582716402014-08-07T18:13:09.517-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T18:13:09.517-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271640@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:13:09 MDT Indirect Israel-Hamas talks on Gaza start in Cairo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267409-68/israel-hamas-gaza-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267409-68/israel-hamas-gaza-palestinian.html.csp">Indirect Israel-Hamas talks on Gaza start in Cairo</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T21:34:01.56-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 09:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory got underway in Cairo on Wednesday, with both sides taking hard-line positions and much jockeying expected ahead. Israel wants the Islamic militant Hamas to disarm, or at least ensure it cannot re-arm, before considering the group’s demand that the territory’s borders be opened. Israel and Egypt imposed a closure after the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582674092014-08-06T21:34:01.56-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T21:34:01.56-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267409@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:34:01 MDT Israel, Hamas to negotiate new Gaza deal in Cairo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263031-68/gaza-hamas-israel-abbas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263031-68/gaza-hamas-israel-abbas.html.csp">Israel, Hamas to negotiate new Gaza deal in Cairo</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T21:12:54.7-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • The outlines of a solution for battered, blockaded Gaza are emerging after Tuesday’s tentative Israel-Hamas cease-fire: Norway is organizing a donor conference and Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas aims to oversee rebuilding and reassert his authority in the territory, lost to Hamas in 2007. Forces loyal to Abbas would be deployed at Gaza’s crossings to encourage Israel and Egypt to lift the closure they imposed after the Hamas takeover. Indirect Israel-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582630312014-08-05T21:12:54.7-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T21:12:54.7-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263031@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:12:54 MDT