ISRAEL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAEL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Will: Room for a conservative internationalist policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58237058-82/policy-israel-foreign-conservative.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58237058-82/policy-israel-foreign-conservative.html.csp">Will: Room for a conservative internationalist policy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T01:01:03.934-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel’s right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel’s military measures are disproportionate. Then come demands for a cease-fire, and the attackers replenish their arsenals. The accusations and demands are ascribed to something fictitious, the “international community.” The word “community” connotes a certain cemen...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58237058@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:01:03 MDT Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238356-68/gaza-hamas-israel-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238356-68/gaza-hamas-israel-palestinian.html.csp">Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed</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"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:26:34.818-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only power plant. The fighting came as diplomatic efforts to forge a truce remained stalled despite a death toll that Palestinian officials said rose above 1,200 on Tuesday. The shadowy leader of the Hamas military wing said his group will not cease fir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582383562014-07-29T17:26:34.818-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:26:34.818-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238356@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:34 MDT U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238362-68/israel-defense-senate-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238362-68/israel-defense-senate-republicans.html.csp">U.S. lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week’s end. “Let’s stop playing games,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance a necessity for the “life-or-death struggle Israel faces.” Graham and other supporters made their comments as Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment yet in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582383622014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:26:34.904-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238362@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:34 MDT Letter: Cartoon unethical? How about Congress? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234133-82/cartoon-tribune-unethical-bagley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234133-82/cartoon-tribune-unethical-bagley.html.csp">Letter: Cartoon unethical? How about Congress?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:02.02-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In Sunday’s opinion section, Ilana Schwartzman takes Pat Bagley and the Tribune to task over a political cartoon he presented about the situation in Gaza (“What’s in a cartoon? Tribune should know better,” July 26). Her main point is that since the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is complicated and multifaceted, Bagley’s cartoon misrepresented the facts which rendered the cartoon as unethical. If someone as astute as Pat Bagley can’t get his head around this conflict, consider our poo...</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> 58234133@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:02 MDT TV series moving some production to New Mexico http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237970-79/mexico-moving-series-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237970-79/mexico-moving-series-film.html.csp">TV series moving some production to New Mexico</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T14:38:02.444-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 02:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Fe • A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis says the USA Network series called “Dig” filmed its pilot in Jerusalem but is moving in light of the recent unrest in Israel and Gaza. The film office says the show will film interior scenes in Albuquerque while it looks for new international locations for shooting exteriors. “Dig” stars Isaacs as Peter Connelly, an FBI ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582379702014-07-29T14:38:02.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T14:38:02.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237970@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:38:02 MDT Lowry: How can ‘Smart Power’ be so dumb? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236943-82/kerry-foreign-obama-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58236943-82/kerry-foreign-obama-state.html.csp">Lowry: How can ‘Smart Power’ be so dumb?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T14:21:46.44-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 02:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If an Israeli high-level official were caught on a hot mic candidly commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s ill-fated act of Israel-Hamas peacemaking, he might call it “a hell of a diplomatic foray.” Kerry was caught sarcastically describing the Israeli offensive into Gaza as “a hell of a pinpoint operation” during his round of Sunday-show interviews two weeks ago, before telling his aide over the phone, “We’ve got to get over there,” and “It’s crazy to be sitting around.” Kerry’s belief i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236943@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:46 MDT U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234750-68/kerry-israeli-cease-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234750-68/kerry-israeli-cease-fire.html.csp">U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T21:48:54.21-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat. “It’s simply not the way partners and allies treat each other,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Her comments were echoed by the White House, where National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S. was “d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582347502014-07-28T21:48:54.21-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T21:48:54.21-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234750@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:48:54 MDT Attack on park in Gaza war kills nine children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58233014-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58233014-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp">Attack on park in Gaza war kills nine children</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB </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="2014-07-28T21:49:37.975-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip • Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In central Gaza City early Tuesday, at least two major explosions hit a media complex housing the offices of Hamas-run Al Aqsa television and radio. The blasts shook surrounding buildings and started a fire on ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582330142014-07-28T21:49:37.975-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T21:49:37.975-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233014@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:49:37 MDT In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232474-68/gaza-says-israel-power.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232474-68/gaza-says-israel-power.html.csp">In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:38:02.157-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza’s civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there’s no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals. The hardship is felt more keenly as Muslims on Monday start observing the Eid el-Fitr holiday, which is meant to be a joyous time of festive meals,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324742014-07-28T08:38:02.157-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:38:02.157-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232474@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:38:02 MDT As cease-fires fizzle, war rages on in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230711-68/gaza-israeli-israel-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58230711-68/gaza-israeli-israel-hamas.html.csp">As cease-fires fizzle, war rages on in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK </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="2014-07-27T19:43:02.223-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the fighting illustrated the difficulties in securing a more permanent truce as the sides remain far apart on their terms. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582307112014-07-27T19:43:02.223-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T19:43:02.223-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58230711@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:43:02 MDT Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229659-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229659-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp">Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges</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="2014-07-27T14:08:29.365-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 02:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer Saturday for a 24-hour truce, Hamas said Sunday it agreed to hold fire ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. But as Israel’s Cabinet met to discuss the offer and the ongoing war, rocket...</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> 58229659@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:08:29 MDT Israeli cease-fire offer rejected; Hamas resumes rocket attacks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227205-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227205-68/gaza-hamas-israel-israeli.html.csp">Israeli cease-fire offer rejected; Hamas resumes rocket attacks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB </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="2014-07-26T21:44:47.936-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip • Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas rejection, Israel’s Cabinet decided to extend a truce for 24 hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Sunday. However, it warned that its military would respond to any fire from Gaza and would continue to demolish Hamas military tunnels during this period. The temporar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582272052014-07-26T21:44:47.936-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-26T21:44:47.936-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227205@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:44:47 MDT Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224964-68/court-israel-crimes-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224964-68/court-israel-crimes-gaza.html.csp">Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at ICC</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T15:39:02.121-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 03:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza. Palestinian Justice Minister Saleem Al-Saqqa and Ismail Jabr, the Gaza court public prosecutor, started legal proceedings Friday via a Paris-based lawyer over the 18 days of fighting between Hamas and Israel that’s left 800 Palestinians and 35 Israelis dead. They accuse Israel of war crimes, including apartheid, attacks against civilians, excessive loss of human li...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582249642014-07-25T15:39:02.121-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T15:39:02.121-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224964@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:39:02 MDT Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224954-68/gaza-israeli-israel-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224954-68/gaza-israeli-israel-hamas.html.csp">Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB</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="2014-07-25T19:31:52.653-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem •Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation “significantly.” Hours after the U.S.-led efforts stalled, the two sides agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Saturday. However, the temporary lull was unlikely to change the trajectory of the current hostilities a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582249542014-07-25T19:31:52.653-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T19:31:52.653-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224954@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:31:52 MDT Robinson: Israel is losing the moral high ground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224081-82/hamas-israel-israeli-civilians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224081-82/hamas-israel-israeli-civilians.html.csp">Robinson: Israel is losing the moral high ground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T11:16:35.99-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The civilian death toll in Gaza from Israel’s latest incursion is appalling. The right to self-defense is inalienable, but it is not free from moral constraints. As of this writing, nearly 750 Palestinians have been killed since the Israeli assault began, including dozens of children. On Thursday, a compound housing a United Nations school — crowded with Gaza residents who had fled their homes to seek shelter — was shelled in an incident still under investigation by the Israeli...</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> 58224081@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:16:35 MDT Lowry: Hamas’ useful idiots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224043-82/israel-hamas-gaza-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224043-82/israel-hamas-gaza-war.html.csp">Lowry: Hamas’ useful idiots</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T15:18:25.601-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 03:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sound bites are usally meant to obfuscate as much as clarify. Rarely is one so incisive as the line uttered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the other day about the difference between Israel and Hamas: “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.” This is the ground truth of the latest Gaza War that gets obscured by the relentlessly repeated stark disparity in casualties between the Gazans, hundreds of whom have 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> 58224043@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:18:25 MDT U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220478-68/gaza-israel-hamas-hit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220478-68/gaza-israel-hamas-hit.html.csp">U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed</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="2014-07-24T19:03:53.943-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Gaza City, Gaza Strip • A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard. Palestinian officials blamed Israel for the shelling, which wounded dozens and came on the deadliest day so far of the current round of fighting. However, the Israeli military said the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582204782014-07-24T19:03:53.943-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T19:03:53.943-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220478@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:03:53 MDT Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216726-68/cruz-israel-boycott-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216726-68/cruz-israel-boycott-federal.html.csp">Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T19:20:27.373-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 07:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. “The facts suggest that President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy deman...</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> 58216726@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:27 MDT 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/israel-hamas-gaza-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58214997-68/israel-hamas-gaza-israeli.html.csp">U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK </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="2014-07-23T20:37:36.806-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis. Underscoring the challenges facing international negotiators shuttling around the Middle East in a high-profile bid to end the bloodshed, the leader of Hamas insisted the Islamic militants would not relent until...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582149972014-07-23T20:37:36.806-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T20:37:36.806-06:00"> 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 20:37:36 MDT