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  • Flames spread over debris after an Israeli airstrike as rescuers inspect the damaged area in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

    Senators: Cease-fire must allow Israel to defend against rockets, tunnels

    A bipartisan group of senators is urging the Obama administration to ensure that any cease-fire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas still affords Israel the ability to defend itself from incoming rocket fire and underground tunnel attacks.


  • A protestor holds a Palestinian flag that reads: "Free Palestine" during a demonstration against the Israeli airstrikes of the Gaza strip in front of the Israel Embassy, in Madrid, Spain, Thursday July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    CHAREN: Hamas’ triumph

    Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global.


  • Palestinian medics treat a child wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers.


  • **FILE** Passengers walk past US Airways planes at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in suburban Washington on Dec. 27, 2009. (Associated Press)

    US airlines to resume flights to Israel

    All three U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.


  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navi Pillay, addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Pillay opened an emergency debate in the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council with an assessment that around three-quarters of the 650 Palestinians and 31 Israelis killed in the conflict were civilians, and thousands more have been injured. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

    U.N. Human Rights head accuses Israel of war crimes

    The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, suggested in the wake of the Palestinian death toll hitting nearly 700 that Israel was guilty of war crimes.


  • Incoming Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is sworn in during a ceremony at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. Despite the recent violence in the region, Jewish youths continue to make pilgrimages to the nation.  (AP Photo/Ronen Zvulun, Pool)

    Higher Ground: War no deterrent

    Flights have been grounded and troops have been mobilized in and out of Israel because of ongoing violence, but young Jewish people are still making the trip as part of their birthright.


  • FILE - In this file photo made Jan. 21, 2010, a passenger walks past a Delta Airlines 747 aircraft in McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Mich. Delta Air Lines on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 canceled all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    FAA lifts ban on U.S. flights to Israel

    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.


  • Illustration on the FAA ban on flights to Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    BRUCE: Winging it in the Middle East

    This week, a terrorist group tried to shut down Israel's airport, and couldn't. So President Obama stepped in and did it for them.


  • Israelis take cover as a siren sounds during a rocket attack fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza, in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

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