Netanyahu: Our Hand Grasps the Sword of David

Prime Minister invokes Israel's greatest warrior king as psychological warfare reaches peak level.Gil Ronen, 11/20/2012, 7:59 PM

43% of Israelis: Topple Hamas

A poll finds that 43% of Israelis want to topple Hamas in addition to destroying weapons, only 39% want ceasefire negotiations. Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 7:46 PM

Erdan: Israel Not Seeking a Ceasefire

Minister Gilad Erdan says Israel is not seeking a ceasefire. Hamas claims ceasefire imminent, continues attacks.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 7:17 PM

No Obama Veto on Ground Op, Says Ambassador

Michael Oren, Israel's U.S. ambassador, says Washington will fully support Israel, whatever it decides to do.Gil Ronen, 11/20/2012, 6:45 PM

Rabbis Open Hotline for Southern Israel

The Tzohar rabbinic organization has opened a hotline for residents of southern Israel seeking Judaism, psychological boost. Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 6:45 PM

Rocket Hits Residential Building in Tel Aviv Region

A rocket hit a building in the central Israel city of Rishon Letzion. Two rockets hit the city of Ashkelon, wounding three people.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 6:00 PM

‘Ceasefire by Tuesday Night’

Sources in Israel, Egypt, Gaza say ceasefire will be declared within hours.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 5:25 PM

Ashdod: Several Hurt in 2 Rocket Strikes

Terrorists rain rockets on Ashdod, hitting city twice and wounding several people.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 5:12 PM

IAF Hits Gaza Weapons Convoy; 6 Killed

The IAF hit two vehicles carrying weapons in Gaza City, setting off secondary blasts.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 4:44 PM

Knesset Approves Call-Up of 70,000

Government approves expanding call-up to include 70,000 reservists in further sign of impending ground operation.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 4:34 PM

IDF Warns Gaza Civilians: Leave Immediately

The IDF drops leaflets warning residents of northern Gaza to leave, raising expectation of an impending ground operation. Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 4:15 PM

IDF Hits Hamas Hard; 3 Killed

IDF hits Hamas with artillery, airstrikes in possible prelude to ground attack. Planes report direct strike on rocket-launching cell.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 3:49 PM

Being Nice to Terrorists

Are we supposed to look for mitigating factors for terrorists? Are we allowed to attack?Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple, 11/20/2012, 3:25 PM

Top Pundit: Cut Off Power to Gaza

Maariv's Erel Segal asks: isn't it time to turn off the current that the enemy uses to make weapons?Gil Ronen, 11/20/2012, 3:23 PM

Rocket Hits Gush Etzion

Sirens wailed in Jerusalem and Gush Etzion to warn of incoming missiles. Rocket hits kibbutz home in Negev. One seriously wounded.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2012, 2:24 PM

Hamas Leader: Israel Bluffing; ‘I Dare You to Invade’

Hamas’ leader Khaled Mashaal charges an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza is a bluff. “If you wanted to launch it, you would have done it.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2012, 2:02 PM

Germany: Hamas' Missile Attacks Must Stop

Prime Minister meets German foreign minister, says "a diplomatic unwinding" is preferable.Gil Ronen, 11/20/2012, 12:43 PM

Video: Reservists Gear Up for Gaza Ground Incursion

Reservists explain how they left their families to help mobilize for a possible ground invasion in Gaza. A truce may scratch the plan. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2012, 12:21 PM

Roger Cohen and the New York Times: Useful Idiots

Roger Cohen gives new meaning to the phrase "yellow journalism". Ari Lieberman, View from NY, 11/20/2012, 11:35 AM

Hamas Agression is an Arm of the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

The Sudan strike may have been an Israeli warning and the Pillar of Defense operation may be Israel's effort to pave the way to attack Iran.Dr. Joe Tuzara, 11/20/2012, 11:21 AM

Reservist Seriously Wounded by Rocket Fire

A Reserve officer was seriously wounded by shrapnel from a Hamas rocket in the Eshkol region in the Western Negev Tuesday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2012, 11:20 AM

Karma? Shas' Deri Seeks Shelter from Missiles

Shas co-leader Aryeh Deri, who made the Oslo Accords possible, comes under fire in Ashdod.Gil Ronen, 11/20/2012, 11:11 AM

Hamas Takes Israel's "Poison Pawn"

It is a chess game with life and death stakes. Israel's seeming strategic decision not to destroy Hamas once and for all is simply a response to the changing geopolitical circumstances. Ron Jager, 11/20/2012, 11:06 AM

Wartime Smuggling of Long-Range Missiles from Hizbullah to Hamas

Hizbullah is supplying long-range missiles to Hamas even as Israel’s Iron Dome system blows them up, a Lebanese newspaper claims.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2012, 10:27 AM

TV Anchors Fight Each Other over War

Evening news pundit mocks defense correspondent, another calls Israel a "peace refuser."Gil Ronen, 11/20/2012, 9:38 AM

Glenn Beck: It's the Jew Hatred

Conservative broadcaster asks what the U.S. would do if rockets from Mexico hit El Paso.Gil Ronen, 11/20/2012, 8:55 AM

McCain: Former President Clinton Should Lead Cease-Fire Talks

Sen. John McCain suggested that President Obama should send former President Bill Clinton to lead cease-fire talks.Rachel Hirshfeld, 11/20/2012, 8:49 AM

Missile Hits Next to Bus in Be’er Sheva, No Serious Injuries

Miracle in Be’er Sheva: Bus passengers escaped serious injuries when a Hamas missile struck. Iron Dome intercepted 8 other rockets. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2012, 8:39 AM

Iran Is Out of Its Mind, Says Peres

President Peres said Iran is “out of its mind" for encouraging missile attacks rather than ceasefire negotiations.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2012, 8:07 AM

Podcast: Eyewitness Report from Apartment Where 3 Were Killed

Exclusive interviews and briefings from officials from the Kiryat Malachi apartment where a Gaza rocket killed three civilians. Walter Bingham, 11/20/2012, 7:26 AM

Major Arab Rioting, Rock Throwing in Judea and Samaria

Arabs on Monday significantly stepped up rock throwing and attacks on IsraelisDavid Lev, 11/20/2012, 7:21 AM

Pillar of Defense, Day 6, in Pictures

Breslov hassidim raise the spirits of soldiers, a missile hits a school in Ashkelon, PA Arabs riot and soldiers pray. Day 6 in pictures.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/20/2012, 7:18 AM

Security Council in a Deadlock Over Gaza

Security Council hits a deadlock on the Gaza conflict, as US says it opposes any action that undermines efforts to reach a ceasefire.Elad Benari, 11/20/2012, 6:30 AM

Video: Watch Air Force Take off For Gaza Bombings

Arutz Sheva visits an IAF base from which aircraft take off on their way to strike Hamas’ terror infrastructure in Gaza.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/20/2012, 6:09 AM

IAF Airstrikes Hit Islamic Bank, Senior Hamas Terrorist

IAF aircraft strike Gaza branch of the National Islamic Bank, as well as the home of Jaabari successor, Raed Al-Attar.Elad Benari, 11/20/2012, 5:49 AM

Erdogan: Israel is a 'Terrorist State'

Israel is a "terrorist state" that "massacres innocent children,” Turkish PM claims.Elad Benari, 11/20/2012, 5:43 AM

CNN: U.S. Sending Warships to Evacuate Americans in Israel

CNN: 3 US warships on standby in the eastern Mediterranean in case of need to assist Americans leaving Israel. Embassy denies report.Elad Benari, 11/20/2012, 5:15 AM

Nasrallah: Israel Has Failed in Gaza

Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah pledges his group's support for the Hamas terrorist rulers of Gaza.Elad Benari, 11/20/2012, 4:44 AM

Report: Gaza Ceasefire 'Within Hours'

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza could go into effect “within several hours”, according to Al-Arabiya.Elad Benari, 11/20/2012, 4:16 AM

CNN Poll Shows Americans Support Gaza Op

A CNN Poll Monday said that the majority of Americans supported Israel's actions in Operation Pillar of Defense.David Lev, 11/20/2012, 3:45 AM

EU Defends Israel's Right to Protect Its Citizens

The European Union has underlined Israel's right to protect its citizens from rocket fire and called for a “cessation of hostilities.”Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2012, 2:42 AM

Dozens of Gaza Targets Attacked in Sixth Day of Operation

IDF hits a slew of terrorist targets on the sixth day of Operation Pillar of Defense.Elad Benari, 11/20/2012, 2:13 AM

Report: Cabinet Meets on Egyptian Ceasefire Proposal

Israel's Cabinet convened late Monday night to discuss a ceasefire proposal advanced by Egypt, according to a radio news broadcast.Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2012, 1:42 AM

Barrage of Missile Fire Slaughters Chickens

Chickens in Israel are usually slaughtered by a kosher butcher -- but Monday evening Hamas terrorists did the job with a Qassam rocket.Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2012, 12:45 AM

Hamas Terror Attacks Draw Fatah Unity

Hamas’ massive missile bombardment of Israel has brought the rival faction into unity despite Abbas’ claims he is against terror. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 11/20/2012, 12:14 AM

Israeli Doctors Save Arm of Missile Victim

Israeli doctors at Rehovot's Kaplan Medical Center have saved the arm of a man wounded in a missile attack last week in Kiryat Malachi.Chana Ya'ar, 11/19/2012, 11:49 PM

Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

New Ethiopian immigrants, who have no family in the country, are suffering greatly from Hamas' ongoing rocket attacksDavid Lev, 11/19/2012, 10:11 PM

Four More Top Terrorists Eliminated

IDF planes on Monday targeted and eliminated another four senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists. David Lev, 11/19/2012, 9:01 PM

Katyusha Missiles Aimed at Israel 'Discovered' in Lebanon

Two Katyusha missiles aimed at Israel from Lebanon were discovered Monday. Both were set to launch.Chana Ya'ar, 11/19/2012, 6:50 PM

Ceasefire Seems Unlikely, After Mashaal Speech

Hamas claims that Israeli is 'suing for peace,' but it is Hamas that is the big loser in this war, says an officialDavid Lev, 11/19/2012, 5:53 PM

Vast Majority of Israelis Approve of Operation, Poll Shows

A poll conducted on behalf of a political education group shows that the vast majority of Israelis support Operation Pillar of Defense.David Lev, 11/19/2012, 4:48 PM

PA Arabs Show Their Support for Hamas – By Attacking Israelis

Arabs in Judea and Samaria have begun to show their solidarity with their fellow Arabs – by throwing stonesDavid Lev, 11/19/2012, 3:47 PM

Israel Takes Over Hamas TV Programming

The Israeli army took over Hamas TV programming "to broadcast warnings” on the sixth day of Pillar of Defense.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/19/2012, 2:32 PM

Reservists Waiting for Orders to Move into Gaza

Tens of thousands of army reservists are waiting for orders to move into Gaza. A poll shows 84% of Israelis support Pillar of Defense. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/19/2012, 2:11 PM

Live Blog Pillar of Defense Day 6

15:01 Foreign media promote claim of Israeli tactic to attack civilians. NBC: “Israel steps up targeted attacks in heavily populated Gaza.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/19/2012, 2:03 PM

Video Shows Hamas Strategy: Death Wish

Hamas is winning international sympathy as a result of alleged civilian deaths, some caused by its own misfired rockets. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/19/2012, 1:44 PM

Bennett Under Fire in Ashdod: Topple Hamas

As Hamas missiles rain down on Ashdod, Bayit Yehudi Chair. Naftali Bennett says: Israel must topple Hamas.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/19/2012, 1:16 PM