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The current explosion of violence between Palestinians and the state of Israel is yet to inflict as many casualties as the devastating 2014 Gaza conflict, but in many ways is a bleaker and more foreboding episode. Confrontation is not confined to aerial bombardment and rocket fire over Gaza and southern Israel but has spread to the streets of Israeli towns, to neighborhoods of Jerusalem and across the West Bank. ...
The missile-defense system has managed to keep Israeli casualties low by destroying incoming Hamas rocket fire, removing pressure for a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. ...
The president who helped create Israel was a bigot — and we've been confused about the "Jewish vote" ever since ...
The 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation opened an emergency meeting Sunday over the heavy fighting between Israel and... ...

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