ADVANCE COPY from the December 3, 2012 issue: The Gaza war and its fallout.12:00 AM, Nov 22, 2012 • By ELLIOTT ABRAMS
If the truce announced in Cairo last Wednesday truly brings the Gaza war to a close, it is not too soon to assess who gained and who lost from this conflict.
2:23 PM, Nov 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's the text, via the Egyptian president, of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas:
Agreement of Understanding For a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip
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A. Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals.
1:19 PM, Nov 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a phone call today between the two leaders, President Barack Obama thanked Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi for helping to assist with the ceasefire between Hamas in Gaza and Israel.
12:54 PM, Nov 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a read-out of a phone call between President Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the United States pledged to "use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza."
12:04 PM, Nov 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
America's ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, was quick to condemn the terror attack in Tel Aviv today as a "terrorist attack."
"I condemn today’s cowardly terrorist attack targeting innocents on a Tel Aviv bus. Terrorism is never justified. ," wrote Rice on Twitter.
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11:31 AM, Nov 21, 2012 • By TWS PODCAST
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7:32 AM, Nov 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House immediately condemned today's bus bombing in Tel Aviv, which it labeled a "terrorist attack."
6:08 PM, Nov 20, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Israeli army has issued a warning to journalists: Stay away from the terrorist group Hamas. The warning was issued on Twitter:
The warning comes after several targeted attacks hit high-level targets seeking refuge in the same building holding journalists.
4:18 PM, Nov 20, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The office of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that "At this point in time there is no Israeli agreement on any version of a ceasefire." Emergency Committee for Israel executive director Noah Pollak reports on Twitter:
4:12 PM, Nov 19, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The pro-Israel group Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is circulating a petition asking Twitter not to allow the terrorist group Hamas to use its social media platform.
4:54 PM, Nov 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The terror group Hamas has reportedly rejected a ceasefire agreement with Israel.
"Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook said on Sunday evening that the terror group rejected two of Israel’s ceasefire demands out of hand, sinking talks in Egypt," the Times of Israel reports.