International Court Welcomes Palestinians as 123rd Member

MIKE CORDER, Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, saying it wanted “justice not vengeance” for alleged Israeli war crimes. Joining the court is part of a broader effort by the Palestinians Read More


Europe Seeks Role in Postwar Gaza

JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure on Hamas militants to relinquish power. The European Read More


Israel Pulls Troops Out of Gaza

  (BBC) – Israel has withdrawn its troops from the Gaza Strip to “defensive positions” outside the Palestinian territory. It says the main aim of its offensive – to destroy militants’ tunnels – has been achieved. A 72-hour truce – brokered by Egyptian mediators late Read More


Church a Haven for Muslims in Gaza

The Associated Press Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City’s Greek Orthodox church. St. Porphyrios Church has thrown its doors open to hundreds of displaced Palestinians, some of the more than 140,000 Read More