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Another Cease-Fire Takes Effect in Gaza

Fighting between Israelis and Palestinians in the ongoing Gaza conflict, now into its second month, continued into Sunday night but halted at midnight, as both sides observed the first hours of another three-day cease-fire.

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 READ MORE



Israel and Hamas 72-Hour Humanitarian Cease-Fire in Gaza Collapses (Updated)

At 8:00 a.m. Friday (local time), a three-day cease-fire was scheduled to begin in Gaza. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement about the temporary truce Thursday. Shortly after the truce began Friday, however, Hamas and the Israel Defense Forces accused each other of violating the agreement.

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 READ MORE


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Israel Under Fire for Gaza Killings

As Israel’s Security Cabinet prepared to vote Saturday on a possible cease-fire in Gaza, the Israeli army drew criticism for the killing of two boys who were taking cover at a United Nations school in northern Gaza, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009 READ MORE


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Israel Resumes Attack

Following a three-hour pause in its aerial bombardment to allow those in the Gaza Strip to “get medical attention, get supplies ... whatever they need,” Israel has resumed its attack, although it promised additional halts amid reports that Hamas and Israel are working out details of a cease-fire. Overall, 660 Palestinians have been reported killed, including more than 200 children.

Posted on Jan 7, 2009 READ MORE


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Israel Rejects 48-Hour Cease-Fire

After five days of almost constant aerial attacks and the deaths of nearly 400 Palestinians, the Israeli government has refused a 48-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, arguing that it needs to “keep up the pressure on Hamas”—a startling euphemism for its lethal assaults—as the Israeli military ramps up for a likely ground invasion.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008 READ MORE


Russia Signs Cease-Fire Agreement, With Reservations

On Saturday, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev signed the French-brokered peace treaty already inked by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. However, this is clearly an uneasy and tentative truce: Russian officials say their troops will stay in Georgia for an indefinite time.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008 READ MORE


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Saakashvili Claims Europe Invited Russian Invasion

“Unfortunately, today we are looking evil directly in the eye,” an emotional Mikheil Saakashvili said Friday after he signed a cease-fire agreement to end his country’s eight-day showdown with Russia. The Georgian president declared that other European nations ignored clear signs of impending conflict last spring and he hinted that trouble could also be in store for other countries.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008 READ MORE


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Georgia Signs Cease-Fire as Rice Looks On

After spending several hours in a diplomatic huddle behind closed doors with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Friday signed a cease-fire agreement brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Saakashvili, however, made it clear during a follow-up news conference that “this is not a done deal yet.”

Posted on Aug 15, 2008 READ MORE


Israeli Attack Threatens Cease-Fire

Despite the tenuous cease-fire, Israel has launched an attack some 60 miles north of its border in Lebanon.  Israeli officials said they were trying to halt a weapons transfer to Hezbollah, and will continue to engage targets until a peacekeeping force can take its place to prevent Hezbollah’s rearming.

Posted on Aug 19, 2006 READ MORE


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Join Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, along with Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Lawrence O’Donnell, for a lively discussion on the week in politics, policy and culture.  This week: Cease-Fire—Who Won, Who Lost? Warrantless Wiretap Decision and Appeal; A Review of Iraq War.

Posted on Aug 19, 2006 READ MORE


Lebanon Cease-Fire to Start Monday

The cease-fire in Lebanon will take effect Monday morning, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has announced.  Israel and Lebanon agreed to the timing during a meeting with Annan on Saturday.

Posted on Aug 12, 2006 READ MORE


Israel Nearly Triples Troops Ahead of Cease-Fire

Rather than ramping down in advance of the just-agreed-upon U.N. peace deal, Israel and Hezbollah have instead continued slaughtering each other.

Posted on Aug 12, 2006 READ MORE


Lebanese PM Rejects U.N. Cease-Fire Plan

From the AP: “Lebanon’s government rejected a U.N. cease-fire plan backed by President Bush on Monday, demanding Israel immediately withdraw even before a peacekeeping force arrives and promising to send 15,000 troops to take control of the Hezbollah stronghold along the border.”

Posted on Aug 7, 2006 READ MORE


Killing As Many As Possible Before the Cease-Fire

The brutal logic that Israel and Hezbollah are following goes like this: Inflict as many deaths on the enemy as possible in the next few days—in order to strengthen your hand before sitting down at the bargaining table.

Posted on Aug 6, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. and France Agree on Mideast Cease-Fire Plan

The draft Security Council resolution seeks an immediate halt to fighting in Lebanon, and calls for the mobilization of international peacekeepers.

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Protecting Blastocysts, Forsaking Humans

It was more important for Bush to veto a bill on stem cell research than it was to push for a halt to the slaughter claiming actual human lives in the Middle East.

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: Middle East Crisis Blows Up Bush’s Illusions

The recent bloodshed in Israel, Lebanon and Iraq is a tough lesson in “what happens when the leadership of ‘the indispensable nation’ takes a mental vacation.”

Posted on Jul 19, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdig Exclusive: Rep. Kucinich’s Resolution Calls on Bush to Push for Cease-Fire

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced a resolution Wednesday that calls on President Bush to appeal to all sides for a cessation of hostilities in the Israeli-Lebanon conflict and to commit the United States to multiparty negotiations, along with support for an international peacekeeping mission during the talks.

  • Also, read the speech that Rep. Kucinich delivered on the House floor on Tuesday that warned of “mutually assured destruction” if saner heads do not soon prevail in the Middle East.

  • Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


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