Smoke billowing from a spot targeted by an Israeli air strike inside the Gaza strip on November 15,
Smoke billowing from a spot targeted by an Israeli air strike inside the Gaza strip on November 15, 2012. Photo by AFP
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As operation Pillar of Defense continues for the second day, rockets hit Tel Aviv for the first time since the Gulf War. Two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv, and they both exploded in open areas. No casualties or damage was reported. Follow Haaretz's live blog for coverage of Operation Pillar of Defense.

Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin claims that Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari was assassinated just hours after receiving a the draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague accused Hamas on Thursday of bearing responsibility for the latest escalation in the Gaza Strip. He demanded that Hamas stop firing on Israel but did not issue a similar call for an end to Israel’s operation.

An errant bullet shot from Syria struck near an Israel Defense Forces outpost in the Golan Heights on Thursday, grazing and lightly wounding an Israeli soldier.

The IDF Home Front Command has ordered factories in the southern region to reduce levels of any dangerous materials they may possess, in order to lessen the level of harm that could be caused as a result of a direct rocket hit.

Germany is set to increase the amount of reparations it transfers to Holocaust survivors and will expand the circle of survivors entitled to them, following negotiations it has been conducting with the Claims Conference – The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Police in Jerusalem detained six women who were praying with the Women of the Wall early Thursday morning, a month after arresting Anat Hoffman, one of the group's leading members.

Anshel Pfeffer documents the IDF tactics of 2012 – in this day and age, the cyber offensive is taking center stage alongside the aerial offensive.