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Burns named to national Catholic service board

...five years ago and salvaged a hospital. CRS engages in peacebuilding in places like the Central African Republic, Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank, and in Central America is advocating for support for unaccompanied children fleeing their home countries...
Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.The failure to reach...
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Israel withdraws most of its troops from Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation against Hamas that has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis dead...
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Haines exchange student from Gaza wins award

YES program exchange student Haytham, from Gaza and living in Haines, was awarded the 2013 International Education Week winner from Ayusa (Academic Year in the USA) International...
My Turn: Who are Begich and Sullivan fighting for?

...defense in Alaska, his efforts to impose new sanctions on Iran and his support for the recent Israeli military operation in Gaza. Begich has lost my vote in November. Sullivan offers more of the same, though. He can roost about fighting Obamacare and...
Peace in the Gaza Strip no longer in sight

...10th day of Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip, I was zapping between Israeli...days, even as the atrocious events in Gaza continue: escaping the news and taking...optimism. So have I. The latest operation in Gaza was expected and practically inevitable...
My Turn: 'Eye for an eye' shows neither strength or courage

...16-year old who just returned home to Gaza after attending high school in Haines this...Palestinians are more or less trapped in Gaza, with no sirens to warn civilians of an...the 2008-2009 war between Israel and Gaza. And tragically, even by Israeli Defense...
A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence

...for the past two weeks Hamas fighters in Gaza have been indiscriminately targeting nearby...artillery have attacked over 1,600 targets in Gaza, leaving 230 Palestinians dead. The latest...Israel has launched a ground invasion into Gaza, a tiny enclave of only a 139 square miles...
My Turn: Regressing to a new normal

...was traveling with Haytham Mohanna, a high school exchange student from a place where that kind of warning makes sense. In Gaza, however, sudden outbursts of violence are so normal signs aren't necessary.The signage is part of the three-level Maritime...
My Turn: Changing the world one story at a time

...and Egypt. We've also brought Muslim students from Bahrain, Gaza, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Turkey and Yemen.The events of...Israel and the Palestinians living in the occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank may explain why many Americans feel uneasy...


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