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US military’s Gaza pier mission ends

The U.S. military pier used off the coast of Gaza intermittently during the last few months to transport humanitarian aid into the war-torn enclave will cease to operate.

Amid calls for Olympic ban, Israeli athletes determined to succeed in Paris

Israel is sending 88 athletes to Paris this month, the second-largest Olympic team in the country’s history. And they’re going to France against the backdrop of a bloody war at home that is entering its 10th month with no end in sight. Yet that’s a topic few Israeli athletes seem willing — or able — to talk about.

Israel-Hamas truce talks face key sticking points

Negotiations aimed at winding down Israel’s nine-month war on Hamas in Gaza face four key sticking points, including which hostages should be released, according to people with knowledge of the talks.

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