Meanwhile, Ahavas Yisrael of Kew Gardens Hills (across the street) has:
(Taanis begins 6:07 am and ends 5:26 pm)Perhaps there was an error in the Etz Chaim bulletin. I sent an email asking for clarification.
I have an ongoing series (starting here), which is not halacha lemaaseh, about when one is obligated to fast, when one is prohibited to fast, and when one is permitted to fast as a reshut. This is based on whether there is "shalom" and whether there is "gezeirat hamalchut." I would claim that according to Rashi, even now would be considered "Shalom," since it means not peace but Jewish sovereignty, such that perhaps it would be forbidden to fast. But there are other Rishonim who might define it otherwise. For example, while Ramban first appears to define "shalom" as "such as at the time of the Mikdash," his conditions for reshut is that there is no tzara anywhere in the world for Jews. And as such, this present situation in Eretz Yisrael would certainly qualify as yesh tzara. (See the post where I argue on Ramban in general, though.) Note: Again, none of this series is intended as advice halacha lemaaseh.
Meanwhile, see at Lion of Zion how Hamodiah calls for fasting today for the Gaza war.