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  • Palestinian Authority president to meet Hamas leader next week

     
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he plans to meet Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal next week, a move bound to upset Israel and the U.S. The meeting will include discussion of the reconciliation agreement that rival...
  • Israel's Shimon Peres reflects on Hollywood's global influence

     
    Israeli President Shimon Peres told a movie and television industry audience at the Dreamworks Animation studio lot in Glendale Friday that Hollywood often wields more influence across the globe than world leaders do....
  • Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
  • Palestinian Authority premier Salam Fayyad gives up finance post

     
    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad kept the top job in a cabinet shakeup Wednesday but relinquished his duties as finance minister, a position that earned him praise abroad and criticism at home....
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Pennsylvania governor, lawmakers report gifts, travel

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Gov. Tom Corbett accepted tickets to NFL playoff games and the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic and top leaders in the General Assembly earned outside incomes at law firms in 2011, documents show....
  • Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Nakba Day protests

     
    Dozens of Palestinians were injured Tuesday in clashes with Israeli soldiers during the annual Nakba Day demonstrations in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip to mark the 1948 displacement of 800,000 Arabs during Israel’s founding....
  • Arafat's widow files lawsuit to press for probe into his death

     
    The widow of Yasser Arafat filed a lawsuit in France on Tuesday charging that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death by an unknown person or persons labeled X, a move designed to press French officials to investigate....
  • Arafat poisoned? Death inquiry opened in France

     
    Nearly eight years after the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, French prosecutors opened an inquiry Tuesday into his possible murder by poisoning....
  • What Israeli identity crisis?

    What Israeli identity crisis?
    The Times' Feb. 14 editorial, "Israel’s identity crisis," is unfair to Israel. In particular, the editorial's questioning of Israel's ability "to be both a Jewish state and a democratic state" is patently absurd. The suggestion that these objectives...
  • Broward Republicans go gunning

    Armed with handguns and AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, the members of the Southeast Broward Republican Club abandoned the usual community center for their club meeting this week, and gathered at a gun range where they fired bullets instead of political...
  • Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?

    Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?
    Bibi is back. Unlikely as it seemed after his resounding electoral defeat in 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, has returned triumphantly from the political wilderness and was inaugurated -- for the second time --...