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  • Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Obama

    It was a celebration of Palestinian culture – a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics. Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was...
  • Mastermind of Munich Olympics Attack Dies in Syria

    Mastermind of Munich Olympics Attack Dies in Syria
    DAMASCUS, Syria -- Mohammed Oudeh, the key planner of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes, died Saturday morning in Damascus, his daughter said. He was 73. Oudeh died of kidney failure a day after he was rushed to Damascus'...
  • 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...
  • Pope John Paul II Dies at 84

    Pope John Paul II, whose indomitable will and uncompromising belief in human dignity helped bring down communism in Eastern Europe and reshaped Christianity's relationship to Judaism, died today. He was 84. The Polish-born John Paul, indisputably the...
  • Arafat's Body Arrives in Cairo for Funeral

    A jet carrying the coffin of Yasser Arafat arrived in Cairo today, hours after the Palestinian leader died at a French hospital from an undisclosed ailment. Pallbearers walked along a red carpet laid on the tarmac, carrying his coffin, draped in a...
  • For Jerusalem residents, life, and bus rides, roll on

    JERUSALEM - She climbed aboard Bus No. 2 in the Old City without hesitating, her small grandchildren trailing behind, tired after a busy day touring a museum and the ancient ruins in the Jewish Quarter. They sat in the middle, by the swivel point of...
  • Israelis point up Palestinian links to bin Laden

    For Saed Hindawi, learning how to fire assault rifles and make bombs at a military camp in Afghanistan seemed the natural thing to do. All the Palestinians in school with him in Pakistan were doing it. It was important that, as a Palestinian, he be...
  • Hope for peace between Palestinians, Israelis at highest point since '93

    JERUSALEM - It began, as it had last time and the time before, with a celebratory handshake and soaring rhetoric about a chance for peace in this ravaged land. Yesterday's landmark summit, during which Israel and the Palestinians announced they would...
  • Truce declared by Sharon, Abbas

    SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared an end yesterday to "acts of violence" in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in hopes that silencing the gunfire will lead to a formal,...
  • Blair urges Britain to stand fast in war on terrorism

    Prime Minister Tony Blair urged Britons on Tuesday to stiffen their resolve as a new opinion poll indicated a drop in public support for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. In a speech to the Welsh Assembly, Blair asked the country not to forget the...
  • Jerusalem bomb kills 16

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian suicide bomber disguised as an Orthodox Jew killed 16 other people and injured more than 100 yesterday when he blew himself up on a bus in downtown Jerusalem a day after a failed Israeli attempt to kill a top leader of the...