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  • Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

    Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing its trust in tough guys. But he is running for prime minister in Israel. Lawyerly and unimposing, the opposition Labor Party leader...
  • West Bank Palestinians reeling as Israel withholds tax payments

    DURA, West Bank Hatem Amro's donkey is as scrawny as his salary. In January, Amro, who teaches Islamic studies in the southern West Bank as one of 180,000 employees of the Palestinian Authority, coped with a 40 percent pay cut by buying a short,...
  • Leading election opponent to Netanyahu vows to reopen talks with Palestinians

    JERUSALEM Isaac Herzog, the leader of Israel's Labor party and the main opponent of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in next month's elections, said Tuesday that if elected he would work to revive peace talks with the Palestinians and curb settlement...
  • Boehner wrong to invite Netanyahu to speak

    Boehner wrong to invite Netanyahu to speak
    House Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress is simply wrong. Initially, it is a violation of traditional protocol recognizing the president as point person in foreign affairs. It is also a...
  • TN Rep. Cohen to skip Netanyahu speech to Congress

    Democratic congressman Steve Cohen says he is skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress. The Tennessee congressman calls the speech "high theater" in Netanyahu's re-election campaign and a political tool wielded by House...
  • New York jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks

    New York jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks
    A federal jury in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for a series of terrorist attacks that killed or wounded Americans in Israel during the early 2000s, officials announced Monday. The verdict,...
  • US jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks

    The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority backed a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday in awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at a...
  • Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

    Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran's nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions on programs that could be used to make atomic arms....
  • Israel resolution sparks passion, controversy, in Va. House

    Israel resolution sparks passion, controversy, in Va. House
    Peninsula Del. Brenda Pogge said she never expected her resolution on Israel to be controversial. Then most of the House Democratic Caucus left their seats to avoid voting on it earlier this month. Several of the General Assembly's Jewish members pushed...
  • Israel cuts off electricity to thousands of West Bank Palestinians

    Israel's electric company cut off power Monday to more than 700,000 Palestinians in two major West Bank cities and nearby villages, and warned that more outages are coming if Palestinian officials don't pay millions of dollars in outstanding debt. The...
  • Israeli candidates slug it out through Web ads

    Israeli candidates slug it out through Web ads
    The young Israeli couple are waiting nervously for the babysitter before an evening out. Hearing a knock at the door, they open it to a most surprising sight: Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is standing with a sly grin on their threshold....