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  • The problems for Middle East peace

    To the editor: Your editorial frames the diplomatic challenges well. It seems logical that a meaningful pact between Israel and the West Bank, including no new settlements, would allow Palestinians in the West Bank the chance to build an independent...
  • U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'

    U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'
    The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so "for their own protection" and that all the detained blue-helmeted soldiers are safe. U.N....
  • Ultra-Orthodox rabbi accused in sex assault suit

     Ultra-Orthodox rabbi accused in sex assault suit
    A federal lawsuit alleging that an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who runs seminaries for girls in Israel is a sexual predator offers a rare look into the most traditional branch of Judaism, where a young woman's religious education can prove key to finding a...
  • In Theory: On the question of martyrdom

    Pope Francis this month visited Seoul, South Korea, where he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, Catholics who were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries for standing up for their religion when the Joseon Dynasty was bent on bringing a halt to Western influence...
  • U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights

    QUNEITRA Golan Heights (Reuters) - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants...
  • Israeli police find body of missing American student

    Israeli police find body of missing American student
    Israeli police said on Thursday they had found the body of a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week near a forest in Jerusalem and that they did not suspect a criminal motive. Aaron Sofer, a Jewish seminary student from New Jersey,...
  • Body in Israel is missing New Jersey man

    JERUSALEM — Police in Israel said Thursday they had found the body of a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week near a forest in Jerusalem and that they did not suspect a criminal motive. Aaron Sofer, a Jewish seminary student...
  • U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped

    U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped
    Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday. The affected...
  • Palestinian family possibly 'singled out for arrest' by Israel, US says

    JERUSALEM When Issa Abu Khdeir drove a relative to the airport last month, police arrested two sons and him, and ransacked their Jerusalem home. Abu Khdeir, 58, said his family might have been targeted because they offered their home as a press center...
  • 'Civility' a divisive issue in U. of I. faculty decisions

    'Civility' a divisive issue in U. of I. faculty decisions
    In defending its decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita, a professor who posted controversial tweets about Israel, University of Illinois trustees said they would not tolerate demeaning speech. The university's position — particularly...
  • U.N. says 43 peacekeepers detained near Israel-Syria border

    U.N. says 43 peacekeepers detained near Israel-Syria border
    The United Nations says 43 of its peacekeepers were detained Thursday in the Golan Heights near the border of Syria and Israel, a day after Syrian rebels overtook a crossing into Israeli-annexed territory. The world body said in a statement that...