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  • Film Maven Lia Van Leer Helped Israel's Movie Business Grow up

    It's impossible to look at the trajectory of Israeli cinema -- its evolution from the slapstick, racially tinged films of the 1960s to the critically acclaimed dramas and documentaries of the past decade -- without noting the immense influence of one...
  • Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest

     Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest
    At the end of a tense vote that capped a messy political campaign, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel's 10th president. Rivlin, 74, was elected by members of Israel's 120-seat parliament to succeed the country's longest-serving public...
  • Reuven Rivlin elected Israel's president, will succeed Shimon Peres

    At the end of a tense vote that capped one of the country’s messiest political campaigns, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel’s next president. Rivlin, 74, was elected in Jerusalem by members of Israel’s 120-seat...
  • Praying for peace isn't enough

    Pope Francis has the answer to the cause of the endless strife in the Middle East: It's the devil. ("Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders," June 8) Who knew? If we could only find him and stop "the evil one" from messing up the...
  • Israel is not America

    Defenders of President Obama's release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite as justification Israel's history of swapping hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for one or two...
  • Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

    Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority. Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
  • Israeli leaders offer conflicting views of what's next

    Israeli leaders offer conflicting views of what's next
    Israeli leaders are presenting conflicting views of the country's future amid the stalled peace talks with Palestinians, reflecting sharp differences within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition. Several government ministers have...
  • Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers

    Israeli, Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican for prayers
    Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process. The Vatican has played...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 26 – June 1, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The aftermath of the shooting rampage in Isla Vista last week culminated when 20,000 people attended a memorial at the university's Harder Stadium for the victims. "We are grieving together...
  • Steven Pressfield goes to war's front lines in 'Lion's Gate'

    Steven Pressfield goes to war's front lines in 'Lion's Gate'
    In his deeply reported and compellingly told "hybrid history" of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, one of the many voices that combat novelist Steven Pressfield presents is that of Boaz Amitai, a reconnaissance platoon commander in the Israelis' perilous push...
  • Angry over new Palestinian government, Israel to expand settlements

    In an almost predictable response to recent developments, Israel announced plans to expand construction in East Jerusalem and in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, drawing Palestinian outrage and deepening tensions with the United States. The...