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  • Review: 'Thirteen Days in September' by Lawrence Wright

    Review: 'Thirteen Days in September' by Lawrence Wright
    His closest advisers warned him against it, but President Jimmy Carter decided to risk everything anyhow. He would bring peace to the Middle East. The deeply religious Baptist believed that God wanted him to be the peacemaker "and that somehow he would...
  • After Mahmoud Abbas, who will lead the Palestinians?

    JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Most Palestinians have known only two leaders: Yasser Arafat, the stubble-chinned firebrand fond of chequered scarves and olive fatigues, and Mahmoud Abbas, a smooth-shaven father figure who favors Western suits...
  • Jailed Fatah leader lauds Gaza 'victory', urges confrontation with Israel

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - The Gaza war was a victory for Palestinians, and the focus must now shift to a boycott that makes Israel's occupation of the West Bank too costly to bear, says Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader serving life in prison...
  • Gaza war spurs more Palestinians to risk dangerous migration to Europe

    GAZA (Reuters) - A devastating war with Israel has swollen the number of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip joining a perilous exodus of migrants fleeing the Middle East and Africa in search of a better life in Europe. Palestinians with knowledge of...
  • Saudi Arabia promises $500 million for Gaza rebuilding

    GAZA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has pledged $500 million to help rebuild Gaza, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah said on Thursday, with the full cost of post-war reconstruction expected to be around $4 billion over three years. Saudi Arabia's...
  • Rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel: Israel Radio

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday, Israel Radio said, in the second such attack this week challenging an Aug. 26 ceasefire with Palestinian militants that halted a 50-day war. The report said there...
  • Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff

    Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff
    Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe want to cross-examine Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter about a cash bribe that was allegedly passed to him as part of an undercover FBI sting five...
  • U.S. should listen to the Jay Garners who back the Kurds

    Playing the historical what-if game can be as frustrating as it is fascinating. What if the Greeks had not defeated Xerxes' Persians at Salamis? What if Hitler had attacked Moscow rather than Stalingrad? And what if the Bush administration had...
  • Rationalizing Israeli injustice against Palestinians

    To the editor: Yossi Klein Halevi acknowledges that "Israel's long-term survival depends on ending the occupation" and that "the Jews didn't come home to deny another people its sense of home." ("How do Israelis cope?," Op-Ed, Sept. 12) Indeed, Halevi's...
  • Netanyahu rival shocks Israel with sudden plan to quit cabinet

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's interior minister, seen as a rival and potential successor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, announced on Wednesday he was quitting the government, in a move that stunned the political right. Gideon Sa'ar, 47, widely...
  • Mortar fired from Gaza, first since truce: Israel

    A mortar bomb was fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since an Aug. 26 truce halted a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave, the Israeli military said. There were no casualties or damage, a military...