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  • Israel's settlement watchdog says government has issued building tenders for West Bank

    Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state, a move that comes several weeks before Israel's national...
  • Netanyahu joins Republican Party

    It should never cease to amaze us when smart people do dumb things. But one of the dumbest we've seen in a long time is Speaker John Boehner's inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress and publicly...
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  • Hezbollah ready to close the door on clash with Israel, U.N. says

    Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Thursday that the United Nations had informed Israel that the Lebanese group Hezbollah was unlikely to escalate violence after deadly encounters a day earlier left three people dead, raising concern about more fighting...
  • In Israel, secluded Arab village wants to be a tourist must-see

    In Israel, secluded Arab village wants to be a tourist must-see
    The freeway that hugs Israel's Mediterranean coast doesn't have an entrance or exit for Jisr az-Zarqa. To reach the Arab village, people use a one-lane tunnel that passes under the highway. Growing up, fifth-generation Jisr resident Ahmad Jarban felt...
  • Israeli soldiers battle boredom in satiric 'Zero Motivation'

    Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny, "Zero Motivation" is a savage black comedy that eviscerates an unexpected target: the Israeli army, officially known as the IDF. Whatever your image of the Israel Defense Forces is, heroic or...
  • Understanding the Palestinian bid to join International Criminal Court

     Understanding the Palestinian bid to join International Criminal Court
    Usually, when Israel and the Palestinians come to blows, the conflict is precipitated by some physical action: rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, an angry dispute over a holy site, Palestinian youths dead at the hands of Israeli forces. Yet the two...
  • Michael Douglas to be honored by the Genesis Prize Foundation

    Michael Douglas to be honored by the Genesis Prize Foundation
    Michael Douglas will receive a $1-million prize from a group founded by Russian billionaires seeking to strengthen Jewish culture at a time when the Jewish population is shrinking worldwide and Israel is eager for support from international figures,...
  • Children suffer and die in Gaza. Who notices?

    Children suffer and die in Gaza. Who notices?
    In the Gaza Strip, the main daily activity of every family is to try to secure and maximize the use of energy. Even the lives of "privileged" families — those whose houses weren't damaged or destroyed in the recent war and who have some money to pay...
  • Does Northwestern student group aim to respect Palestine or demonize Israel?

    Does Northwestern student group aim to respect Palestine or demonize Israel?
    Does respect for Palestinian human rights require American universities to refrain from owning stock in companies that provide military supplies to Israel? Or is the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) an impediment to peace, as many supporters of...
  • Israel too aggressive? Give me a break

    Israel too aggressive? Give me a break
            There will be all sorts of angst over Israel’s attack on the terrorist group Hezbollah on Wednesday. Please. Get real. Israel struck back after a Hezbollah rocket strike killed two Israeli soldiers. Hezbollah then had the nerve...