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  • Israel to build fence along part of border with Jordan

    Israel's Cabinet has approved funding for a fence to be built along part of the country's eastern border with Jordan. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the future fence will run for 30 kilometers from Israel's southern tip toward the...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    In the Middle East this week, the holy month of Ramadan — when devout Muslims abstain from all food and drink from dawn to dusk — brought scenes of hardship and charity, and also images of carnage. In Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan, volunteers...
  • Israel intercepts ship in pro-Palestinian flotilla bound for Gaza

    Israel intercepts ship in pro-Palestinian flotilla bound for Gaza
    A ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists protesting Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip was boarded by Israeli naval commandos, who took command of the vessel. According to a statement from Israel's military early Monday, the navy contacted the...
  • Report: World Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust level

    The world's Jewish population has grown to be nearly as large as it was before the Holocaust, an Israeli think tank said in its annual report Sunday. The Jewish People Policy Institute said there are currently 14.2 million Jews in the world. When...
  • Domestic legacy assured, Obama remains challenged abroad

    WASHINGTON While back-to-back Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage burnish President Barack Obama's legacy at home, his foreign policy record is unsettled and may not be fully established until years after he leaves...
  • Significant obstacles lie ahead for nuclear talks with Iran

    World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one. After nearly a decade of international diplomacy, negotiators are trying to reach a final agreement by Tuesday that would curb Iran's nuclear activities for a decade...
  • An insider's account of International Farhud Day

    An insider's account of International Farhud Day
    While I was speaking to the packed room, a woman I did not know, sitting in the front row, slowly shook her tear-stained head in disbelief and muttered softly … barely audible … "I never thought I would hear these words in this building."...
  • Palestinian killed after opening fire at Israeli army

    Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man after he opened fire at soldiers at a military checkpoint in the West Bank on Friday, the army said. According to the military, a car approached the checkpoint in the Jordan Valley and a gunman from inside...
  • Vatican signs treaty with "State of Palestine"

    The Vatican signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Mideast countries. Vatican...
  • The only good nuclear deal with Iran

    The only good nuclear deal with Iran
    While negotiating the future of Iran's nuclear program, The Obama Administration is preoccupied with its foreign policy legacy. The president seems willing to settle for a subpar nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to land in the...
  • Emerging Israel gas deal ignites fierce debate

    When natural gas was discovered a few years ago off the shores of resource-poor Israel, it was heralded as nothing short of a miracle, but an emerging deal with developers has been plagued by criticism, with opponents accusing Prime Minister Benjamin...