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  • Rekha Basu: Despite election, there will be a Palestinian state

    It might have been the quickest and most self-serving reversal ever of a campaign promise. Two days after winning re-election in Israel by vowing to reject a Palestinian state which he previously endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Americans...
  • Israel has a right to defend itself

    Israel has a right to defend itself
    In his usually overheated rhetoric, letter writer Ray Gordon continues to blame Israel defending itself, while absolving Hamas and Fatah of any crimes ("Stop shielding Israel," March 22). Is the firing of over 10,000 rockets at Israel civilians by Hamas...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Post-Star of Glens Falls on government ethics reform. March 21 One of the ironies of the current debate over ethics reform in the state Legislature, which has focused on outside income, is that most legislators earn little outside income or none...
  • Palestinian premier heads to Gaza on reconciliation mission

    The Palestinian Prime Minister kicked off a visit to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in a renewed effort to resolve an eight-year rift with the rival Hamas militant group, which controls the tiny coastal territory. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah entered...
  • Israel's president calls on Netanyahu to form a government

    A week after his party came out on top in national elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally tapped Wednesday to form Israel’s next government, his fourth since 1996. President Reuven Rivlin made the decision after meeting this...
  • Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu's apology

    Arab political leaders in Israel on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's apology for comments he made in last week's national elections that offended members of the Arab community and said his words made him unsuitable to return for a...
  • Deciphering the Israeli election

    Deciphering the Israeli election
    It is always difficult to decipher the results of an Israeli election given the fact that there are so many splinter parties that garner seats in the Knesset. Last week's election is no exception. A total of 10 parties will be represented in the new...
  • Obama: Netanyahu statements don't clarify two-state solution

    An unconvinced President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to clarify pre-election statements rejecting creation of a Palestinian state still do not appear to advance the prospect of a two-state solution to...
  • Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government

    After a strong performance in last week's parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government of hard-line and religious parties. But in the smoke-and-mirrors world of Israeli politics, a centrist...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Police chief: No evidence of gang rape doesn't mean something terrible didn't happen at UVa A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no...
  • Siblings killed in New York house fire buried in Israel

    Seven Jewish siblings who died in a devastating New York house fire were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Monday at an emotional ceremony attended by several thousand mourners. Friends and relatives of the Sassoon family attended the service, as well as...