| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Did Jesus know in advance that He was going to be put to death? If so, why didn't He just back away or try to escape? -- Mrs. N.H.
A: Yes, Jesus did know in advance that He would be arrested and brought to trial before the Roman governor , and that...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:41 AM
GAZA CITY -- The two main rival factions of Palestinian politics and society announced a reconciliation deal Wednesday that would mend a seven-year rift by forming a unity government and holding new elections.
Following two days of discussions between...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:28 PM
GAZA CITY — Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday announced a reconciliation deal to end their seven-year schism, in a further blow to U.S.-led efforts to broker a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Donald O. King, a former educator and founder of what is now the Valleybrook Country Club, died Saturday of pneumonia at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. He was 88.
The son of Walter O. King, a mailman, and Esther Rose King, a homemaker,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:38 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinians rallied in West Bank cities on Monday in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before his scheduled meeting at the White House with President Obama.
Palestinians carried pictures of the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – With the 8-month-old Palestinian-Israeli negotiations entering a state of deadlock, Palestinians spoke Monday about a "paradigm shift" in the U.S.-sponsored peace process.
The talks, which were supposed to produce a peace...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:09 PM
John Kerry is waiting for Benjamin Netanyahu to nail himself to a very large cross.
Unfortunately, you're going to have to keep reading to find out what I mean by this.
First, here are four assumptions about the Middle East peace process:
1. It's dead....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Company: 256 pp., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:29 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Seeking to calm critics of his reconciliation efforts with the militant Hamas group, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday the unity government he plans to head will renounce violence and recognize Israel....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
At a time when the Middle East peace process appears stymied, Israel received an unexpected olive branch when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Holocaust and expressed sympathy with its victims.
But Israeli Prime Minister...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Schools, businesses and services were shuttered Wednesday in Fureidis the day after the Arab town became the latest community in Israel to be vandalized in a rash of hate crimes.
Worshipers arriving at a mosque early Tuesday found its outer walls marred...