| Feb 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
William Cooper completely misstated the rules of Israeli citizenship in a recent letter to the editor ("Israel is not a 'democracy,'" Feb. 4).
Jewishness is not a prerequisite for citizenship here, as attested to by the 21 percent of Israeli citizens...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:31 PM
There's an art to making falafel so that the ground garbanzo beans are perfectly light and fluffy, the exterior crisp but not greasy, the mix of textures and spices habit-forming.
Falafel's exact origins are unknown, but it's believed to have started in...
| Dec 8, 2013
Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term?
He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president a decade ago. And he's...
| Oct 1, 2013
In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
| Nov 18, 2013
The revelation last week that Israel wanted to plan for 20,000 new settlement housing units received the usual outraged responses from around the world. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, mindful of a backlash in the midst of the Iran nuclear...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Long Beach, where the final Boeing C-17 cargo jet for the U.S. Air Force takes off as observers look on during a ceremony. Delivery of the 223rd plane ends a 32-year relationship that has been an economic boon to...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Last week: While most national and international media attention has focused on possible U.S. military actions in Syria, U.S. immigration reform has fallen to a secondary place in public debates. Last week, a small group of Latino activists organized a...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya’s security forces were reported to be closing in on Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen holding hostages in an upscale shopping mall late Sunday, as a major explosion rocked the building around nightfall.
Earlier Sunday, Israeli...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:01 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Israeli advisors were reported to be helping Kenya's government try to free hostages held by terrorist gunmen in an upscale shopping mall, after an attack that killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, but President Uhuru Kenyatta...
| Aug 4, 2013
Jesus not only saves; it turns out he also sells.
UC Riverside professor Reza Aslan's new book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," currently occupies the No. 1 spot on Amazon's bestseller list. The Iranian-born Aslan, who converted...