| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Israeli military on Friday evicted Palestinian activists from a camp they set up a week ago in the Jordan River valley in an attempt to challenge any Israeli plan to maintain a presence in the area under a future peace...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:30 AM
I totally agree with Melani McAlister's point that the "question of how Americans should respond to the deteriorating situation in Israel and Palestine — what our government should do, what we as individuals can or should do — should be openly...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2014
Peace negotiations, a wise U.S. diplomat once said, are like riding a bicycle: No matter how slow you're moving, it's best to keep going — because if you try to stand still, you'll fall.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry is putting that principle...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Israel could be forgiven for having a siege mentality -- given that at any moment, old frontline enemies Syria and Egypt might spill their violence over common borders.
The Arab Spring has turned Israel's once-predictable adversaries into the chaotic...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Variety selects the videos (below), games, apps, books, music and more (photo gallery, above) you should know about each week.
Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical
Rhett & Link
The comedy duo, known for their viral advertising videos, direct a cast...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority has launched a security crackdown after a wave of lawlessness in West Bank cities.
Hundreds of masked special forces, dressed in black and armed with machine guns, were dispatched Wednesday to the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: I'm interested in knowing how can we thank God in a manner which is acceptable to Him. I am Muslim by faith and looked to the Quran about it. There are innumerable places in the Quran where God wants us to thank Him for all His blessings, but I could...