| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I've always been puzzled by a prayer of Jesus just before His arrest. From what I've heard, it almost sounds like He didn't want to die, and was even asking God to stop what was about to happen. Is this true? -- Mrs. A. McC.
A: You're referring to...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Why is the day on which Jesus died called "Good Friday"? I don't see anything good about it, to be honest. -- J.W.
A: From one perspective, you're right; there certainly doesn't seem to be anything good about that last Friday, when Jesus was condemned...
| 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:59 PM
An Israeli citizen suspected of illegal trade with Iran and money laundering was arrested Monday at the request of American authorities, justice officials in Israel said.
According to a statement from Israel’s Justice Ministry, U.S. officials...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
| 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 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...
| 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...