| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Amid efforts to revive stalled talks in Cairo, Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip traded blows again Saturday, with a volley of rockets fired toward Israel and the Israeli military striking dozens of targets across the coastal...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Israel and Palestinian militants agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire beginning at midnight Sunday, and an Israeli delegation was expected to travel to Cairo on Monday if it held in its first hours.
True to form, rocket fire aimed at Israel from the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:53 PM
As a three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip held Monday, Israeli negotiators returned to Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials and indirect discussions with Palestinian militants about a permanent truce and long-term arrangements.
There were reports...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Israel's military concluded early Sunday that a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants was actually killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.
The news came after a day in which Israeli forces raked the southern tip of Gaza with...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Elana Goldstein, 18, went to Israel last month for what's called a "birthright trip": a subsidized visit available to anyone with at least one Jewish parent.
She was greeted with air-raid sirens and exploding rockets.
Another Central Florida woman,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When she was in 10th grade, Risa Kelemer made up her mind: She wanted to serve in the army.
The Israeli army.
A member of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Greenspring and a student at Yeshivat Rambam in Park Heights, the Baltimore native visited the...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Once again, a place of refuge proved a deathtrap.
At least two explosions rocked a boys’ school in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that had been designated as a United Nations shelter for Gazans fleeing days of fighting. Palestinian officials said...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:05 PM
It was just three weeks ago that The New York Times published a letter I wrote regarding "Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza and growing anti-Semitism in Europe and beyond." The letter set off a furor that I could not have imagined, and the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:25 AM
I don't understand the Middle East. I don't even try.
I've led an examined life. My radio job obliges me to master a lot of information about a vast array of subjects, and I feel entitled to a few exemptions. This week, I had to get up to speed on the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:44 AM
GROTON — An Episcopal priest from Groton serving as chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale University stepped down this month after a furor over a letter he wrote to The New York Times.
The Rev. Bruce Shipman, interviewed Friday at his Groton...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:03 AM
A mortar bomb was fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since an Aug. 26 truce halted a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave, the Israeli military said.
There were no casualties or damage, a military...