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  • Apartheid in Israel? Hardly.

     Apartheid in Israel? Hardly.
    Two American academic groups — the American Studies Assn. and the Assn. for Asian American Studies — have called for a boycott of Israeli universities. Those resolutions have met with many objections. Much has been made, for example, of the...
  • Between Kerry's visits, Israel announces more settlement construction

    JERUSALEM -- Israel announced plans Friday to build an additional 1,400 housing units in West Bank settlements and eastern Jerusalem, drawing fierce criticism and warnings of destroying the ongoing peace process. The construction plans were expected, as...
  • Protesters break up Palestinian-Israeli peace gathering in Ramallah

    JERUSALEM -- Palestinian protesters disrupted a citizens peace conference in Ramallah on Thursday, throwing stones at the meeting site until Palestinian Authority police were forced to intervene and usher the activists to safety. More than 20 Israelis...
  • Is Mideast peace possible?

    In its quest for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, the United States has pursued essentially the same objective over several administrations. So when Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced during his latest round of shuttle diplomacy that "we...
  • Kerry presses ahead with Middle East talks, plans new visit to region

    RAMALLAH, West Bank –- Secretary of State John F. Kerry pressed forward Saturday with his Middle East peace mission, returning to Jerusalem for fresh meetings with Israeli leaders after holding his second session in two days with Palestinian...
  • Palestinian envoy in Prague killed by blast after he opens old safe

    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The newly appointed Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died Wednesday shortly after he was injured by an explosion when he opened an old safe in his Prague residence, according to a statement by the Palestinian Foreign...
  • Israeli right simmers over reports of U.S. framework for peace

    Israeli right simmers over reports of U.S. framework for peace
    JERUSALEM -- Ahead of another visit this week by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, reports that he plans to present a framework for peace to Israeli and Palestinian leaders are causing growing unrest among Israeli opponents of a two-state solution....
  • Israel releases 26 more Palestinian prisoners

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners early Tuesday, the third of four groups it promised to free as part of peace talks restarted during the summer. Most of the prisoners were from Palestinian Authority President...
  • Bethlehem's Mix of Christians and Muslims

    Bethlehem's Mix of Christians and Muslims
    This is the third article in a four-part series on Rick's recent trip to the Holy Land. Lots of tourists go to the Palestinian territories, but I'd estimate a vast majority of them do it in a rush from Jerusalem to Bethlehem just to see the Church of the...
  • Israel publishes new list of Palestinian prisoners to be released

    Israel publishes new list of Palestinian prisoners to be released
    JERUSALEM -- Amid political and public debate, Israel approved the latest list of Palestinian prisoners it plans to release from jail this week, the government said Saturday night. It would be the third such group released in recent months. As part of...
  • Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

    Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes nine years ago, not from poisoning by a radioactive substance as alleged by his widow, a Russian forensic investigation has concluded. The Russian findings conflict with those of Swiss scientists,...