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  • Pope Francis balances visits to Jewish, Muslim sites in Jerusalem

    A day after he threw his moral weight behind the establishment of a Palestinian state, Pope Francis paid tribute Monday at the grave of Theodor Herzl, the man whose dream of a Jewish homeland led to the creation of modern-day Israel. It was a finely...
  • U.S. should end support for Israel's occupation of the West Bank [Letter]

    U.S. should end support for Israel's occupation of the West Bank [Letter]
    A recent news brief describing how the U.S. and the United Nations urged Israel to investigate the fatal shooting of two Palestinian teens last week after footage emerged suggesting the youths posed no immediate threat to troops should come as no surprise...
  • Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike; Israel debates force-feeding

    Israeli authorities hospitalized 40 Palestinian detainees Tuesday who were taking part in a weeks-long hunger strike, according to media and prison service officials. The Palestinians are part of a larger group of prisoners who have refused food for...
  • Posters promoting Israel boycott were vandalized, curator says

    Posters promoting Israel boycott were vandalized, curator says
    A Los Angeles art exhibition featuring posters promoting a controversial Palestinian-led boycott of goods made in Israel andĀ Israeli settlements has been vandalized, according to the exhibition's curator. Carol Wells, executive director of the Center...
  • Israeli soldiers arrest a would-be suicide bomber in the West Bank

    Israeli soldiers arrested a man with explosives strapped to his body in the West Bank on Friday, thwarting what might have been the first suicide bombing in the area in years, army officials said. The suspect, who raised suspicion by wearing a heavy...
  • New Palestinian government backed by Hamas; Israel threatens sanctions

    New Palestinian government backed by Hamas; Israel threatens sanctions
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new interim government Monday following an agreement with his archrival, the Islamist Hamas movement, to reunify their ranks after seven years of division. Israel opposed the creation of the unity...
  • Egypt Denies Visa For Syrian Helmer Mohamed Malas To Head Ismailia Fest Jury

    Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas ("Ladder To Damascus") is being denied an entry visa into Egypt where he had been invited to preside the jury at the Ismailia Intl. Film Festival. An Ismailia fest rep said Egyptian authorities have not commented...
  • Two Palestinian teens shot dead during West Bank protest, doctors say

    Two Palestinian teens were killed Thursday when Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters near Ramallah markingĀ  Nakba Day, commemorating the displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 war that followed Israel's creation. Doctors at the emergency...
  • Sequel To 'Jews of Egypt' Docu To Open Egypt's Ismailia Fest

    "Jews of Egypt - End of a Journey" (pictured) a sequel to Egyptian director Amir Ramses' widely well-received 2012 docu "Jews of Egypt," about one of the darkest chapters in modern Egyptian history -- the Jewish exodus from Egypt -- will have its world...
  • Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.

     Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.
    The storm of controversy after Secretary of State John F. Kerry's warning that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" reminded us once again that facts, data and the apparently tedious details of international law often seem to have little bearing on...
  • Israel isn't, and will never be, an apartheid state

     Israel isn't, and will never be, an apartheid state
    The war against Israel has passed through three phases. The first was the attempt to annihilate Israel by conventional means. It began with Israel's birth in 1948, when Arab armies nearly captured Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and ended in the 1973 Yom Kippur...