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  • Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen

    An Israeli police officer caught on video brutally beating a Palestinian American teenager in Jerusalem will face both administrative and criminal charges, justice officials said Wednesday. Tariq Abukhdeir of Tampa, Fla., arrived with his family this...
  • Local program lets Israeli, Palestinian teens look past differences

    Local program lets Israeli, Palestinian teens look past differences
    The conflict between the Israeli military and its Palestinian counterparts in the Middle East is foremost on the mind of Palestinian teenager Taher, who recently arrived on Chicago's North Shore to take part in a program that seeks to help build peace and...
  • Palestinians flex legal rights; U.N. condemns rockets, civilian deaths

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Palestinian officials flexed their legal rights against Israel under the territory's bolstered international status on Thursday as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rocket fire into Israel and civilian deaths in...
  • Root of conflict is not Palestinian independence [Letter]

    Root of conflict is not Palestinian independence [Letter]
    The Sun's concern that "what has been a conflict between the Jewish state and aspirations for a Palestinian one is turning into a war between the Israeli and Palestinian people" wrongly presumes that the core of the Israeli-Arab conflict has been the...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too...
  • Hamas drifts into Gaza fight it doesn't know how to finish

    GAZA (Reuters) - The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza-based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out....
  • Israeli airstrikes kill 54 in Gaza as violence and recriminations mount

    JERUSALEM Civilian casualties mounted in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday as Israel intensified its airstrikes on targets across the territory in an escalating offensive against the Islamist group Hamas. The militant faction, which controls Gaza, deepened its...
  • Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry

    Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry
    Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday and Thursday, and militants kept up rocket fire in Israel's heartland. An Israeli air strike killed seven Palestinian civilians, including five children, in the largest death toll from a single...
  • Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops

    Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops
    Israel warned Wednesday that its offensive in the Gaza Strip would intensify in coming days as rockets launched by Hamas militants penetrated deeper than ever into the Jewish state and Israeli airstrikes killed more than two dozen people in the seaside...
  • End the killing: Israelis and Palestinians must come to terms

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, July 8: The Israeli-Palestinian situation is approaching the point where the United States and other countries must ask how long can this destructive course continue before...
  • Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]

    Religious extremists are scuttling prospects for Mideast peace [Letter]
    Freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion, is crucial to the stability of all countries. Arming religion with lethal weaponry plus public funds is a very bad idea ("A dangerous turning point in Israel," July 7). The Israel-Palestine conflict...