| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:50 PM
JERUSALEM A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli troops who were blocking a demonstration in the West Bank, sharply raising tensions between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
Ziad Abu Ain, 55, a firebrand...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:16 AM
This column is being written on Dec. 4, my 101 birthday. There will not be a big party tonight like the one that marked my first century. Only five members of my family will be there, but a couple of hundred residents of Harbors Edge will dance and frolic...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Some random thoughts on recent events in Israel and Palestine.
THE JEWS AND TERROR. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, dedicated a square in Ramallah to the people that perpetrated the massacre at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, a day after Palestinian assailants fatally stabbed an Israeli soldier and a woman in attacks that raised fears of a new uprising.
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Knife-wielding Palestinian assailants acting hours apart on Monday killed an Israeli soldier in the commercial center of Tel Aviv and a female settler in the West Bank, drawing condemnation from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and praise from...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Israel uncovered a West Bank network of Hamas militants planning a series of large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and other locations, the country’s domestic security agency said Thursday.
The targets were to include Jerusalem’s...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:36 PM
A week after Ghassan Abu Jamal took part in an attack that killed five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli officials announced Wednesday that his widow will be stripped of the permit allowing her residence in Jerusalem and that she'll be returned...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:20 AM
KAFR BARA, Israel Mohsein Assi was standing on a ladder, raking plump purple olives off a silver-leaved tree, when his phone rang. A worker at his clothing factory had sent him photos of pants and shirts and wanted his approval.
Assi, 39, is from Kafr...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:45 AM
El Al Airlines hopes to draw winter travelers to Israel with an offer that includes L.A.-Tel Aviv airfare and a hotel stay, starting at $1,459 per person.
Tourism to Israel fell off this past summer after violent conflicts erupted in the Gaza Strip...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The cold-blooded and planned murder of four rabbis, three American and one British, in West Jerusalem by Palestinian Arabs was celebrated both in Gaza and the West Bank ("Tragedy in Jerusalem," Nov. 19). This demonstrates that there can be no permanent...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Guarded by a phalanx of riot police, the knot of young Jewish men, long sidelocks blowing in the breeze, strode across the paved esplanade of Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site. A group of veiled and black-robed Muslim women leaped up to confront...