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  • Hobby Lobby, lawyer fees and Maxwell: Letters

    Hobby Lobby, lawyer fees and Maxwell: Letters
    A heartfelt message Thanks to Hobby Lobby for the wonderful, touching Christmas greeting in the Orlando Sentinel's Christmas Day edition. The paid advertisement featured a heartfelt, moving picture, and one that deeply touched me and my husband. It is...
  • Kerry urges 'other options' as Palestinians seek U.N. resolution

    Kerry urges 'other options' as Palestinians seek U.N. resolution
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged patience Tuesday as he met in London with Palestinian officials seeking a U.N. resolution that would lay the groundwork for a Palestinian state. Speaking to reporters before the meeting, Kerry declined to take a...
  • Palestinians get backing from EU court ruling, proposed U.N. measure

    Palestinians get backing from EU court ruling, proposed U.N. measure
    A European Union court Wednesday ordered the removal of Hamas from the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, based on a procedural technicality, a ruling that provoked anger from Israel as well as satisfaction from the militant Palestinian...
  • Jason Radine: Hanukkah is a time for rededication to peace

    Jewish families around the world this week are celebrating Hanukkah, lighting the menorah one more candle each night, as the tiny lights glow increasingly against the darkness of winter. While the story of the miracle of illumination oil lasting for an...
  • Arab-Israeli Muslim woman runs for parliament with party opposing Palestinian independence

    An Arab-Israeli Muslim woman is running for a parliament seat as a member of a hard-line religious Jewish party aligned with the West Bank settler movement and that opposes Palestinian independence. The bid by iconoclast Anett Haskia, a 45-year-old...
  • West Bank settlers reportedly throw stones at U.S. diplomats

    West Bank settlers reportedly throw stones at U.S. diplomats
    A U.S. diplomatic convoy was attacked Friday in the West Bank by Jewish settlers throwing rocks, Israeli news reports said. Diplomats from the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem had arrived to investigate accusations by Palestinians in the village of Turmus...
  • Israel police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

    Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses say. The...
  • Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood

    Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood
    After a disastrous 2014, Palestinians are embarking on a risky new gambit for 2015: seeking to internationalize the Middle East peace process. After decades of American-led mediation efforts, the Palestinian leadership is moving aggressively to court...
  • Israel threatens new punishments against Palestinians in retaliation for criminal court bid

    Israeli leaders on Sunday threatened to take tougher action against the Palestinians over their decision to join the International Criminal Court, a day after freezing the transfer of more than $100 million in tax funds. Last week's Palestinian...
  • Palestinian sentenced to three life terms in killing of Israeli teens

    An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to three life terms in prison for his role in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank, an event that contributed to the escalating cycle of violence leading to a...
  • As Palestinians join International Criminal Court, showdown with Israel looms at The Hague

    The U.N. has accepted a request by observer state Palestine to join the International Criminal Court, clearing the way for possible war crimes complaints against Israel. Palestinians hope the tribunal will give them more leverage in a lopsided conflict...