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  • Deal: L.A.-Israel airfare and 3 nights in Tel Aviv for $1,459

    Deal: L.A.-Israel airfare and 3 nights in Tel Aviv for $1,459
    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...
  • No statehood for murderers

    No statehood for murderers
    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...
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict shifts ominously toward religious war

    Israeli-Palestinian conflict shifts ominously toward religious war
    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...
  • Israel lifts age limit on Muslim men praying at Jerusalem holy site

    For the first time in weeks, Israel lifted age restrictions for Muslim men wanting to pray at a holy site in the walled Old City, and Friday prayers passed peacefully, raising hopes for a cooling of tensions in the wake of a visit to the region by...
  • Tragedy in Jerusalem

    Tragedy in Jerusalem
    There can be no excuse, no explanation, no reasoned or even plausible justification for the horrific attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four rabbis and an Israeli police officer dead. The assailants, two Palestinian militants armed with...
  • Israeli demolition of Palestinian home follows synagogue attack

    A thunderous explosion and the crunch of collapsing masonry early Wednesday heralded the revival of what had been a largely abandoned Israeli tactic: the demolition of family homes of Palestinians who stage attacks against Jews. Less than 24 hours after...
  • Jerusalem synagogue attack leaves four rabbis dead

    Jerusalem synagogue attack leaves four rabbis dead
    — In the pious Har Nof neighborhood in the hills of West Jerusalem, early-morning prayers at a landmark synagogue are an integral part of the rhythm of daily religious life. Those who chose that time and place to strike seemed to know that....
  • Netanyahu on synagogue attack: 'We will settle the score'

    Netanyahu on synagogue attack: 'We will settle the score'
     Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed five people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city. Three of the victims held dual U.S.-Israeli...
  • Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution

    Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution
    The occupied West Bank recently witnessed the biggest land grab in 30 years when Israel seized 990 acres belonging to five Palestinian villages to build 5,000 new housing units. The villages are al-Jaba'a, Surif, Wadi Fukin, Husan and Nahalin. Writing...
  • The soul of Israel is at stake

    The soul of Israel is at stake
    In the last nine years I have written five columns concerning the coarsening of Israeli society. This is not merely my liberal critique; it has been noted by Israeli academics and political leaders. In 2005 the conservative Israeli newspaper, Maariv,...
  • Pictures in the News | November 12, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Europe, where they are celebrating the landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time. Philae, a mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine, landed on comet 67p deep in space....