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  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • Opposed To Israel's Policies, Not Anti-Semitic

    The Sept. 19 editorial "Crossing The Line" misrepresents the Rev. Bruce Shipman's letter to The New York Times in much the same way that the critics misrepresented Jimmy Carter's 2006 book "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid." In both cases, the critics have...
  • Israeli forces kill 2 Hamas members suspected in deaths of 3 teens

    Israeli forces Tuesday killed two Palestinians considered responsible for the abduction and deaths in June of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank that helped trigger weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, officials said. According to the Israeli...
  • Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza

    Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza
    The Islamist movement Hamas has agreed to share power in the Gaza Strip with the more moderate and secular Fatah faction, representatives from the two sides said at a news conference in the Egyptian capital on Thursday. Hamas forcibly ejected its...
  • 'The Green Prince' is a real-world spy thriller

    'The Green Prince' is a real-world spy thriller
    Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder/leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, spied on Hamas for Israel for 10 years As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in...
  • Israel announces major West Bank land appropriation for settlement

    Israel appropriated a swath of 990 acres in the West Bank on Sunday and declared the Palestinian area south of Bethlehem to be Israeli "state lands," local media reported. According to the veteran anti-settlement group Peace Now, the declaration is...
  • In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war

    In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war
    A large majority of Palestinians believe that the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, won its 50-day war with Israel, a new Palestinian public opinion poll said Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center...
  • The anatomy of a cease-fire

    The anatomy of a cease-fire
    After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...
  • What's next for Gaza?

    The "long-term" cease-fire between Israel and Hamas announced on Tuesday — assuming that it holds — is welcome first and foremost because it promises an end to a conflict that disproportionately cost the lives of innocent civilians. Israel and...
  • The problems for Middle East peace

    To the editor: Your editorial frames the diplomatic challenges well. It seems logical that a meaningful pact between Israel and the West Bank, including no new settlements, would allow Palestinians in the West Bank the chance to build an independent...
  • Growing up in Ferguson and the West Bank

    I grew up in Ferguson, Mo. No one ever heard of it, unless you lived elsewhere in St. Louis County. Then my family moved to the West Bank — my father's first home. A friend says, "Your parents really picked the garden spots." In Ferguson, an...