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  • Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection

    Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection
    On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
  • New Palestinian government backed by Hamas; Israel threatens sanctions

    New Palestinian government backed by Hamas; Israel threatens sanctions
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new interim government Monday following an agreement with his archrival, the Islamist Hamas movement, to reunify their ranks after seven years of division. Israel opposed the creation of the unity...
  • Egypt Denies Visa For Syrian Helmer Mohamed Malas To Head Ismailia Fest Jury

    Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas ("Ladder To Damascus") is being denied an entry visa into Egypt where he had been invited to preside the jury at the Ismailia Intl. Film Festival. An Ismailia fest rep said Egyptian authorities have not commented...
  • Israelis and Palestinians agree to a 24-hour extension of their truce

    Israelis and Palestinians agree to a 24-hour extension of their truce
    Spurred by yet another expiring Gaza Strip cease-fire, Israelis and Palestinians agreed late Monday on a 24-hour extension of their latest truce to work out an accord addressing major points of contention, including an easing of the blockade of the...
  • Hiring heating up in the Valley, survey says

    Hiring heating up in the Valley, survey says
    Last fall, Lehigh Valley employers were feeling increasingly optimistic about the local economy. But over the ensuing six months, the Kamran Afshar-Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce survey of Lehigh Valley businesses showed that optimism...
  • U.N., Egypt urge renewed talks as fighting resumes in Gaza

    Renewed fighting broke out Friday between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip after a three-day cease-fire expired, as mediator Egypt and the United Nations urged the two sides to resume indirect talks. The day began with rocket and...
  • Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]

    Palestinian death toll can't be swept under the rug by Israel's apologists [Letter]
    As someone who protested the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, I read with sadness your report on the Maryland National Guard's scheduled departure for that country ("Md. National Guard making final deployment to Afghanistan," Aug. 6). The money wasted in...
  • Dehumanizing The Palestinians

    The letter by David Basch,"Palestinians Totally Responsible for Civilians Deaths" [July 25, courant.com], is not only outrageous and untrue but an attempt to dehumanize the Palestinians. The much-heralded Gaza withdrawal in 2005 cited by Mr. Basch as an...
  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

    Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts
    Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire. The violence seemed at risk of...
  • Gaza fighting appears to settle into a war of attrition

    Amid efforts to revive stalled talks in Cairo, Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip traded blows again Saturday, with a volley of rockets fired toward Israel and the Israeli military striking dozens of targets across the coastal...
  • Israeli group may go to Cairo for talks if truce with Hamas holds

    Israeli group may go to Cairo for talks if truce with Hamas holds
    Israel and Palestinian militants agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire beginning at midnight Sunday, and an Israeli delegation was expected to travel to Cairo on Monday if it held in its first hours. True to form, rocket fire aimed at Israel from the...