| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:39 PM
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.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:14 PM
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,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday.
In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
After reading Zahi Khouri's guest column on Sept. 26, I was left aghast by the assertion that "Israel must do more..." Israel wants nothing more than for the West Bank and Gaza to function independently and without interference. The open issues of land...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:05 PM
It was just three weeks ago that The New York Times published a letter I wrote regarding "Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza and growing anti-Semitism in Europe and beyond." The letter set off a furor that I could not have imagined, and the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:25 AM
I don't understand the Middle East. I don't even try.
I've led an examined life. My radio job obliges me to master a lot of information about a vast array of subjects, and I feel entitled to a few exemptions. This week, I had to get up to speed on the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:44 AM
GROTON — An Episcopal priest from Groton serving as chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale University stepped down this month after a furor over a letter he wrote to The New York Times.
The Rev. Bruce Shipman, interviewed Friday at his Groton...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:03 AM
A mortar bomb was fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since an Aug. 26 truce halted a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave, the Israeli military said.
There were no casualties or damage, a military...
| Sep 11, 2014
Let's begin by stipulating that most of Steven Salaita's tweets about Israel are merely loathsome. As such, they aren't sufficient grounds to deny him a teaching job at the University of Illinois.
In that category we might include these: