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  • Israelis rally in support of missing teens

    Israelis rally in support of missing teens
    Tens of thousands of people gathered Sunday in Tel Aviv to call for the release of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared in the West Bank. Religious and secular Israelis who disagree on many points showed a rare solidarity at the rally billed as an...
  • Israeli airstrike kills two Palestinian militants in Gaza

    Two Palestinians were killed Friday in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical officials reported. Israel’s army said in a statement that the men had beeb involved in launching rockets at Israel over the last week, as well as...
  • Netanyahu expresses support for Kurdish independence

    With an eye on developments in Iraq, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed open support Sunday for Kurdish independence. In a policy address in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said that among the challenges facing Israel was the need to build...
  • Mother of missing Israeli teen pleads with U.N. for help

    The mothers of three Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted in the West Bank took their plight to the United Nations on Tuesday, as Israel moved to downscale the military search for the teens. “It is wrong to take children, innocent boys...
  • Israel names 2 suspects in disappearance of teens, says they also are missing

    JERUSALEM Israel on Thursday named two Palestinians it said had kidnapped three Jewish teenagers who disappeared while hitchhiking home from their religious schools in the West Bank two weeks ago. The Shin Bet security agency identified the...
  • Israel criticizes Presbyterian divestment in protest of its policies

    The Presbyterian General Assembly’s decision to protest Israeli policies by divesting stock in three major companies has triggered condemnations and congratulations, with the Israeli Embassy calling the resolution “shameful.” By a...
  • Revisionist history prevails on Iraq invasion

    So who lost Iraq? The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007-08 surge? Some still blame George W. Bush for going into...
  • Presbyterians divest firms to show support for Palestinians

    On June 20, the biennial General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made a historic decision, voting to divest church holdings from three U.S. companies whose products are used by Israel to enforce its 47-year-old military occupation and...
  • Martin Schram: Presbyterians' misguided embrace of religious hatred

    All hell was breaking out, yet again, in the Arab world that surrounds Israel well before the late news that broke in a most unlikely locale Friday and was mainly missed by most of the world. Here's what the world was watching: Iraq was free-falling....
  • A mystery on the West Bank

    A mystery on the West Bank
    Three teenage boys disappear without a trace, apparently while hitchhiking. If this happened somewhere in the Midwest, it would be an agonizing mystery and a police matter. Shift the incident to the Mideast, and you have a far more complex and dangerous...
  • Palestinian prisoners halt hunger-strike as force-feeding law nears OK

    Palestinian prisoners halt hunger-strike as force-feeding law nears OK
    Dozens of Palestinian prisoners have halted a two-month hunger strike after reaching an undisclosed agreement with Israeli Prison Service authorities, even as Israeli lawmakers continue to push a controversial bill to allow forced feedings. The strike...