| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:17 AM
The passing of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ resolution in joining the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement vs. Israel is a step backward toward any peace settlement. Do they remember Neville Chamberlain's and Adolf...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:32 PM
CHESHIRE — The Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ approved a resolution Friday night to divest itself of investments with any companies "profiting from the occupation of the Palestine Territories by the State of Israel."
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:07 PM
When the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ holds its 147th annual meeting Friday in Cheshire, it will be asked to consider a resolution calling for the church to divest any investments in companies "profiting from the occupation of the...
| Oct 16, 2014
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 novels by Graham Greene and John le Carre, but how might it work in real life? If the intense and fascinating...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:40 PM
For the first time since 2007, Palestinian Authority officials traveled Thursday from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip.
Describing the day as "historic," Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held a first meeting of the new unity government...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Two days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were discovered, Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park held a multi-congregational memorial service to honor them.
Just a day before, the Ravinia Coffee Station had hosted a gathering to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Op Ed: The latest round of bombings, rocket attacks, airstrikes — sparked in part by the abductions and killings of three Israeli teenagers and a Palestinian teen — make hope for peace seem as impossible as these outrages against innocents are...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.
Israel signalled the invasion would be...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 2:00 PM
TEL AVIV — Tamer Nafar, a 34-year-old rapper who has been described as the Chuck D of Palestinian hip-hop, was standing on a sidewalk dressed in a skin-tight black bodysuit and wearing a silky red wig.
"Can I see more duck lips?" the director...