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  • Israeli military divided over whether to probe wartime conduct by soldiers in Gaza

    A fierce debate is raging within Israel's military over the extent to which soldiers should be held legally accountable for their actions during last year's Gaza war, with commanders increasingly at odds with military lawyers. The dispute has set off a...
  • The Palestinians are responsible for their fate

    To the editor: The historical overview of the Palestinians misses two important points. ("Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood," Jan. 3) Quite to the contrary of University of Haifa historian Ido Zelkovitz's proclamation that Israeli...
  • Israel claims Qatar expels Hamas leader, drawing angry denial from Islamic militant group

    The Israeli government on Tuesday claimed Qatar had expelled the leader of the Hamas militant group, in what would be a significant diplomatic victory for Israel. Hamas officials denied the claims as "baseless." The Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a...
  • Putting Israel's name back on the map

    Putting Israel's name back on the map
    Mapping the world is not as easy as it seems. Border disputes make it difficult to draw national boundaries that everyone can agree on. Countries come and go over time and maps must be redrawn, even reconceived. When Crimea is annexed by Russia or the...
  • Palestinian sentenced to three life terms in killing of Israeli teens

    An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to three life terms in prison for his role in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank, an event that contributed to the escalating cycle of violence leading to a...
  • As Palestinians join International Criminal Court, showdown with Israel looms at The Hague

    The U.N. has accepted a request by observer state Palestine to join the International Criminal Court, clearing the way for possible war crimes complaints against Israel. Palestinians hope the tribunal will give them more leverage in a lopsided conflict...
  • Snowfalls are becoming Jerusalem's new weather normal

    JERUSALEM When snow blanketed Jerusalem last year, Mohammed Kiswani lost electricity for five days and resorted to heating his home with a charcoal grill, which he also used to cook the raw chicken from his powerless fridge. This year he and Israeli...
  • Snow falls in Middle East as strong winter storm lashes Syrian refugees; killing 2 in Lebanon

    Snow fell in parts of the Middle East on Wednesday as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, killing two Syrian refugees in Lebanon and forcing thousands who have fled their country's civil war to huddle for warmth in tents in refugee camps....
  • Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78

     Joan Caro, author of controversial book on Israel, dies at 78
    "From Time Immemorial," an against-the-grain account of the Israeli-Arab conflict, started a heated controversy when it was published in 1984. The book's author, Joan Caro, 78, died of complications from a stroke Monday, Jan. 5, in her Chicago home, said...
  • Israeli artist becomes a player in election campaign with viral video remixes

    One of the most unlikely stars of Israel's election campaign is a musical artist whose popular video remixes of stump speeches have rocked YouTube, leading some of his most prominent targets to try to recruit him. Drawing his inspiration from the world...
  • Egypt widens buffer with Gaza Strip with new demolitions

    Egypt has embarked on a significant widening of its buffer zone with the Gaza Strip, amid indications from the provincial governor that the entire border town of Rafah will eventually be razed and relocated. The Egyptian government has expressed...