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  • The dangerous, valuable work of U.N. peacekeepers

    In mid-August, two United Nations peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed and several wounded in a suicide attack in the Timbuktu region of northern Mali. In early September, also in Mali, four peacekeeping troops from Chad lost their lives and many...
  • Blame and forgiveness in David Bezmozgis' 'The Betrayers'

    Blame and forgiveness in David Bezmozgis' 'The Betrayers'
    What does the novelist do in the face of history? Such a question, notes David Bezmozgis in his essay "The Novel in Real Time," once made Philip Roth worry about contemporary fiction, which he feared might be overwhelmed by "our absurd and almost...
  • Israel believes Syria kept 'significant' chemical munitions

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. Summarizing...
  • Review: 'Thirteen Days in September' by Lawrence Wright

    Review: 'Thirteen Days in September' by Lawrence Wright
    His closest advisers warned him against it, but President Jimmy Carter decided to risk everything anyhow. He would bring peace to the Middle East. The deeply religious Baptist believed that God wanted him to be the peacemaker "and that somehow he would...
  • After Mahmoud Abbas, who will lead the Palestinians?

    JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Most Palestinians have known only two leaders: Yasser Arafat, the stubble-chinned firebrand fond of chequered scarves and olive fatigues, and Mahmoud Abbas, a smooth-shaven father figure who favors Western suits...
  • Jailed Fatah leader lauds Gaza 'victory', urges confrontation with Israel

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - The Gaza war was a victory for Palestinians, and the focus must now shift to a boycott that makes Israel's occupation of the West Bank too costly to bear, says Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader serving life in prison...
  • Gaza war spurs more Palestinians to risk dangerous migration to Europe

    GAZA (Reuters) - A devastating war with Israel has swollen the number of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip joining a perilous exodus of migrants fleeing the Middle East and Africa in search of a better life in Europe. Palestinians with knowledge of...
  • Saudi Arabia promises $500 million for Gaza rebuilding

    GAZA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has pledged $500 million to help rebuild Gaza, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah said on Thursday, with the full cost of post-war reconstruction expected to be around $4 billion over three years. Saudi Arabia's...
  • Wiretaps against Palestinians are wrong, Israeli ex-spies tell Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Dozens of reserve soldiers from Israel's top electronic surveillance unit say they will no longer spy on Palestinians living under occupation, in an unprecedented rebuke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security policies. A...
  • Israeli intelligence reservists decry treatment of Palestinians

    Israeli intelligence reservists decry treatment of Palestinians
    Citing reasons of conscience, 43 reservists in Israel’s acclaimed military intelligence unit signed a letter declaring they will refuse to take part in future actions against Palestinians, Israeli new news media reported. The letter, sent Friday...
  • The right to deny job to tweeting professor

    The right to deny job to tweeting professor
    Steven Salaita's First Amendment rights remain intact. And academic freedom is not under assault at the University of Illinois. Otherwise, I might be as worked up as those who demonstrated on Salaita's behalf at Thursday's meeting of the U. of I....