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  • Al Qaeda affiliate releases U.N. peacekeepers captured in Syria

    Al Qaeda affiliate releases U.N. peacekeepers captured in Syria
    An Al Qaeda-affiliated faction operating in a southern province of Syria freed 45 United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Thursday, U.N. officials said.  The Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's "branch" in Syria, had captured the Fijian peacekeepers,...
  • Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there. The New York-based group...
  • Dry West Bank ridge becomes focus of Israel-Palestinian tension

    JAB'A West Bank (Reuters) - The rocky valley north of Jab'a, scattered with olive and pine trees and dry streams long evaporated by the searing heat, would be unremarkable had it not become the latest point of friction between Israel and the Palestinians....
  • 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....
  • How do Israelis cope?

    Outside my window, in the Palestinian village across the road, they celebrated every night after the cease-fire. Fireworks hailed the supposed victory of Hamas over Israel — despite the devastation in Gaza, despite a cease-fire that gave Hamas...
  • Israel's Bar Botzer loses Davis Cup debut, but teammate Dudi Sela salvages a split with Argentina

    SUNRISE — A lot was on the line for Israel's Davis Cup rookie Bar Botzer, a substitute for the more accomplished Amir Weintraub, as he kicked off this weekend's World Group playoff round against the heavily favored Argentines. A victory in his...
  • Dent: GOP senator struck 'incendiary' tone at Christian unity event

    Dent: GOP senator struck 'incendiary' tone at Christian unity event
    — When Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made some pointed remarks at a unity event for Middle Eastern Christians here this week, the hecklers booing him off stage weren't the only ones who viewed his words as "incendiary." Lehigh Valley Congressman...
  • Israel intelligence reservists say they'll no longer spy on Palestinians

    JERUSALEM More than two dozen reservists from the Israeli army's elite intelligence-gathering unit have sent a public letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the army chief of staff declaring their refusal to serve on intelligence missions against...
  • With eye on market stability, Fischer carves out Fed role

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer has been tapped to head a new financial stability panel at the U.S. central bank, an influential perch he could use to try to broaden and enhance the Fed's powers to ward off a future...
  • How U.N. troops defied orders, opened fire and escaped Syrian rebels

    UNITED NATIONS/MANILA (Reuters) - Early on Aug. 28, al Qaeda-linked militants fighting government forces in Syria crossed a ceasefire line in the Golan Heights on Israel's border and seized 45 Fijians serving in a United Nations peacekeeping force. The...