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  • Obama takes Netanyahu 'at his word' on Palestinian state

    President Barack Obama said he takes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "at his word" for saying that an independent Palestinian state will never co-exist with Israel as long as he is in office, yet another sign of the strained relations between...
  • Israel's president begins meetings that will lead to new government

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began consultations Sunday with representatives of the country's political parties as a prelude to naming the head of a new government, presumably incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. Although it is widely assumed that Netanyahu...
  • Netanyahu's election rhetoric in Israel may help rein in settler movement

    Set in rocky hills just half an hour's drive east of the skyscrapers of Tel Aviv, this Jewish settlement has the air of a placid suburb. Mothers with baby carriages chat outside the dry cleaner. A delivery truck pulls up to the supermarket's loading dock....
  • Obama says Netanyahu's comment complicates goal of Israel-Palestinian peace

    Obama says Netanyahu's comment complicates goal of Israel-Palestinian peace
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments before his reelection last week were divisive and make it harder to find a path forward toward peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, President Obama said in an interview published...
  • Seven months after Gaza war, devastation remains, wounds are still fresh

    Seven  months after Gaza war, devastation remains, wounds are still fresh
    Almost seven months after the cease-fire that ended a devastating war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the militant group Hamas, the fighting's ruinous effects are visible everywhere in this ragged coastal enclave. Reconstruction efforts have barely...
  • 'They were so pure,' father says of 7 kids killed in fire

    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community shattered by the deaths of seven siblings in a house fire carried out their funerals Sunday, a day after a hot plate left on for the Sabbath is believed to have sparked the fire that killed them. The tragedy had some...
  • Netanyahu victory leaves damage in wake

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strong showing in national elections this week has come with a price: He has managed to antagonize friends and foes alike with hard-line rhetoric on the campaign trail. While the tough talk gave Netanyahu a...
  • Burial in Israel planned for 7 children killed in Brooklyn fire

    Burial in Israel planned for 7 children killed in Brooklyn fire
    NEW YORK —An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community shattered by the deaths of seven siblings in a house fire carried out the funerals Sunday before the children's bodies were to be flown to Israel for burial. The children's mother, Gayle Sassoon, and 14-...
  • Israeli president calls for healing after divisive election

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday that the new Israeli government will have to serve "all the citizens of Israel," and called for the country to begin a "healing process" after a stormy election campaign that highlighted deep internal divisions....
  • At least Israel has elections

    At least Israel has elections
    Your editorial criticized the recent elections in Israel, but at least that country holds elections ("Bibi's costly victory," March 18). The Palestinian Authority is greatly overdue for elections, but rather than hold them Hamas tosses its political...
  • U.S. doubts on Netanyahu could lead to 'other steps' in pursuit of peace

    JERUSALEM �� The U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Israeli radio Sunday that if it's impossible to reach a negotiated peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Benjamin Netanyahu is prime minister, a question arises: "If negotiations are...