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  • Is anti-Semitism to blame for harsh criticism of Israel?

    To the editor: I wholeheartedly concur with Michael Douglas that anti-Semitism is reprehensible and that it must be combated theologically, socially, culturally and politically. All human beings have an inviolable right to live in peace and dignity. ("...
  • Netanyahu tries to backtrack from controversial campaign remarks

    Netanyahu tries to backtrack from controversial campaign remarks
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began Thursday to try to gloss over the harsh campaign rhetoric that helped him win reelection but marred his relations with President Obama, who made it clear he isn’t ready to move on. Backing off his...
  • More 'daylight' between Netanyahu's Israel and the U.S. -- is that what Obama wants?

    More 'daylight' between Netanyahu's Israel and the U.S. -- is that what Obama wants?
    From his first days in office, President Obama has been intent on creating some distance between the United States and Israel, because he viewed the closeness of the relationship as bad for American foreign policy. In 2009, during a meeting with Jewish...
  • Israeli leader backtracks from Palestinian state opposition

    Days after winning re-election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday backtracked from hard-line statements against the establishment of a Palestinian state in the face of a diplomatic backlash. In the closing days of his campaign,...
  • Trudy Rubin: In Israel, fear-mongering secures win

    Israelis are attributing Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu's surprise election triumph to the fact that he ran a "gevalt" campaign. The Yiddish word gevalt is the equivalent of "Help!" a cry for rescue at a critical time. And facing a possible defeat as voting...
  • Keep US-Israel relationship strong

    The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Friday, March 20: The surprising victory of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the polls this week represents a remarkable personal triumph, making him one of the Jewish state's longest-...
  • Israel's 'mobile phone messiah' may soon take aim at banks

    TEL AVIV, Israel He's known as Israel's mobile phone messiah for lowering cellphone rates when he served as the minister of communications. Soon Moshe Kahlon may send shareholders in Israel's banks scrambling if he becomes the finance minister in the...
  • In Netanyahu call, Obama says US reassessing peace approach

    Amid new tensions between two allies, President Barack Obama on Thursday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. is reassessing its approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace in light of Netanyahu's pre-election comments rejecting the...
  • Israeli Arabs say they feel more excluded after election

    Israeli Arabs emerged from this week's parliament election with more political clout but also a greater sense of exclusion, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rallied his supporters by suggesting a high turnout of Arab voters would put his rule in...
  • Palestinians denounce Netanyahu, vow to keep up statehood push

    Palestinians denounce Netanyahu, vow to keep up statehood push
    Palestinians signaled on Wednesday that if a right-wing new government takes command in Israel, they will enlist the help of the international community in pursuing their statehood bid and pressing war-crimes action against Israel. With nearly all the...
  • Centrist runner-up says he won't join new Israeli coalition

    The head of a center-left union that came in second in Israel's election said Thursday he would not join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, accusing him of rallying voters with racist remarks on election day. Isaac Herzog said his Zionist...