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  • Palestinian leader sees 'paradigm shift' in peace negotiations

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – With the 8-month-old Palestinian-Israeli negotiations entering a state of deadlock, Palestinians spoke Monday about a "paradigm shift" in the U.S.-sponsored peace process. The talks, which were supposed to produce a peace...
  • Zachary Lazar searches for meaning in 'I Pity the Poor Immigrant'

    Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Company: 256 pp., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire...
  • Israeli troops clear Palestinians from camp near Jordanian border

    Israeli troops clear Palestinians from camp near Jordanian border
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Israeli military on Friday evicted Palestinian activists from a camp they set up a week ago in the Jordan River valley in an attempt to challenge any Israeli plan to maintain a presence in the area under a future peace...
  • Don't silence criticism of Israel [Letter]

    I totally agree with Melani McAlister's point that the "question of how Americans should respond to the deteriorating situation in Israel and Palestine — what our government should do, what we as individuals can or should do — should be openly...
  • Rabbi cherishes time with Pope Francis

    Rabbi cherishes time with Pope Francis
    Should Isaac Serotta, rabbi at Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism in Highland Park, ever return to Rome, it will be hard to top his first trip there. Traveling last month with 19 Chicago-area rabbis as part of the Jewish United Fund Rabbinic...
  • REVIEW: 'Son of God' ★★ 1/2

    REVIEW: 'Son of God' ★&#9733 1/2
    Blame Mel Gibson for it if you like, but no Jesus movie these days is worth its salt without an utterly unflinching treatment of his torture and Crucifixion. And "Son of God" has stretches when the agony we watch this poor man endure is avert-your-eyes...
  • Seek out a church to ease your loneliness in a large city

    Q: Most of my life, I've thought it would be exciting to live in a big city, and when I graduated from college last year I took a job in one. It pays well and all that, but I've never been so lonely. Did I make a mistake? -- J.K. A: You've discovered...
  • Judith Cloughen, peace activist

    Judith Cloughen, peace activist
    Judith Cloughen, a Holy Land peace activist and former Ten Thousand Villages manager, died of multiple myeloma Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Towson resident was 66. Born Judith "Judy" Elizabeth Huntress in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter...
  • Sharon's style missed [Commentary]

    Sharon's style missed [Commentary]
    Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon's death is a stark reminder of the absence of strong leadership in Israel today. More than their differences in physical appearance or demeanor, what distinguished Sharon from current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Review: 'Bethlehem' a taut cat-and-mouse game

    Review: 'Bethlehem' a taut cat-and-mouse game
    In "Bethlehem," Israel's submission to the recent Academy Awards for the foreign language Oscar, first-time filmmaker Yuval Adler views entrenched political tensions through the template of a police procedural. Focusing on an Israeli intelligence agent...
  • My Answer: Seek help to deal with drinking problems

    Q: I've never admitted this to anyone, but I'm beginning to wonder if I'm drinking too much. It's not like I'm drunk very often (I'm not), but I need a few drinks to get through the day and a few more to calm down at night. Do you think I'm in danger of...