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  • Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.

     Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.
    The storm of controversy after Secretary of State John F. Kerry's warning that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" reminded us once again that facts, data and the apparently tedious details of international law often seem to have little bearing on...
  • Israel isn't, and will never be, an apartheid state

     Israel isn't, and will never be, an apartheid state
    The war against Israel has passed through three phases. The first was the attempt to annihilate Israel by conventional means. It began with Israel's birth in 1948, when Arab armies nearly captured Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and ended in the 1973 Yom Kippur...
  • Video prompts calls for investigation of Palestinian teens' deaths

    Video prompts calls for investigation of Palestinian teens' deaths
    The U.S. government and the United Nations urged Israel to investigate the fatal shooting of two Palestinian teens last week after footage emerged suggesting the youths posed no immediate threat to troops. The incident occurred near the West Bank town...
  • The Israel issue comes to UCLA

    Who would believe that a student running for UCLA's or any university's government body would have to take a pledge that he hadn't gone on a paid trip with any of three groups? ("Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus," May 19) This is an eye-opening...
  • Palestinians hope Pope Francis' visit will be catalyst for statehood

    Although Pope Francis has insisted that his upcoming visit to the Holy Land is "strictly religious," many Palestinians are hoping the visit will have political ramifications, drawing attention to their plight and speeding up efforts to establish an...
  • Israelis reject reports of spying on the U.S. as Susan Rice visits

    Israelis reject reports of spying on the U.S. as Susan Rice visits
    Israeli officials on Wednesday rejected espionage allegations reportedly made in American intelligence circles, the latest obstacle to Israel’s inclusion in the visa waiver program that would ease its citizens' travel to the U.S. According to a...
  • Human rights complaints rise in Palestinian territories, group says

    Human rights complaints rise in Palestinian territories, group says
    Complaints of torture and other mistreatment rose by 50% last year in areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, according to a report by an independent commission. The annual report by the Ramallah-based Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR)...
  • Israeli lawmakers advance measure to restrict release of prisoners

    Israeli lawmakers advance measure to restrict release of prisoners
    An Israeli legislative committee gave initial approval Sunday to legislation that would curb the release of convicted murderers, a policy that if enacted might prevent future political deals calling for prisoner swaps with the Palestinians. The panel...
  • Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends

    Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends
    Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over. One sticking...
  • Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort

    Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort
    A day that was supposed to have marked a tentative first step toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians instead signaled a precipitous slide back into full-on warfare. A hard-won truce collapsed within two hours Friday after the Israeli military...
  • Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

    Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza Strip town on Sunday afterIsrael warned them to leave before it attacked rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160...