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  • Jewish extremists clash with Israeli troops in West Bank

    Jewish extremists clash with Israeli troops in West Bank
    JERUSALEM -- Tensions were high Tuesday following a clash between Jewish extremists and Israeli troops in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar that injured about a dozen people on both sides. The violence erupted overnight when security personnel entered...
  • At Naval Academy, Clinton calls on leaders to balance technology, privacy

    At Naval Academy, Clinton calls on leaders to balance technology, privacy
    Former President Bill Clinton told Naval Academy midshipmen Tuesday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was an "imperfect messenger," but posed important questions about security, technology and freedom in America. Clinton said Snowden'...
  • John Kerry is right to keep pushing on Mideast peace

    John Kerry is waiting for Benjamin Netanyahu to nail himself to a very large cross. Unfortunately, you're going to have to keep reading to find out what I mean by this. First, here are four assumptions about the Middle East peace process: 1. It's dead....
  • Was Chris Christie sorry, or was he trying to placate Sheldon Adelson?

    Was Chris Christie sorry, or was he trying to placate Sheldon Adelson?
    As part of what he apparently considers a comeback tour, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke over the weekend at a meeting in Las Vegas of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Christie’s speech was mostly music to the ears of the audience at the...
  • Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pushed ahead Tuesday with efforts for wider recognition of Palestine as a state, saying he would pursue membership status in scores of international agencies, treaties and...
  • Jonathan Pollard, bargaining chip?

    The latest round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is in deep trouble. But the Obama administration shouldn't try to salvage the talks by releasing Jonathan Pollard, the former naval intelligence analyst who is serving a life sentence...
  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • Israel shelves prisoner release as Mideast talks stall

    Israel shelves prisoner release as Mideast talks stall
    JERUSALEM — Mideast peace talks remained in deep crisis Thursday as Israel froze plans to release Palestinian prisoners and officials threatened sanctions after the Palestinian Authority’s request to join multiple international conventions....
  • Kerry's effort thwarted by the Middle East

    Well, God bless John Kerry for trying. It appears as if the latest attempt by the United States to make the Palestinians and Israelis embrace reason is failing. It is true American negotiators have misstepped and miscalculated at different moments in the...
  • Palestinians rally in support of Abbas as he prepares to meet Obama

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinians rallied in West Bank cities on Monday in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before his scheduled meeting at the White House with President Obama. Palestinians carried pictures of the...
  • Scarlett Johansson addresses Woody Allen, SodaStream controversies

    Scarlett Johansson defended herself for working with Woody Allen, who has been accused of sexual abuse by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, and for promoting SodaStream, an Israeli-owned company that operates a factory in a West Bank settlement,...