| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:05 PM
A European Union court Wednesday ordered the removal of Hamas from the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, based on a procedural technicality, a ruling that provoked anger from Israel as well as satisfaction from the militant Palestinian...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged patience Tuesday as he met in London with Palestinian officials seeking a U.N. resolution that would lay the groundwork for a Palestinian state.
Speaking to reporters before the meeting, Kerry declined to take a...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:05 AM
While Arab countries are struggling to redefine themselves amid violence, Israel is poised to wrestle with its own identity crisis at the polls.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to call an early election in March has precipitated a most...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday the United States was seeking to defuse tensions over proposed U.N. resolutions to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during talks in Europe next week.
Kerry will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:21 AM
A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
JERUSALEM A senior Palestinian official who died Wednesday after a scuffle with Israeli border police suffered a heart attack that could have been caused by stress, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Thursday by Israel's Health Ministry....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:50 PM
JERUSALEM A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli troops who were blocking a demonstration in the West Bank, sharply raising tensions between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
Ziad Abu Ain, 55, a firebrand...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:16 AM
This column is being written on Dec. 4, my 101 birthday. There will not be a big party tonight like the one that marked my first century. Only five members of my family will be there, but a couple of hundred residents of Harbors Edge will dance and frolic...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Some random thoughts on recent events in Israel and Palestine.
THE JEWS AND TERROR. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, dedicated a square in Ramallah to the people that perpetrated the massacre at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:07 AM
On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshipers returned on Wednesday to the Jerusalem synagogue where four rabbis and a police officer were killed in a Palestinian attack a day earlier.
The bloodstains had been washed away. But four memorial...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:09 PM
In the pious Har Nof neighborhood in the hills of West Jerusalem, early-morning prayers at a landmark synagogue are an integral part of the rhythm of daily religious life. Those who chose that time and place to strike seemed to know that.