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  • Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes in Gaza, U.N. report says

    Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes in Gaza, U.N. report says
    A long-awaited report by a United Nations special investigative panel concluded that both Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas may have been guilty of war crimes during last summer's Gaza war. The report released Monday said the commission,...
  • Israel church set ablaze in possible Jewish extremist attack

    A fire ripped through one of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land on Thursday, damaging the roof and burning prayer books in what authorities believe is an attack by Jewish extremists. The fire broke out at the Church of the...
  • US explores 'Plan B' to deport plane bomber in 1982 attack

    The federal government has been exploring a "Plan B" to deport a man who placed a bomb on a Hawaii-bound airplane in 1982 and who has remained in immigration custody since being released from prison two years ago. Mohammed Rashed pleaded guilty in 2002...
  • France warns of 'explosion' if no Mideast peace

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Sunday of an "explosion" in the absence of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts during a visit to the region Sunday, after Paris said it would propose a U.N. Security Council resolution to set a framework for...
  • Israeli hiker shot dead in West Bank by Palestinian gunman, authorities say

    Israeli hiker shot dead in West Bank by Palestinian gunman, authorities say
    An Israeli man was shot dead and another wounded in the West Bank on Friday by a Palestinian gunman, Israel’s military reported. The victims, in their 20s, were hikers returning from an excursion near the settlement of Dolev, west of the...
  • Israel: 1 killed, another wounded in West Bank shooting

    A gunman opened fire at a car outside a West Bank settlement on Friday, killing an Israeli man and wounding another in what police said was a "terror attack." Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the two men were driving along a dirt road outside the...
  • Israeli veterans group comes under fire amid boycott threat

    An organization of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to shedding light on the dark side of the country's military is coming increasingly under fire, roiling a country in the grips of a battle against the burgeoning threat of international isolation and...
  • Israel makes goodwill gestures to Palestinians for Ramadan

    Israeli defense officials have announced a series of goodwill gestures to the Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Cogat, the Israeli defense body in charge of Palestinian civilian affairs, said late Tuesday that it will allow 800...
  • End the occupation should be the slogan of peacemakers

    End the occupation should be the slogan of peacemakers
    This column is being written on June the 7th, the 48th anniversary of the beginning of the Six Day War which resulted in the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. June the 7th was a day I will never forget. I was never so scared from early morning, when...
  • Fire damages landmark Christian site in Israel; arson suspected

    Fire damages landmark Christian site in Israel; arson suspected
    Fire damaged a landmark Christian site in Israel early Thursday in what police suspect is the latest in a series of hate crimes against non-Jewish targets throughout the country, drawing widespread condemnation and international concern from Christian...
  • Israel has run out of excuses

    Israel has run out of excuses
    The article, "About-face on bus segregation" May 21), describes how Israel canceled its plan to ban Palestinians from riding on buses with Jewish settlers in the West Bank. The article also states that there are 350,000 settlers who live in the West Bank,...