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  • Israel imposes economic sanctions against Palestinians

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel imposed economic sanctions against the Palestinians on Thursday in retaliation for their leadership signing international conventions, moves that further complicate U.S. efforts to keep peace talks from collapsing before an...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    THE ART OF THE STEAL 2 stars. Canadian writer-director Jonathan Sobol's uneven, mildly amusing and highly derivative heist comedy about a group of lovable, if sometimes bumbling art thieves is rescued from total mediocrity by a fine cast including Kurt...
  • Gaza athlete still runninng despite West Bank marathon ban

    GAZA (Reuters) - Kicking up dust on the back roads of northern Gaza within sight of the Israeli fence that seals off the enclave, Olympic athlete Nader Al-Masri is still training, despite being barred from competing in his people's largest sporting event....
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Is Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley needed?

    On April 29 Secretary of State John Kerry will propose a Framework Agreement to both the Israelis and the Palestinians as the basis for further negotiations toward a two-state solution. One of the major sticking points is the demand that Israel must...
  • 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...
  • Photo exhibit: Picturing life in Bethlehems around the world

    In the Lehigh Valley, most of us are familiar with the Bethlehem named by Count Nicolaus von Zinzendorf, who christened his newly founded Moravian missionary village on Christmas Eve 1741. But the Pennsylvania city on the banks of the Monocacy Creek...
  • 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...
  • US scrambles to save imperiled Middle East peace talks

    JERUSALEM U.S. officials on Wednesday clung to the idea of revived Middle East peace talks even after tit-for-tat provocations by the Palestinians and Israelis in recent days signaled that Secretary of State John Kerry's signature diplomatic effort was in...