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  • U.S. seeks to defuse tensions over Israeli-Palestinian resolutions: Kerry

    U.S. seeks to defuse tensions over Israeli-Palestinian resolutions: Kerry
    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...
  • Palestinian wounds Israeli family, including four children, in acid attack

    Palestinian wounds Israeli family, including four children, in acid attack
    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...
  • Autopsy report fuels dispute over death of Palestinian official

    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....
  • Death of top Palestinian after clash with Israeli police is latest crisis

    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...
  • New elections will give Israel another chance for peace

    New elections will give Israel another chance for peace
    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...
  • The Jews and terror

    The Jews and terror
    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....
  • Israeli and Palestinian tension high as Kerry goes to Jordan for talks

    Israeli authorities on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to the expansion of a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a step likely to heighten tension within the troubled city and draw disapproval from the Obama administration. The Israeli move...
  • New violence erupts in West Bank; Palestinian man killed

    Fresh clashes erupted Tuesday in the West Bank, leaving at least one Palestinian demonstrator dead, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of fomenting a “destructive religious war” over a contested holy site....
  • Large-scale attacks by Hamas foiled, Israeli security agency says

    Israel uncovered a West Bank network of Hamas militants planning a series of large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and other locations, the country’s domestic security agency said Thursday. The targets were to include Jerusalem’s...
  • Israel strips residence rights for widow of synagogue attacker

    Israel strips residence rights for widow of synagogue attacker
    A week after Ghassan Abu Jamal took part in an attack that killed five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli officials announced Wednesday that his widow will be stripped of the permit allowing her residence in Jerusalem and that she'll be returned...
  • Divergent lives of Israeli and West Bank Arabs revealed in olive harvest

    KAFR BARA, Israel Mohsein Assi was standing on a ladder, raking plump purple olives off a silver-leaved tree, when his phone rang. A worker at his clothing factory had sent him photos of pants and shirts and wanted his approval. Assi, 39, is from Kafr...