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  • Sundance's 'The Honorable Woman' a brave foray into conflict

    In recent weeks, the creator of "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part series debuting Thursday on Sundance, has gone out of his way to express what the show is not: A reaction to recent events. Although the story deals specifically, vividly and...
  • West Bank Palestinians, Israeli Arabs protest as Gaza campaign intensifies

    RAMALLAH, West Bank Three weeks into Israel's bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip, West Bank Palestinians and Israeli Arabs are beginning to display the kind of fury and cohesion that Israel hasn't seen since the so-called second intifada, or uprising a...
  • Blasts at Gaza refugee camp, hospital kill 10

    Blasts at Gaza refugee camp, hospital kill 10
    The children had been playing on swings and buying snacks from a neighborhood market during a holiday lull in the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. But the relative quiet ended Monday when explosions hit a refugee camp and just...
  • U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry

    U.N. Human Rights Council's anti-Israel inquiry
    Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, S-21, creating a "commission of inquiry" to investigate human rights violations in the Gaza war. Nowhere does the resolution mandate that the commission conduct a fair, impartial and...
  • Credit where credit is due

    A year ago, I wrote about Israel's Deputy Minister of Defense, Danny Danon, that he is Israel's "enemy within," perhaps the most dangerous current threat to Israel and a star of Likud, the linchpin of the governing coalition. My favorite Danon quotes:...
  • No more aid to the Palestinian Authority

    The anti-Semitic "tradition" of blaming Jews for the world's problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas. Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but their...
  • Israel: Some cruise ships drop Ashdod and Haifa stops over conflict

    First, U.S. airlines were banned from flying to Tel Aviv. Now some cruise lines said Wednesday that they will skip the Israeli port towns of Ashdod and Haifa because of the deadly conflict between Israelis and Hamas rebels. Costa Pacifica canceled stops...
  • Israel: FAA ban silences some traffic to Tel Aviv, and tourism suffers

    With a¬† second day of flight cancellations snarling plans and silencing some air traffic to Tel Aviv, one tour operator reports that life — but not travel-related business — is proceeding as usual. The Federal Aviation Administration...
  • Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

    Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push
    Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. In a blow to...
  • FAA halts all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv airport for 24 hours

    FAA halts all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv airport for 24 hours
    Chicago-based United Airlines is following rivals Delta and U.S. Airways in suspending flights to Tel Aviv until further notice. “We are working with government officials to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees, and will continue...
  • Canceled flights to Israel slow Pikesville father trying to reach wounded son

    Canceled flights to Israel slow Pikesville father trying to reach wounded son
    Jeffrey Low, the father of a Baltimore-born Israeli soldier who was wounded in Gaza over the weekend, was flying to Tel Aviv on Tuesday to see his son when the news came: Ben Gurion Airport was under attack, and his flight was diverting to Paris. "I...