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  • 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...
  • Boycott mirrors prevailing sentiment in the U.N. and other global bodies

    SAN FRANCISCO The 5,000 member American Studies Association voted last December to join the academic boycott of Israel, the third scholarly group in the United States to do so in 2013. Their decision was both reasonable and commendable. The call for...
  • Boycott is academically dishonest and a triumph for bigotry

    WASHINGTON U.S. scholars' mounting boycotts of Israeli academic and cultural institutions are ironic indeed, for they contradict everything that higher education is supposed to stand for they are wholly ignorant and profoundly narrow-minded. That...
  • Jonathan Pollard, bargaining chip?

    The latest round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is in deep trouble. But the Obama administration shouldn't try to salvage the talks by releasing Jonathan Pollard, the former naval intelligence analyst who is serving a life sentence...
  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pushed ahead Tuesday with efforts for wider recognition of Palestine as a state, saying he would pursue membership status in scores of international agencies, treaties and...
  • Civility marks J Street forum

    At a time when J Street's positions on a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict often pit supporters against detractors, a recent J Street program at Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland was notable for its absence of rancor. Rabbi Bradd Boxman...
  • Was Chris Christie sorry, or was he trying to placate Sheldon Adelson?

    Was Chris Christie sorry, or was he trying to placate Sheldon Adelson?
    As part of what he apparently considers a comeback tour, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke over the weekend at a meeting in Las Vegas of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Christie’s speech was mostly music to the ears of the audience at the...
  • Rockets launched from Gaza Strip answered with Israeli airstrikes

    JERUSALEM--In the heaviest barrage in more than a year, dozens of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from Israel’s political leadership and swift retaliation by its military. At least 60...
  • Think Russia's land grab is unique? Think again.

    It has become a truism in discussions of Russia's takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force — or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from...