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  • U.S. works with Jordan, Europeans at U.N. on Gaza ceasefire draft

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has prepared its own draft outline for a U.N. resolution demanding a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and is now working with European powers and Jordan on a joint text, diplomats...
  • How the war should end

    Forty-four years ago, an official of the Israel Government Press Office took me on a tour of the West Bank, which was named by the Jordanians in contrast to Jordan, the East Bank, a few years before the Jordanians were kicked out of the West Bank, and...
  • Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown by Israeli police in which hundreds of Palestinians have been detained. Street clashes with...
  • U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel

    U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel
    The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday. Steven Salaita’s appointment at the U. of I.&...
  • Diffuse Hamas structure complicates Gaza peace efforts

    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel. In less...
  • Palestinian MPs accuse Israel of unprecedented crackdown

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian lawmakers have accused Israel of an anti-democratic crackdown as the Gaza war rages, with dozens of elected officials detained, placed under investigation or restricted in their movements. Of the 84 MPs...
  • Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's...
  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

    Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts
    Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire. The violence seemed at risk of...
  • The problems for Middle East peace

    To the editor: Your editorial frames the diplomatic challenges well. It seems logical that a meaningful pact between Israel and the West Bank, including no new settlements, would allow Palestinians in the West Bank the chance to build an independent...
  • What is the nature of Hamas? Should Israel talk to it?

    My deadline is one week before you will be reading this. I am writing during a relative lull in the fighting. Hamas rockets are still being lobbed into Israel on a much reduced basis and Israel is bombing Gaza with reduced intensity. Both sides are now...
  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...