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  • Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas

    Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas
    The Gaza war fought last summer made 2014 the deadliest year for Palestinians since coming under Israeli occupation after the 1967 Mideast War, a United Nations report released Thursday said. In anĀ annual review titled “Fragmented Lives,”...
  • Peace will come eventually but likely not in our time

    Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are dead because Netanyahu has declared there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel's prime...
  • No peace in Middle East now or even soon

    No peace in Middle East now or even soon
    Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are now dead because Netanyahu has declared that there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel'...
  • Netanyahu's right -- Israel has no partner for peace

    To the editor: Forget about the hubris The Times displays in telling Israel what is good for its own self-interest. The Times is also wrong in stating that it's better to acknowledge difficulties in negotiating with the Palestinians as opposed to...
  • Netanyahu warns supporters he may lose in Tuesday's election

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned supporters at a rally here on Sunday that he and his Likud party may not win Tuesday's election, a potentially dramatic fall for a consummate political survivor whose nine years in office transformed him into the...
  • Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state if he is re-elected

    Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state if he is re-elected
    In a frenzied last day of campaigning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ruled out the establishment of a Palestinian state and vowed to keep building east Jerusalem settlements as he appealed to hard-line voters on the eve of Israel's closely...
  • West Bank Jews have rights, too

    West Bank Jews have rights, too
    Adil Shamoo, in his commentary titled "Netanyahu wants war" (March 4), bemoans the fact that 600,000 Israelis reside in the West Bank. He fails to mention, however, that according to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, the Arab population of Israel...
  • 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...
  • Travel risky in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel, U.S. warns

    Travel risky in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel, U.S. warns
    A new travel warning for Israel, issued Feb. 18, notes that "U.S. citizens need to be aware of continuing risks of travel" to the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and some metro areas, "including Tel Aviv and Haifa and surrounding regions," which the warning...
  • Israel cuts off electricity to thousands of West Bank Palestinians

    Israel's electric company cut off power Monday to more than 700,000 Palestinians in two major West Bank cities and nearby villages, and warned that more outages are coming if Palestinian officials don't pay millions of dollars in outstanding debt. The...
  • 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...