| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:56 PM
A U.S. diplomatic convoy was attacked Friday in the West Bank by Jewish settlers throwing rocks, Israeli news reports said.
Diplomats from the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem had arrived to investigate accusations by Palestinians in the village of Turmus...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:30 AM
After a disastrous 2014, Palestinians are embarking on a risky new gambit for 2015: seeking to internationalize the Middle East peace process.
After decades of American-led mediation efforts, the Palestinian leadership is moving aggressively to court...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Esam Awwad lifted his daughter onto his shoulders and joined the crowd gathered around the barricades, waiting for a glimpse of the patriarch as he passed by on his way into the Church of the Nativity.
His daughter, Annamaria, was wearing a tiny Santa...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:49 AM
Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to demolish the West Bank settlement of Amona within two years and relocate its 300 Jewish residents, moving to end a years-long legal battle.
In the ruling late Thursday, Supreme Court President...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged patience Tuesday as he met in London with Palestinian officials seeking a U.N. resolution that would lay the groundwork for a Palestinian state.
Speaking to reporters before the meeting, Kerry declined to take a...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:05 PM
A European Union court Wednesday ordered the removal of Hamas from the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, based on a procedural technicality, a ruling that provoked anger from Israel as well as satisfaction from the militant Palestinian...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Jewish families around the world this week are celebrating Hanukkah, lighting the menorah one more candle each night, as the tiny lights glow increasingly against the darkness of winter. While the story of the miracle of illumination oil lasting for an...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:16 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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....
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:03 AM
For the first time in weeks, Israel lifted age restrictions for Muslim men wanting to pray at a holy site in the walled Old City, and Friday prayers passed peacefully, raising hopes for a cooling of tensions in the wake of a visit to the region by...