| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:26 PM
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...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As the Gaza conflict intensified, the Palestinian death toll surpassed 700, more than two-thirds of them civilians. Add to that 4,000 injured, widespread infrastructure destruction, and 1.8 million Palestinians trapped in an area the size of Manhattan. On...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday.
Jordan Low, a 19-year-old sharpshooter in Israel's Golani Brigade, was one of 15 soldiers investigating what they believed...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:20 PM
JERUSALEM The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive against Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip passed 570 on Monday as Israeli shells struck a hospital, residential homes were bombed, and the army said it had killed at least 10 gunmen who'd...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel — and preventing more fighting in the future — is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without rockets is not the same Hamas.
That solution, though seemingly...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:54 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis.
In Israel, meanwhile,...
| Jul 8, 2014
The best news out of the Mideast — or the least worst news, given the circumstances — might be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration that he is outraged by the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager. In a phone call Monday...