| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:08 PM
After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The "long-term" cease-fire between Israel and Hamas announced on Tuesday — assuming that it holds — is welcome first and foremost because it promises an end to a conflict that disproportionately cost the lives of innocent civilians. Israel and...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:28 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:01 PM
I grew up in Ferguson, Mo. No one ever heard of it, unless you lived elsewhere in St. Louis County.
Then my family moved to the West Bank — my father's first home. A friend says, "Your parents really picked the garden spots."
In Ferguson, an...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:05 PM
It was just three weeks ago that The New York Times published a letter I wrote regarding "Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza and growing anti-Semitism in Europe and beyond." The letter set off a furor that I could not have imagined, and the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:25 AM
I don't understand the Middle East. I don't even try.
I've led an examined life. My radio job obliges me to master a lot of information about a vast array of subjects, and I feel entitled to a few exemptions. This week, I had to get up to speed on the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:44 AM
GROTON — An Episcopal priest from Groton serving as chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale University stepped down this month after a furor over a letter he wrote to The New York Times.
The Rev. Bruce Shipman, interviewed Friday at his Groton...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:03 AM
A mortar bomb was fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since an Aug. 26 truce halted a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave, the Israeli military said.
There were no casualties or damage, a military...
| Sep 11, 2014
Let's begin by stipulating that most of Steven Salaita's tweets about Israel are merely loathsome. As such, they aren't sufficient grounds to deny him a teaching job at the University of Illinois.
In that category we might include these:
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part miniseries airing on SundanceTV, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Baroness Nessa Stein, a British Israeli heiress whose life is inextricably bound up in one of humanity's most enduring conflicts.
As a child, Nessa...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Israeli authorities on Sunday arrested six suspects in connection with the gruesome killing of a Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem, and police seemed to confirm Palestinian suspicions and Israeli fears that the killers were Jewish extremists seeking...