| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:14 PM
In the last nine years I have written five columns concerning the coarsening of Israeli society. This is not merely my liberal critique; it has been noted by Israeli academics and political leaders.
In 2005 the conservative Israeli newspaper, Maariv,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Israeli forces Tuesday killed two Palestinians considered responsible for the abduction and deaths in June of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank that helped trigger weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, officials said.
According to the Israeli...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Islamist movement Hamas has agreed to share power in the Gaza Strip with the more moderate and secular Fatah faction, representatives from the two sides said at a news conference in the Egyptian capital on Thursday.
Hamas forcibly ejected its...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday.
In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Now that the active shooting between Israel and Hamas has subsided, it is time to look at a larger question. Both sides believe that the other does not want peace. Israel describes Hamas as a terrorist organization bent upon its destruction and Hamas...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:54 AM
"Hamas was seriously beaten," Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu told a group of skeptical reporters and columnists at a news conference, on the day after an open-ended ceasefire was declared last Tuesday.
The IDF put figures on the "severe...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over.