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  • How the war should end

    How the war should end
    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...
  • Who won the war in Gaza?

    Who won the war in Gaza?
    "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...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • Opposed To Israel's Policies, Not Anti-Semitic

    The Sept. 19 editorial "Crossing The Line" misrepresents the Rev. Bruce Shipman's letter to The New York Times in much the same way that the critics misrepresented Jimmy Carter's 2006 book "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid." In both cases, the critics have...
  • Israel says it has killed 2 men suspected in slayings of 3 teens

    Israel says it has killed 2 men suspected in slayings of 3 teens
    Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and the military said they were members of Hamas responsible for the killing of three Israeli youths in June, an attack that led to the Gaza war. Marwan Kawasme and...
  • Israeli forces kill 2 Hamas members suspected in deaths of 3 teens

    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...
  • Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza

    Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza
    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...
  • Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends

    Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends
    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. One sticking...
  • Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort

    Apparent capture of Israeli could vastly complicate cease-fire effort
    A day that was supposed to have marked a tentative first step toward peace between Israelis and Palestinians instead signaled a precipitous slide back into full-on warfare. A hard-won truce collapsed within two hours Friday after the Israeli military...
  • 'The Green Prince' is a real-world spy thriller

    'The Green Prince' is a real-world spy thriller
    Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder/leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, spied on Hamas for Israel for 10 years As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in...
  • Israel announces major West Bank land appropriation for settlement

    Israel appropriated a swath of 990 acres in the West Bank on Sunday and declared the Palestinian area south of Bethlehem to be Israeli "state lands," local media reported. According to the veteran anti-settlement group Peace Now, the declaration is...