| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Israel on Wednesday was pursuing a two-fold mission in the West Bank: Find three Israeli teenagers presumed to have been kidnapped last week and crack down on the Palestinian militant organization Hamas.
The three yeshiva students -- Gilad Shaar and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:58 PM
This article contains language some readers might find offensive.
An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:51 PM
A flap over an American official’s reported use of a barnyard epithet to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrates a more serious debate over whether the country’s ties with the United States have been irretrievably...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:50 PM
It sometimes seems as if the see-saw debate about the true intentions of Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority has been with us for an eternity. One day, we'll be saying that Abbas is genuinely a moderate, that he really is committed to a two-...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The U.S. shouldn't support Israel, if Israel continues its settlement policy on the West Bank. That policy is now too costly to the U.S. and the West as a whole to continue to support.
The settlement policy is ethnic cleansing: removing from the land...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Knife-wielding Palestinian assailants acting hours apart on Monday killed an Israeli soldier in the commercial center of Tel Aviv and a female settler in the West Bank, drawing condemnation from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and praise from...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Fresh clashes erupted Tuesday in the West Bank, leaving at least one Palestinian demonstrator dead, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of fomenting a “destructive religious war” over a contested holy site....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:36 AM
A member of the Israeli security forces has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager, police said Wednesday.
The development comes as Israeli police are on the defensive over the recent fatal shootings of...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Israeli authorities on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to the expansion of a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a step likely to heighten tension within the troubled city and draw disapproval from the Obama administration.
The Israeli move...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Israel and the Palestinians have pledged to take concrete steps to calm tensions around Jerusalem's holiest site, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday after talks in the Jordanian capital.
Violence has flared in recent weeks over the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...