| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:51 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — A food convoy was allowed into the besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria for the first time in months on Saturday after an agreement was worked out with the Syrian government and leaders in the camp.
The food was...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As a first term Member of the Maryland General Assembly, I joined a small delegation of elected officials on a mission to Israel in 1992. The trip was sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council. Such missions are regular occurrences for newly elected...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:45 PM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested three Palestinians with links to Al Qaeda who were planning a campaign of terrorist attacks across Israel, including a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The leaders of California's three public higher education systems Wednesday pledged more cooperation, particularly in transferring students, while Gov. Jerry Brown urged them to develop more innovative collaborations.
In a rare...
| Jan 25, 2014
Israeli champion of civil rights
Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:37 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Israel Prison Service on Monday freed Samer Issawi, a Palestinian inmate whose prolonged hunger strike helped fuel weeks of protests in the West Bank this year.
Issawi, 34, refused food for eight months, receiving only...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:33 PM
JERUSALEM-- Israeli military forces launched a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to suspected Palestinian sniper fire that killed an Israeli civilian doing repair work on the border fence, military authorities said.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:41 PM
BETHLEHEM, West Bank – Thousands of Palestinians as well as international pilgrims and tourists descended on Bethlehem on Tuesday to celebrate Christmas Eve.
People stood at Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity watching a parade of...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Amid controversy that has flared recently over calls for cultural boycotts agains Israel, the bands the Pixies and Soundgarden have been booked to play in June at a rock festival at a stadium in Tel Aviv, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes nine years ago, not from poisoning by a radioactive substance as alleged by his widow, a Russian forensic investigation has concluded.
The Russian findings conflict with those of Swiss scientists,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Michael S. Roth slams the American Studies Assn. for "unfairly singling out Israel" in its vote to boycott that nation's academic institutions; he calls the action an "irresponsible attack on academic freedom."
As a 39-year member of the American...