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  • Israeli settlement expansion plans set off diplomatic row

    JERUSALEM -- The foreign minister of Israel summoned the ambassadors of four European nations Friday to complain about what Israel sees as their countries' pro-Palestinian bias.  The rebuke by Avigdor Lieberman came the day after those same European...
  • Despite boycott calls, Pixies and Soundgarden are expected in Israel

    Despite boycott calls, Pixies and Soundgarden are expected in Israel
    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.  Boycotts...
  • Bethlehem comes alive on Christmas Eve

    Bethlehem comes alive on Christmas Eve
    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...
  • Palestinian Authority official criticizes peace talks under Kerry

    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior Palestinian Authority official said Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry has slowed peace talks by emphasizing Israeli concerns and security issues in the Jordan Valley of the West Bank. The United States...
  • What Israel is really like

    Re “Apartheid in Israel? Hardly,” Opinion, Jan. 12 I was in west Jerusalem on the eve of Yom Kippur last year and had to seek care for an infection. The nurse, the doctor who treated me and the pharmacist who dispensed my medication were...
  • The cowardice of the new anti-Semitism

    An obscure academic organization called the American Studies Association not long ago voted to endorse a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli universities. The self-appointed moralists were purportedly outraged over the Israeli government's...
  • Israel, Jordan leaders hold high-level, low-profile meeting

    Israel, Jordan leaders hold high-level, low-profile meeting
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Thursday with Jordanian King Abdullah II to discuss developments related to the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, according to Petra, Jordan’s news agency. Netanyahu’s visit to...
  • Sharon's style missed [Commentary]

    Sharon's style missed [Commentary]
    Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon's death is a stark reminder of the absence of strong leadership in Israel today. More than their differences in physical appearance or demeanor, what distinguished Sharon from current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • The intensity of Hebron, in the Palestinian Territories

    The intensity of Hebron, in the Palestinian Territories
    Walking through the Hebron market, I dodged the head of a camel dangling from a chain. I love traveling through the Palestinian Territories. It's filled with vivid memories and startling moments. I had no idea the people of Hebron had a taste for camel....
  • Israel's dilemma: Who can be an Israeli?

    Israel's dilemma: Who can be an Israeli?
    Recently, Israel has been beset by a pair of controversies relating to its Arab minority: first, the proposal over whether to resettle Bedouin Arabs against their will in state-sponsored towns, and second, the renewed call by Israel's foreign minister...
  • Biden pays tribute to Ariel Sharon as courageous, 'complex' leader

    JERUSALEM — Reaffirming the United States' "unflagging" commitment to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute Monday to the country’s late prime minister, Ariel Sharon, as a “complex man” whose life “traced the...