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  • Israel needs peace partner, security to resolve conflict

    After reading Zahi Khouri's guest column on Sept. 26, I was left aghast by the assertion that "Israel must do more..." Israel wants nothing more than for the West Bank and Gaza to function independently and without interference. The open issues of land...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

    Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says
    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...
  • Jason Radine: Hanukkah is a time for rededication to peace

    Jewish families around the world this week are celebrating Hanukkah, lighting the menorah one more candle each night, as the tiny lights glow increasingly against the darkness of winter. While the story of the miracle of illumination oil lasting for an...
  • In a time of tension, Christian faithful gather in Bethlehem

    In a time of tension, Christian faithful gather in Bethlehem
    Esam Awwad lifted his daughter onto his shoulders and joined the crowd gathered around the barricades, waiting for a glimpse of the patriarch as he passed by on his way into the Church of the Nativity. His daughter, Annamaria, was wearing a tiny Santa...
  • Israel's top court orders West Bank settlement demolished

    Israel's top court orders West Bank settlement demolished
    Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to demolish the West Bank settlement of Amona within two years and relocate its 300 Jewish residents, moving to end a years-long legal battle. In the ruling late Thursday, Supreme Court President...
  • Hobby Lobby, lawyer fees and Maxwell: Letters

    Hobby Lobby, lawyer fees and Maxwell: Letters
    A heartfelt message Thanks to Hobby Lobby for the wonderful, touching Christmas greeting in the Orlando Sentinel's Christmas Day edition. The paid advertisement featured a heartfelt, moving picture, and one that deeply touched me and my husband. It is...
  • West Bank settlers reportedly throw stones at U.S. diplomats

    West Bank settlers reportedly throw stones at U.S. diplomats
    A U.S. diplomatic convoy was attacked Friday in the West Bank by Jewish settlers throwing rocks, Israeli news reports said. Diplomats from the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem had arrived to investigate accusations by Palestinians in the village of Turmus...
  • Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood

    Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood
    After a disastrous 2014, Palestinians are embarking on a risky new gambit for 2015: seeking to internationalize the Middle East peace process. After decades of American-led mediation efforts, the Palestinian leadership is moving aggressively to court...
  • Palestinian sentenced to three life terms in killing of Israeli teens

    An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to three life terms in prison for his role in the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank, an event that contributed to the escalating cycle of violence leading to a...
  • The soul of Israel is at stake

    The soul of Israel is at stake
    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,...
  • Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution

    Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution
    The occupied West Bank recently witnessed the biggest land grab in 30 years when Israel seized 990 acres belonging to five Palestinian villages to build 5,000 new housing units. The villages are al-Jaba'a, Surif, Wadi Fukin, Husan and Nahalin. Writing...