| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:37 PM
In 2002, at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, an American citizen named Naomi Zivotofsky gave birth to another American citizen, Menachem Zivotofsky.
It is the strong belief of both Naomi and her husband, Menachem's father, Ari, that the...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:28 PM
GAZA CITY — Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday announced a reconciliation deal to end their seven-year schism, in a further blow to U.S.-led efforts to broker a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:09 PM
John Kerry is waiting for Benjamin Netanyahu to nail himself to a very large cross.
Unfortunately, you're going to have to keep reading to find out what I mean by this.
First, here are four assumptions about the Middle East peace process:
1. It's dead....
| Apr 29, 2014
Re "Israel halts peace talks over Hamas," April 25
Is the price for a U.S.-brokered Mideast peace agreement too high for this generation of Israeli and Palestinian leaders? If it is, could the Mideast peace process advance faster by waiting for a new...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Well, God bless John Kerry for trying.
It appears as if the latest attempt by the United States to make the Palestinians and Israelis embrace reason is failing. It is true American negotiators have misstepped and miscalculated at different moments in the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – With the 8-month-old Palestinian-Israeli negotiations entering a state of deadlock, Palestinians spoke Monday about a "paradigm shift" in the U.S.-sponsored peace process.
The talks, which were supposed to produce a peace...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Concealed in the Nile River reeds, mothers and their children crouched underwater, holding their breath as long as possible, as South Sudanese militias on the bank argued whether to hunt down and kill dozens of people hiding there.
One elderly man was...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:49 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:55 AM
BEIRUT -- The Syrian government Friday said it had presented plans to its Russian allies for a cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners with the opposition in advance of peace talks next week in Switzerland.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:52 PM
BEIRUT — With the U.S.-backed opposition mired in disputes, Syria's government on Friday proposed a limited cease-fire, a prisoner swap and measures to speed aid to civilians in a move that appeared aimed at ensuring it is an indispensable part of...