| Apr 29, 2015
| 2:02 AM
In the span of a month, Syrian insurgents have routed government forces across the country's northwest, flushing them out of strongholds in a string of embarrassing defeats for President Bashar Assad.
The first to go was the city of Idlib, which fell...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:38 PM
Two West Bank universities have called off upcoming student elections after President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party was trounced by the Islamic militant group Hamas in a separate university vote last week.
The Fatah-controlled al-Najah and Hebron...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 8:21 AM
A Hamas-run court has suspended the results of a rare free union vote in Gaza that ended with a landslide victory by the rival Fatah party.
The decision is the latest setback in Palestinian reconciliation efforts between the bitter rivals.
The April 6...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:00 AM
In his usually overheated rhetoric, letter writer Ray Gordon continues to blame Israel defending itself, while absolving Hamas and Fatah of any crimes ("Stop shielding Israel," March 22).
Is the firing of over 10,000 rockets at Israel civilians by Hamas...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state — a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In condemning Israel for finally taking action to counter terrorist and rocket attacks, Ray Gordon ignores the history of the last nine years of the conflict between Hamas and Israel ("Hold Israel accountable for war crimes," Dec. 23). After Israel...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Gregg Carlstrom criticizes Israel's policy of demolishing the homes of homicide bombers and other Muslims who murder Jews. What would he suggest Israel do?
It is faced with thousands of Muslims inside Israel who support the genocidal charters of Hamas,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Some random thoughts on recent events in Israel and Palestine.
THE JEWS AND TERROR. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, dedicated a square in Ramallah to the people that perpetrated the massacre at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Tension increased Friday between Palestinian political adversaries Fatah and Hamas, which have formed a unity government, after a series of explosions in the Gaza Strip that targeted the homes of key Fatah members.
The blasts caused no injuries but...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:40 PM
For the first time since 2007, Palestinian Authority officials traveled Thursday from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip.
Describing the day as "historic," Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held a first meeting of the new unity government...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Letter writer Irwin E. Weiss could not be further from the truth when he refers to Israel's recent invasion of Gaza as its "recent war of defense" ("Compare and contrast: Israel in Gaza, U.S. in Syria," Sept. 25).
In fact, it was Israel that...