| Aug 4, 2014
— John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that's only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America's Arab partners, starting with the...
| Aug 5, 2014
The third Gaza conflict is grinding along with no clear end in sight, let alone a decisive victory for either side. What began as a seemingly predictable military episode — Israelis ruefully refer to their perennial Gaza operations as "mowing the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A 72-hour Gaza ceasefire held on Wednesday and Israel said it was ready to extend the deal as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and Palestinians on an enduring end to a war that has devastated the Islamist Hamas-dominated enclave.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Israeli forces unleashed some of the most intense bombardments of the 3-week-old war with Hamas on Tuesday, flattening the home of the militant group's top political leader in the Gaza Strip, damaging the offices of an affiliated television station and...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border.
Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:57 PM
After 10 days of Israeli airstrikes and rocket attacks by Palestinian militants, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered ground troops into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, escalating an exchange of fire that has claimed more than 240 lives,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The Sun's editorial, "A dangerous turning point in Israel" (July 8) notes the arrest of six Israelis for the killing of a Palestinian teenager and "strong words from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others" condemning the crime. It adds that these...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:21 AM
In an apparent shift of views within Hamas, one of its senior officials said this week that the militant group sees nothing wrong with negotiating with Israel.
Hamas does not recognize Israel and has opposed direct talks. Israel in turn considers...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:08 PM
After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
A large majority of Palestinians believe that the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, won its 50-day war with Israel, a new Palestinian public opinion poll said Tuesday.
The poll, conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center...