| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.
Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Almost 60 years ago, I was a young Foreign Service officer, standing on the Gaza border with my contact from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Eisenhower administration had been using all the pressure it could to force Israel to withdraw from Gaza in...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing nine Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire.
The violence seemed at risk of...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Rethinking the two-state solution," Opinion, Oct. 1
One would think that the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and Turkey and the inability of Hamas and Fatah to agree on anything would give pause to Neve Gordon, who effectively called for...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:03 AM
JERUSALEM -- In one of the most violent clashes in years between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, Israeli security forces killed three Palestinians early Monday during a raid at the Qalandia refugee camp near Jerusalem.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:43 AM
JERUSALEM -- Tensions rose Tuesday between Israelis and Palestinians after two separate killings -- one by each side -- shattered what had been a period of relative calm in recent months.
At a northern West Bank hitchhiking stop, an Israeli settler...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In the 65 years since the creation of Israel and the scattering of millions of Palestinians from their historic homeland, hope of resolving the core crisis of the Middle East has risen to joyous pinnacles like Camp David and crashed into despair with...
| May 19, 2013
| 10:10 AM
CAIRO — The families and colleagues of seven Egyptian soldiers who were kidnapped last week in North Sinai kept Egypt’s borders with the Gaza Strip closed Sunday for the third day in a row.
Nearly 170 demonstrators have gathered inside the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:41 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new government Thursday headed by a British-educated academic with no political experience.
New Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, who has served since 1998 as president of An Najah...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – For the first time since the start of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations three months ago, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has publicly declared that the negotiations have not yet produced any results.