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  • Israeli minister storms out during speech by EU Parliament president

    JERUSALEM -- The Knesset is a tough room. European Parliament President Martin Schulz was heckled during an address, in German, to Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday. When he voiced concern about unequal water distribution to Palestinians and Israel’s...
  • Paul Greenberg: Opinions in a flash

    (With apologies to Walter Winchell) Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border, coast to coast, and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press! Add another name to those Americans kicking the tobacco habit: CVS pharmacies. They plan to...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    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...
  • Rabbi Ovadia Yosef dies at 93; Israeli ultra-Orthodox leader

    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef dies at 93; Israeli ultra-Orthodox leader
    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of Israel's most influential ultra-Orthodox spiritual leaders who presided over the Shas political party, has died. He was 93. Yosef died Monday at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. He had been treated in recent weeks for...
  • Rethinking the two-state solution

    Rethinking the two-state solution
    In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
  • Apartheid in Israel? Hardly.

     Apartheid in Israel? Hardly.
    Two American academic groups — the American Studies Assn. and the Assn. for Asian American Studies — have called for a boycott of Israeli universities. Those resolutions have met with many objections. Much has been made, for example, of the...
  • Senators still mulling over additional Iran sanctions

    Senators still mulling over additional Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Key senators remained undecided Wednesday on whether to impose more economic sanctions on Iran after Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other administration officials urged them to delay further penalties while negotiations continue...
  • New signs of tension between U.S. and Israel over Iran talks

    New signs of tension between U.S. and Israel over Iran talks
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s dispute with Israel over Iran intensified Wednesday, even as Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to visit Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions that could disrupt pending...
  • Funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon set for Monday

    Funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon set for Monday
    JERUSALEM -- A state ceremony in memory of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will be held Monday at the parliament building in Jerusalem, officials announced. Services for Sharon, who died Saturday at 85 after being incapacitated for years by a...
  • Obama's Munich

    Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the United States and the Soviet...
  • President Obama's Munich [Commentary]

    President Obama's Munich [Commentary]
    Seeking to create an analogy with the deal the United States negotiated with Iran to supposedly limit further production of its centrifuges, Secretary of State John Kerry chose to recall disarmament agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. A...