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  • 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...
  • Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to skip Mandela memorial, citing cost

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not attend the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela due to high travel costs, Israeli media reported Monday. Netanyahu reportedly changed his plans to attend the ceremony after calculating...
  • 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...
  • Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military

    Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli legislators approved a controversial law Wednesday to end the historic exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from mandatory military service, a decision some religious leaders decried as persecution. The Equal Service Law...
  • Rockets launched from Gaza Strip answered with Israeli airstrikes

    Rockets launched from Gaza Strip answered with Israeli airstrikes
    JERUSALEM--In the heaviest barrage in more than a year, dozens of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from Israel’s political leadership and swift retaliation by its military. At least 60...
  • Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]

    Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]
    William Cooper completely misstated the rules of Israeli citizenship in a recent letter to the editor ("Israel is not a 'democracy,'" Feb. 4). Jewishness is not a prerequisite for citizenship here, as attested to by the 21 percent of Israeli citizens...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Shulamit Aloni, Billy Ross

    Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she...
  • Israel sets June date to elect President Shimon Peres' successor

    Israel sets June date to elect President Shimon Peres' successor
    Israel's presidential election will be held June 10, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced Monday, putting an end to uncertainty about the future of the important though largely ceremonial position. Candidates have just over a week to qualify by...
  • Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
    TEL AVIV -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out clashing visions of a two-state solution here Tuesday during an Israeli security conference. In a taped interview broadcast at the...
  • Israeli lawmakers advance measure to restrict release of prisoners

    Israeli lawmakers advance measure to restrict release of prisoners
    An Israeli legislative committee gave initial approval Sunday to legislation that would curb the release of convicted murderers, a policy that if enacted might prevent future political deals calling for prisoner swaps with the Palestinians. The panel...