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  • Biden pays tribute to Ariel Sharon as courageous, 'complex' leader

    JERUSALEM — Reaffirming the United States' "unflagging" commitment to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute Monday to the country’s late prime minister, Ariel Sharon, as a “complex man” whose life “traced the...
  • Israel's Ariel Sharon eulogized in state ceremony before funeral

    SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel — On a day marked by military protocol, somber ceremony and informal reflection, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was remembered Monday as a "practical and pragmatic man," a "bulldozer" who helped shape his nation...
  • Sharon's style missed [Commentary]

    Sharon's style missed [Commentary]
    Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon's death is a stark reminder of the absence of strong leadership in Israel today. More than their differences in physical appearance or demeanor, what distinguished Sharon from current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Israelis wary over interim nuclear deal between major powers and Iran

    JERUSALEM -- At a cafe in Jerusalem, Giora Shamis greeted the announcement that Iran has begun rolling back its nuclear program with a shake of his head. “I feel deep anxiety,” said Shamis, who runs a hawkish news analysis website. “...
  • Letters: Israel's future as a Jewish state

    Re "Will Israel's Arabs get a say in its future?," Editorial, Aug. 12 Your editorial regarding whether Israel's Arab minority would be allowed to participate in a vote on a possible peace deal with the Palestinians goes right to the heart of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...