| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a series of Middle East challenges far more daunting than when he began his presidency in 2009. These problems include:
•what to do about the Arab-Israeli conflict, with peace talks between...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Pikesville resident Debra Attman is well known as a local philanthropist, providing the driving energy behind several events, including the Chocolate Affair, the annual event benefiting Health Care for the Homeless.
But it was her work with The...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The chameleon is finally showing his true colors.
Since taking office in June, Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's not-so-new president, has been equivocating, trying to balance Egypt's longstanding diplomatic and financial relationship with the West with his true...
| Aug 14, 2013
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JERUSALEM – Asking politicians whether they ever smoked pot can produce answers that range from silly to squirming. But when Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich was asked the question this week, she just said, “yes.”
| Jun 4, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Joseph Farah, an Arab author, wrote: "As an Arab-American journalist who has spent a good deal of time covering the region, I can tell you there is more freedom for Arabs in Israel than in any Arab state."
Salma Abedallah, an Israeli Arab-Muslim, echoed:...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Israeli political and religious leaders are condemning a weekend protest here in which ultra-Orthodox Jews used symbols identified with the Holocaust to allege they are being unfairly treated by other Israeli Jews over their beliefs.
| Aug 18, 2011
| 8:36 AM
EILAT, Israel (CNN) -- At least seven Israelis were killed and more than two dozen others were injured in southern Israel Thursday when attackers fired shots at a civilian bus, assaulted Israeli soldiers, and fired mortars and an anti-tank missile,...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:21 AM
At first glance, Jerusalem appears to be the quintessential capital city: The sprawling, modern metropolis is home to Israel'sparliament, the Knesset, and courts, ministry buildings, monuments and museums dot the surrounding area. Lining the main...