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  • Israeli opposition leader Shelly Yachimovich admits to smoking pot

    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.” In an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • On Faith: Israel offers Arabs 'a genuine future'

    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:...
  • U.S. must recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    U.S. must recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
    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...
  • Egypt's Morsi is Hamas' new best friend

    Egypt's Morsi is Hamas' new best friend
    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...
  • Israeli officials to bar U.N. team from investigating settlements

     
    Israeli officials have vowed to bar a United Nations team from coming to Israel or the West Bank to investigate Jewish settlements, infuriated by its condemnation of the settlements last week....
  • Israel court rejects deal postponing evacuation of Migron outpost

     
    In a case that is testing the balance of power between Israel’s democratic institutions, the Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a government plea to postpone by three years the deadline to evacuate an unauthorized Jewish settlement in the West Bank....
  • Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to form unity government

     
    In a surprise turnabout, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to cancel the early election he had called just 24 hours before and instead form a unity government with opposition party Kadima, Israeli officials said Tuesday....
  • Ben-Zion Netanyahu, father of Israeli prime minister, dies at 102

     
    The man said to have had the most profound influence on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his father, historian Ben-Zion Netanyahu, died early Monday in his Jerusalem home at age 102....