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  • Israel enacts, then suspends, plan for West Bank bus segregation

    Israel enacts, then suspends, plan for West Bank bus segregation
    Hours after announcing the launch of separate buses for Palestinians and Jews in the West Bank, Israel's government was forced to back down Wednesday in response to a wave of domestic outrage that included comparisons to apartheid-era South Africa....
  • Restarting the U.S.-Israel relationship depends on Palestinians, too

    Restarting the U.S.-Israel relationship depends on Palestinians, too
    As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his statement seeming to reject a Palestinian state, I am even...
  • Vatican recognizes 'State of Palestine'

    Vatican recognizes 'State of Palestine'
    The Vatican recognized Palestinian statehood in a treaty Wednesday, generating praise from Palestinians and criticism from Israelis, who said the move does not advance peace efforts. An announcement from the Holy See on long-discussed bilateral issues...
  • Netanyahu faces tough task of ruling with slimmest of majorities

    Netanyahu faces tough task of ruling with slimmest of majorities
    Winning the recent Israeli elections may have been the easiest part for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose new government -- his fourth -- promises to be a challenge even before it has taken office. Shortly before the deadline Wednesday,...
  • Israel indicts three soldiers for alleged crimes during Gaza war

    Israel indicts three soldiers for alleged crimes during Gaza war
    Three Israeli soldiers were indicted for offenses allegedly committed during last summer’s Gaza war, the army reported Sunday. According to a statement from the Military Advocate General, two soldiers were charged with looting around $600 from a...
  • Boycott movement aims for Israel's destruction

    Boycott movement aims for Israel's destruction
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel is not, as commentator Yousef Munayyer claims, an effort to make Israel comply with international and humanitarian law ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 21). The BDS...
  • The chaos that surrounds Israel

    The chaos that surrounds Israel
    When President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famous 1933 inaugural address in which he said that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he added an important clarification describing this fear as "a nameless, unreasoning, unjustified...
  • Israelis and Palestinians weary of conflict

    Israelis and Palestinians weary of conflict
    I started medical studies in Liege, Belgium in 1973.   The Université de Liège had students from many countries.  Americans studied there but also Arabs, Palestinians, Israelis, Russians, Chinese and many other nationals.  I struck up a friendship with...
  • Men's group hears terrorism financing expert

    Men's group hears terrorism financing expert
    After exploring sports, fine spirits and Cuba (as well as philanthropy) together this season, the Men's Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County took on a critical topic at its March 24 gathering. The event — titled "Follow the...
  • A new age of Middle East insecurity

    A new age of Middle East insecurity
    Back in 2010, I interviewed Gerard Araud, who is now the French ambassador in Washington, D.C., while he was still serving as France's envoy to the United Nations in New York. We talked at length about Iran, and this was the first thing he told me: "The...
  • Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

    Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria
    The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria’s civil war — and that was before the militants of the Islamic State moved in. Besieged, starved and bombarded over...