| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Israel carried out an airstrike against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, calling it retaliation for a rocket blast from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel on Friday.
The Israeli military said it had targeted a "Hamas...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:01 AM
(JTA) — A former Clinton administration envoy has let the cat out of the bag on the issue of Palestinian incitement, putting him squarely at odds with Secretary of State John Kerry.
Shibley Telhami was one of the Clinton administration's...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Israeli and Palestinian pathologists largely agreed Thursday on the cause of death for a Palestinian official who collapsed during clashes with Israeli soldiers at a protest but were divided on the factors that contributed to his death.
Ziad Abu Ein,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged patience Tuesday as he met in London with Palestinian officials seeking a U.N. resolution that would lay the groundwork for a Palestinian state.
Speaking to reporters before the meeting, Kerry declined to take a...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:55 PM
It has been a generation since Pope John Paul II helped kickstart the collapse of the Soviet Union through his support for anti-communists in his native Poland. Now a new pontiff, Francis, has taken up where John Paul left off.
Francis, the first...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Israel’s parliament voted Wednesday to dissolve and hold early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two top ministers, unraveling his governing coalition after 20 months in office.
The bill to disband the Knesset passed the...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:16 AM
This column is being written on Dec. 4, my 101 birthday. There will not be a big party tonight like the one that marked my first century. Only five members of my family will be there, but a couple of hundred residents of Harbors Edge will dance and frolic...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The scenario has been repeated more times than I can remember: Palestinian terrorists murder Israelis. The Obama administration condemns the attack. And that's it. No change in U.S. policy, no penalties or consequences for those who encourage and praise...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The older I get, the more my childhood memories fade, but I still vividly remember the morning of Sunday, July 4, 1976.
I was eight years old at the time, spending Shabbat with my grandparents at their house in London. Early on that Sunday, I woke to...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Some random thoughts on recent events in Israel and Palestine.
THE JEWS AND TERROR. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, dedicated a square in Ramallah to the people that perpetrated the massacre at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Itamar Marcus — founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch — told an audience of nearly 200 people (both students and community members) at Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) Boca Raton campus on Nov. 10 that the Palestinian Authority...