| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry is obviously getting somewhere in his attempt to achieve a framework agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, because all the right people, the far-right people, are going a little nuts.
At a security...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:25 AM
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. “...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 PM
GAZA CITY -- A Palestinian militant was killed in an Israeli airstrike Monday as he attempted to launch rockets at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip, authorities said.
Mosaab Zaaneen, a 25-year-old Islamic Jihad fighter, died in the attack in the city...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
HEBRON, West Bank — Nidal lives just steps from the mosque where his life changed forever.
It was there, during early morning prayers in 1994, that an Israeli physician named Baruch Goldstein walked in and opened fire, killing 29 Palestinians...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:41 PM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli assessments indicate that Iran’s nuclear program has been set back just four weeks as a result of an interim deal designed to limit Iran's enrichment of uranium, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday.
In a speech to a...
| Feb 18, 2014
President Obama has three significant Middle East diplomatic initiatives underway, treating, respectively, Iran's nuclear weapons program; Syria's deadly, exhausting conflict; and the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian dispute. Into these negotiations,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
GAZA CITY — Like many Palestinians, Marwan Hissi has closely followed reports of peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
An unemployed father of five living in a...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:25 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing of the case in which he is accused of spying and conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.
In what prosecutors called "the biggest conspiracy case in Egypt'...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The first months of the year are, by consensus, the bleakest of cinematic times. But not so much if, like me, you are a lover of documentaries, someone who revels in the pleasures of the nonfiction film.
Proofs of the remarkable strength of...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:58 AM
GAZA CITY -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man near the Gaza Strip border Thursday, the latest in a series of deadly cross-border incidents, officials said.
Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said 26-year-...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 1:48 AM
JERUSALEM -- Two Palestinians were wounded in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip early Sunday.
Israeli military officials said the attack targeted Abdallah Kharti, a militant accused of launching rockets into southern Israel. Peter Lerner, a...