| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:10 PM
The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 12:16 PM
A United Nations agency said Tuesday that conditions in the Gaza Strip are growing more desperate following its decision to suspend aid to repair homes damaged in last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:14 AM
The Washington Post's William Booth witnessed a chilling event in the Gaza Strip on Thursday: thousands of youths lined up “in crisp military fashion” for a “graduation ceremony” after a week of training by the armed wing of the...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Facing Israeli charges of bias, international legal expert William Schabas resigned as head of a United Nations panel investigating allegations of war crimes during last summer's conflict in the Gaza Strip.
The move came before an examination of Israeli...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 11:52 AM
In her (commentary) "Children suffer and die in Gaza. Who Notices?" (Jan. 29), Najla Shawa (a humanitarian in Gaza) laments the destruction occurring in Gaza while the international community doesn't pay attention.
I disagree; the world did notice the...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 12:40 PM
This is in response to “Children suffer and die in Gaza. Who notices?” (Perspective, Jan. 29), by Najla Shawa. The children of Gaza are surely suffering. The suffering is, however, inflicted by Gaza’s choice of Hamas. Hamas is in reality...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.
Israel signalled the invasion would be...
| Jul 18, 2014
In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:44 AM
German police arrested an 18-year-old man after petrol bombs were thrown at a synagogue in the western town of Wuppertal overnight, they said in a statement Wednesday.
"According to investigations, three suspects threw several incendiary devices at...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:47 PM
Israel said late Wednesday that it would deny entry to representatives of the U.N. Human Rights Council who are investigating potential war crimes committed during the summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.