| Nov 11, 2012
JERUSALEM -- Israel fired warning shots into Syria on Sunday after an apparently errant mortar shell struck an Israeli military post in the Golan Heights, the latest example of regional spillover from Syria’s civil unrest. The Syrian mortar caused...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:56 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Thursday in a bid to boost Palestinian-Israeli negotiations launched in Jerusalem the day before after three years of deadlock.
Speaking at a news conference in...
| Apr 1, 2013
"I honestly believe that if any Israeli parent sat down with those (Palestinian) kids, they'd say, 'I want these kids to succeed.'"
— President Barack Obama, in Jerusalem, March 21
— Very true. But how does the other side feel about...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:43 AM
JERUSALEM -- Tensions rose Tuesday between Israelis and Palestinians after two separate killings -- one by each side -- shattered what had been a period of relative calm in recent months.
At a northern West Bank hitchhiking stop, an Israeli settler...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:08 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian negotiators Wednesday expressed concern at reports of an Israeli plan to build a new Jewish settlement in a predominantly Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat warned that...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:11 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- More than two-thirds of the Palestinians surveyed in a new poll are convinced that recently restarted peace negotiations with Israel, which were orchestrated by the United States, aren’t going to succeed.
The results of...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:23 AM
President Obama pledged his administration's commitment to seeking peace in the Middle East during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, declaring that Palestinians "have a right to live in dignity in their own state."...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Two new outposts of settlers have gone up in the West Bank in recent months, according to a report by the Israeli anti-settlement organization Peace Now. The organization noted that unlike the usual makeshift set-up of such outposts, these come complete...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:52 AM
It's hardly an exaggeration to describe the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that reconvened in Washington this week as the pre-nuptial ceremony for an arranged marriage between a reluctant couple who neither like nor trust each other much....
| May 26, 2011
Huguette Clark, a copper tycoon's daughter with a taste for exquisite French dolls, baronial homes and solitude, has died. She was 104.
Clark, who preferred to be known as Madame Clark, died Tuesday at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. She had...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday took the opportunity of laying the cornerstone for the new presidential headquarters just north of the West Bank city of Ramallah to tell the world that he was still waiting for U.S. answers......