| Mar 2, 2014
| 11:53 AM
JERUSALEM -- Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied in Jerusalem on Sunday to protest emerging legislation that could end their sweeping exemption from military service.
The country’s capital was paralyzed as access to Jerusalem...
| Mar 2, 2014
Re "Diplomatic lessons," Opinion, Feb. 28
Patrick Tyler suggests that Israel's demand for recognition as the state of the Jewish people is merely a tactic to block negotiations.
Far from it. That recognition is as essential to peace as is the first...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:03 AM
In some ways, nothing speaks to the global impact of the Academy Awards quite like the international response to the nominations for best foreign language film.
The five nominees in the category are Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,&...
| Dec 24, 2013
In recent weeks, the media have had a field day reporting on a so-called rift in the U.S.-Israel relationship over the nuclear negotiations with Iran. The story makes for great headlines, but it's poor analysis. Despite the heated rhetoric, the pillars...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:37 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Israel Prison Service on Monday freed Samer Issawi, a Palestinian inmate whose prolonged hunger strike helped fuel weeks of protests in the West Bank this year.
Issawi, 34, refused food for eight months, receiving only...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
JERUSALEM — Israel is the latest country to express displeasure with reports of U.S. and British spying on its leaders, although there was not a great deal of surprise over the revelations or suggestions that they would damage relations....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:46 PM
TEHRAN – Iranian lawmakers Friday threatened retaliation for a Senate bill that proposes tough new sanctions on Iran if the Islamic Republic fails to cooperate in upcoming negotiations aimed at curbing its nuclear program.
Mehdi Moussavinejad, a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:04 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Thursday with Jordanian King Abdullah II to discuss developments related to the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, according to Petra, Jordan’s news agency.
Netanyahu’s visit to...
| Jan 15, 2014
Peace negotiations, a wise U.S. diplomat once said, are like riding a bicycle: No matter how slow you're moving, it's best to keep going — because if you try to stand still, you'll fall.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry is putting that principle...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday condemned as “offensive” the reported comment of Israel’s defense minister that Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s campaign for Mideast peace grows from his “messianism.”
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:56 PM
ANTWERP, Belgium — One became a prime minister. Another a songwriter whose compositions included "White Christmas." And a third became an Angeleno who married, raised a family and became a social worker.
All extraordinary in their own ways, all on...