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  • Israel shelves prisoner release as Mideast talks stall

    Israel shelves prisoner release as Mideast talks stall
    JERUSALEM — Mideast peace talks remained in deep crisis Thursday as Israel froze plans to release Palestinian prisoners and officials threatened sanctions after the Palestinian Authority’s request to join multiple international conventions....
  • Jonathan Pollard, bargaining chip?

    Jonathan Pollard, bargaining chip?
    The latest round of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians is in deep trouble. But the Obama administration shouldn't try to salvage the talks by releasing Jonathan Pollard, the former naval intelligence analyst who is serving a life sentence...
  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition

    Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pushed ahead Tuesday with efforts for wider recognition of Palestine as a state, saying he would pursue membership status in scores of international agencies, treaties and...
  • Rolling Stones join list of rockers playing Israel

    Rolling Stones join list of rockers playing Israel
    The Rolling Stones have added a June 4 trip to Tel Aviv to the group’s 2014 tour itinerary, the veteran band’s first performance in Israel and the latest in a growing series of performances in the nation by major pop and rock acts. “We...
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert convicted in corruption trial

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert convicted in corruption trial
    JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of accepting bribes in a case called one of the nation’s largest corruption scandals, ending an intense two-year trial and most likely his political career. Tel Aviv...
  • John Kerry arrives to prod deadlocked Israelis and Palestinians

    John Kerry arrives to prod deadlocked Israelis and Palestinians
    JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Jerusalem on Monday evening to begin talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a bid to keep the troubled peace negotiations on track. The immediate obstacle Kerry seeks to overcome is a...
  • Was Chris Christie sorry, or was he trying to placate Sheldon Adelson?

    Was Chris Christie sorry, or was he trying to placate Sheldon Adelson?
    As part of what he apparently considers a comeback tour, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke over the weekend at a meeting in Las Vegas of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Christie’s speech was mostly music to the ears of the audience at the...
  • Obama weighs sending shoulder-fired missiles to Syrian rebels

    Obama weighs sending shoulder-fired missiles to Syrian rebels
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama is weighing whether to allow shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to be shipped to moderate factions of the Syrian opposition, possibly with help from the Saudi government, a U.S. official said Friday. Obama...
  • After expelling Jews in 1492, Spain considers inviting them back

    After expelling Jews in 1492, Spain considers inviting them back
    TOLEDO, Spain — The Jews who flock to the two medieval synagogues in this walled city are tourists, not worshipers. No one of their faith has practiced it in the temples' exquisitely decorated precincts since 1492. That was the year King Ferdinand...
  • An African seeking refuge and understanding finds neither in Israel

    An African seeking refuge and understanding finds neither in Israel
    TEL AVIV — This evening, like most recently, a crowd had massed in Tel Aviv's Lewinsky Park. Huddled under blankets, hundreds of immigrants milled across worn-down grass as speakers passed around a microphone, discussing upcoming demonstrations....