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  • WEST BANK: Fall of Jerusalem hotel brings down hopes for revival of peace process

     
    As the Israeli bulldozers began to demolish Shepherd Hotel in the Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Sunday in order to build a new Jewish settlement in its place, Palestinians warned that not only the hotel has fallen,......
  • A growing list of Latin American nations moving to recognize a Palestinian state

     
    Joining a widening trend across Latin America, Chile and Paraguay are poised to recognize a Palestinian state based on borders before the 1967 Middle East War, reports in Israel and Latin America said. In recent weeks, several countries in the region have...
  • LEBANON: Psychic Michel Hayek sees 'war for peace' in 2011

     
    Good news for a tense region, if you believe in psychic predictions, that is. Michel Hayek, the Arab world's most celebrated clairvoyant, foresees a Middle Eastern "war for peace" in 2011, assuring the audience that tuned in for his annual......
  • WEST BANK: Palestine National Orchestra has its debut

     
    Today an orchestra, tomorrow a state. With these words, Suhail Khoury, director of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, introduced the Palestine National Orchestra in its debut Friday in the West Bank city of Ramallah. More than 40 Palestinian....
  • ISRAEL: Neighbors watchful as Israel demarcates maritime borders with Cyprus

     
    Huge gas fields discovered recently under the Mediterranean seabed have raised high hopes in Israel, a small, high-consumption country seeking alternative energy resources and a greater degree of independence from imports. In a different geopolitical...
  • WEST BANK: Bethlehem glows on Christmas Eve

     
    In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, thousands of Palestinians and visitors from all over the world gathered at Manger Square on Christmas Eve to watch Jerusalem's Catholic patriarch, Fouad Twal, lead a procession of......
  • ISRAEL: Appearance of new antitank weapon in Gaza raises concerns as border heats up

     
    The Gaza-Israel border has been heating up in recent weeks, with an increasing number of incidents on the fence, and rocket and mortar fire from the strip into Israel sharply on the rise. Alongside calculated retaliation including airstrikes on tunnels,.....
  • ISRAEL: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek Jonathan Pollard's release

     
    After raising the issue in private back-channels as well as personally with U.S. presidents, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to publicly and officially appeal to President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard. Netanyahu's decision follows a...
  • How should the U.S. handle Israeli-Palestinian relations? Two different views

     
    In this week's Opinion pages, we've had two experts weigh in on how the U.S. should handle Israeli-Palestinian relations. Thursday, Aaron David Miller, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, wrote that the U.S....
  • ISRAEL: African immigrants caught between Israeli government and society

     
    Israeli officials frequently say Israel is the only First World economy that can be reached on foot from the Third World: You can walk from Africa straight to Tel Aviv. Tens of thousands have done just that -- and if......
  • LEBANON: Nation braces for Hezbollah reaction to indictments

     
    Lebanon is bristling with nervous tension as it awaits the announcement that could spark a new round of civil strife or even another war with Israel, but disaster may not be as imminent as many fear. It has been nearly......