| Feb 18, 2014
President Obama has three significant Middle East diplomatic initiatives underway, treating, respectively, Iran's nuclear weapons program; Syria's deadly, exhausting conflict; and the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian dispute. Into these negotiations,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
GAZA CITY — Like many Palestinians, Marwan Hissi has closely followed reports of peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
An unemployed father of five living in a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:53 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Scarlett Johansson has resigned from her post as an Oxfam ambassador following her participation in a SodaStream campaign that ensconced the actress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and put her odds with the humanitarian charity.
The "Her" voice...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:36 PM
CAIRO — A bomb blast ripped through a bus packed with tourists Sunday, killing at least four people near Egypt's border with Israel, security officials said, in an attack that threatened to damage the tourist economies of both countries.
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:19 AM
CAIRO — At least three people were killed Sunday and more than a dozen injured in a bomb blast near Egypt's border with Israel, according to Egyptian state media reports.
The explosion occurred on a bus that was carrying 33 tourists from South...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The first months of the year are, by consensus, the bleakest of cinematic times. But not so much if, like me, you are a lover of documentaries, someone who revels in the pleasures of the nonfiction film.
Proofs of the remarkable strength of...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:58 AM
GAZA CITY -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man near the Gaza Strip border Thursday, the latest in a series of deadly cross-border incidents, officials said.
Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said 26-year-...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:15 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The presence of three words on a letterhead – "State of Palestine" – is keeping Palestinian patients from being transferred from the Gaza Strip to hospitals in East Jerusalem or Israel, officials on both sides...
| Feb 13, 2014
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan recently became one of the 10 nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a position that will put the international spotlight on the Hashemite kingdom. Its Israeli and Palestinian neighbors continue to grab...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Israeli military on Friday evicted Palestinian activists from a camp they set up a week ago in the Jordan River valley in an attempt to challenge any Israeli plan to maintain a presence in the area under a future peace...