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  • Letters: Peace in the Mideast

    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...
  • Review: 'Bethlehem' a taut cat-and-mouse game

    Review: 'Bethlehem' a taut cat-and-mouse game
    In "Bethlehem," Israel's submission to the recent Academy Awards for the foreign language Oscar, first-time filmmaker Yuval Adler views entrenched political tensions through the template of a police procedural. Focusing on an Israeli intelligence agent...
  • Hebron still a divided city 20 years after mosque massacre

     Hebron still a divided city 20 years after mosque massacre
    HEBRON, West Bank — Nidal lives just steps from the mosque where his life changed forever. It was there, during early morning prayers in 1994, that an Israeli physician named Baruch Goldstein walked in and opened fire, killing 29 Palestinians...
  • If Mao and Chiang Kai-shek could defer core issues, so can Israel and the Palestinians

    If Mao and Chiang Kai-shek could defer core issues, so can Israel and the Palestinians
    Israelis and Palestinians are facing their most difficult negotiation since Menachem Begin flew west to face Egyptian President Anwar Sadat a generation ago at Camp David. If Israel were to end its long occupation, if Palestinians were to unite and...
  • Israeli forces use excessive force against Palestinians, report says

    Israeli forces use excessive force against Palestinians, report says
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli security forces use excessive force against Palestinians in the West Bank and display "callous disregard" for human life, Amnesty International said Thursday. In a report called "Trigger-Happy: Israel’s Use of Excessive...
  • Letters: John Bolton's unsettling views on diplomacy

    Re "Flailing in the Mideast," Opinion, Feb. 18 John Bolton presents a flawed critique of President Obama's diplomacy in the Mideast. In the case of Iran, Bolton is convinced that the current nuclear negotiations cannot result in a positive outcome and...
  • Oscar Notebook: Even in the obscure foreign language category, these two films are little known

     Oscar Notebook: Even in the obscure foreign language category, these two films are little known
    It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the...
  • Review: 'Omar' is heartbreaking tale of love across isolation walls

    Review: 'Omar' is heartbreaking tale of love across isolation walls
    There are two distinct images that open "Omar." One is a face; one is a wall. Both are as resilient as resistant — defining elements and powerful metaphors for all that connects and divides us in Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad's unnerving...
  • Netanyahu: Changes to Iran's nuclear program are minimal despite deal

    Netanyahu: Changes to Iran's nuclear program are minimal despite deal
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli assessments indicate that Iran’s nuclear program has been set back just four weeks as a result of an interim deal designed to limit Iran's enrichment of uranium, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday. In a speech to a...
  • The coming crash of American diplomacy in the Middle East

     The coming crash of American diplomacy in the Middle East
    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,...
  • Palestinians in Gaza Strip resent being left out of peace talks

    Palestinians in Gaza Strip resent being left out of peace talks
    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...