| 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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:56 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:41 PM
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...
| 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...