| 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 4, 2014
| 6:44 PM
YARMOUK, Syria — They emerged from a dim alley called Rama Street, some carried on stretchers or pushed in wheelchairs, others dragging bulging suitcases as they looked for loved ones waiting beyond the clutch of gunmen and aid staffers.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:05 PM
JERUSALEM — Emerging from a black limousine, the tall man in the bushy gray wig lectures a small crowd of Israelis on how their holy city of Jerusalem belongs to followers of all religions — "Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Klingons...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama tried Monday to nudge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toward a peace plan with Palestinians, urging him to make the "tough decisions" needed to advance a two-state solution.
But as a U.S.-imposed deadline...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 PM
GAZA CITY -- A Palestinian militant was killed in an Israeli airstrike Monday as he attempted to launch rockets at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip, authorities said.
Mosaab Zaaneen, a 25-year-old Islamic Jihad fighter, died in the attack in the city...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Italy‘s “The Great Beauty” won the Oscar for foreign Language film Sunday night.
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, “The Great Beauty” follows a writer, Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), who finds himself at an emotional...