| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:00 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority, which is based in the West Bank, and its archrival Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, are at loggerheads over who is to go on the annual pilgrimage to Mecca this year.
The Palestinian Authority's...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:07 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Nearly a year after three international forensic institutions took samples of the remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, conflicting reports have resurfaced regarding the cause of his death.
Arafat died at a French...
| Oct 13, 2013
Re "The two-stage option," Opinion, Oct. 11
Dani Dayan's two-stage solution relies on Jordan's cooperation with Israel to keep the Palestinians under control. However, the Jordanian government has repeatedly rejected this option since it withdrew from...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Sweeping statements are risky, but one can be made confidently about Theodore Bikel: No living actor's connection to a fictional character has been more lasting or deeply personal than his lifelong walk with Tevye the Dairyman.
Bikel is 89. Three...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:06 PM
JERUSALEM – An Israeli drone strike in the Sinai Peninsula -- carried out in coordination with Egypt’s military -- killed five suspected Islamic militants and destroyed their rocket launcher, Egyptian security officials told Palestinian...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:30 PM
JERUSALEM – Hours before a second round of peace talks was set to resume, Israel on Wednesday released the first 26 of 104 Palestinian prisoners it agreed to set free to bring Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
The prisoners were...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:04 AM
JERUSALEM-- Facing a court deadline Thursday, Jewish settlers from the West Bank outpost of Amona have begun tearing up an access road that leads to illegally constructed homes.
According to Israeli media, residents opted to destroy the road...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 10:46 AM
JERUSALEM – Fresh questions arose Sunday about the future of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after a senior Palestinian official said his side has not yet confirmed it will resume direct talks.
Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary-general of the Palestine...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:03 AM
JERUSALEM -- In one of the most violent clashes in years between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, Israeli security forces killed three Palestinians early Monday during a raid at the Qalandia refugee camp near Jerusalem.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:08 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian negotiators Wednesday expressed concern at reports of an Israeli plan to build a new Jewish settlement in a predominantly Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat warned that...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- In a worrisome sign for U.S.-brokered Mideast peace talks, a poll released Tuesday found that more than half of Jewish Israelis would oppose a peace deal based on terms that have long been seen as the foundation of any resolution, including...