| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Detractors of Israel often seem so overtaken with critical fervor that they miss the truths that may seem obvious to more fair-minded observers of the Middle East.
Take, for example, Saree Makdisi's attack on Israel for supposedly cutting off...
| Nov 21, 2013
Re "Erased by Israel," Opinion, Nov. 18
It is alarming to see educators in this country like UCLA professor Saree Makdisi embrace blatant propaganda in articles about Israel. He uses language intended to imply a form of genocide, referring to Israel's...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Voices rose in a soft hum, as if bees buzzing in a distant jar. The chorale conductor awakened the air with his baton and the composer, wearing a Batman T-shirt and blue suede shoes and looking disheveled after a flight from New York, closed his eyes...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:41 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Leaks from test results French scientists had conducted on samples taken last year from the remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat added more confusion Tuesday to the debate over Arafat's death.
According to the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched his latest round of meetings in the Middle East on Thursday aimed at encouraging Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and discussing negotiations about Iran's controversial nuclear program.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The fall music season will begin with dissent. Petitions have been circulated calling for companies that employ Russian artists, such as the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's human rights policies,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:56 AM
JERUSALEM -- A ruling by Israel's attorney general allows Palestinians access to West Bank lands decades after they were seized, Israeli media report.
In 1978, Israel seized around 170 acres of the Palestinian village of Burka, citing security needs....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:51 AM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, concluding his latest effort to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on Friday, sounding encouraged about progress despite ongoing tension between the parties.
"We are closer than we have been in...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:26 AM
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian was killed during an Israeli military raid early Tuesday in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israeli and Palestinian sources reported.
In a statement, the Israeli Defense Forces said soldiers entered Jenin overnight to make an...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:19 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- After weeks of waiting and speculating, the incoming Palestinian Authority government turned out to be a carbon copy of the outgoing one.
Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his 24 Cabinet ministers, who together had formed the...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:05 AM
JERUSALEM – An Israeli soldier was lured to the West Bank and killed by a Palestinian former co-worker, Israeli officials said Saturday.
The soldier, Tomer Hazan, 20 was reported missing by his family in Bat Yam on Friday.
Israeli officials said...