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In launching airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, Israel has exercised its right to self-defense. Since the collapse Dec. 19 of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian movement that controls the territory, residents of southern Israel have been...
It's a new year in an old and bloody world. In Israel, politicians jockeying for power have launched the most lethal military assault on Palestinian territory in decades. Israel has justified its bombardment of Gaza on the grounds that Hamas broke a...
Tags: Politics, Kadima, Yasser Arafat, Terrorism, Government
Times Staff WriterYasser Arafat, guerrilla chieftain turned statesman who juggled armed resistance and political diplomacy, yet failed to achieve his lifelong dream of creating a Palestinian state, died today. He was 75. Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a top Arafat aide, confirmed...
CNNNew York -- The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel. The resolution elevates their status from "non-member observer...
pix11.com | @wpixThe United Nations General Assembly on Thursday endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel. The resolution elevates their status from "non-member observer entity" to "non-...
(CNN) -- A deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria is "clearly a terrorist attack," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday. "We have several people killed and dozens of wounded people," Barak said. He said the...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's strong pro-Israel statements over the weekend, including his endorsement of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (a reversal of long-standing U.S. policy), increases the pressure on President Barack Obama to...
Tags: Defense, Politics, Weaponry, Terrorism, Leon Panetta
CNNWASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday. The secret order, referred to as an intelligence...
The threat of an Israeli strike against Iran'snuclear facilities ratcheted up a notch last week when Israel'sdefense minister, Ehud Barak, issued new warnings that time was running out to stop Tehran's drive to build a bomb. If Israel waits much longer,...
Not long ago, an astute reader noted that it has been nearly two years since I wrote in a column that "most experts now estimate that Iran needs about 18 months to complete a nuclear device and a missile to carry it." His point — that those...
Tags: Politics, Groundhog Day, Tehran (Iran), Nuclear Policy, Israel
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) —Iran'senvoys are heading for nuclear talks with confidence that the chips are falling their way. It could be dismissed as just political theatrics for the world powers that Iran will face in Istanbul on Saturday....
American VoicesDespite extraordinary election-year pressure, President Obama stood up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week and refused to be dragged into still another war -- this one against Iran. And for that I admire him because, should Israel's...
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