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  • Palestinians rally in support of Abbas as he prepares to meet Obama

    Palestinians rally in support of Abbas as he prepares to meet Obama
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinians rallied in West Bank cities on Monday in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before his scheduled meeting at the White House with President Obama. Palestinians carried pictures of the...
  • Gaza tensions continue as mediators seek to clear the air

    Gaza tensions continue as mediators seek to clear the air
    JERUSALEM — An Islamist militant group said Thursday that it had agreed to a cease-fire after an intense round of rocket attacks on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and retaliatory airstrikes by Israel's military. But several more rockets fell on...
  • Obama nudges Netanyahu on peace plan, Israeli leader pushes back

    Obama nudges Netanyahu on peace plan, Israeli leader pushes back
    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...
  • If Mao and Chiang Kai-shek could defer core issues, so can Israel and the Palestinians

    If Mao and Chiang Kai-shek could defer core issues, so can Israel and the Palestinians
    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...
  • Netanyahu: Changes to Iran's nuclear program are minimal despite deal

    Netanyahu: Changes to Iran's nuclear program are minimal despite deal
    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...
  • King Richard III's genome to be sequenced: What we might learn

    King Richard III's genome to be sequenced: What we might learn
    The skeleton of the medieval monarch King Richard III will bear just one final indignity before it is laid, once again, to rest. Researchers at the University of Leicester in England plan to sequence the deceased ruler's entire genome by collecting some...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

     Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad
    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    Many visions, little accord on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
    TEL AVIV -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out clashing visions of a two-state solution here Tuesday during an Israeli security conference. In a taped interview broadcast at the...
  • Palestinian Authority official criticizes peace talks under Kerry

    Palestinian Authority official criticizes peace talks under Kerry
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior Palestinian Authority official said Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry has slowed peace talks by emphasizing Israeli concerns and security issues in the Jordan Valley of the West Bank. The United States...
  • John Kerry's bicycle diplomacy in the Middle East

    John Kerry's bicycle diplomacy in the Middle East
    Peace negotiations, a wise U.S. diplomat once said, are like riding a bicycle: No matter how slow you're moving, it's best to keep going — because if you try to stand still, you'll fall. Secretary of State John F. Kerry is putting that principle...
  • Biden plans to meet with Israel's prime minister and president

    Biden plans to meet with Israel's prime minister and president
    SHANNON, Ireland -- Vice President Joe Biden will hold separate meetings with Israel’s prime minister and president as part of his visit leading a U.S. delegation to mourn the late Ariel Sharon, the vice president’s office said Sunday....