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MALEH, West Bank — In remote Palestinian villages of the northern Jordan Valley, children read by gas lamp, and water must be purchased from miles away, even when electricity lines and water pipes to Israeli settlements run directly past their...
JERUSALEM -- Tensions rose Tuesday between Israelis and Palestinians after two separate killings -- one by each side -- shattered what had been a period of relative calm in recent months. At a northern West Bank hitchhiking stop, an Israeli settler...
Two-time Pulitzer-Prize winner Anthony Lewis, whose New York Times column championed liberal causes for three decades, died Monday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85. Lewis worked for 32 years as a columnist for the New York Times, taking up...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- President Obama met with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank on Thursday in search of hopeful signs for the stalled peace process and declared that a sovereign state of Palestine beside Israel is still viable. Following a long...
Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu, Judaism, Hamas, Arts and Culture, Israel
President Obama will arrive in Israel on Wednesday for his first visit since being elected in 2008. We wish him the best, but frankly, we have very low expectations. Indeed, it's hard to figure out why he's making the trip at all. The peace process...
Tags: John Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu, Judaism, Likud, Hamas
President Obama is visiting Israel this week, the first foreign trip of his second term. Some commentators have criticized the tour as a diversion from the president's intention to pivot toward the Asia-Pacific region. Why go to Israel now, they ask,...
Re "The Israel trip," Opinion, March 8 Ami Ayalon's suggestions to President Obama as he prepares for his trip to Israel make the assumption that the United States should continue in its role as mediator between the Israelis and the Palestinians....
As Israel pursues an expanded settlement agenda in Palestinian territory, even its friends are beginning to sound like its adversaries. The European Union issued a damning report this week, calling the Israeli government’s construct-and-control...
"The Law in These Parts" sounds like the title of a routine western, maybe something starring Tom Mix or Johnny Mack Brown, but it turns out to be considerably more compelling and provocative. Directed by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz and winner of the World...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.JERUSALEM -- Israel’s attorney general said Thursday he would indict Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on charges of fraud and breach of trust but would drop a more serious money-laundering case that had loomed over the right-wing lawmaker’s...
Tags: Government, West Bank, Politics, Israel, United Nations
JERUSALEM -- Israel gave a green light Monday to 1,500 new units of Jewish housing in the Ramat Shlomo development in the northern Jerusalem area, an expansion that had triggered a diplomatic rift with the U.S. after it was first announced during a 2010...
JERUSALEM -- The Jerusalem district planning committee has granted approval to build another 1,200 housing units in Gilo, expanding the Jewish neighborhood built on Jerusalem-area land seized by Israel in 1967. It was the latest in a series of similar...
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