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As President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a series of Middle East challenges far more daunting than when he began his presidency in 2009. These problems include: •what to do about the Arab-Israeli conflict, with peace talks between...
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israeli soldiers and border guards Saturday removed tents Palestinians had set up in an area south of Hebron, in the south of the West Bank, to protest Israeli plans to take over the land. The tent village named Canaan is the...
Tags: Activism, Jerusalem (Israel), Israel, Politics, Polio
JERUSALEM – Israeli and Palestinian textbooks get failing grades when it comes to adequately and positively representing each other’s people, culture and history, according to a three-year, U.S-funded study released Monday. On the bright...
WASHINGTON – President Obama plans to travel to Israel this spring, making his first trip of his presidency to the close U.S. ally. White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed the trip Tuesday, although he offered no dates and few details. Carney...
WASHINGTON — Immigration reform is coming. Let's get it right. What counts as getting it wrong? The 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Act, signed by President Ronald Reagan. It granted amnesty to the then 3 million illegal immigrants and promised border...
Said Musa Maragha, a Palestinian military commander who rose through the ranks of the Palestine Liberation Organization to become a trusted lieutenant of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, then broke away to lead Syrian-backed Palestinian rebels who besieged...
Tags: Rebellions, The New York Times, Israel, Yasser Arafat, Palestine
WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform is coming. Let's get it right. What counts as getting it wrong? The 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Act, signed by President Reagan. It granted amnesty to the then 3 million illegal immigrants and promised border enforcement....
JERUSALEM -- Israeli officials promised Wednesday to transfer one-month's worth of Palestinian tax collections to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority. But Israel cautioned that the move does not necessarily signal the transfers will resume as...
EIN EL-HILWEH, Lebanon (AP) — When Syrian warplanes bombed a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus last December, Umm Sami rounded up her three sons, shut the windows and locked the doors so they could neither hear nor heed the call to arms by rebels...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- An Israeli soldier driving a civilian car shot and killed a 21-year-old Palestinian woman Wednesday near a refugee camp outside the West Bank city of Hebron, according to Palestinian witnesses and medical sources. The Israeli...
Tags: Armed Forces, Injuries and Wounds
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.JERUSALEM-- The Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday convicted a Florida-born Israeli of murdering two Palestinians and other attacks believed to be motivated at least in part by religion and ideology. Jack Teitel was convicted of killing a cabdriver...
Tags: Crimes, Explosions, Israel, Emergency Incidents, Bombings
JERUSALEM -- Only a day after reports that President Obama had scathing words for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement policy and six days before Israeli elections, more construction was announced Wednesday. The Housing Ministry issued tenders...
Tags: White House, Israel, Politics, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas
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