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Later this month, President Obama will visit Israel, a country intended by an act of international law to be the reconstituted Jewish national home. The visit will be highly charged, but at the same time, many Israelis have low expectations for what could...
This post has been updated, as indicated below.WASHINGTON – President Obama is “not bluffing” when he vows that he will not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday in a speech that put a heavy emphasis on winning consensus on that view from the rest...
President Obama's visit to the Middle East next month is widely billed as an earnest attempt to double down on diplomacy and revive the moribund peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians. Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against the...
SAIR, West Bank — As Israel looked for ways to contain growing Palestinian anger over the death of a West Bank detainee in its custody, thousands of mourners gathered Monday for the funeral of the man Palestinian officials say succumbed to torture...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.JERUSALEM -- The sudden death of a 30-year-old Palestinian man being held in an Israeli jail sparked another day of protests and rioting across the West Bank on Sunday as fears heightened that Palestinian frustration levels are nearing a boiling point....
Re “Moving past stalemate,” Opinion, Feb. 19 Maen Rashid Areikat relies on what has become the standard Palestinian rationalization for refusing to return to negotiations with Israel until the settlement issue is resolved. He relieves the...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinians demonstrated throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday demanding the release of four prisoners on a hunger strike in Israeli jails. Israeli officials say the Palestinian prisoners are militants accused...
Tags: Prisons, Barack Obama, Israel, West Bank, Strikes
RAMALLAH, West Bank –- Amid increasingly volatile protests around the West Bank, Palestinian and international leaders are pressuring Israel to release four Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strikes for several months in protest...
Tags: Ban Ki-moon, Armed Forces, Police Arrests, Politics, West Bank
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...
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...
Tags: Elections, Politics, West Bank, Jerusalem (Israel), Barack Obama
WASHINGTON -- John F. Kerry arrived at State Department headquarters Monday morning to begin his new role as secretary of State, telling employees that he wanted to answer the question: “Can a man actually run the State Department?” The...
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