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Milbank: Netanyahu burns bridges in front of him

Iaraeli leader, Obama forgo even the semblance of cordiality.


Rubin: Murder set back Mideast peace process

Without Rabin, hope of two-state resolution on West Bank faded.


In Israeli bus station attack, disparate lives collide with deadly results

The paths of three very different young people crossed tragically in the Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, leaving all three dead and prompting another round of soul searching in …


Teenager becomes a focus in Israel-Palestinian conflict

The fate of a Palestinian boy seized center stage Thursday in the battle of narratives accompanying the recent burst of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 6:05 p.m.

As attacks continue, Israeli army begins deploying troops

Hundreds of soldiers fanned out in cities across Israel on Wednesday and authorities erected concrete barriers outside some Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem in a stepped up effort to counter …


Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks

Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border …


Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.


Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States …


Rockets launched from Syria hit Golan Heights, Israel says

JERUSALEM – At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the military said. The exchange came after an …


Amy Goodman: Media ‘blockades’ Gaza truth

According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the …


UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who …


John Kerry in Israel: ‘This needs to end’

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families …


Charles Krauthammer: Hamas’ missiles offer flash of moral clarity

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning …


Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza.


Officials: Israel finds bodies of kidnapped teens

Security officials say the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month.


Competing Idaho billboards criticize, defend U.S –Israel foreign policy

Contrasting views on America’s relationship with Israel have unfurled along an 8-mile section of Interstate 90 in North Idaho. A billboard in Coeur d’Alene criticizing U.S. military aid to Israel …


Israelis, Palestinians kick off peace talks

JERUSALEM — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talks in nearly five years, huddling together at an undisclosed …


Israel, Palestinians eye peace deal in 9 months

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again within two weeks to continue substantive negotiations on a so-far elusive peace deal. …


Romney comments at fundraiser outrage Palestinians

JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney told Jewish donors today that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who …


Could Facebook help mend the Middle East?

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres plans to visit Facebook headquarters today in what he describes as an effort to use social networking to mend divides governments …


Ex-Zag Pargo raves about two seasons with teams in Israel

Jeremy Pargo’s goal hasn’t changed, just the route to get there. And he doesn’t mind the path he’s been on since completing his eligibility in the Gonzaga men’s basketball program …


Ex-Zag Pargo raves about two seasons with teams in Israel

Jeremy Pargo’s goal hasn’t changed, just the route to get there. And he doesn’t mind the path he’s been on since completing his eligibility in the Gonzaga men’s basketball program …


Trudy Rubin: End of talks threatens Israel

It’s time to start thinking about what will happen to Israel – and U.S. policy in the Middle East – when the peace process ends. Politicians don’t openly discuss the …


Palestinians, Israel accept invitation to D.C. talks

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said Friday it has invited the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to Washington next month to resume long-stalled direct peace talks, recognizing “there …


Israel agrees to U.N. probe of raid

JERUSALEM – Israel agreed Monday to participate in a U.N. investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last spring, a surprising departure from its traditional distrust of the …


U.S. bond ‘unbreakable’ with Israel

WASHINGTON – Eager to show unity to the world, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dismissed talk of a rift as wildly unfounded, and Netanyahu …


Israel eases Gaza closure

KEREM SHALOM CROSSING, Israel – Israel is easing its blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza to allow in virtually all consumer goods, items from household cleaners to timber that had been barred …


Israel allows more goods into Gaza

JERUSALEM – Israel took a first step Wednesday to temper the uproar caused by its deadly high-seas raid on a blockade-busting flotilla by allowing in potato chips, cookies, spices and …


Egypt to open Gaza border for aid, some travel

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – After three years of cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza, Egypt said Monday that it will leave its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely …


Israel claims activists prepared to fight

JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister claimed that the Turkish activists who battled Israeli naval commandos in a deadly clash last week prepared for the fight ahead of time, before boarding …