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Israel, Turkey Discuss Compensation For Flotilla Victims

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — In a step toward restoring ties, former allies Turkey and Israel agreed Monday on the "methods and principles" of working out c...

Turkish PM: Normalization Between Israel And Turkey Won't Be Quick

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested "normalization" of ties with Israel would take time, hinting that Turkey wante...

Israel Apologizes To Turkey Over Flotilla Deaths

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel and Turkey agreed to restore full diplomatic relations on Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized in a phon...

Turkey Charges Israeli Military Chiefs

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- A Turkish court on Monday formally pressed charges against members of Israel's military for the killing of nine people aboard a Turk...

War on Gaza -- Three Years Later

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.28.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While the slight easing of the siege (especially in regards to badly needed building materials) has resulted in the beginnings of a rebuilding campaign, much more is needed.

Israel To Deport Gaza Flotilla Activists

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has begun deportation procedures for a group of pro-Palestinian activists who tried to breach its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip...

U.S. To Turkey: Mend Ties With Israel

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The U.S. wants Turkey to "keep the door open" to improved ties with Israel. U.S. officials say Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ...

Floating Some Ideas for the Flotilla Folk

David Harris | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
David Harris

Now don't bet the family farm that the flotilla folk will show up anytime soon in Egypt, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else outside Gaza. The reason? Simple and obvious. If it doesn't have an Israeli connection, they're just not interested.

Israel's Deadly Flotilla Raid Ruled Legal

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli panel on Sunday cleared the military and government of any wrongdoing during last year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound inte...

Turkish PM: Current Israeli Government Is 'Worst' In History

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The prime minister of Turkey, whose ties with Israel have been badly strained over the past year, has called on the Jewish state to remo...

Pro-Palestinian 'Flotilla' Ship Greeted By Thousands In Turkey

AP | EROL ISRAFIL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL — Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists on Sunday welcomed back to Istanbul the ship that was the scene of bloodshed during an Israeli...

Showdown Nears Over Gaza-Bound Ship

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A Libyan aid boat carrying supplies for Gaza was sailing toward Egypt late Tuesday instead of trying to run a naval blockade of the ...

Pixies Cancel Israel Concert After Gaza Raid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

JERUSALEM — The U.S. rock band Pixies has canceled a concert in Tel Aviv this week in the wake of Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid floti...

Israel Turns To YouTube, Twitter After Flotilla Fiasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Israeli government is hoping YouTube and Twitter can help restore its reputation after a botched raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla killed nine people....

Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Prominent Democrats embraced the Orwellian notion that Israel's raid, which killed at least nine activists and wounded scores of others, was somehow an act of self defense.

Peeling Back the Layers of Gaza: Expanding the Discussion

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

A generation ago, Yasser Arafat was the reviled leader of the PLO. His successors in the West Bank are now embraced as the moderate leadership of the Palestinian people.

Why I Defend Israel

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The flood of hypocrisy that seems to have waited for this pretext to sweep across the media of the world, as is the case every time the Jewish State slips up, is by no means acceptable.

Sam Stein

Israeli Ambassador To U.S., Michael Oren, Rejects International Investigation Of Flotilla Deaths | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the few ways the Obama administration has attempted to show its displeasure with Israel following the death of pro-Palestinian activists aboard...

Peeling Back the Layers of Gaza

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

The Israeli raid on the Gaza aid flotilla is about occupation. Israel has skirted this issue by declaring Gaza as no longer occupied. However, the rest of the world disagrees.

Stewart Slams Glenn Beck For Lying About Flotilla Raid Footage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Stewart took it to Glenn Beck last night. And as usual, it was ridiculously entertaining. On a recent episode of his show, Beck was seen touting t...

The Irresponsibiity of the New York Times, Exhibit Who Knows How Many?

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerome Slater

The Times' description of Hamas's goals ignores the wealth of evidence, known to all close observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that the organization has been steadily moving away from its founding Charter.

Elliott Abrams Giving Advice On The Middle East Is Like BP Giving Advice On Capping Oil Wells

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Duss

It really must be understood how ridiculous it is for Elliott Abrams to presume to criticize the Obama administration for its handling of the Israel-Palestine file.

Israel's Actions Were Entirely Lawful Though Probably Unwise

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The international community has once again ganged up on Israel. In doing so, Israel's critics have failed to pinpoint precisely what Israel did that allegedly violates international law.

Strutting From Tehran to Damascus, From Beirut to Gaza

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

It is Israel, seeking to exercise its right of self-defense against Hamas, a group bent on its destruction, and not the group itself, which today provokes howls of protest.

Facebook Meets the Flotilla

Rabbi Daniel Gordis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Daniel Gordis

The loss of life is tragic. So are the injuries to soldiers, including serious head wounds. But most tragic of all is that the world is so willing to be blinded to what's really going on here.