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Palestinian Name Change Brings Kafkaesque Dilemmas

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB | Posted 03.09.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — With U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state in his pocket, President Mahmoud Abbas wants official documents to carry a ne...

Collaborators Then, Collaborators Now

Ed Koch | Posted 02.16.2013 | New York
Ed Koch

The war against the Jews -- and against the State of Israel -- continues unabated.

Education and the Middle East: How to Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

Perceptions are often misinformed as well. It is hard for me, and I imagine for others as well, to converse with people about this issue without getting caught up in its sheer amount of nuances and minutia.

Hamas Chief Arrives In Gaza For First-Ever Visit

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — The image of Hamas' long-exiled chief triumphantly walking around the Gaza Strip, flashing victory signs beside Islamic mili...

Bibi's Tough Comments On Settlements

AP | GEIR MOULSON and DAVID RISING | Posted 12.06.2012 | World

BERLIN -- Israel's prime minister brushed off international uproar over a planned new settlement project near Jerusalem, claiming Thursday that Israel...

Israel Set On Sweeping New Settlement Plan

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinians and Israelis hardened their positions Wednesday over a contentious new settlement push around Jerusalem, with Israel go...

U.S. Urges Israel To Reconsider Plan To Build More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The United States urged Israel on Monday to reconsider its plan to erect 3,000 more homes in the occupied West Bank an...

Israel Won't Back Down On Settlement Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Israel will not backtrack on a settlement expansion plan that has drawn strong international condemnation, an official ...

Ax-Wielding Palestinian Rams Israeli Jeep

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israel's internal security agency says a Palestinian man rammed his car into a military jeep in the West Bank, flipping it over...

Why Czechs Only EU Nation To Vote Against Palestine

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

By Michael Winfrey and Robert Muller PRAGUE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - When Czechs cast the lone European "no" vote against the Palestinian A...

Abbas Needs An Exit Ramp From the UN

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Steven L. Spiegel

Although saying yes at the UN -- or even turning a blind eye -- is not a viable option, we need to give Abbas a feasible exit ramp. And it needs to be compelling enough to remind the Palestinian street that his path, the path of non-violence, pays greater dividends than Hamas's.

Gaza's Bloodshed Now Demands Unity of Fatah and Hamas

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Renewed regional and international attention requires Palestinians to step up and present a more unified position regarding the formulas that are needed to help provide a political answer to the violence.

Palestinian Leader Forges Ahead With Statehood Bid

AP | KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 11.23.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to ...

The Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Agreement Text In Full

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was rea...

A Perspective From Gaza: There Is No Safe Place to Hide

Sabah Al Barakoni | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Sabah Al Barakoni

We huddle here in the house away from the windows that might shatter if the bombing gets too close. We're afraid to go out, even for some bread. We can't leave Gaza to find refuge elsewhere.

Is Praying For The Peace Of Jerusalem A Waste Of Time?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

I know some people say peace in the Middle East is impossible and prayer is a waste of time. Those are not my beliefs. May the vision of peace it represents for all people be realized soon.

Obama Talks Gaza With Israeli, Egyptian Leaders

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spoke separately to Israeli and Egyptian leaders Friday night as violence escalated in Gaza and Israel signa...

Death Toll Rises In Israel-Gaza Conflict

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel expanded its fierce air assault on rocket operations in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Saturday, striking security...

Egyptians Protest Israel's Gaza Offensive

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Islamist president delivered his fiercest condemnation yet of Israel's offensive in Gaza on Friday, warning that the blood Israe...

2 Palestinians Killed After Israeli Fire In Gaza

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 01.10.2013 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian militants fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli jeep patrolling the border with Gaza and the Israelis fir...

Report: EU Trades 15 Times More With Israeli Settlements Than With Palestinians

Eline Gordts | Posted 10.31.2012 | World

Fruits, vegetables, wine, beauty products and at-home carbonation devices: These are among the many products Israeli settlements in the West Bank and ...

Israeli Strike Kills 2 In Gaza After Militants Launched Rockets

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel on Wednesday in the heaviest bombar...

Israel Vows To Continue Settlement Construction

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.23.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister vowed Tuesday to continue building in a contested Jerusalem district, just days after European Union critici...

Israel Intercepts Gaza Bound Boat

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli troops on Saturday commandeered a Gaza-bound ship that tried to break through Israel's blockade of the Hamas-ruled seaside s...

Israel's FM Sparks Outrage With Inflammatory Comments, Again

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's foreign minister urged the international community to help oust Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas whose policies he called "an...