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Palestinians Freed In Deal With Israel Go To Hajj

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza's Hamas rulers say 300 Palestinian prisoners freed in a recent swap for a captured Israeli soldier will take part i...

Israel Suspends $100 Million Payment To Palestinians

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel has carried out its threat to suspend transfer of tax payments totaling some $100 million to the Palestinian Authority to pro...

Netanyahu Says Israel's Right And Duty To Build In All Parts Of Jerusalem

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his decision to expand construction in east Jerusalem, saying it was...

Israel Orders New Housing Units In East Jerusalem

Posted 01.01.2012 | World

By IAN DEITCH -- The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister is ordering the building of 2,000 new housing units for Israelis, m...

Palestinians Aim To Join 16 UN Agencies Within Weeks

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Emboldened by their admission to the U.N.'s cultural agency, the Palestinians plan to seek membership in other internation...

Official: Israel Plans Expansion Of Military Operations In Gaza

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.01.2012 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has authorized its military to take all necessary steps to stop rocket fire from Gaza, including a ground operation, an Israel...

UNESCO Admits Palestine As Full Member

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

PARIS -- Palestine became a full member of UNESCO on Monday in a highly divisive breakthrough that will cost the agency a fifth of its budget and that...

Israeli Aircraft Strike Gaza Strip

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — With rockets falling on southern Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday issued a tough warning to Palestinian militants...

Israel And Gaza Militants Exchange Newest Round Of Fire

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants in Gaza on Saturday who responded with a volley of rockets which rained on southern...

Remarkable Revelations From Mahmoud Abbas

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president, in a remarkable assessment delivered on Israeli TV, said Friday the Arab world erred in rejecting the Uni...

The New U.S. Zionist: Israel-bashing, Made Kosher

Bradley Burston | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Israel-bashing is not what it used to be. In fact, Israel-bashing is not what it was a week ago. The difference is Gilad Shalit.

No Reason for Shahira Amin to Apologize for Interviewing Shalit

Hani Hazaimeh | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Hani Hazaimeh

As a journalist, I immediately put myself in her shoes and wondered whether I would take this opportunity if I had been offered? Of course I would!

Negotiating With Terrorists

Joshua Gleis | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

As long as kidnappings of Israelis continue, Israel will continue to negotiate with terrorists despite every intention and declaration to the contrary.

Israeli Terror Victims Feel Betrayed by Shalit Prisoner Release Deal

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

"I am not asking for revenge now, I am asking for justice. When the government releases these murderers, who are supposed to serve life sentences for their horrific deeds, there is no justice."

Palestinian Prisoners Take Center Stage in Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

As the hunger strike enters its second week, the Palestinian population in the big prison -- the West Bank and Gaza -- is expressing solidarity and support for inmates.

Can Their Leaders Make the Very Hard Decisions Required for Peacemaking Between Israel and the Palestinians?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Robert K. Lifton

There is nothing in the history of Netanyahu and Abbas that would indicate that they have the fortitude to achieve a resolution of the conflict. Still, as we have seen in the case of Ireland, history is sometimes made by leaders who surprise us.

The Three Competing Strategies That Led to the UN

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

The controversial Palestinian request for UN membership is the culmination of three competing strategies pursued by the US, Israel, and the Palestinians over the last three years.

U.N. Security Council Weighs Palestinian Statehood Bid

AP | By ANITA SNOW | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The Security Council took its first official step Wednesday to consider the Palestinians' request for U.N. membership. Lebanese Amb...

Joshua Hersh

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Quartet Offer Seeks To Bridge A Gaping Divide | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian officials submitted a bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations General Assembly Friday, on a day of frenetic ...

Palestinians Submit UN Statehood Bid

AP | AMY TEIBEL and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinian leader took his people's quest for independence to the heart of world diplomacy Friday, seeking U.N. recognitio...

The Perry/Romney Israel-Obama "Shanda"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Israeli military analyst (as well as Israeli diplomats in the U.S.) would agree that the Obama Administration has offered Israel an unprecedented level of unhindered, unrestricted military support and cooperation.

Joshua Hersh

Will U.S. Position On Israel Have 2012 Staying Power? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When former New York Mayor and life-long Democrat Ed Koch endorsed a Republican for the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, he w...

Surmounting the Palestinian UN Impasse: The Example of France and Egypt in 1982

Allan Gerson | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The Palestinians would be wise to take note a past Franco-Egyptian maneuver for establishing a new framework for settling their conflict with Israel. By not forcing the vote they can create a win-win situation for all concerned.

Making Peace Last

Yehuda Berg | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Yehuda Berg

With every little bit of change we make in our lives, we can maximize that small change simply by asking ourselves: What's next? What can I do now? What additional responsibility can I take on?

Obama Shames Americans at the UN

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

We need a President who can speak authoritatively, one who can really lead and one who possesses integrity. Obama can do neither of the first two things and possesses none of the latter. And now the world knows it.