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An Arab citizen of Israel looks at a list of parties running in Israel's 2015 parliamentary elections on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Arab citizens of Israel voted in record numbers Tuesday to propel a newly formed unified list of Arab parties to the third-largest party in Knesset, Israel's parliament. (Daniella Cheslow/McClatchy/TNS)

Palestinians Denounce Netanyahu, Vow To Keep Up Statehood Push

Palestinians are predictably displeased with the results of Israel’s election.

March 18, 2015
DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 23JAN14 - Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel listens during the plenary session 'Israel's Economic and Political Outlook' at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the Congress Centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. (World Economic Forum via Flickr)

Netanyahu Denies Backtracking On Speech Backing Palestinian State

Benjamin Netanyahu is facing tough questions over his support for a Palestinian state.

March 9, 2015

Netanyahu’s U.S. Speech Drives Wedge Between Democrats, Israel

How much damage will Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress cause?

February 13, 2015

Israel Vows Tough Response In Killing Of Four Rabbis, Three Of Them Americans

Learn more about the deadly attack that rocked Israel.

November 18, 2014

Bill Clinton: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Can Succeed

Find out how Bill Clinton thinks Obama’s strategy could succeed.

September 23, 2014

Is U.S. Academic Freedom A Casualty Of The Israeli-Palestinian Debate?

Steven Salaita is a respected scholar in American Indian studies and Israeli-Arab relations, which got him hired recently to a tenured position at the University of Illinois. On Twitter, he’s been voicing his objections to Israel’s conduct in Gaza in the most forceful terms. That has just gotten him fired by the University of Illinois. […]

August 12, 2014

UN School, Gaza, 2014

July 28, 2014

Kerry Pushes Truce As Gaza Conflict Hits Israel Air Traffic

Jerusalem (AFP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took his truce mission to Israel Wednesday as the conflict in Gaza entered its 16th day and world airlines suspended flights over rocket fears. As air traffic thinned over Tel Aviv airport, Kerry flew in from Cairo for whirlwind talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, despite a […]

July 23, 2014

Israel Pummels Gaza As World Pushes For Truce

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Israel pummeled Gaza for a 14th day on Monday, hiking the Palestinian death toll to more than 570, as Cairo took center stage in world efforts to broker a ceasefire. With air strikes and shelling raining down across the besieged coastal enclave, Israel’s army said seven of its soldiers […]

July 21, 2014

Israel Mulls Widening Gaza Assault As Toll Hits 265

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Israel warned Friday it could broaden a Gaza ground assault aimed at smashing Hamas’s network of cross-border tunnels, as it stepped up attacks that have killed more than 260 Palestinians. In the face of Israel’s land, sea and air offensive that has sent terrified civilians running for cover, the […]

July 18, 2014

Israel Launches Ground Operation In Gaza

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza late Thursday to stamp out rocket attacks, the army and the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “Following 10 days of Hamas attacks by land, air and sea, and after repeated rejections of offers to de-escalate the situation, the Israel Defence Forces (army) has […]

July 17, 2014

Israel Holds Off Gaza Ground Assault As World Urges Calm

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel kept up its punishing raids on Gaza Monday but held off from a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce. With Israel’s campaign to halt cross-border rocket fire entering its seventh day, the Arab League was to hold an emergency meeting to discuss moves to end […]

July 14, 2014

Obama Nudges Netanyahu On Peace Plan, Israeli Leader Pushes Back

By Christi Parsons and Batsheva Sobelman, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tried Monday to nudge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toward a peace plan with Palestinians, urging him to make the “tough decisions” needed to advance a two-state solution. But as a U.S.-imposed deadline nears for both sides to accept a proposed […]

March 4, 2014

Hebron Still A Divided City 20 Years After Mosque Massacre

By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times HEBRON, West Bank — Nidal lives just steps from the mosque where his life changed forever. It was there, during early morning prayers in 1994, that an Israeli physician named Baruch Goldstein walked in and opened fire, killing 29 Palestinians and wounding 125. Nidal, then 25 and engaged to […]

February 28, 2014