Former U.S. President Bill Clinton urged Israelis to continue supporting the moribund peace process with the Palestinians, despite the setbacks of the past two decades.
It’s not often you hear the argument made in international dialogue that Hitler wasn’t such a bad guy — he was just following orders, perhaps?
Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.
‘A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ is an exhaustive, thorough examination of one of the most intractable, destructive clashes in our time.
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Israeli warplanes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza on Tuesday, with Israel weighing “all options” in a new drive to stamp out Hamas rocket fire as the two sides slid toward another major conflict. The most serious flare-up over the Gaza Strip since November 2012 comes as Israel struggles to […]
By Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Foreign Staff JERUSALEM — The inauguration of a Palestinian unity government backed by the militant Islamist group Hamas has opened a public rift between Israel and the United States over policy toward the interim Cabinet sworn in Monday by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The announcement by Washington that it would […]
By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities hospitalized 40 Palestinian detainees Tuesday who were taking part in a weeks-long hunger strike, according to media and prison service officials. The Palestinians are part of a larger group of prisoners who have refused food for nearly five weeks in protest of Israel’s use of […]
By Batsheva Sobelman and Rushdi Abu Alouf, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY — The two main rival factions of Palestinian politics and society announced a reconciliation deal Wednesday that would mend a seven-year rift by forming a unity government and holding new elections. Following two days of discussions between delegations of Fatah and Hamas, leaders […]
By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes struck several sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a barrage of rockets launched at southern Israel from the seaside enclave earlier in the day, a military spokesman said. According to an army statement, seven rockets were fired from Gaza early Monday, in addition […]
Brussels (AFP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was scrambling Wednesday to save his faltering Middle East peace efforts, after both Israel and Palestinians delivered him a stunning slap in the face. The top U.S. diplomat, who has made the quest for a long-elusive peace treaty his personal holy grail, was blindsided late Tuesday […]
By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — In a military operation in the international waters of the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a ship carrying Syrian-made rockets shipped from Iran and headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military announced Wednesday. According to Israeli army spokesman Motti Almoz, naval commandos boarded the ship around 950 […]
Today the Weekend Reader brings you Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict by John Judis, senior editor at The New Republic and contributing editor at The American Prospect. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East has been a pertinent issue for every American president since Harry Truman. Each has taken a […]
By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israeli security forces use excessive force against Palestinians in the West Bank and display “callous disregard” for human life, Amnesty International said Thursday. In a report called “Trigger-Happy: Israel’s Use of Excessive Force in the West Bank,” the human rights organization says Israeli soldiers and police killed 45 […]
By Kate Linthicum and Rushdi Abu Alouf, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY — Israeli soldiers shot to death a Palestinian man near the Gaza Strip border Thursday, the latest in a series of deadly cross-border incidents, officials said. Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said 26-year-old Ibrahim Mansour was shot in the […]
Jerusalem (AFP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry came under further attack Monday by Israeli hawks who accuse him of manipulating the threat of an economic boycott to pressure Israel into peace concessions. The latest war of words between the two allies erupted Saturday after Kerry warned that Israel was facing a growing campaign […]