Winning U.N. recognition is unlikely to provide an alternative road-map to Israeli-Palestinian coexistence, but it highlights the way the facts on the ground have changed–and have have to be dealt with as the new reality
The city is not the capital of Israel nor even its most populous metropolis. But it is the symbol of a secular prosperity that rankles with many others in the region–and thus a ripe target for fearmongers.
What Mahmoud Abbas said last week was that he’d like to visit his hometown, not live there. But because that hometown — the picturesque Galilee city of Safed — is in what’s today Israel, and because, as leader of the …
The pomp in the Gaza Strip last month was significant. Hamas, the militant Palestinian group long known for parading in the streets wearing black ski masks and suicide belts, had turned out an honor guard in dress uniforms. They …
Last week’s U.N. General Assembly session served up reminders that the next White House may have little option but to deal with a number of crises previously deferred
Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and closed schools throughout the West Bank on Monday in the largest show of popular discontent with the …
Frustration leads to public protests as the fund-bereft government stops issuing paychecks that keep the Palestinian territories working
In today’s offerings: the U.S. and China’s increasing military competition, Ai Weiwei’s protege and Palestinian politics intersect with regional realities.
An Israeli court rejects a suit filed by the family of an American activist slain by the Israel Defense Forces in 2003
As the cycle of protests goes on, Palestinian videographers and live bloggers produce footage of great immediacy and pointed perspective
Late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s wife files a legal case in France requesting a new inquiry into the cause of her husband’s death, after high levels of radiocative polomium were discovered on his clothes.
Voters in the U.S. will likely not notice, but comments made by the Republican candidate for president while on tour in Israel have led to charges of racism
A great deal of business was done during Clinton’s Monday in Jerusalem, ranging from Egypt to Iran and, quietly, to Florida.