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
Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem: Subtle Diplomacy, Subtler Electioneering
A great deal of business was done during Clinton’s Monday in Jerusalem, ranging from Egypt to Iran and, quietly, to Florida.
Must-Reads from Around the World, July 9, 2012
In today’s brief: an interview with the Dalai Lama, Israeli settlements under the spotlight and the mysterious deaths of U.S. forces in Africa
Arafat Poisoned? A Locked-Door Mystery Goes Forensic
The Palestinians believe the Israelis did it; the Israelis say they didn’t. Even if more evidence of polonium is found, the mystery is likely to last a very long time.
Must-Reads from Around the World, July 5, 2012
In today’s news: How did Yasser Arafat die? And why Marxism is on the rise.
Must-Reads from Around the World, June 28, 2012
Today’s global media stories look at the conviction of a prominent journalist in Ethiopia, the possibility of peace talks being revived in the Middle East, and the debate over Egypt’s new first lady.
Palestinians Champion Jesus’ Birthplace to Boost Statehood Bid
A bid to have Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity declared a World Heritage site by Unesco may not be driven simply by cultural concerns
The Six-Day War: Photos from a Short, Bloody Conflict
The war fought 45 years ago from June 5-10 helped bolster Israel’s legend of military invincibility but it also left a legacy of displacement and bitterness that unsettles the region to this day
Must-Reads From Around the World, May 29, 2012
A Polarized Polity – In a significant development that squarely pits the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt’s old guard, results of the first round of polling in the country’s presidential race reveal that next month’s runoff …
Why South Africa’s Decision to Rebrand Some Israeli Imports Packs a Punch
The international effort to boycott products made in Israeli settlements got a boost recently from a formidable quarter. South Africa announced it would label imports from the West Bank not “Made in Israel” but perhaps …
Jerusalem Day in the Old City: The Conflict Marches On
Sunday was Jerusalem Day in Israel, a holiday once again observed by thousands of young Jews who chanted as they marched through Arab neighborhoods conquered in the 1967 Six Day War. The tension is always highest in the narrow …
Netanyahu’s New Government: Warming to Peace Talks with the Palestinians?
A flurry of gestures toward the Palestinian leadership suggests that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his new role as leader of a center-right government, is warming toward the resumption of peace talks — or at …
Must-Reads from Around the World, May 14, 2012
Hunger Pains – The Guardian writes that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned Israel of “disaster that no one could control” as Palestinian hunger strikers near death. Tony Blair, the Middle East quartet representative, …