Israel, U.S. deny account of tense Obama-Netanyahu call
Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia
Amid uncertainty of an open-ended war, U.S.-Israel tensions rise
Moeen banned from wearing pro-Palestinian wristbands
Belgian cafe posts ‘No Jews Allowed’ sign
In U.S., Gaza conflict reverberates on air and in the streets
Showing some skin for the troops
Hamas executes dozens accused of collaborating with Israel
November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmOn a recent morning, as Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ratcheted up warnings that Israel was preparing to launch a major operation in the Gaza Strip, I stand on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lookout a few hundred yards from Gaza, as two dark Apache helicopters swoop down and...
October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm
September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm
At an Aug. 28 Washington forum hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Stephen Walt of Harvard University's Kennedy Center and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago expanded on their paper "The Israel Lobby," first published as a faculty working research paper...
August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm
"A month ago, we planned to send our kids to Nahariya for release," Eli Moyal, mayor of the Gaza-adjacent, Qassam-besieged town of Sderot, tells me.
It was a great idea -- last summer I took my kids to Nahariya for vacation. We played on the beach and took a speedboat to the...
November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
High above Kiryat Shemona, the Bekaa Valley to our left and the Golan Heights straight ahead, my wife and kids jumped from a cliff and sailed hundreds of feet on a zipline.
Waiting to leap were two young Orthodox men. The first pushed off, his payot flapping in the wind as he held on...
May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm
On the morning of Rosh Hashanah last fall, Antonio Villaraigosa accompanied my family and me to services. He had a busy schedule that day, and as the promised hour for the conclusion of services came and went, I told Antonio
I would understand if he left.
"I'm staying," he...
November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Natalie, a 17-year-old from Ethiopia, looks forward to serving as an army paramedic and dreams of a trip to California. Mikhail, an 18-year-old from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, reflects on his decision to leave his friends in a crowded Tel Aviv nightclub one hour before...
October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Sound bites from last week:
"I am Joseph, your brother." -- Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), speaking before the Arab-American Institute in Dearborn, Mich.
"Disney's CEO, Michael Eisner, is Jewish; the chief of Miramax, Harvey Weinstein, is Jewish. Yes, there are plenty of Christian...
October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
The question has been posed to me frequently over the past several months: Is Valley secession "good for the Jews?"
Truthfully, it's a difficult question to answer. Other current matters are easier to address. Is President Bush good for the Jews? Prime Minister Ariel Sharon certainly...
July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Any experienced law-enforcement professional knows that coordination and communication make all the difference in a complex case or threat situation.
During my final trial as a federal prosecutor, my co-counsel and I coordinated the efforts of five federal law-enforcement agencies...
November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm