Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Knesset, American style
The Israeli parliament, or Knesset, is quiet on Sundays. The plenum does not meet, and the carpeted hallways are silent. But at the end of one. . .
Monday, May 13, 2013
Growing anger over American drones in Yemen
"Mrs. Michele Obama: Tell us can your husband sleep after so many innocent people were killed by his drones?" read a banner held by a Yemeni activist. . .
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Turkey’s prime minister set to visit Gaza
Political observers in Turkey expect Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to reaffirm his support for Palestinians with a visit this month to Gaza,. . .
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Syrians angry at Israel
Khalil Sharif wants everyone to stay out of his country’s business.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Syrian rebels increasingly frustrated
Gazing out at the rubble, which was all that remained of a four story apartment complex in the city of Azaz just south of the Turkish border, 41 year. . .
Friday, April 19, 2013
What Israel means to me
Pinpointing what makes people so passionate about Israel is no easy thing, perhaps because there are so many options.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Jahalin Bedouin fear new Israeli transfer plan
Id Khamis Jahalin sits in his sparsely furnished, illegally-built shack, and worries about his future. A father of seven, he was born in this. . .
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tensions run high in Egypt after sectarian clashes
The strong social fabric that historically bound Egypt's Muslim and Christian communities is being tested by economic, political and religious. . .
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Turkey, Israel reconciliation far from fact
Just before President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One to leave Israel on a windy Friday afternoon last month, he made a dramatic announcement.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
“Ex-Muslim” preaches the Gospel
When Hazem Farraj was 15, he became a Christian. But as a Palestinian Muslim living in East Jerusalem, he couldn’t tell anyone, especially his. . .
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Did Bashar Assad use chemical weapons?
Ahmad Jabir gesticulated wildly when he heard the news. “This regime is crazy,” the 24 year old rebel fighter shouted. “When will the. . .
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
West Bank Hebrew language study is growing
Listening to Hebrew songs is officially frowned upon by many West Bank residents, but interest in learning the language of the “other society that. . .
Thursday, March 21, 2013
President Obama appeals to Israelis to make peace with Palestinians
In an emotional speech to hundreds of university students, President Obama urged young Israelis to push their government to re-launch peace talks. . .
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
More than 500 journalists cover Obama’s Israel visit, only small number will attend events
Israel’s Government Press Office is working overtime. At Ben Gurion International Airport, a special counter has been set up to issue temporary. . .
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Israel’s emerging new government
Barring a last minute glitch, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to sign coalition agreements that will give him a new government just two days. . .
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Israel and the Palestinians gearing up for Obama visit
Preparing for a US presidential visit is a huge job. Preparing for a US presidential visit the week before Passover is an almost insurmountable task.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
World Bank: Palestinian economy in decline
During President Obama’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) next week, he will visit the West Bank towns of Ramallah, where he. . .
Monday, March 11, 2013
Is Obama bringing a peace plan?
Over and over, American officials insist that President Obama has no new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan hidden in his pocket, ready to be whipped out. . .
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Will Jordan become the next Dubai?
There's more to the Red Sea city of Aqaba than pristine waters and breathtaking coral reefs. The liberalized duty-free area is seeking to become the. . .
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Egyptian women struggle to fight sexual harassment
Despite its calls for democracy, freedom of speech and revolution against traditional Egyptian society, the current anti-government demonstrations. . .
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Palestinians don’t expect much from Obama visit
Palestinian officials hope the upcoming visit by President Barack Obama will end the current deadlock in the peace process, but are skeptical that. . .
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Will Morsi face Mubarak’s fate?
As Egyptians celebrated the second anniversary of former President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, protests organized by opposition groups continued. . .
Monday, February 4, 2013
Israeli-Palestinian textbook study sparks controversy
A U.S. State Department-funded study on Israeli and Palestinian textbooks released in Jerusalem has set-off a wave of insults, charges and. . .
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Iran blames Israel for Syrian airstrike
Iran is blaming Israel for an attack on an arms convoy in Syria, reportedly carrying SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles destined for Hezbollah. Iran’s. . .