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  • Everyone knows Israel’s true capital

    August 22, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    In international relations there is sometimes a situation of political make-believe whereby states conduct themselves in a manner that actively and consciously ignores reality.

    On some occasions this is warranted in order to avoid a crisis or mitigate conflict. And once-relevant...

  • Guardian correction withdraws claim that Tel Aviv is Israeli capital

    August 8, 2012 | 10:49 am

    The Guardian newspaper retracted its claim that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel after a watchdog group filed a lawsuit against Britain’s Press Complaints Commission.

    In May, The Guardian posted a photo with a caption that referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The caption was...

  • White House: Romney’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital contradicts U.S. policy

    July 31, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A White House spokesman noted that Mitt Romney’s calling Jerusalem the “capital of Israel” contradicts United States policy over several successive administrations.

    The spokesman, Josh Earnest, said that the presumptive Republican presidential candidate’s declaration that...

  • Romney visit reveals falling visibility of Palestinian issue

    July 30, 2012 | 11:56 am

    Mitt Romney’s policy speech in Israel covered plenty of bases: The presumptive Republican presidential candidate spoke about the status of Jerusalem, the threat of a nuclear Iran, the “tumult” of the Arab Spring and the “enduring shared values” that bedrock the U.S.-Israel...

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  • PA official: Romney recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘unacceptable’

    July 30, 2012 | 9:35 am

    Former Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said that Mitt Romney’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “unacceptable.”

    Erekat said that Romney’s statement during a policy speech on Sunday, in which the presumptive Republican presidential candidate said...

  • Guardian not wrong to say Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital, panel says

    May 22, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A complaint leveled against the Guardian over Israel’s capital city was decided in favor of the British newspaper.

    In correcting a photo caption that had referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the newspaper wrote that “The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram...

  • Palestinians rally for Abbas’s U.N. statehood bid

    September 21, 2011 | 8:57 am

    Flag-waving Palestinians filled the squares of major West Bank cities on Wednesday to rally behind President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations despite U.S. and Israeli objections.

    “We are asking for the most simple of rights, a state like other...

  • 10 things I love and understand

    By Julia Bendis

    February 25, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    1. Don’t you love those people that use ALL CAPS when typing?  What is the thought there?  That unless you use all capital letters nobody will read your email, or that its a lot more important that other people’s emails?  And furthermore the same people that use all caps, don’t know...

  • Gotcha? You betcha!

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 6, 2008 | 1:44 pm

    John McCain and Sara Palin have been complaining that there's too much "gotcha journalism" going around.

    If only.

    When they say "gotcha journalism," what they're really trying to do, of course, is to demonize journalism itself -- to de-legitimize asking tough questions, and...
  • VIDEO: Arabic-speaking Israeli prof tells Al-Jazeera: ‘Jerusalem is ours for 3000 years!’

    June 16, 2008 | 9:40 pm

    On Al-Jazeera TV, Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University asserts—in Arabic—that Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital for over 3000 years. 

    Available here for the first time with English subtitles.

  • Cherry Blossoms Inspire Capital Walk

    By Melanie Reffes

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    As the Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off on March 26, the spring weather descending on Washington, D.C., makes it great for walking among the cherry-inspired events throughout the nation's capital. And one neighborhood ripe for a stroll during a D.C. weekend getaway is...

  • Jewish History Draws in Bratislava

    By Curt Leviant

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Once we declared here that we would visit Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, we expected people to say, "How quaint! How interesting! What an unusual place to visit." Instead, we invariably heard, "Why Bratislava?" And in Prague, when we announced our next stop, the reaction was,...

  • Disney’s Dangerous Course

    By Brad Pomerance

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Just last month, Walt Disney World appeared to be right in the path of a bona fide hurricane. Hurricane Floyd was headed for Florida's eastern coast, and Walt Disney World was forced to close its doors for the first time in its 28-year history. But Mickey's luck held out. Floyd...
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