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  • The meaning of Tisha b'Av in trying times

    July 30, 2014 | 3:04 pm

    This is not the first time war has ravaged the small slip of land that borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the Jordan River to the east. Canaan, Eretz Yisrael, Judea, Syria Palaestina, Bilad al-Sham, British Mandate of Palestine, The State of Israel, whatever its name, it...

  • EU issues new guidelines on West Bank — but do they matter?

    July 17, 2013 | 10:04 am

    There’s been much handwringing this week about a set of new European Union directives that render Israeli projects in eastern Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and the West Bank ineligible for EU funding or grants.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued an indignant...

  • Following extension to form government, Netanyahu calls for parties to unite

    March 3, 2013 | 7:12 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for Israeli political parties to "come together and unite our forces," hours after being granted an extension to form a new government.

    He used the threat of Iranian nuclear weapons to illustrate why the country's politicians must...

  • Clinton: Israeli settlement move counter-productive

    September 27, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    Israel’s decision to build 1,100 settlement homes on West Bank land is counter-productive to reviving peace talks with the Palestinians, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.

    The decision appears to make it even less likely that the two sides will answer a call on...

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  • Obama rejects Palestinian U.N. statehood bid

    September 21, 2011 | 11:10 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected Palestinian plans to seek U.N. blessing for statehood and urged a return to peace talks with Israel as he tried to head off a looming diplomatic disaster.

    Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Obama—whose earlier peace efforts...

  • 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...

  • Despite Obama's speech, Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria will outlive us all

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    May 20, 2011 | 10:50 am

    In approximately 18 months Barack Obama may no longer be President, or just a lame duck limping to January 2013.  At most, he would be President for another 5 and half years.

    During the same period, more thousands of Jews will continue being added to the population of Judea and...

  • Dig this! Herod’s tomb found after 3-decade hunt

    By Brenda Gazzar

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ruthlessly lavish in his lifetime and a villain of Jewish and Christian narratives alike, the biblical King Herod has captured the world's imagination anew with the discovery of his tomb outside Jerusalem.

    Hebrew University archeologists on May 8 announced the find of the first...
  • Public Reactions Are Strong to A Personal Journey

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles photographer Naomi Solomon capped off her informal summer presentation series "Settlers: A Photographic Journey of the Life and Disengagement of the Jews Living in Gaza" at Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills last week, drawing more than 150 people.

    Her evocative...

  • The Day the Music Died

    By Amy Klein

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When I moved to Israel in 1992, I was a young religious Zionist believing in the Greater Israel. I was disappointed that the Likud's Yizhak Shamir had lost the elections to a man named Yitzhak Rabin.

    Fast forward seven years.

    I am in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, awaiting the 1999...

  • A Time to Mull

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    So it turns out that the Arabs of Judea and Samaria really hate the guts out of us Jews.

    For seven years, Israel had been engaging in confidence-building steps. Israel even gave Yasser Arafat weapons to build a police force and agreed to patrol in "joint Israeli-Palestinian patrols"...

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