In addition to the traditional family and feel-good holiday films, this season offers a small selection of unexpectedly provocative productions.
Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman asked countries working for Israeli-Palestinian peace to call for new elections to remove Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas from office.
Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators will hold their second round of face-to-face talks within a week on Monday in Amman, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday.
The Quartet of entities guiding the Middle East peace process will meet over the weekend.
Israel has accepted the Mideast Quartet's proposal to renew peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
Israel's senior Cabinet ministers failed to reach an agreement on accepting a Mideast Quartet proposal to renew peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
I felt terribly guilty when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly: “Enough! It is time for the Palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence.” How can we deny to others what we claim for ourselves?
Israel approved on Tuesday the construction of 1,100 settlement homes on annexed land in the West Bank, complicating global efforts to renew peace talks and defuse a crisis over a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations.
The United States reportedly blocked an initiative by other major powers to outline an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement. The three other members of the Quartet guiding Middle East peace talks -- the United Nations, the European Union and Russia -- had pressed for publication of such an initiative as early as this Friday, The Associated Press reported.
The "Quartet" guiding the Middle East process will meet next month and the top U.S. envoy is in the region attempting to re-start Israeli-Palestinian talks. The Quartet of the United States the European Union, the United Nations and Russia will meet in Munich Feb. 4-6, the German government announced. The meeting will take place at its highest level, among foreign ministers, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The Palestinians will withdraw from peace talks with Israel if construction in the settlements resumes, Mahmoud Abbas told the Mideast Quartet.
Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted a performance in London by the acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet.
The March 29 lunchtime concert, which was being broadcast live on BBC Radio, was taken off the air in the middle due to the disruption, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The quartet completed its program.
The "Quartet" guiding the Middle East peace process condemned Israeli building in eastern Jerusalem but called for a resumption of talks without preconditions.
The statement issued Friday morning by the grouping, which comprises the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, suggested frustration with both Israel and the Palestinians.
The Quartet expressed its considered view that the bilateral negotiations process launched at Annapolis is irreversible and that these negotiations should be intensified in order to put an end to the conflict and to establish as soon as possible the state of Palestine, living side by side in peace and security with Israel
"I love shattering musical stereotypes," Galeet Dardashti said. Her energetic quartet, Divahn, plays Sephardi and Mizrahi music with an American twist.