Story | May 21, 2012 | 7:43 AM
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Story | Feb 14, 2012 | 7:30 AMMahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians face a Catch-22. As the Sun's editorial, "Mr. Abbas' mission" (Feb. 13) points out, a unity government between Mr. Abbas' Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza is a necessary precondition to negotiate a two state solution. Unfortunately, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserts that Mr. Abbas can have peace with Israel or unity with Hamas, but not both. The Catch-22 is that Israel used the split in territorial control between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas as an excuse to not negotiate. Now that this has resolved, the very resolution is a reason to not negotiate.
Story | Jun 3, 2005
QALQILIYA, West Bank - Hashem al Masri, the newly elected deputy mayor of this Palestinian city of 45,000 people, is a member of Hamas, the radical Islamic group dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic theocracy in its...
Story | Jul 17, 2005
KOCHAV YAAKOV, West Bank - The white van rolled past cement barricades, past a barbed-wire fence and an armed guard at the entry gate, past rows of cream-colored houses with red-tile roofs before pulling to a stop. Glenn and Gilla Jasper, a young Orthodox...
Story | Aug 26, 2005
Second of two parts Robin Wood, Baltimore: Why do the 400 Israeli families in Kfar Darom believe their claims on land and desires for a particular way of life have more legitimacy than the needs and desires of the 1,000,000 Palestinian families living...