| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Letter writer Jerry Levin's assessment of the journalist Helen Thomas as a "hateful old bigot" because she dared to criticize Israel's treatment of the Palestinians could not be further from the truth ("Helen Thomas was a path breaker — but also a...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:52 AM
It's hardly an exaggeration to describe the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that reconvened in Washington this week as the pre-nuptial ceremony for an arranged marriage between a reluctant couple who neither like nor trust each other much....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:45 PM
For Israel the peace talks offer little hope ("Israeli-Palestinian talks merit guarded pessimism," July 31). The U.S. is putting pressure on Israel for concessions even prior to serious negotiations, without demanding anything in return from the...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Paul Goodman, a retired construction company executive and artist, died July 18 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Fox Hill, an assisted-living facility in Bethesda.
The former longtime Pikesville resident was 96.
The son of Abraham Goodman, a...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The article "The new news team" (Aug.4) describes how Qatar-based Al Jazeera launches in 50 million homes this month and asks, "Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America?" The answer is yes because Al Jazeera will be the first TV...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
One can only applaud the restarting of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank. Yet, given the other problems the United States currently faces in the Middle East — crises in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, to...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:51 AM
In the cease-fire struck between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got second billing to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's role as the prime go-between, and rightly so. But her highly visible hand-holding on both...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry still has a long way to go in his intensive quest for Palestinian-Israeli peace. But his diligent and persuasive pursuit of it suggests that his uneven career search for a legacy of his own may finally have found its proper...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions.
In the case...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day.
A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Prior to leaving Egypt for the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi told The New York Timesthe United States needs to "fundamentally change" its approach to the Arab world. That includes, he said, showing greater...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:39 AM
A white van marked in burgundy with the name of a Glen Burnie Baptist church has been making the rounds in some area neighborhoods this summer with a controversial mission: seeking Jewish souls to save from the fires of eternal damnation. Many local...