| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Your recent report described a so-called "peace process" between Israelis and Palestinians that is, in fact, a complete farce ("Israelis, Palestinians intensify talks despite scepticism," Oct.7).
Israel doesn't want a two-state peace settlement with the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85.
Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Maryland political and Jewish leaders reflected Saturday on the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and said they found hope in the vision for peace in the Middle East that he outlined shortly before suffering a stroke in 2006.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The letter by Tom Swiss ("Academic boycott of Israel is justified," Jan. 5), is a classic example of how a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. He paints the only democracy in the Middle East as "evil" because of its "oppression" of the Arabs. I...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Carol Benjamin didn't like having the bull's-eye on her back.
Competing in the seventh Maccabiah Games in 1965, she despised the pressure that came with being one of the most highly regarded athletes in fencing. And she didn't like the idea that if...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:21 PM
As members of the B'nai Israel Congregation in downtown Baltimore on Sunday discussed preparations for the start of Passover, they also reflected on President Barack Obama's recent visit to Israel.
"It was a wonderful thing that the president went to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The crisis in Syria has escalated to a point where the Obama administration is at a yield sign. It does not know whether to stop and let the crisis burn itself out, or proceed with consequences that could take an already unstable region over the brink ("...
| Sep 13, 2013
Author Josh Ruebner will discuss and sign "Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. Ruebner is the national...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
According to Jewish tradition, those who atone over the High Holidays for the sins of the past year will be granted peace, prosperity and life.
As thousands of area Jews prepare to begin the solemn season Wednesday night amid high tensions in the Middle...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.
Three major developments are happening right now.
Iran's new president, Hasan...
| 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...