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  • Israel's Ariel Sharon eulogized in state ceremony before funeral

    SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel — On a day marked by military protocol, somber ceremony and informal reflection, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was remembered Monday as a "practical and pragmatic man," a "bulldozer" who helped shape his nation...
  • Arab spring best left alone

    PARIS -- The cry from the Obama administration's policy desks since last week is how "we" can "get this revolution back on track." "We" are not only talking about the Cairo revolution, but the revolutionary Arab springtime as a whole, with all of its...
  • Syrian intervention can only lead into yet another war

    PARIS -- When Barack Obama foolishly remarked last fall that if the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria made use of chemical weapons in its fight to suppress the insurrection in that country, it would cross a "red line" so far as the American government...
  • While Russia offers peace, US grasps at credibility

    PARIS -- President Obama's speech on Syria Tuesday evening was a curious affair, a call to go to war that ended by saying: yes, but not now. He might as well have said, "But as for the future, if ignored, I shall do such things as to make the world...
  • Obama's place in history already assured

    PARIS -- The overall failure of American foreign policy during the first Obama presidency was foreseeable. Mr. Obama had been a law professor and an urban organizer. He took his foreign policy views from reading the newspapers, and he appointed as his...
  • Letters: Ariel Sharon's legacy

    Letters: Ariel Sharon's legacy
    Re "Israeli leader was revered and reviled," Obituary, Jan. 12 Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's passing does indeed stir mixed feelings. To Israelis of the older generation, he was a war hero and a credit to the state of Israel. To the...
  • Turkey scandal deepens with raid on charity accused of Al Qaeda ties

    Turkey scandal deepens with raid on charity accused of Al Qaeda ties
    Turkish police raided offices of a government-backed Islamic charity in six provinces on Tuesday and detained at least 23 people accused of having links with Al Qaeda, local media reported. The coordinated operation against the Humanitarian Relief...
  • The intensity of Hebron, in the Palestinian Territories

    The intensity of Hebron, in the Palestinian Territories
    Walking through the Hebron market, I dodged the head of a camel dangling from a chain. I love traveling through the Palestinian Territories. It's filled with vivid memories and startling moments. I had no idea the people of Hebron had a taste for camel....
  • US must accept Russian-delivered Syria

    PARIS -- The Washington debates about the Syrian chemical weapons, and whether there is an Obama "Plan B" by which the United States may yet bomb Syria, seem deaf to what really happened last week. Russia delivered Syria, its ally, to international...
  • Obama administration under pressure to release text of Iran deal

    Obama administration under pressure to release text of Iran deal
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is facing rising calls from lawmakers and nuclear experts to release the text of its latest nuclear deal with Iran and accompanying documents. The agreement, announced Sunday, lays out an implementation plan for...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Ayelet Zurer was born in Tel Aviv, Israel today in 1969. This birthday gal has starred in such films as "Hide Away," "Angels And Demons," "Adam Resurrected" and "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn." A superstar in Israeli TV and movies, Zurer...
  • Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much

     Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much
    WASHINGTON — In public, the White House has unleashed scathing criticism of Senate backers of a bill that would slap additional sanctions on Iran, calling the bipartisan effort a march toward war that could upend negotiations to halt the Islamic...