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  • Israel sets June date to elect President Shimon Peres' successor

    Israel's presidential election will be held June 10, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced Monday, putting an end to uncertainty about the future of the important though largely ceremonial position. Candidates have just over a week to qualify by...
  • Holy stones! Jagger alters the altar

    JERUSALEM -- And then Mick Jagger walked in. I was in Israel, with several friends, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified and later buried. It is one of the biggest religious destinations in the...
  • House moves to honor Monuments Men, Jack Nicklaus, Shimon Peres

    House moves to honor Monuments Men, Jack Nicklaus, Shimon Peres
    Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Monuments Men whose story was depicted in the recent George Clooney movie would be among the latest recipients of Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, under...
  • Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus

    Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus
    Sunny Singh campaigned for UCLA student body president this spring, pledging to push for mental health resources, increase graduate school opportunities and make student government more efficient. But try as he might, Singh believed his campaign kept...
  • Video prompts calls for investigation of Palestinian teens' deaths

    The U.S. government and the United Nations urged Israel to investigate the fatal shooting of two Palestinian teens last week after footage emerged suggesting the youths posed no immediate threat to troops. The incident occurred near the West Bank town...
  • Fischer is confirmed to Fed board

    Fischer is confirmed to Fed board
    Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel head picked by President Obama for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, won Senate confirmation Wednesday to become a member of the Fed's board of governors. The 68-27 vote in favor of Fischer means he will...
  • The Israel issue comes to UCLA

    Who would believe that a student running for UCLA's or any university's government body would have to take a pledge that he hadn't gone on a paid trip with any of three groups? ("Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus," May 19) This is an eye-opening...
  • Israel's Made for Web Film Contest Highlights Future of Content Creation

    At the fourth annual Hong Kong Intl. Mobile Film Awards in March, more than half of the films competing for prizes were products of Israel, created for a new Internet film competition that brought together the Israeli government, entertainment and tech...
  • Palestinians hope Pope Francis' visit will be catalyst for statehood

    Palestinians hope Pope Francis' visit will be catalyst for statehood
    Although Pope Francis has insisted that his upcoming visit to the Holy Land is "strictly religious," many Palestinians are hoping the visit will have political ramifications, drawing attention to their plight and speeding up efforts to establish an...
  • The Mideast peace gap: Why Kerry has failed

    Why exactly did Secretary of State John F. Kerry's well-intentioned effort to reach an Israeli-Palestinian agreement fail? ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Middle East: A May 11 Op-Ed article on the failure of Secretary of State John F. Kerry's Mideast...
  • Massive search launched for 3 teens feared kidnapped in West bank

    Massive search launched for 3 teens feared kidnapped in West bank
    Israeli security forces were conducting a large-scale search Friday for three teenagers who disapeared in the West Bank and were feared to have been abducted by Palestinian militants. Families of the Israeli teenagers – one of whom is believed...
  • Two Palestinian teens shot dead during West Bank protest, doctors say

    Two Palestinian teens were killed Thursday when Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters near Ramallah markingĀ  Nakba Day, commemorating the displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 war that followed Israel's creation. Doctors at the emergency...