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  • Don't blame Israel for the failure of talks with the Palestinians

    Regarding Andrew C. Mills' letter on Israel and Iran, he is correct thatIsrael's long-term security can be achieved only with a comprehensive settlement with the Palestinians ("Israel's future hinges on compromise, not attacks," Feb. 11). An attack on...
  • Managing news editor Sunni Khalid out at WYPR-FM

    Sunni Khalid, managing news editor at WYPR-FM, has been dropped by the public radio station after more than nine years on the job there. His departure from WYPR was confirmed in an email by a newsroom staffer sent to colleagues at the station and...
  • The case against divesting from Israel

    The case against divesting from Israel
    The "divestment from companies working In Israel" bandwagon is rolling again in several Protestant denominations, among them my own, the Presbyterian Church (USA). In one way, that's a good thing. It does ask us to pay attention to Israel and the West...
  • There's no moral equivalency between the Israeli and Palestinian 'narratives'

    James W. Dale makes a welcome point in his commentary about the divestment campaign against Israel ("Choosing to stay engaged: Anti-Israel measures like divestment are not the best way to seek justice for Palestinians," May 4). It is, as he says, vital...
  • Shalit release: A flawed deal between sworn enemies

    Both Israel and Hamas are claiming victory in the prisoner swap that will free more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in exchange for Sgt. First Class Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier kidnapped by militants five years ago and held...
  • Mr. Abbas' mission

    Mr. Abbas' mission
    Signs of movement toward renewed cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have Israeli officials on edge. Israel considers Hamas a terrorist organization committed to its destruction and has shunned negotiations. In the wake of...
  • The Palestinian Catch-22

    Mahmoud 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...
  • Hamas will never accede to peace with Israel

    The Sun editorial "Mr. Abbas' mission" (Feb. 13) is a triumph of wishful thinking over analysis. Its self-contradictions and omissions include: •Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "would have to exercise the kind of statesmanship that has...
  • Gaza death toll rises; Hamas fires rockets at Tel Aviv

    Gaza death toll rises; Hamas fires rockets at Tel Aviv
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza's police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza's health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish state's offensive...
  • Israel strikes on Gaza continue; death toll climbs

    JERUSALEM Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday leveled a mosque and hit a home for the disabled, killing two handicapped women in an intensified bombardment that accompanied diplomatic efforts to mediate a ceasefire with the Islamist group...
  • U.N. Security Council calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council called on Saturday for a ceasefire in hostilities between Palestinians and Israelis and expressed serious concern about the welfare and protection of civilians on both sides. "The Security Council...
  • Q&A: Behind the Israeli offensive at Gaza

    JERUSALEM For the fifth consecutive day Israeli forces Saturday bombarded the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip from land, sea and air, causing mounting casualties and drawing volleys of rockets fired by militants at Israel. Here's an explanation of what's...