| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:11 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- More than two-thirds of the Palestinians surveyed in a new poll are convinced that recently restarted peace negotiations with Israel, which were orchestrated by the United States, aren’t going to succeed.
The results of...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama travels Monday to New York for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where he is scheduled to sit down with world leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He will also address the General Assembly, focusing...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:19 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- After weeks of waiting and speculating, the incoming Palestinian Authority government turned out to be a carbon copy of the outgoing one.
Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his 24 Cabinet ministers, who together had formed the...
| Sep 7, 2013
Last week the Israeli Prime Minister's office released a photo of Benjamin Netanyahu writing on his computer. Since these are the days between the Jewish New Year — Rosh Hashana — and the Day of Atonement — Yom Kippur — I'm...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Autumn bounty came to Broadway last week, with major sales and attendance bumps logged at most shows on the boards and no fewer than four titles topping an impressive $1.8 million each.
The Main Stem traditionally begins to shake off the September...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
JERUSALEM — While Iran and Syria dominate the international agenda, another issue is percolating on the back burner: talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. When the United Nations General Assembly is over and Israeli Prime Minister...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:00 AM
At first, director Travis Preston wanted to seat the audience for "Prometheus Bound" at the Getty Villa where the actors would normally be: on the plaza in front of the museum that doubles as a stage for the Getty's annual late-summer outdoor...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:56 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Thursday in a bid to boost Palestinian-Israeli negotiations launched in Jerusalem the day before after three years of deadlock.
Speaking at a news conference in...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:07 PM
King Richard III may have suffered from a parasite as nasty as his reputation. The remains of the medieval monarch -- villainized by William Shakespeare as a tyrant who killed his nephews in order to seize the throne -- show signs of roundworm infection,...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Grant Mudge already had “Richard III” in mind last August as the mainstage production for this year’s Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.
And then the festival’s Producing Artistic Director saw the first reports out of England...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:53 PM
JERUSALEM – In a surprise announcement, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday night that he would host the top Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Washington as early as next week in a possible renewal of long-stalled peace talks....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Summer and Shakespeare just seem to go together. Maybe because it takes a little leisure time to delve in, or perhaps it's because the tradition of outdoor theater seems particularly apt for enjoying a Shakespeare play. Whatever the reason, there are...