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  • Canceled flights to Israel slow Pikesville father trying to reach wounded son

    Canceled flights to Israel slow Pikesville father trying to reach wounded son
    Jeffrey Low, the father of a Baltimore-born Israeli soldier who was wounded in Gaza over the weekend, was flying to Tel Aviv on Tuesday to see his son when the news came: Ben Gurion Airport was under attack, and his flight was diverting to Paris. "I...
  • Baltimore native allegedly beaten by Israeli police returns to U.S.

    Baltimore native allegedly beaten by Israeli police returns to U.S.
    Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Baltimore native who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police in East Jerusalem this month, has returned home. Abu Khdeir, who now lives in Florida, arrived at Tampa International Airport late Wednesday to cheers from...
  • Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications

    Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications
    Imagine a life without smartphones, without Skype, without Wi-Fi-enabled laptops. Now imagine being a soldier in Afghanistan, patrolling remote valleys with only the most basic form of communication: A radio that can transmit only to other soldiers...
  • Hillary's money 'problem' [Commentary]

    Hillary's money 'problem' [Commentary]
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's much-publicized book tour has kicked off with all the ballyhoo of a presidential candidacy now widely expected to occur. But it has already provided fodder for mild speculation that her Democratic nomination and...
  • Family of Baltimore native allegedly beaten by Israeli police files complaint

    Family of Baltimore native allegedly beaten by Israeli police files complaint
    — The father of the American teen who was allegedly beaten by Israeli police last week has filed a formal complaint against authorities there, advocates said Tuesday, and relatives in Maryland demanded that he be allowed to return to the United...
  • Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

    Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
  • After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas

    After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis. In Israel, meanwhile,...
  • Teen reportedly beaten in Israel riot was born in Baltimore, family says

    Teen reportedly beaten in Israel riot was born in Baltimore, family says
    Tariq Abu Khdeir and his cousin, Muhammed Abu Khdeir — one a Palestinian born in Baltimore and the other a Palestinian living in Jerusalem — got to know each other on Facebook in anticipation of a family wedding and a monthlong family...
  • Family member says teen reportedly injured in Israeli riot was born in Baltimore

    Family member says teen reportedly injured in Israeli riot was born in Baltimore
    A 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent who appears to have been beaten by Israeli paramilitary police during riots in East Jerusalem is a Baltimore native, according to a family member reached Saturday in Florida. A man who identified himself...
  • In Middle East, U.S. must focus on diplomacy, not military intervention [Letter]

    In Middle East, U.S. must focus on diplomacy, not military intervention [Letter]
    It is telling that Matthew Van Dyke in his recent commentary fails to present a single policy recommendation while criticizing the Middle East foreign policies of the last two U.S. administrations ("Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness make U.S. look...
  • Track seafood supply to eliminate fraud [Commentary]

    Track seafood supply to eliminate fraud [Commentary]
    At the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference last week, President Barack Obama announced new plans to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing. Increased transparency and traceability of the seafood supply chain is a critical next step in sustaining...
  • Ready for Hillary? [Commentary]

    Ready for Hillary? [Commentary]
    I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation they showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president. Initially that seemed where the reviews were...