| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:45 PM
JERUSALEM -- In a military operation in the international waters of the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a ship carrying Syrian-made rockets shipped from Iran and headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military announced Wednesday.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Perhaps if the world's focus were not so intensely concentrated (as it should be) on Ukraine, or on the missing Malaysian plane, we would have paid more attention to an important development in the Middle East just a few days ago and to its grave...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Like the Academy Award-nominated film "Omar," "Bethlehem" explores the complex relationship between a young Palestinian informant and an older Israeli secret service officer who has recruited the kid to spy on his neighbors. The almost father-son...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:17 PM
JERUSALEM - -Blue seas, red mountains and green rockets set the stage for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday as he launched a fierce critique of the international community, which he accused of hypocrisy regarding Iran and a double...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:40 PM
In a speech to Jewish leaders in Los Angeles on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew parallels between Nazi Germany and Iran, warning of dire consequences if anti-Jewish rhetoric is allowed to go unchecked.
"There is a regime today...
| Mar 19, 2014
I was in attendance March 9 at Temple Beth El's hosting of J Street, and as an Israel-supporting Jew, I was saddened by the audience's apparent lack of knowledge, exhibited by their rousing support of the speakers.
At no point were there any signs of...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:38 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinians rallied in West Bank cities on Monday in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, hours before his scheduled meeting at the White House with President Obama.
Palestinians carried pictures of the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:18 PM
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — When I first met Abdullah Alathamna four years ago, he was laid up at a children's hospital in Los Angeles, his right leg bound in a cast. He was pale, and grouchy from the pain pills. He was not at all interested in...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:57 AM
JERUSALEM — An Islamist militant group said Thursday that it had agreed to a cease-fire after an intense round of rocket attacks on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and retaliatory airstrikes by Israel's military. But several more rockets fell on...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:09 PM
JERUSALEM--In the heaviest barrage in more than a year, dozens of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from Israel’s political leadership and swift retaliation by its military.
At least 60...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:21 AM
CAIRO — Authorities detained and then turned away a San Francisco-based political activist after she arrived in Egypt with the intention of traveling to the Gaza Strip, Egyptian officials said Tuesday.
The activist, Medea Benjamin, boarded a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 PM
GAZA CITY -- A Palestinian militant was killed in an Israeli airstrike Monday as he attempted to launch rockets at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip, authorities said.
Mosaab Zaaneen, a 25-year-old Islamic Jihad fighter, died in the attack in the city...