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  • A dangerous turning point in Israel [Editorial]

    A dangerous turning point in Israel  [Editorial]
    As the situation in Israel threatens to spiral out of control, that nation's leaders took important steps on Sunday to rein in a cycle of violence that began with the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens last month. The arrest of six Israelis in the killing of a Palestinian teenager, who was reportedly beaten and burned, and strong words from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others describing the killing as a horrific crime and the work of "Jewish terrorists," should send a message to militants and radicals on both sides that the growing vigilantism in Israel and the occupied territories will not be tolerated. We can only hope it is not too late.
  • Israeli-Palestinian talks merit guarded pessimism

    Israeli-Palestinian talks merit guarded pessimism
    It's hardly an exaggeration to describe the long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that reconvened in Washington this week as the pre-nuptial ceremony for an arranged marriage between a reluctant couple who neither like nor trust each other much....

    U.N. ploy could benefit Israel

    U.N. ploy could benefit Israel
    In September, the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas plans to bring a statehood petition to the United Nations. The initial plan is to bring it to the Security Council for approval. If the U.S. vetoes it, as expected, the PA will then bring it to...

    Sharon's toughest decision

    KFAR DAROM, Gaza Strip - Soon after Yamima Cohen Ayoubi moved to this Jewish settlement in the midst of Palestinian cities and sand dunes, Ariel Sharon paid a visit. It was 1989 and Sharon - the former general, master builder of Israel's settlements...

    U.S. should not be a silent partner to Israeli settlement expansion

     U.S. should not be a silent partner to Israeli settlement expansion
    Last weekend's Israeli government announcement that it plans to seize almost 1,000 acres near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank for the purpose of building yet another massive Jewish settlement should be the straw that breaks the camel's back in...