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President Obama began a new effort Wednesday to coax Israelis and Palestinians toward peace, telling Middle East leaders on the eve of renewed negotiations that with sustained American help, a comprehensive deal can be sealed within a year. Obama, who...
Tags: Ehud Barak, Judaism, Philosophy, United Nations, Mahmoud Abbas
Associated PressIsraeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead. Bloodied passengers sprawled on the...
A Wall in Palestine René Backmann Translated from the French by A. Kaiser Picador: 272 pp., $17 paper Rebel Land Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town Christopher de Bellaigue Penguin Press: 270 pp., $25.95 Language is a weapon of war...
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Babylon & BeyondSyrian President Bashar Assad delivered surprise answers in an interview Thursday night with talk-show host Charlie Rose, insisting his allies in Iran supported now-dormant peace efforts with Israel. During the interview in Damascus, Assad spoke about the...
Babylon & BeyondHundreds of Palestinian dairy and meat producers demonstrated Monday outside the Palestinian Authority prime ministerâ€™s office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, demanding that Israel cancel an order banning the sale of their products in East...
Babylon & BeyondSyrian President Bashar Assad told Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on Monday that Arab governments need to take "urgent" action to reverse Israel's policy of "ethnic cleansing" in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Syrian Arab News...
Expectations could hardly be lower for an American-sponsored peace conference scheduled to open Monday night in Annapolis, Md. A longtime Israeli diplomat recently lamented that Israeli leaders seemed to want a "Seinfeld summit" -- a summit about...
Tags: Judaism, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Gaza Strip, Hamas, Syria
It's hard to imagine now, but in 1944, six years after Kristallnacht, Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, felt comfortable equating the Zionist ideal of Jewish statehood with "the concept of a racial state -- the Hitlerian...
AARON DAVID MILLER, who served at the State Department as an advisor to six secretaries of State, is a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. His forthcoming book, "The Much Too Promised Land," will beYASSER ARAFAT was the first to arrive. He came by presidential helicopter, his black and white kaffiyeh flapping in the cool evening breeze. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and President Clinton arrived the next day. And then there were three, a trio of...
The lack of progress toward a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is an exception to the old saying that success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. The inability to resolve a struggle dating back to 1948 has many fathers and many...
MICHAEL OREN, a senior fellow at the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies at the Shalem Center, is the author of "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East," which won theBY ALL contemporary accounts, it was one of the most stunning military victories in history. In six intense days of fighting that began on June 5, 1967, Israeli forces saved their country from an imminent existential threat, defeated three major Arab...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer2007-12-12 11:03:32.0 Administrator2: Welcome to the Mideast Chat! We're here with Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Richard Boudreaux; feel free to submit your questions or comments for Richard now. 2007-12-12 11:03:38.0 Administrator2: Welcome, Richard!...
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