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  • The New York Times has an Israel problem

    From within the newspaper’s Manhattan offices, for example, Times staffers can see a billboard across the street that asks, “Would a great newspaper slant the news against Israel? The New York Times does.”

  • John Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope...

  • Jewish settlers clash with Israeli police

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Jewish West Bank settlers clashed with Israeli security forces on Tuesday, hurling stones and bottles at the officers in one of the most serious confrontations with militant settlers in years. The violence was sparked when large numbers of Israeli police and...

  • Palestinians ready to widen global recognition bid

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians are ready to sign up a "state of Palestine" for additional international agencies and treaties — a step Israel views as highly provocative — if U.S. peace efforts collapse after an April 29 deadline for a deal, a senior official said Monday. The...

  • Israeli-Palestinian peace talks continue despite serious setbacks

    The Mideast peace talks are showing signs of life after nearly foundering last week with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meeting Sunday night to discuss ways to jump-start the process, according to a State Department spokeswoman.

  • Israel leader: Will respond to Palestinian UN move

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says Palestinian steps to seek further UN recognition as a state will be answered in kind by Israel. Speaking at a weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinians will only achieve a state through direct negotiations and "not by...

  • Palestinians say they don't want Kerry to fail

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians don't want to see U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's troubled Mideast peace mission fail, but will no longer feel bound by his ground rules if Israel fails to live up to its commitments, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Friday. Earlier...

  • John Kerry, White House: It's 'reality-check time' for peace process

    Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials warned of limits to U.S. patience in helping facilitate the Mideast peace process after Israel and the Palestinians signaled an unwillingness to make the concessions necessary to move forward. Kerry, while traveling in Morocco...

  • Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead'

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing. In Algeria for strategic security talks after...

  • Israel says it won't release Palestinian prisoners

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday abruptly called off a release of Palestinian prisoners, sending U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's troubled Mideast peace efforts further into a tailspin. The Israeli announcement, made in reaction to a renewed Palestinian push for membership in United...

  • John Kerry and White House say it's a 'critical time' for Israel peace process

    With peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians stalled again, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House are exhorting both sides to engage and make the necessary concessions to prevent negotiations from collapsing. Kerry, who has traveled to the Middle East twice in the past 10...

  • Time for an Israeli one-state solution in the Middle East?

    Just about everyone in American politics agrees on one policy in the Middle East. And just about everyone in American politics is wrong, argues Caroline Glick. That policy is a two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian disputes. Two nations, Israel and a Palestinian state, would share the land...

  • Imprisoned spy may be key for Kerry on peace talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In an improbable twist, the fate of an imprisoned American who spied for Israel could now play a big role in rescuing Middle East peace negotiations after a dramatic Palestinian rebuff to Secretary of State John Kerry. With Kerry's efforts in tatters, a three-way deal that...

  • White House: Israel, Palestinians taking 'unhelpful' steps

    The White House on Wednesday called recent actions by Israel and the Palestinians “unhelpful,” and warned that they threatened to undermine already fragile Middle East peace talks. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration was “disappointed” by...

  • John McCain: Spy Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison

    Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham finally disagree on something. The two senators, who reporters often joke are practically joined at the hip when it comes to legislation, particularly on issues concerning the military and national security, do not agree on the potential early release of...



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