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  • Iran nuke talks likely to be extended past July 20

    VIENNA (AP) — Facing stubborn disputes on the terms of a deal, Iran and six world powers have tentatively decided to adjourn their nuclear talks two days early but plan to extend them past their planned July 20 end date, diplomats said Wednesday. Both sides had been prepared to talk until...

  • Five reasons why comparing Israeli and Palestinian death totals is a misleading way to judge the conflict

    One of the most common and misleading tactics deployed against Israel by its critics is to compare the number of dead Israelis and dead Palestinians. But no objective observer should take such arguments seriously.

  • Ronald Reagan's missile defense vision is saving lives in Israel: Examiner Editorial

    Liberals scoffed in 1983 when President Reagan first proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense system. They called it "Star Wars" and claimed the technology was fictional.

  • Heroic Marine, nicknamed 'Lion of Fallujah,' finally honored for CIA service

    "Five wounded, one martyred," was the radio report from Iraqi coalition forces who fought alongside Marine Maj. Douglas Alexander Zembiec when he fell to small arms fire in 2007.

  • Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas "would pay the price" after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish state. Late Tuesday, the military urged...

  • Iranian Nukes: Gaps remain, but talks continue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World powers and Iran still face significant gaps in their negotiations to curb Tehran's nuclear program, foreign ministers said Tuesday while forging ahead with efforts to secure a deal that could finally bridge a decades-long diplomatic chasm between the Islamic republic...

  • Iraqi parliament breaks deadlock to elect speaker

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers broke two weeks of deadlock Tuesday and elected a moderate Sunni as speaker of parliament, taking the first step toward forming a new government that is widely seen as crucial to confronting militants who have overrun much of the country. Still, it was not clear...

  • Scars show as Gaza's children endure third war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The children of the Attar clan have lived through three wars in just over five years, each time fleeing their homes as Israel bombarded their neighborhood in the Palestinian Gaza Strip. Their psychological scars show. Some act out, others cling to their mothers or...

  • Poll finds Republicans sympathize with Israel much more strongly than Democrats

    Republicans sympathize with Israel in its conflict with Palestinians increasingly more strongly than Democrats do, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, opening up the widest partisan gap on American opinion on Israel since available polling in the late 1970s.

  • Key demands, issues in Israel-Gaza cease-fire

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas exchanged fire on Tuesday, throwing into disarray an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire meant to end eight days of fighting. Israel initially accepted the proposal while Hamas rejected it. Under the Egyptian plan, proposed late Monday, a 12-hour period of...

  • Kerry opts against a Mideast mediation trip

    VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has decided not to make an immediate trip to the Middle East to push diplomatic efforts toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. For several days Kerry has been weighing whether to extend his current diplomatic swing of Asia and Europe....

  • Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. The late-night offer by Egypt marked the...

  • US selling $11 billion in arms to Qatar

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is making an $11 billion sale of Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin air-defense weapons to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar (GUH'-tur). Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Qatari counterpart, Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah, met Monday at the Pentagon...

  • Fighting rages over Iraqi town north of Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters battled to dislodge militants from a small town along the Tigris River on Monday, while authorities discovered 12 bloated bodies with gunshots to the head near another village north of the capital, officials said. The clashes...

  • Good news: Obama administration supports a border fence --- in Israel

    At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf, was not speaking of a border...



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