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Behind the Controversial Practice of Israeli Settlements
With three weeks until the Obama administration leaves office, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the U.S. decision to abstain from last week’s United Nations vote that condemned Israeli settlements. Kerry argued that the settlements threatened the viability of a future two-state solution that
The Threat Posed by Al-Aqsa Mosque Closing in Jerusalem
The closing of al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has diplomats holding their breath because the site has been a flashpoint for violence in the past and was the trigger for a five-year long spasm of bloodshed known as the Second Intifada. The mosque was closed this week after a prominent right-wing rabbi
Five Questions with Foreign Policy Initiative Co-Founder Dan Senor
This week, we asked Foreign Policy Initiative Co-Founder Dan Senor to answer five questions. Dan will join the discussion on our powerhouse roundtable Sunday on “This Week.” 1) How would you grade President Obama in terms of his overall foreign policy? Recall the foreign policy goals...
Excerpt: Thomas Friedman's 'From Beirut to Jerusalem'
SEE THOMAS FRIEDMAN SUNDAY ON ‘THIS WEEK’ “Prelude: From Minneapolis to Beirut” from FROM BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM by Thomas L. Friedman. Copyright © 1989, 1990, 2012 by Thomas L. Friedman. Used by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC and Picador. All Rights Reserved. www.fsgbooks.com...
Ariel Sharon Dead at 85: The World Reacts
The death of Ariel Sharon, the tough and divisive leader who dedicated his life to the protection of Israel, has brought outpourings of respect and sympathy, along with harsh condemnation from his detractors. Below find reactions from notable leaders and groups who today remembered the...
Ariel Sharon Dead at 85
Ariel Sharon, the tough Israeli leader who was the mastermind behind the disastrous invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and Israel's unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza strip, has died, eight years after suffering a massive stroke that left him comatose for the rest of his life. He was 85. Sharon was
Dying Ariel Sharon : Aggressive Care Keeps Him Alive
As Ariel Sharon nears death from kidney failure , medical experts in the United States say it is "remarkable" that the former prime minister of Israel has stayed alive for eight years in a vegetative state. Sharon, who is 85 and can breathe on his own, has been in a coma and on a feeding tube since
Text: Obama Remarks to People of Israel
Text as prepared for delivery of President Obama's address to the Israeli people at the Jersualem Convention Center– Shalom. It is an honor to be here with you in Jerusalem, and I am so grateful for the welcome that I have received from the people of Israel. I bring with me the support of the
Ariel Sharon Brain Scan Shows Signs of Consciousness
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a vegetative state since a 2006 stroke, might be able to hear and understand, a brain imaging test revealed. The two-hour test by a team of Israeli and American scientists used functional MRI to gauge...
Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Mounts Along With Calls for Cease-Fire in Gaza
Mourners today buried the 11 victims of an Israeli air strike Sunday, the single deadliest incident since the escalation between Hamas and Israel began Wednesday. Among the dead were nine members of the Daloo family, killed when an Israeli warplane targeted their home in Gaza City while trying to