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State Department Explains John Kerry's 'Apartheid' Comment Amid Backlash
Speaking to a private audience about the Middle East peace process, Secretary of State John Kerry did what for many Israel supporters is the unthinkable and used the A-word: apartheid. “A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary...
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
Israel Strikes Syria Amid Reports of New Massacres
Israeli warplanes struck weapons inside Syria that were bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, American and Israeli officials say. The attack, which reportedly took place Friday morning, was the second such strike this year, further raising fears that Syria's two-year civil war could
US Gen.: An Iranian Nuke Would Spark Arms Race
Gen. James Mattis Says Sanctions Could Still Work, But Other 'Means' Available
Panetta: US Troops Securing Syria's Chemical Weapons Not an Option in 'Hostile Atmosphere'
He may have paid a goodbye visit to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last November, but this week Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak was back at the Pentagon. It turns out his visit was part of an ongoing discussion with Syria’s neighbors about how to deal with Syria’s...
Leon Panetta and Israeli Counterpart Ehud Barak Talk Afghanistan, Iran, Syria … and Friendship
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak addressed questions about Afghanistan, the Iron Dome missile defense system protecting Israel, Iran, Syria and Israel’s security at a joint Pentagon press conference on Thursday. Panetta addressed questions on the ...
Palestinians Poised to Win Historic U.N. Statehood Vote
The U.N. General Assembly is expected to approve Palestinians' request to be upgraded to a "non-member observer state" in a vote this morning. Of the 193 countries in the General Assembly 132 have already recognized Palestine, so the request has a good chance of passing, despite the efforts of the
5 Things to Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Israel Pounds Gaza With Dozens of Airstrikes Israel says a bomb blast hits bus in Tel Aviv, wounding at least 10 people. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries.
Israel's Iron Dome Has Intercepted More Than 150 Rockets
Israel said that it will install a fifth "Iron Dome" battery before the end of the year, adding another installation to the country's missile defense system, which has proven itself this week, intercepting more than 150 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip . The missile defense system , which can
Israel Extends Air Strikes on Gaza as Hamas Retaliates
Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip stretched into another day as Hamas and other militant groups retaliated, the latest escalation of violence between the two sides that followed Israel's assassination Wednesday of Hamas' top military commander. Three Israelis were killed in the southern town of