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AZ House votes to back Israel's West Bank claims

PHOENIX — Despite a long list of items closer to home to deal with, the Arizona House Monday went on record as saying the entire West Bank belongs to Israel, and the 650,000 Jews who have settled there since the 1967 war “reside there legitimately.”

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Arizona, Sonora governors will recruit technology business in Israel

Arizona, Sonora governors will recruit technology business in Israel

HERMOSILLO, Sonora — The governors of Arizona and Sonora announced Friday that they will jointly travel to Israel to support an effort to recruit technology companies to the region with complementary resources on both sides of the border.

February 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gil Shapiro: Israeli-Palestinian peace is unachievable. Now what?

Gil Shapiro: Israeli-Palestinian peace is unachievable. Now what?

People are more important than things.

January 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Leading by example rather than force can restore our global luster

The new year brings hope for fresh thinking in the Obama administration on foreign affairs. Prompt decisions on a few key issues could enhance our posture, improve our security and contribute to the pursuit of peace. Here are moves that should be on the agenda:

January 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson firefighters travel to Israel to learn about dealing with mass casualties

Tucson-area firefighters and emergency medical technicians are trained to respond to mass casualties — but they rarely have a need to use those skills.

December 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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Jim Messina headlines Warneke family benefit

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama delays Syria vote, says diplomacy may work

WASHINGTON — President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bash…

September 11, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Letters to the editor

Palestinian mindset must change for talks

August 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Photos: Fashion model's poster at store causes uproar on West Bank

Photos: Fashion model's poster at store causes uproar on West Bank

It's not often that model Bar Refaeli gets a cold reception. But when a black-and-white poster of the smiling Israeli beauty went up last week in the West Bank city of Ramallah, it became a target of Palestinian anger because of the message that accompanied her picture: "Fox: Coming Soon." …

July 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Key phrases to watch for as Mideast talks (maybe) begin

Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Amman, Jordan, on Friday that his shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East is paying off. "We have reached an agreement that establishes the basis for resuming direct final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis," he proclaimed.

July 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz Blog: Easter in the news

Fitz Blog: Easter in the news

Headlines from around the world

March 27, 2013 6:00 amLoading…

Israel rejects US gun lobby claims on its security

JERUSALEM — Israel’s policy on issuing guns is restrictive, and armed guards at its schools are meant to stop terrorists, not crazed or disgruntled gunmen, experts said Monday, rejecting claims by America’s top gun lobby that Israel serves as proof for its philosophy that the U.S. needs more…

December 24, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.

November 29, 2012 4:06 pmLoading…

Ex-Cat relishes playing for Israel

Pitcher Eric Berger has seen the world through his clubhouse mates.

September 23, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…
Netanyahu: Israel can't trust US to move on Iran

Netanyahu: Israel can't trust US to move on Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu

September 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Netanyahu: Israel can't trust US to move on Iran

Netanyahu: Israel can't trust US to move on Iran

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insinuated in an interview published Friday that Israel cannot entirely rely on the U.S. to act against Iran's suspect nuclear program, a sign that the Israeli leader is not backing down from the sharp rhetoric that strained relations this week w…

September 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
McCain joins GOP slam on Obama’s foreign policy, defense

McCain joins GOP slam on Obama’s foreign policy, defense

TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans delivered a scathing indictment of President Barack Obama’s national security policy, although the Democrat’s aggressive approach has often been compared to that of his GOP predecessor, George W. Bush.

August 30, 2012 11:10 amLoading…

Iran prez: Israel an insult to humanity

TEHRAN, Iran - Israel's existence is an "insult to all humanity," Iran's president said Friday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program.

August 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gunman wounds 2 in synagogue garage

LOS ANGELES — A gunman escaped after wounding two men in the parking garage of a North Hollywood synagogue Thursday, frightening worshippers who heard gunshots and screams before the bleeding victims stumbled in during morning services.

October 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

3 principles against Afghanistan buildup

It is crunch time on Afghanistan, so here's my vote: We need to be thinking about how to reduce our footprint and our goals there in a responsible way, not dig in deeper. We simply do not have the Afghan partners, the NATO allies, the domestic support, the financial resources or the national…

October 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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