Headlines from around the world
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…
JERUSALEM — Israeli police firing stun grenades faced off Sunday
against masked Palestinian protesters hurling stones and plastic
chairs outside the Holy Land's most volatile shrine, where past
violence has moved into prolonged conflict.
CAIRO — The warren of slum alleys is called the Jews' Quarter,
but no Jews live there. The ancient synagogue still stands, but its
roof is gone. The government is renovating it, but is doing so at a
moment when anti-Israel feeling is running especially high in
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said
Saturday that his government would hold presidential and
parliamentary elections Jan. 24, regardless of whether it reaches a
power-sharing deal with the rival militant Hamas group that rules
the Gaza Strip.
WARSAW, Poland — To try to reach young people around the world,
the memorial museum at Auschwitz has launched a page on Facebook,
the social networking site usually home to news and photos about
friends, funny videos and the minutiae of modern life.
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed
never to allow Israeli leaders or soldiers to stand trial on war
crimes charges over their actions during the military move in the
Gaza Strip, furiously denouncing a U.N. report in a keynote address
JERUSALEM — Turkey has called off an international military
drill because it opposed Israel's participation, Israeli defense
officials said Sunday, a move that strained relations between the
two nations even further.
JERUSALEM — President Obama's Mideast envoy finds himself
increasingly hamstrung, with Israel's foreign minister on Thursday
all but ruling out a peace deal for years to come and the
Palestinian leader weakened by his decision not to push for a Gaza
war-crimes tribunal against Israel.
JERUSALEM — On a day of high emotion for both sides in the
Middle East conflict, Palestinians welcomed home 19 female
prisoners, exchanged with Israel for a video proving that an
Israeli soldier captured three years ago and held in a clandestine
jail is alive and well.
JERUSALEM — Stung by a damning U.N. report alleging war crimes
in Gaza, Israel is taking extraordinary steps to fend off potential
international prosecution of its political and military leaders,
hiring high-powered attorneys, lobbying Western governments and
launching a public-relations blitz.