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.
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.
OSLO — One judge noted with surprise that President Barack Obama
"didn't look particularly happy" at being named the Nobel Peace
Prize laureate. Another marveled at how critics could be so
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.