October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Mideast

U.S. has no clear path back to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

WASHINGTON—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is talking tough. And Israel and the United States don’t seem to mind too much—or else think their best option at this point is to grin and bear it.  More...

Israeli and P.A. officials meet

A senior Israeli official met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to discuss the rehabilitation of Gaza, among other issues.  Senior sources from Israel and the Palestinian Authority confirmed the meeting in the West Bank ci More...

In ‘Tel Aviv Noir,’ Israeli city’s underbelly gets its due

Asked by a literary magazine to name an Israeli author deserving of English translation, Etgar Keret—the Tel Aviv-based writer whose short stories have been published to worldwide acclaim—named novelist Gadi Taub.  More...

Netanyahu holds study session with teens’ parents

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a Bible study session attended by the parents of three Israeli teens killed in June.  Iris and Uri Yifrach, Rachel and Avi Fraenkel, and Ophir and Bat-Galim Shaar joined the Tanach Study Circle at t More...

One in four Jews shuns Arab stores

One in four Jewish-Israeli consumers is boycotting Arab businesses in the wake of the summer’s Gaza conflict, according to an Israeli business daily.  More...

Explosion linked to Iranian nukes

An explosion at or near an Iranian military complex believed to be a site for nuclear testing created a large orange flash over Tehran.  The New York Times reported that the explosion came from the direction of the Parchin complex, where Iran ha More...