Insanity Plea in Murder of Palestinian Teen May Spark More Violence in the Holy Land

A court found two teenagers guilty Monday of killing a Palestinian last summer. But could a delay in the guilty verdict for their adult relative spark further violence?


Can Anything Save the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?

As the decades-long struggle threatens to boil over, there are four concrete steps the international community can take to help the peace along.


Is Anyone Happy About EU Rules on Israeli Products Made on Settlements?

The EU published clarifications Wednesday on its guidelines for labeling food made on Israeli settlements. But neither Palestinians nor Israelis seem too happy about it.


Netanyahu, Circus Ringmaster of the Israeli Right

The prime minister’s coalition partners have become a headache, and are threatening to upset what he hoped would be a conciliatory trip to Washington.


It’s the Scariest Halloween Costume a Palestinian Might Imagine

American retailers are selling an Israel Defense Forces costume for Halloween.


With Violence Surging in Israel, Washington Stalls Diplomatic Push at Turtle Bay

The administration had told its allies it was ready to pressure Israel at the U.N. toward a peace deal. But the White House is now backpedaling from its threat.


Can Anyone Prevent a Third Intifada?

A wave of violence is spreading across Israel — and a leadership vacuum on both sides is allowing it to spiral out of control.


‘The Smugglers Are Vampires’

Death is everywhere in the impoverished, violent corners of Lebanon — but refugees who try to seek a better life in Europe often find themselves robbed blind or facing death at sea.


Palestine Plants Its Flag at the U.N., But Is the U.S. Even Watching?

Palestine pleaded for more international support Wednesday, shortly before it raised its flag at the United Nations.

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