As Trump Readies Visit to Israel, Small Issues Prove the Most Sensitive

The White House ran into static with Israel on Monday on a series issues ranging from the status of the Western Wall to President Trump’s promise to move the American Embassy.Source Link:... Read more »

Seeing ‘Oslo,’ Remembering Hope

For a former foreign correspondent, the play by J. T. Rogers conjures that vanished moment in 1993 when Israelis and Palestinians seemed on the road to peace.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/theater/seeing-oslo-remembering-hope.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

For Respected Israeli News Programs, an ‘Undignified’ End

A shake-up of the Israel Broadcasting Authority has been decades in the making, but the way it is unfolding appears chaotic and uncertain.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/world/middleeast/israel-news-mabat-lehadashot.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Wife of Palestinian Hunger Striker Denies He’s Sneaking Food

Rejecting a video that Israel said showed the Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti cheating on his hunger strike, Fadwa Barghouti said the protest was gaining momentum.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/world/middleeast/marwan-barghouti-hunger-strike-palestinians-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Videos Show Palestinian Hunger Strike Leader Snacking, Israel Says

Palestinian leaders denounced videos that appear to show Marwan Barghouti, who organized the strike to demand better conditions in Israeli jails, eating cookies and candy in his cell.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/07/world/middleeast/videos-show-palestinian-hunger-strike-leader-snacking-israel-says.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Mixed Messages From Trump Worry Pro-Israeli Hard-Liners

Some of the president’s supporters worry that the White House is listening too closely to Arab and Palestinian arguments and diluting support for Israel’s government.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/world/middleeast/palestine-israel-trump-abbas-adelson.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Saudi Arabia and Israel Will Be on Itinerary of Trump’s First Foreign Trip

The president will also visit Rome to meet Pope Francis this month, before attending major international summit meetings in Europe.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/us/politics/trump-to-visit-saudi-arabia-and-israel-in-first-foreign-trip.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

It’s Complicated: The Path of an Israeli-Palestinian Love Story

Dorit Rabinyan hopes Americans will read her prizewinning novel, ‘All the Rivers,’ for its story, and not the controversy surrounding it in Israel.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/books/its-complicated-the-path-of-an-israeli-palestinian-love-story.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Hamas, in New Document, Seeks to Show a More Moderate Face

The militant group that has engaged in violent resistance against Israel is pushing for closer ties to Egypt and says it would accept a provisional Palestinian state.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/world/middleeast/hamas-fatah-palestinians-document.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

In Move Against Hamas, Palestinian Authority Cuts Payments for Gaza

The West Bank group says it won’t pay for electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, increasing pressure on its militant rivals there.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/world/middleeast/palestinian-authority-hamas-gaza-electricity.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »