Obama Says Still Time for Iran Diplomacy

President Barack Obama made it clear that the U.S. is ready to use force against Iran. But he stressed there is still time for diplomacy to counter the threat from Iran.

Buses on Shabbat May Come to Tel Aviv

Even in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, city buses stop running at sundown Friday and don’t start rolling again until nightfall Saturday. That may be about to change.

Now Syria's Foe, Hamas Still No Friend

A diplomatic axiom holds that ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ And yet despite turning against Syria, Hamas has failed to gain favor with the U.S.


Tough Sell For U.N. Palestinian Agency

Twice a year, Filippo Grandi comes to the U.S. to negotiate funding for UNRWA, the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees. It’s a tough sell that hasn’t gotten any easier.


'Israel Apartheid' Week Comes to Brandeis

The protest movement known as Israel Apartheid Week is well underway at campuses across the U.S. And this year, there’s a new college on the roster: Brandeis University.

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