In the United States, “don’t read the comments” is such a common refrain that it’s become shorthand for a generation’s anxiety over abusive internet behavior. In Israel, the comments sections below news article are no less abusive, but people do read them, which is why they play a prominent role in Israeli public discourse.
Israeli officials denied a report that Israel spied on closed-door talks held between the United States and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program.
A spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza said a cease-fire agreement will be signed with Israel next week, though Israeli officials have not confirmed this.
Israel and the Palestinians have given themselves five days to come up with a comprehensive agreement to end the war in Gaza. While that is a welcome extension on past ceasefires, there is still a dangerously long way to go to bridge their differences.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet in London on Thursday, the U.S. State Department said, less than a month after a U.S. effort to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal collapsed.
Israel has protested what it says are Palestinian officials’ leaks to the media about the content of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
A week after the dramatic terror alert that shut down 19 U.S. embassies, experts are starting to weigh in on what it means, and specifically what it tells us about the state of Al Qaeda. If I can sum up the answer in two words, it would be: not much.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Sunday Israel’s plans for new homes in Jewish settlements on occupied land were aimed to scupper peace talks that resume on Wednesday.
Shocker: Things are not going well for Anthony Weiner.
Performed by a professional cast of four and community singers at the national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in Coventry in 2009, One Voice tells the story of a man forced to leave his home, for a destination unknown. The piece was commissioned by Coventry City Council and the HMD Trust from Talking BIrds. Composer Derek Nisbet visited to the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp while developing the piece.