I joined a Christmas-story boycott group on Facebook. But here I am, standing in Bethlehem's Manger Square with loudspeakers blaring an Arabic disco version of 'Silent Night.' Let me explain.
Jacob Schneider of the Connecticut National Guard, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment hugs his mother Lori Schneider (r.) at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday. Two units of the Connecticut National Guard are returning home for the holidays, thanks to a fundraising effort that will bus them back to the state from bases in Wisconsin and Indiana. They have been training for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan early in the new year.
A Palestinian demonstrator gestures atop the separation barrier, moments after knocking down a segment of the concrete wall on Nov. 6 during a protest in Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The first section of the wall was constructed in 1994, between the Bat Hefer and Tulkarm communities.
Israel settlements use more than four times as much water as Palestinians and the absence of a peace agreement is stalling negotiations to improve the situation.
Palestinians marked the five-year anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death amid what may be their toughest political struggle in years.
Bulb flowers that have been naturalized will come back every spring if planted in the right location.
A Baptist minister brings his version of salvation – and his family – to the simmering Congo of the 1960s.
Palestinian polls show Abbas gaining significant support in recent months over Hamas, which harshly criticized his willingness to meet the Israeli leader without a settlement freeze in place.
Growth driven less by ideology than by middle-class economics could strain peace talks.