Religious fundamentalists are gaining greater influence on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, complicating peace efforts.
Hamas' political chief Khaled Meshal is stepping down as the militant Palestinian group faces a regional moment of change.
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12/06/2011 10:35 am
A Nor'easter threatens to dump a foot of snow on parts of New England Saturday and Sunday. The October snowfall record of 7.5 inches was set in 1979.
10/29/2011 11:45 am
Everyone from Hamas supporters to shopkeepers in Ramallah have backed the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, but some warn that failure could lead to a third intifada.
09/23/2011 09:42 am
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas yesterday confirmed a push to seek full membership at the UN as a sovereign state. But despite support for recent Palestinian Authority reforms, the UN move could backfire.
09/09/2011 05:10 pm
Green energy proponents hope to convince Palestinians that renewables can give them greater autonomy from Israel and is more affordable in the long run.
07/15/2011 02:18 pm
After generations of strife, the holy land yearns for people with heart and vision to think in a different way, to heal in a new way, and to make real the vision for a just peace.
04/21/2011 12:02 pm
Israel plans to take high school students to a religious site in Hebron that is revered by both Muslims and Jews and was the scene of a 1994 massacre that killed 29 Palestinians.
02/16/2011 01:22 pm
As protests shake much of the Middle East, Israel should be less concerned with nonviolent Palestinian resistance movements than with what it would mean for them to fail. Israel should engage, not sideline, these groups. The alternatives for such a frustrated people aren't peaceful.
02/15/2011 12:43 pm