Topic: U.S. Embassy in Israel
Six Olympic-size pools of trash and sewage are dumped in Kidron Valley, which abuts Jerusalem's holiest sites, every year.
Israel is ramping up its outreach to the growing numbers of evangelical Christians, particularly in the Global South, in order to build popular support for state policies.
As US Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell arrived in Israel on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted there will be no halt to settlement building in East Jerusalem, even as a far right political ally hinted at some flexibility over a freeze.
04/22/2010 03:20 pm
Officials in Israel refused to comment on a plan floated by the Obama administration for a four-month building freeze in East Jerusalem, according to a report in Haaretz. Analysts say the plan won't fly with Netanyahu's conservative coalition partners.
03/31/2010 12:36 pm
The lack of US contact with Gaza has created a gulf that thwarts progress in the region.
07/15/2009 01:00 am
Bibi's policies may be misguided, but at least he doesn't pretend to be a peacemaker. Such intellectual honesty could prove salutary.
04/27/2009 01:00 am
The covert push to empower Fatah failed. And isolating Hamas just made things worse. But it's not too late to change course.
01/12/2009 12:00 am