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Palestian-Israeli Talks Resume Wednesday

#BREAKING Israeli-Palestinian talks to resume in Cairo Wednesday, officials say — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) September 20, 2014 Now read this:Sam Harris On Why He Supports Israel Vs. Hamas, Although Not As A State ‘Based On Religious Myth’ (Sep 16, 2014) Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage (Sep 11, 2014) Israeli Youth Brag About Their Racism (Aug [...]

Israel is being rebuked by the United States for what an anti-settlement group is calling the largest land grab in 30 years. Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the political echelon” by the military-run Civil Administration. We urge the government [...]

JERUSALEM — When Issa Abu Khdeir drove a relative to the airport last month, police arrested two sons and him, and ransacked their Jerusalem home. Abu Khdeir, 58, said his family might have been targeted because they offered their home as a press center for Tariq Khdeir, 15, a nephew whose beating last month by [...]

Palestinian officials say a Gaza ceasefire deal has been reached with the help of Egypt. There was no immediate confirmation from Israel, where a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment. “An agreement has been reached between the two sides and we are awaiting the announcement from Cairo to determine the zero hour [...]

Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal wants President Obama to persuade Israel to  “lift the siege” of Gaza and push for a cease-fire in the conflict to stop a “holocaust” against the Palestinians. “You as the leader of the most powerful state in the world, I ask you to call [on] Israel to stop its aggression [...]

The Target was Mohammad Deif, the head of the military wing of Hamas, but it’s unclear if he was home at the time of the bombing. The Israeli warplanes that dropped at least five bombs on a house in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City late Tuesday were seeking Mr. Deif, in at least [...]

MIT Professor Noah Chomsky was on my radio show Thursday night with his take on Gaza, Israel, Iraq and the United States. We first talked about the American media, that he says “tend to conform” to “state power and concentrated private power” that support Israel “and have no use for the Palestinians.” Americans “need to [...]

“Why did they do it? Why? It is unfair, unfair! I am a peaceful man!”

I spoke with the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Ambassador to the United States, Maen Rashid Ariekat, on Thursday night’s radio show. Here is some of what was said: COLMES: “Wouldn’t Hamas have to accept Israel, something it’s never done, and take out of its charter it’s desire that Israel not exist?” ARIKAT: “I think in due [...]

Immediately after the 72-hour cease-fire, Hamas militants fired rockets into southern Israel. In response, the Israeli military said it had targeted “terror sites” across the Gaza Strip, and there were reports of airstrikes and artillery fire… After three days of quiet, the Israeli military said, at least 18 rockets were fired at 8 a.m. and [...]

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