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December 29, 2008, 1:12 PM EST
Israeli tanks near the border with Gaza on Sunday, December 28, 2008.
December 23, 2008, 11:55 PM EST
A banner proclaiming a verse from the Koran that denies God has a son hangs in front of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth (Photo: Julie Stahl)
December 18, 2008, 9:02 PM EST
Samir Hazboun, head of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Photo by Julie Stahl)
December 8, 2008, 8:34 AM EST
Jerusalem ( - Iran on Monday rejected President-elect Barack Obama’s comments that he would offer Iran the choice of carrot or stick to halt its uranium enrichment program.   Obama said in a media interview broadcast on Sunday that the U.S. should “ratchet up tough but direct diplomacy” with Iran, offering the carrot of “economic incentives” or the “stick” of tougher sanctions to get Iran to change its behavior.  
December 8, 2008, 5:29 AM EST
Former President Jimmy Carter (AP Photo)
December 5, 2008, 12:50 PM EST
Jerusalem ( – A planned Museum of Tolerance in western Jerusalem is creating another rift between Jews and Muslims. An American Muslim group says the museum is going up on the site of a Muslim cemetery and it wants construction stopped. Israel’s supreme court, however, ruled that the museum is being built on land that’s been used for decades as a parking lot without complaint from Muslims.  
December 4, 2008, 10:13 AM EST
A Jewish settler stands at the entrance to a disputed house in the West Bank town of Hebron, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
December 3, 2008, 11:51 AM EST
Smoke rises from a Palestinian area after a fire was allegedly set by Jewish settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron, Wednesday Dec. 3, 2008. Tensions have been high in the divided West Bank city around a house where Jewish settlers have holed up in defiance of an Israeli Supreme Court eviction order. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
December 2, 2008, 11:40 AM EST
Jerusalem ( – The Palestinian Authority refuses to accept the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank only, senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday.   Erekat was responding to a report in Tuesday’s Washington Times indicating that a Palestinian state could be established even before Hamas and the Palestinian Authority resolve the internal feud between them.  
December 2, 2008, 4:36 AM EST
Libyan workers load supplies onto the Al Marwa a day before it sailed from a port west of Tripoli, Libya, to the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Navy on Monday Dec. 1, 2008, turned the ship away. (AP Photo)
December 1, 2008, 5:36 AM EST
Shimon Rozenberg, left, holds his grandson Moshe Holtzberg in Mumbai on Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. Terrorists killed Moshe’s parents, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivkah, in an attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai. Moshe, who turned two on Saturday, was rescued on Thursday by a nanny. (AP Photo)
November 26, 2008, 10:55 AM EST
( - At conference in London on Wednesday, scholars were debating the “promise and perils” of universal jurisdiction, a concept that allows foreign nationals to be prosecuted for crimes committed elsewhere.   The doctrine holds that some crimes – such as war crimes or genocide – are so horrible, that “universal” justice must apply.   A Palestinian civil rights group has used the doctrine to demand that a British court investigate an Israeli soldier for war crimes.  
November 25, 2008, 1:02 AM EST
Caption: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses a PLO Central Committee meeting in Ramallah on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. Israel does not believe the P.A. can be trusted with security responsibility of a future Palestinian state (AP Photo)
November 21, 2008, 10:03 AM EST
A Jewish settler prays on the roof of a disputed building in the West Bank town of Hebron on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 20, 2008, 11:39 AM EST
Palestinian Authority newspaper advertisement, written in Hebrew, urges Israelis to consider the Arab League peace initiative. (Photo by Julie Stahl/
November 19, 2008, 4:13 PM EST
Jerusalem ( – Concerned that a United Nations conference against racism will become an anti-Semitic, Israel-bashing affair, Israel on Wednesday announced its intention to boycott the meeting, saying it does not want to “legitimize” the forum by participating in it.   The Durban Review Conference, set to convene in Geneva in 2009, is intended to review the progress made in implementing the final declaration of the U.N. World Conference on Racism (WCAR) that took place in Durban, South Africa in 2001.  
November 19, 2008, 7:37 AM EST
Tiberias harbor on the Sea of Galilee. Black tires on the right mark the former water level. (Photo by Julie Stahl/
November 17, 2008, 11:37 AM EST
Jerusalem ( – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has pledged to free hundreds of Palestinian security prisoners as a goodwill gesture in honor of the upcoming Islamic holiday. In other news, the Palestinian Authority has asked the European Union to boycott Israeli goods made in the West Bank.  
November 14, 2008, 10:25 AM EST
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, center, checks the spot where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip hit in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Edi Israel, Pool)
November 14, 2008, 7:52 AM EST
Manger Square in the West Bank City of Bethlehem. (Photo by Julie Stahl/