ISRAEL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAEL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ‘Blood moon’ sets off apocalyptic debate among some Christians http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57822449-80/blood-moon-hagee-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57822449-80/blood-moon-hagee-israel.html.csp">‘Blood moon’ sets off apocalyptic debate among some Christians</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:22:48.103-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the moon slid into Earth’s shadow, casting a reddish hue on the moon. There are about two lunar eclipses per year, according to NASA, but what’s unusual this time around is that there will be four blood moons within 18 months — astronomers call that a tetrad — and all of them occur during Jewish holidays. A string of books have been published surrounding the event, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822449@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:22:48 MDT Dem: GOP base ‘animated by racism’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815237-68/immigration-democratic-israel-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815237-68/immigration-democratic-israel-republicans.html.csp">Dem: GOP base ‘animated by racism’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHILIP ELLIOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T19:55:01.815-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with those from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier this week, in which she blamed racial issues for the GOP’s failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. Asked about Pelosi’s comments, New York’s Isr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578152372014-04-13T19:55:01.815-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T19:55:01.815-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815237@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:55:01 MDT Friedman: Adelson is loving Israel to death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57784430-82/israel-adelson-bank-west.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57784430-82/israel-adelson-bank-west.html.csp">Friedman: Adelson is loving Israel to death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T05:46:02.585-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It occurred to me the other day that the zealously pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, actually have one big thing in common. They are both trying to destroy Israel. Adelson is doing it by loving Israel to death and Khamenei by hating Israel to death. And now even Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey inadvertently got drawn into this craziness. What’s the logic? Very simple. Iran’s leaders want Israel destroyed but have no desire, in my view, to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57784430@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:46:02 MDT Ex-Palestinian prisoner teaches Hebrew, tolerance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782935-68/mansour-israel-mizrahi-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782935-68/mansour-israel-mizrahi-palestinian.html.csp">Ex-Palestinian prisoner teaches Hebrew, tolerance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T17:45:09.605-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 05:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Deir Jarir, West Bank • Facing a classroom of Palestinian 10th graders, Hebrew teacher Esmat Mansour asks his students who is for and against learning the language. A few raise their hands in favor, others against and he asks both sides to explain. Mansour believes such debates will help motivate young Palestinians to study Israel’s dominant language. They need to know Hebrew to be able to deal with the Israeli occupiers, but also to build bridges in the future, he says. The 37 year old’s view o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782935@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:45:09 MDT Krauthammer: Kerry on a fool’s errand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57773637-82/abbas-israel-kerry-negotiations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57773637-82/abbas-israel-kerry-negotiations.html.csp">Krauthammer: Kerry on a fool’s errand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Krauthammer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T06:24:49.741-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 06:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power. The talks collapse in acrimony and confusion. Kerry’s response? A second Geneva conference that — surprise! — breaks up in acrimony and confusion. Then, even as Russian special forces are taking over Crimea, Kerry goes chasing after ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57773637@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:24:49 MDT Israel breaks deal, retains prisoners http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57771439-68/israel-palestinians-peace-talks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57771439-68/israel-palestinians-peace-talks.html.csp">Israel breaks deal, retains prisoners</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T21:11:16.863-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israel on Thursday abruptly called off a release of Palestinian prisoners, sending U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s troubled Mideast peace efforts further into a tailspin. The Israeli announcement, made in reaction to a renewed Palestinian push for membership in United Nations agencies, deepened the crisis in U.S.-led peace talks and made Kerry’s goal of extending negotiations past a late-April dateline a more distant possibility. Israel’s chief negotiator, Tzipi Livni, said the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577714392014-04-03T21:11:16.863-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T21:11:16.863-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771439@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:11:16 MDT Despite promise not to, Abbas seeks recognition for state of Palestine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760691-68/israel-palestinian-release-abbas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760691-68/israel-palestinian-release-abbas.html.csp">Despite promise not to, Abbas seeks recognition for state of Palestine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and KARIN LAUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T20:38:09.664-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 08:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • In a surprise move that could derail U.S. peace efforts, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday resumed a campaign for further international recognition of a state of Palestine, despite a previous promise to suspend such efforts during nine months of negotiations with Israel. Shortly after Abbas’ announcement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled plans to return to the Middle East on Wednesday, but also said it’s “completely premature” to write off the Israe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577606912014-04-01T20:38:09.664-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T20:38:09.664-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760691@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:38:09 MDT Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57752979-68/talks-kerry-final-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57752979-68/talks-kerry-final-palestinian.html.csp">Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T08:43:06.841-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to the Middle East on Monday for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as peace talks have reached a critical make-or-break point. The State Department said Kerry was flying from Paris to Tel Aviv for meetings that may be held in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Kerry spoke Monday with leaders from both sides as well as with the White House before deciding to go. American mediators have been holding urgent talks with the two sides in hopes o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577529792014-03-31T08:43:06.841-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T08:43:06.841-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752979@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:43:06 MDT Mideast peace talks snag on promised prisoner release http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750746-68/israel-release-talks-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750746-68/israel-release-talks-palestinian.html.csp">Mideast peace talks snag on promised prisoner release</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:27:17.205-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • American mediators held urgent contacts with Israeli and Palestinian officials Sunday in hopes of salvaging troubled Mideast peace talks — searching for a formula to bring the sides back together and extend the negotiations beyond a current late-April deadline. Officials from all sides said diplomacy has picked up over the past 24 hours, and an Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief journalists, said talks with the Palestinians vi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577507462014-03-30T22:27:17.205-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T22:27:17.205-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750746@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:27:17 MDT 3 Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli army http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717372-68/israel-palestinian-palestinians-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717372-68/israel-palestinian-palestinians-bank.html.csp">3 Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli army</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MOHAMMED BALLAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:54:02.423-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jenin, West Bank • Israeli troops killed three Palestinians in an early morning raid that was followed by a clash with angry protesters in a West Bank town on Saturday, the military and Palestinian security officials said, in the deadliest incident in months. The violence came amid a recent spike in clashes in the West Bank that could complicate the already troubled peace efforts as the sides near an April deadline set under U.S.-sponsored talks. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ office conde...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57717372@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:54:02 MDT Syria says Israeli airstrikes kill one, injure seven http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704491-68/syrian-israeli-israel-attack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704491-68/syrian-israeli-israel-attack.html.csp">Syria says Israeli airstrikes kill one, injure seven</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ISABEL KERSHNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T21:31:47.066-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israeli airstrikes against several Syrian army positions across the decades-old cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Wednesday came as a specific response to a bomb attack against Israeli forces along the frontier a day earlier, according to Israeli officials. But for many here, the unusually sharp exchange signaled the possibility of a broader Israeli slide into the regional turmoil. The airstrikes, against a Syrian army training facility, a military headquarters and artillery b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57704491@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:31:47 MDT Israeli defense minister’s criticism irks White House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704360-68/yaalon-israeli-kerry-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704360-68/yaalon-israeli-kerry-israel.html.csp">Israeli defense minister’s criticism irks White House</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T21:25:12.632-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 09:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration on Wednesday vented its anger at the Israeli defense minister’s public criticism of the U.S. and his personal insults of Secretary of State John Kerry. In a new sign of tension between top officials of the two allies as Washington tries to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program, Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest recent remarks by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. Yaalon this week...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577043602014-03-19T21:25:12.632-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-19T21:25:12.632-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57704360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:25:12 MDT Abbas not ready to recognize Israel as Jewish state http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57695998-68/abbas-state-israel-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57695998-68/abbas-state-israel-obama.html.csp">Abbas not ready to recognize Israel as Jewish state</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK LANDLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T21:53:24.697-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-EXP-OBAMA-ABBAS-1STLD-WRITETHRU-NYT,0395 Jewish State Declaration an Unyielding Block to Deal (EDS: SUBS for complete writethru; NEW headline.) ; (This article is part of TIMES EXPRESS. It is a condensed version of a story that will appear in tomorrow’s New York Times.) By MARK LANDLER c.2014 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON - With time running out before an April 29 diplomatic deadline and no signs of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, President Barack Obama on Monday w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57695998@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:53:24 MDT Aides: 3 bad options for Abbas when he meets Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691266-68/abbas-israel-negotiations-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691266-68/abbas-israel-negotiations-palestinian.html.csp">Aides: 3 bad options for Abbas when he meets Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB and </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T22:12:02.01-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">RAMALLAH, West Bank • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas only faces bad options, from his perspective, as he heads into a White House meeting Monday with President Barack Obama. He could accept a U.S.-proposed framework for an Israeli-Palestinian partition deal, he could reject it or he could agree to extend negotiations. Here’s a look at what’s ahead. WHAT DO THE PALESTINIANS EXPECT TO BE IN THE FRAMEWORK? U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hasn’t presented a written proposal, but Abbas aides...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576912662014-03-16T22:12:02.01-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T22:12:02.01-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57691266@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:12:02 MDT Aides: 3 bad options for Abbas when he meets Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691355-68/abbas-israel-palestinians-kerry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691355-68/abbas-israel-palestinians-kerry.html.csp">Aides: 3 bad options for Abbas when he meets Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T19:34:45.885-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 07:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas only faces bad options, from his perspective, as he heads into a White House meeting Monday with President Barack Obama. He could accept a U.S.-proposed framework for an Israeli-Palestinian partition deal, he could reject it or he could agree to extend negotiations. Here’s a look at what’s ahead. What Do The Palestinians Expect To Be In The Framework? U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hasn’t presented a written proposal, but Abbas aide...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576913552014-03-16T19:34:45.885-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T19:34:45.885-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57691355@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:34:45 MDT Stone masks dating to pre-Biblical times go on display in Jerusalem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57665384-68/masks-museum-jerusalem-hershman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57665384-68/masks-museum-jerusalem-hershman.html.csp">Stone masks dating to pre-Biblical times go on display in Jerusalem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIEL ESTRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T11:55:41.313-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • The oldest known masks in the world went on display in Jerusalem on Tuesday in the largest-ever exhibit of the ghoulish faces, believed to have been created in the Holy Land thousands of years before the time of the Bible. The 11 stone masks, said to have been discovered in the Judean desert and hills near Jerusalem, date back 9,000 years and offer a rare glimpse at some of civilization’s first communal rituals. “It’s quite exciting,” said James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57665384@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:55:41 MDT Israel says Iran behind shipment of seized rockets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656821-68/israel-rockets-iran-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656821-68/israel-rockets-iran-gaza.html.csp">Israel says Iran behind shipment of seized rockets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARIEL SCHALIT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T21:43:02.661-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eilat, Israel • Israel’s military said Sunday that a cargo ship it intercepted in the Red Sea last week carried 40 rockets with a range of up to 160 kilometers (100 miles). Israel has alleged the shipment was orchestrated by Iran and was intended for Islamic militants in Gaza, a claim denied by Iran and the rockets’ purported recipients. An Egyptian security official said Sunday the rockets also might have been intended for militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza. The official ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576568212014-03-09T21:43:02.661-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-09T21:43:02.661-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57656821@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:43:02 MDT E.U. says no guarantee on Iran nuke deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656872-68/iran-agreement-ashton-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656872-68/iran-agreement-ashton-israel.html.csp">E.U. says no guarantee on Iran nuke deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS ERDBRINK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T21:43:02.737-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tehran, Iran • The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said Sunday that there was “no guarantee” that Iran and world powers would be able to reach a final, comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Ashton, who talked with Iranian leaders in Tehran, represents the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States), plus Germany, known as the P5-plus-1 group, which reached a six-month, renewable interim agreement wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57656872@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:43:02 MDT Israel seizes Syrian rockets bound for Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57638647-68/israeli-rockets-ship-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57638647-68/israeli-rockets-ship-israel.html.csp">Israel seizes Syrian rockets bound for Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ISABEL KERSHNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T20:12:44.723-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israeli naval commandos intercepted and boarded a civilian ship in the southern Red Sea early Wednesday, preventing an attempt to smuggle an Iranian shipment of advanced rockets destined for Gaza, according to senior Israeli officials. The ship, identified as the Klos-C, was seized in international waters between Eritrea and Sudan, approximately 1,000 miles from the port of Eilat, Israel’s most southern point. It was carrying Syrian-manufactured M-302 rockets with a range of about 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57638647@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:12:44 MDT Netanyahu tells Obama: ‘Israel has been doing its part … the Palestinians have not’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57627911-68/israel-netanyahu-obama-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57627911-68/israel-netanyahu-obama-palestinians.html.csp">Netanyahu tells Obama: ‘Israel has been doing its part … the Palestinians have not’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T20:28:02.004-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 08:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians. But facing a U.S.-imposed April deadline, the Israeli leader declared pessimistically that, “Israel has been doing its part and, I regret to say, the Palestinians have not.” Netanyahu’s comments underscored the slim prospects of reaching an agreement to the long-runn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576279112014-03-03T20:28:02.004-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T20:28:02.004-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627911@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:28:02 MDT