ISRAELI - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ISRAELI News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: They laughed at our work, and that was the idea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837057-82/humor-comedy-palestinian-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837057-82/humor-comedy-palestinian-bank.html.csp">Op-ed: They laughed at our work, and that was the idea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joel Warner </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Peter Mcgraw</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to the Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T16:43:01.884-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Everyone thought we were crazy when we said we were going to the Palestinian territories in search of comedy. You mean the war-torn region that’s been under Israeli occupation for decades? A place that’s synonymous with suicide bombers and Israeli army incursions? Oh, sure, they’d crack. It’s going to be hilarious. But this is exactly what we discovered during our travels in the West Bank: lots of comedy. In a busy cafe in the capital city, Ramallah, we met a young woman who considered it utterl...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57837057@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:43:01 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 Movie review: ‘Omar’ a human drama in a political setting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57671942-223/omar-drama-friends-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57671942-223/omar-drama-friends-israeli.html.csp">Movie review: ‘Omar’ a human drama in a political setting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T22:42:16.686-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The tense and thought-provoking drama “Omar,” which was nominated for an Oscar this year, leaves nothing but bad choices for its characters — because it’s set in the world’s longest-running no-win situation, the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a young Palestinian baker with two passions. One is his girlfriend, Nadia (Leem Lubany), who lives on the other side of the separation wall — which he frequently climbs, risking arrest and injury from the Israeli soldiers pat...</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> 57671942@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:42:16 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 Ultra-Orthodox rally in Israel against draft bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57622459-68/orthodox-ultra-israel-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57622459-68/orthodox-ultra-israel-bill.html.csp">Ultra-Orthodox rally in Israel against draft bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIA GOLDENBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T23:04:02.783-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied Sunday in the streets of Jerusalem, blocking roads and paralyzing the city in a massive show of force against plans to require them to serve in the Israeli military. The widespread opposition to the draft poses a challenge to the country, which is grappling with a cultural war over the place of the ultra-Orthodox in Israeli society. The issue of army service is at the core of that struggle. Since Israel’s founding in 1948, the ult...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576224592014-03-02T23:04:02.783-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-02T23:04:02.783-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57622459@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:04:02 MDT Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57622477-68/netanyahu-israel-palestinians-peace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57622477-68/netanyahu-israel-palestinians-peace.html.csp">Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks</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="2014-03-02T23:04:02.866-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israel’s prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday for a high-stakes meeting with President Barack Obama about U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, vowing to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu’s defiant tone set the stage for what could be a difficult meeting Monday with Obama. But with the clock ticking toward an April target date for a preliminary agreement, the Israeli leader could s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576224772014-03-02T23:04:02.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-02T23:04:02.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57622477@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:04:02 MDT US killer in Israeli prison shot dead in gunbattle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588079-68/sheinbein-israel-israeli-maryland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588079-68/sheinbein-israel-israeli-maryland.html.csp">US killer in Israeli prison shot dead in gunbattle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARIEL SCHALIT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T15:46:01.774-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 03:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sharon Prison, Israel • Israeli special forces raided a prison in central Israel Sunday, killing a notorious prisoner who was serving time for a gruesome murder carried out in the U.S. Police identified the inmate as Samuel Sheinbein, an American who fled to Israel after murdering and dismembering another man in Maryland in 1997 and whose case sparked a high-profile row between the two allies. Police special forces rushed to this prison in central Israel after Sheinbein stole a weapon and shot t...</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> 57588079@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:46:01 MDT Friedman: Science without boundaries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57567370-82/haick-arab-technion-mooc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57567370-82/haick-arab-technion-mooc.html.csp">Friedman: Science without boundaries</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="2014-02-19T09:09:01.454-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beginning March 2, Professor Hossam Haick will teach the first massive open online course, or MOOC, on nanotechnology in Arabic. What’s more interesting, though, he explained to me the other day over breakfast is some of the curious email he’s received from students registering for his MOOC from all over the Arab world. Their questions include: Are you a real person? Are you really an Arab, or are you an Israeli Jew speaking Arabic, pretending to be an Arab? That’s because Haick is an Israeli Ar...</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> 57567370@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:09:01 MDT