Kerry attempts the improbable with Middle East peace deal – Financial Times

Financial TimesJust over 20 years ago, the declaration of principles that emerged from the Oslo peace talks opened up an alluring vista of two states, Israeli and Palestinian, living peacefully…

Pope to travel to Holy Land in spring – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced Sunday that he would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26, his first visit to the Holy Land and…

Despite spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence, situation still under control – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostNeither Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, or Hamas wishes to see another round of fighting. What we are seeing is akin to a conversation between two deaf people. IDF…

Gazan killed by IDF was collecting scrap – not damaging border fence, says brother – Haaretz

HaaretzLast Friday, Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed Oudeh Hamad, a resident of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamad’s brother Radaad was injured. Statements made to the media indicated…

Roots For Peace SF At Center Of Historic Israel-Palestine Effort To Remove Landmines From Bethlehem

‘Roots for Peace’ in San Francisco is at the center of an incredible partnership. Representatives of the Bay Area non-profit group spearheaded a historic Palestine and Israel agreement to remove…