William Booth

Bureau chiefJerusalem


The wife and child of top Hamas commander Mohammed Deif were reported killed by an Israeli missile.

  • Aug 20, 2014

The resumption of hostilities threatens to derail Cairo negotiations aimed at securing a permanent truce.

  • Aug 19, 2014

As talks on a permanent cease-fire continue in Cairo, Israel announces that it uncovered a Hamas coup plot.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Deiplomatic efforts in Cairo to end the conflict face high hurdles as the side are far apart on key issues.

  • Aug 14, 2014

The move, which will allow them to continue indirect talks, came soon after a rocket was fired from Gaza.

  • Aug 13, 2014

Hamas and many Gaza Strip residents hope they will be allowed to build an airport and a seaport.

  • Aug 11, 2014

Gaza Strip residents took advantage of the latest temporary cease-fire to stock up on necessities.

  • Aug 11, 2014

The truce opens the possibility that indirect talks aimed at a more durable truce will continue in Cairo.

  • Aug 10, 2014

Once viewed as crossing a red line, attacks on religious sites, which Israel says militants use, become the norm.

  • Aug 9, 2014

Three days of calm end as Israel and Hamas resume exchanging fire over Gaza; peace talks in Cairo stumble.

  • Aug 9, 2014
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William Booth is bureau chief for Jerusalem. His recent work has focused on the violence and instability created by drug trafficking and the fight against it. Booth served as bureau chief in Mexico, Miami and Los Angeles, and as pop culture correspondent for the Style section, trying to make sense of Paris Hilton. He has covered armed conflict in Libya, Iraq, Haiti, and the Balkans. Before coming to the Post, Booth wrote for Science magazine. He was awarded a Vannevar Bush Fellowship at MIT and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. He was on the Post’s Pulitzer-finalist team that covered the Fort Hood shootings.
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