William Booth

For William Booth's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Kerry works to keep Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on track

Nov 7, 2013

Kerry works to keep Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on track

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Wednesday to steady wavering peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, amid visible cracks in the 3-month-old negotiations. Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned this week of growing tensions in ...

Single family lost 21 in likely chemical attack

Aug 26, 2013

Single family lost 21 in likely chemical attack

Their mobile phones began to ring with a desperate insistence a day after the attack, as the first calls came from Syria to Jordan to Israel, where a branch of the scattered Waked family resides. Walid Gazi Waked wrote down names, and then more ...

Panama Canal expansion spurs race to fit supersized ships

Jan 21, 2013

Panama Canal expansion spurs race to fit supersized ships

This is a story about big, and how one of the biggest construction projects in the world, the remaking of the Panama Canal, will let bigger boats sail into deeper harbors, where authorities are spending billions dredging channels, blasting tunnels and buying cranes from ...