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MALEH, West Bank — In remote Palestinian villages of the northern Jordan Valley, children read by gas lamp, and water must be purchased from miles away, even when electricity lines and water pipes to Israeli settlements run directly past their...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.WASHINGTON--President Obama on Thursday ruled out any unilateral U.S action in response to the alleged Syrian use of chemical weapons, further reducing the chance of any forceful response to the crossing of what Obama had described as a “red line.&...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinians held rallies and protests Wednesday to commemorate 65 years of what has come to be known as the “nakba,” or catastrophe, a reference to their displacement in the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948. Thousands...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian Authority's acting prime minister came under fire Saturday for statements he reportedly made to a U.S. newspaper in which he criticized former and current Palestinian leaders. “Our story is a story of...
JERUSALEM -- Tensions rose Tuesday between Israelis and Palestinians after two separate killings -- one by each side -- shattered what had been a period of relative calm in recent months. At a northern West Bank hitchhiking stop, an Israeli settler...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Two weeks after Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned, President Mahmoud Abbas, whose government is based in the West Bank, announced Saturday that he has started consultations over forming a new national unity...
Tags: Gaza Strip, National Government, Fatah, Hamas, Salam Fayyad
RAMALLAH, West Bank – A Palestinian inmate ended a prolonged hunger strike Tuesday after reaching a deal with Israeli military prosecutors for early release, his lawyer and family said. Samer Issawi, whose fast helped fuel weeks of protests in the...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- With the Boston Marathon bombings on their mind, hundreds of Palestinian and international runners participated Sunday in what was billed as the first Palestinian marathon. The Right to Movement Palestine Marathon kicked off in...
RAMALLAH, West Bank–-Two weeks after a Palestinian prisoner died of cancer in an Israeli jail, provoking violent protests in the West Bank, Israel released a critically ill Palestinian prisoner who had served 11 years of a 14-year-sentence....
Tags: Israel, Arab Spring, Prisons, Palestine, Tzipi Livni
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry told Congress on Wednesday that any chance of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by creating a separate Palestinian state may be lost in two years. The unusually specific prediction was...
Tags: Barack Obama, John Kerry, Israel, Benghazi, Politics
The looming resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, announced last week, may be very bad news for the prospects of good governance in Palestine. But it has the potential to inject clarity and honesty into the problems of the much-too-...
This post has been corrected. See note below for details.JERUSALEM -- Embattled Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned late Saturday after struggling for years against political rivals and lackluster public support. Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who in recent months had also clashed...
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