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JERUSALEM -- Only a day after reports that President Obama had scathing words for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement policy and six days before Israeli elections, more construction was announced Wednesday. The Housing Ministry issued tenders...
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have reached agreement on steps to bridge their years-long divide, including the formation of a unity government by month's end, mediators and officials with the two groups said Thursday in...
JERUSALEM -- With general elections two weeks away, current polls continue to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling party the lead. But complacency among his supporters and a series of campaign blunders appear to have eaten away at his support...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Prosecution, Government, Israel, Judaism
Israeli officials often complain that their country's policies are lambasted around the world while Palestinians are allowed to behave undemocratically or even violently without comment or moral judgment. So here is a slightly belated but heartfelt...
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Thousands of tourists joined Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday for Christmas Eve in the biblical birth place of Jesus Christ. Men, women and children packed Manger Square to wait for the Catholic...
Tags: Nelson Mandela, West Bank, Holidays, Israel, Religious Festivals
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Frustrated by two decades of an unsuccessful peace process largely orchestrated by the United States, the Palestinians will take their case for statehood back to the U.N. Security Council, the Arab League chief said Saturday....
Israelis cynically refer to the repeated rounds of violence with the Arabs as "happiness," as in "it's happy today." Before the cease-fire, as Hamas fired 1,000 rockets at Israel, it was indeed very "happy." A diplomatic push put an end to the fighting,...
Tags: Iran, Bill Clinton, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Hamas
JERUSALEM – Israel took another step Wednesday toward developing a highly sensitive plot of West Bank land, submitting construction plans for nearly 3,400 units of new Jewish housing on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The project, known as E-1, has...
When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced that he would seek recognition from the United Nations for a Palestinian state, Israel complained that Abbas should have pursued that objective in face-to-face peace negotiations and warned of...
JERUSALEM -- Israel said Sunday it would withhold more than $100 million in tax revenue this month from the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, the latest reaction to last week's U.N. vote recognizing the Palestinian territories as a "nonmember...
Tags: West Bank, Ehud Olmert, International Law, Judaism, Palestine
Re "Vote at U.N. is a setback for U.S., Israel," Nov. 30 The United Nations' vote to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state is a huge step forward. The world stated loud and clear that the occupation of the Palestinians' land and the denial...
Tags: Barack Obama, Israel, Palestine, Politics, Susan Rice
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.JERUSALEM – Following a landmark United Nations vote upgrading the status of the Palestinian territories to become a “nonmember observer state” in the international body, Israel said Friday it would construct an additional 3,000 units of...
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