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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Jerusalem violence, rain put damper on Bethlehem Christmas

It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump’s recognition …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

Jerusalem violence, rain put damper on Bethlehem Christmas

Crowds were thinner than previous years as visitors, particularly Arab Christians living in Israel and the West Bank, appeared to be deterred by clashes that have broken out in recent …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Abbas says U.N. should replace U.S. as Mideast mediator

Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Israeli, French leaders tangle over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem

The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:01 a.m.

On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home

President Donald Trump’s move to recognize the divided city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may have triggered a worldwide chorus of critics but the president had his ears closely tuned …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Palestinians protest Trump move, more unrest feared

Thousands of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, demonstrators in the Gaza Strip burned U.S. flags and pictures of President Donald Trump, and …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing U.S. policy

President Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering U.S. neutrality on Jerusalem Wednesday, declaring the sorely divided holy city as Israel’s capital and sparking frustrated Palestinians to cry out that he …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Palestinian president warns US against Jerusalem recognition

The Palestinian president on Sunday warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would jeopardize the White House’s nascent Mideast peace efforts.


U.N. envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree

The U.N.’s Mideast envoy warned Monday that if reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas fail there will most likely be “another devastating conflict.”


Palestinians vow to suspend talks if U.S. closes PLO mission

The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 7:18 a.m.

Trump administration takes a step toward closing PLO office

The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving …


Palestinians protest Balfour Declaration on centenary

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest across the West Bank on Thursday marking a century since the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish …


Century-old declaration hardens Israeli-Palestinian rift

Israelis celebrate it. Palestinians despise it. The Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel, turns 100 this week, with events in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

U.S., Israel to exit U.N. agency over alleged anti-Israel bias

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Palestinian reconciliation faces perilous road ahead

The Palestinian prime minister on Monday is set to lead a large delegation of Fatah officials traveling from the West Bank to Gaza in the most ambitious attempt to reconcile …


Interpol approves Palestinian membership, angering Israel

International police agency Interpol voted Wednesday to include Palestine as a member state, in a new boost to Palestinian efforts for international recognition and influence amid long-stalled negotiations with Israel …


Israeli prime minister says no withdrawal from settlements

Israel’s prime minister has vowed to never uproot any West Bank settlement – just days after a White House envoy was in the region trying to restart peace talks with …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after stabbing attack

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian after he attacked Israeli policemen at a West Bank checkpoint, stabbing one of the officers.


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Muslim prayers end peacefully at Jerusalem mosque

Prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque ended peacefully on Friday amid two weeks of unrest over security at a major holy site in Jerusalem, Israeli police said, but violence flared in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in Jerusalem

Violence returned Thursday to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clashed with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack …


Jerusalem Palestinians find voice through prayer protests

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have been praying in the streets of Jerusalem every evening – creating a new, surprisingly effective form of protest in their long conflict with Israel.


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

Israel’s security Cabinet met Sunday to review a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy site, following a week of escalating tensions with the Muslim world, mass …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings

Israel’s military sent more troops to the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family …


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Three Palestinians, three Israelis killed in violence over holy site

Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people – three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three …


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault

Hundreds of Muslim worshippers visited a Jerusalem holy site Sunday after Israel reopened the compound following a rare closure in response to a deadly shooting last week that raised concerns …


Kushner kicks off Mideast peace push with first solo visit

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, made his first solo visit to the region Wednesday, holding separate meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders in …


Jared Kushner paves way for accelerated U.S. push on Mideast peace

Jared Kushner’s return to Israel this week ramps up White House efforts to broker a peace deal, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gauges what he needs to give Palestinians to …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Israel goodwill Ramadan measure cut after Palestinian attack

Israel revoked on Sunday the permits of 200,000 Palestinians to enter Israel that were approved for the holy month of Ramadan following two near simultaneous Palestinian attacks on police that …


UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Palestinians dispute IS claim for deadly attack on Israel

Palestinian militants disputed an Islamic State claim Saturday that it was behind a deadly attack against Israel, saying it was their people who killed a female police officer on duty …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

President Donald Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and declared a breakthrough regional peace within reach. No one contradicted him, but behind the pageantry and politesse a wall …