Stories tagged: Palestine
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Trump administration wavers on location of Western Wall
As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding U.S. policy by …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of `ultimate deal’
President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the “ultimate deal.” But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift
The newly elected leader of Hamas paid tribute in Gaza on Monday to Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel, his first appearance in the new role and a sign of …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group’s leader
The Hamas Islamic militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip announced Saturday it had chosen its former Gaza prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, as the group’s new political chief.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
‘We will get it done,’ says Trump, hopeful of Mideast peace
Despite bleak prospects for success, President Donald Trump promised on Wednesday “to do whatever is necessary” to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences
Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week’s annual gathering for the “unbreakable” alliance. …
Mon., March 27, 2017, midnight
Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution
The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus
With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
More Palestinians in Jerusalem seek Israeli citizenship
More Palestinians in east Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship in hopes of swapping their vulnerable status as mere city residents for the rights and ease of travel that come …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Report: Israel has established ‘apartheid regime’
A report published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia that concludes that Israel has established an “apartheid regime” drew swift criticism from the U.N. and …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Palestinian leader invited to White House in Trump call
RAMALLAH, West Bank – A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said U.S President Donald Trump has invited him to visit the White House to discuss resuming peace talks in …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Johnson says Britain still backs 2-state solution in Mideast
Britain’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that his country remains “absolutely” committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that obstacles to a deal, including accelerated Israeli settlement …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
U.S. warning to Israel signals new backpedaling by Trump
The Trump administration has explicitly warned Israel against annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, saying it would trigger an “immediate crisis” between the two close allies, Israel’s defense minister …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting disarmed Palestinian attacker
A military tribunal sentenced an Israeli soldier to 18 months in prison on Tuesday in the killing of a disarmed Palestinian attacker, noting the army medic showed no remorse for …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
After Trump remarks, Saudi repeats Palestinian state support
Saudia Arabia is reasserting support for a Palestinian state after U.S. President Donald Trump said Mideast peace doesn’t depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Trump charts new Mideast course; maybe no separate Palestine
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel’s prime minister to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
Few good alternatives to Palestinian state
The Trump Administration appears to be easing away from longstanding U.S. support for Palestinian statehood as the preferred outcome of Middle East peace efforts, which may please some allies of …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Seahawks’ Michael Bennett withdraws from Israel trip, citing sympathy for Palestinians
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett has withdrawn at the last minute from a sponsored trip to Israel, saying the government there is using him for a public-relations initiative and …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Israeli groups sue to stop settlement legalization law
In the first concrete attempt to counter the contentious new law legalizing thousands of West Bank settlement homes, two Israeli rights groups on Wednesday asked the country’s Supreme Court to …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Israel passes law legalizing thousands of settlement homes
Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a contentious law meant to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land, a step that is expected to …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settlement homes
Israel said Tuesday it approved 2,500 new settler homes in the West Bank, signaling a major ramp-up of construction just days after the swearing-in of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose
It sounds far-fetched at best: holding a Mideast peace conference without Israelis, Palestinians or the incoming U.S. government.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Pope and Palestinian leader meet, inaugurate embassy
The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace
The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
UNESCO adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution
UNESCO’s executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem – and that has angered Israel’s government and …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 10:43 p.m.
Russian Mideast push could hurt US influence, if talks occur
American influence over the Middle East could slip a notch after Israel and the Palestinians agreed in principle to Russian-organized talks in Moscow. That is, if the negotiations ever happen.
Sat., May 7, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Fire kills 3 Gaza kids, sparks accusations over power crisis
Three Palestinian children have died in a Gaza house fire started by a candle, sparking internal finger-pointing over the coastal territory’s lingering power crisis.
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, 5:55 p.m.
Israel demolishes West Bank family homes of alleged Palestinian killers
Israeli army units Saturday demolished four West bank homes of families of Palestinians accused of killing Israelis, two days after the action was cleared by the nation’s Supreme Court.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 4:37 p.m.
Teenager becomes a focus in Israel-Palestinian conflict
The fate of a Palestinian boy seized center stage Thursday in the battle of narratives accompanying the recent burst of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence.