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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Palestinians condemn U.S. ending funding for U.N. refugee agency

The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is “an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people,” …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

U.S. ends funding of U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees

The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for …


Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with Palestinians

Extending his hand at the holiest site where Jews can pray, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall on Tuesday amid tensions with the Palestinians over President Donald Trump’s …


Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

Massive earthworks and mounds of sandy soil line the Israel-Gaza border as the Israeli military forges ahead with an ambitious subterranean barrier to detect and prevent attack tunnels from reaching …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

An Israeli military court on Monday indicted a teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed last month in the West Bank slapping Israeli troops who refused to respond.


Israel retaliates to Gaza rocket attack, no injuries

Israel’s military retaliated to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip on Friday with strikes on posts used by the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory. The exchange caused …


U.S. envoy chides Palestinians for ‘ugly’ Jerusalem response

The U.S. ambassador to Israel said the Palestinian response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “needlessly provocative.”


2 Palestinians killed in clashes over Jerusalem status

Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

White House signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

4 Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes

Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded along with an Israeli officer in clashes across the West Bank and near Gaza’s border on Friday as the …


Trudy Rubin: Questions abound on trip to Jerusalem

I will test the thesis that Israeli leaders and Trump seem to be counting on: the Palestinians will accept whatever they are offered.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Officials: Trump mulls calling Jerusalem Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a highly charged declaration that risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East, officials said Thursday.


Palestinian leader launches reconciliation push in Gaza

The Palestinian prime minister traveled Monday to the Gaza Strip to launch an ambitious reconciliation effort with the rival Hamas militant group, receiving a hero’s welcome from thousands of people …


Palestinian kills 3 Israelis outside West Bank settlement

A Palestinian gunman killed three Israelis and critically wounded a fourth outside a West Bank settlement before he was shot dead Tuesday, dealing a new blow to the efforts by …


Hamas says it accepts reconciliation demands

The Hamas militant group on Sunday said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to …


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 …


Jerusalem’s Old City: Tourists welcome, media not so much

Israeli police acknowledged on Wednesday that security forces are preventing journalists from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of efforts to lower tensions around a contested …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem’s most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel’s seeming capitulation when …


Israel sets closure on Palestinian areas ahead of Passover

Israel closed off access to the Palestinian territories Monday as a security measure for the weeklong Passover holiday.


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 …


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 …


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: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Israel evacuates West Bank outpost amid new settlement binge

Israeli forces began an operation to evacuate settlers from a West Bank outpost on Wednesday whose long-delayed destruction threatens to rupture Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s narrow coalition, dominated by ultranationalists …


Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s most shameful moment

For the last 35 years, every administration, including a re-election-seeking Obama himself in 2011, has protected Israel with the U.S. veto because such a Security Council resolution gives immense legal …


Israel to build in Jerusalem, mulls more steps against UN bodies

Israel is pushing ahead building plans in areas the U.N. Security Council recently declared as occupied Palestinian territory and weighing new steps against U.N. agencies, as the censure roils its …


Trudy Rubin: Keeping Shimon Peres’ dream of peace alive

Peres knew the status quo on the West Bank and Gaza was not sustainable. He didn’t believe Jews should occupy another people. Second, keeping Gaza and the West Bank would …


Israel bans access for non-Muslims to Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following two days of clashes with Palestinians at …


Vice President Biden in Israel amid Palestinian attacks

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden touched down in Israel Tuesday for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders just after Palestinian attackers shot and stabbed policemen and civilians in separate assaults, …


Netanyahu warns Gaza militants against tunnel attacks

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza on Sunday that his country will retaliate with “greater force” than deployed in the …


In Israeli bus station attack, disparate lives collide with deadly results

The paths of three very different young people crossed tragically in the Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, leaving all three dead and prompting another round of soul searching in …