Stories tagged: West Bank
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
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 …
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: 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 …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Israeli Cabinet approves new settlement, first in two decades
Israel’s government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for U.S. President Donald Trump’s new foray into Middle East peacemaking.
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 …
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 …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Israeli leader vows new settlement as outpost is dismantled
Israel’s prime minister on Thursday vowed to establish the first new West Bank settlement in over two decades “as soon as possible,” promising to make up for the court-ordered demolition …
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 …
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 …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Trudy Rubin: The reality behind the U.N. vote
Obama has been more protective of Israel at the U.N. than any other U.S. president in the last half century, vetoing any Security Council resolution critical of Israel until this …
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Israel’s Netanyahu lashes out at Obama over U.N. vote
Israel’s prime minister lashed out at President Barack Obama on Saturday, accusing him of a “shameful ambush” at the United Nations over West Bank settlements and saying he is looking …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
UN condemns Israeli settlements as Obama declines to veto
In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
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 …
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.
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015
Trudy Rubin: Collapse of Oslo peace accords means trouble for Israel, Palestine
Trashing Oslo accord could trigger spiral of Israeli-Palestinian violence
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
Christian shrine in Bethlehem undergoing restoration work
BETHLEHEM, West Bank – As visitors descend upon Bethlehem this holiday season, they will notice a different look for the Church of the Nativity. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2012, 10:28 a.m.
Israel OKs new West Bank settlement construction
JERUSALEM — Israel approved the construction of 3,000 homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, a government official said today, in what appeared to be a …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2011, 11:03 a.m.
Palestinians take to streets to cheer on UN bid
Thousands of jubilant, flag-waving Palestinians, watching on outdoor screens across the West Bank, cheered their president today as he submitted his historic request for recognition of a state of Palestine …