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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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 6:05 p.m.

As attacks continue, Israeli army begins deploying troops

Hundreds of soldiers fanned out in cities across Israel on Wednesday and authorities erected concrete barriers outside some Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem in a stepped up effort to counter …

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who …

Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza.

Israelis, Palestinians kick off peace talks

JERUSALEM — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talks in nearly five years, huddling together at an undisclosed …

Israel, Palestinians eye peace deal in 9 months

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again within two weeks to continue substantive negotiations on a so-far elusive peace deal. …

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 …

Romney comments at fundraiser outrage Palestinians

JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney told Jewish donors today that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who …

Temple Beth Shalom leader settles in to life in Spokane

Drivers on Interstate 90 aren’t the only people who’ve noticed a large sign near the Maple Street exit that urges a boycott of Israel. Members of Spokane’s leading synagogue, Temple …

Arafat Scores Resounding Victory In Race For Palestinian Presidency Landslide Gives Plo Chief Mandate For Peace Process

Winner Yasser Arafat joked that 51 percent would have looked better. Photo by Associated Press

Violence Precedes Palestinian Election

In the final hours before the first Palestinian elections, three Muslim militants were killed Friday after firing on Israeli soldiers, Palestinian police broke up an opposition protest and voters complained …

Palestinian Joy As Israelis Depart Transfer Of Power On West Bank Off To A Peaceful Start

Hundreds of ecstatic Palestinians waving flags and chanting “Our revolution is victorious!” mobbed the first representatives of Yasser Arafat’s police who arrived Wednesday as Israel began pulling troops out of …

Muslim Militants Aim To Kill Peace, Arafat Says

PLO leader Yasser Arafat accused Muslim extremists Saturday of preparing to use the Gaza Strip as a “launching pad” for suicide attacks against Israelis to undermine the Israel-PLO peace accord. …

Israeli-Plo Talks Break Up In Discord

Negotiations on Palestinian self-rule broke up in discord Thursday, reinforcing an impression of cheerless stalemate that has grown increasingly pronounced in recent weeks. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine …

Palestinians Kill Israeli Security Guard In Ambush

An Israeli police officer examines the ambushed vehicle. Photo by Associated Press