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New data shows Israeli settlement surge in east Jerusalem

Jewish settlement construction in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem has spiked since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Netanyahu vows to begin annexing West Bank settlements

Israel’s prime minister on Tuesday vowed to annex the strategic heartland of the West Bank if he wins national elections next week, offering a vision that would likely end any …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ review: A movie about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that’s lighthearted and entertaining? Yes

In offering a comedic take on not just the hostility between Israelis and Palestinians, but also the shared history and culture that bind them, “Tel Aviv on Fire” is an …


Lebanon: Israeli air force hits Palestinian base in Lebanon

Israeli drones bombed a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early Monday amid rising tensions in the Middle East, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency and …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while …


White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

The White House has unveiled the economic portion of its much-anticipated “deal of the century” peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 6

Palestinian militants on Saturday fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke …


Trudy Rubin: Netanyahu victory in Israel’s election means the end of illusions about a Palestinian state

The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, if he keeps his campaign pledge about West Bank settlements, is propelling Israel toward a one-state solution in which it will have to decide whether …


Thousands rally in Gaza but Hamas mostly restrains crowds

Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of their mass protests along the Israeli border, as the territory’s Hamas leaders …


Israel tried to wiretap Hamas in botched mission, group says

Gaza’s ruling Hamas says Israeli undercover forces tried to install equipment to monitor the group’s landline communications during a botched mission in November.


Palestinian president to dissolve parliament, Hamas irate

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pledged on Saturday to implement a court ruling and dissolve the parliament controlled by his rival Hamas movement, triggering warnings of chaos from the Islamic militant …


Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group’s establishment.


Thousands attend Christmas tree lighting in Bethlehem

Thousands of faithful and dignitaries have attended the lighting of the giant Christmas tree outside the Church of the Nativity in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.


Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

Israel’s defense minister abruptly resigned Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six militants dead just as Israel and Hamas had …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza, 1 in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead five Palestinian youths Friday, four in Gaza protests and one in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.


Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians on Friday in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry …


3 Palestinians, including teenager, killed in Gaza protest

Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of people protested Friday along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry said.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Israel accuses Iran of harboring ‘secret atomic warehouse’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a “secret atomic warehouse” just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to …


Trump administration plans to shutter Palestinian office

The U.S. plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington in its latest show of support for the U.S-Israel relationship, according to three U.S. officials.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

Lana Del Rey nixes Israel concert after Palestinian pressure

Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

U.S. cuts aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million

Congressional aides say the Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral assistance to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for the West Bank …


Violence erupts amid Gaza cease-fire, 2 Palestinians killed

Violence erupted at the Gaza border Friday after the territory’s militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire that ended two days of intense violence amid …


Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip

The Gaza Health Ministry says a pregnant woman, her 1-year-old daughter and a Hamas fighter have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Hamas-led Gaza protests

Gaza’s Hamas rulers led several thousand Palestinians in a protest along the frontier with Israel on Friday – a show of presence by Hamas as Egyptian efforts intensify to broker …


After prison release, Palestinian teen considers law study

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists …


Thousands bury 11-year-old, 2 others killed by Israeli fire

Thousands attended funerals Saturday of three Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in a border protest a day earlier, including an 11-year-old, a 17-year-old and a man on crutches.


Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said.