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Violence Escalates In Search For Missing Israeli Teens

AP | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli soldiers killed a 13-year-old Palestinian in clashes during West Bank raids Friday, hospital officials said, as a...

American Teen Among Missing In West Bank

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soldiers searched the West Bank on Friday for three missing teenagers from nearby settlements, one of them a U.S. citizen, ...

Why I Oppose the 'Boycott Israel' Movement

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Who are we to support punishing all Israelis for the crimes of their government when we ourselves are equally complicit in the crimes of ours?

Israel Plans 1,400 More Settlement Homes

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Israel plans to build 1,400 homes in its settlements in the occupied West Bank and will announce the projects next wee...

Israel Frees 26 Palestinian Prisoners

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second of four batches to be released a...

Jerusalem's Mini-Manhattan Creates New Dynamic In Struggle For Control

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Dozens of apartment towers sprouting up illicitly in an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem are creating a fraught new dynamic in the struggle...

Israel's Settler Populations Spikes

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was elected more than three years ago, the Jewish population in the West Bank has ballooned ...

VIDEO: 9-Year-Old Palestinian Child Kicked By Israeli Border Police

Posted 07.02.2012 | World

Israeli rights group B'Tselem released a video on Monday that appears to show an Israeli Border Police officer kicking a Palestinian child. The fo...

Bibi's 'Ludicrous' Move?

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The thought of having Jewish settler homes demolished on his watch has propelled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to promise a radical &...

The Compensation Package for the Settlers: 851 Units to Undermine the Two States Solution

Hagit Ofran | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Hagit Ofran

As part of the political crisis around the Ulpana Hill outpost, PM Netanyahu announced a "compensation package" for the settlers in which 851 new units will be built in disputed areas in the West Bank.

West Bank Settlement Plans Spark Outrage

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's plans to build hundreds of new homes in Jewish West Bank settlements have put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at odds aga...

WATCH: Israeli Troops Reportedly Stand By As Settlers Open Fire On Palestinians

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli human rights group has released a video that suggests Israeli soldiers stood by while Jewish settlers opened fire on Palestini...

UN Report: Settlers Seized Dozens Of Palestinian Water Springs

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | World

By Jihan Abdalla NABI SALEH, West Bank, March 19 (Reuters) - Jewish settlers have seized dozens of natural springs in the occupied Wes...

Report: Young Children Detained In Israel

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

BEIT UMAR, West Bank -- When Mahmoud al-Alami was 9 years old, an Israeli soldier caught him throwing rocks, took him out of his uncle's arms, slung h...

Settlements Not an Obstacle to Peace? Get Serious.

Lara Friedman | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Lara Friedman

The facts matter when debating settlements, and advocates of settlement activity shouldn't be allowed to cherry-pick the facts to suit their agenda.

Vandals Torch Another Palestinian Mosque

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Vandals set fire to a mosque in the West Bank on Thursday and defaced it with Hebrew graffiti a day after a similar arson ...

Official: Israeli Defense Ministry Approved 40 New Houses In West Bank

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 02.11.2012 | World


Palestinian Activists Locked In Standoff With Israeli Soldiers

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

HIZMA CHECKPOINT, West Bank -- Six Palestinian activists, clutching national flags and surrounded by dozens of reporters, were dragged off an Israeli ...

Israeli Minister: Cut Ties With Palestinians

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.07.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's foreign minister on Sunday accused the Palestinian Authority of planning "unprecedented bloodshed" next month after an expe...

Palestinians Announce Campaign Of Mass Marches On Eve Of UN Vote

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — In a dramatic policy shift, Israel's prime minister has agreed to negotiate the borders of a Palestinian state based on the cease-fi...

WATCH: Israeli Minister's West Bank Remarks In Video Spark Outrage

Posted 09.24.2011 | World

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has sparked outrage after releasing a controversial video in which he refers to the West Bank as "not occ...

Israel Considers Annexing West Bank Settlements

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel is considering annexing major West Bank settlement blocs if the Palestinians unilaterally seek world recognition of a state, ...

Israeli Referendum Bill Could Hinder Peace

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's parliament passed a bill Monday that could complicate peace efforts with the Palestinians and Syria by making it very diffi...

Israeli High Speed Train To Run Through West Bank

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIT IKSA, West Bank — A high-speed train between two major cities seems like a must for a developed nation. But Israel's long-awaited, $2 billi...

Walls in the Desert: Are They Worthy of Our Faith?

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

Are walls worthy of the faith we put in them? Will they bring us peace? Do they make a positive contribution to common good? Do they in fact make us better neighbors?