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  • My Palestinian Date in Jericho

    By Orit Arfa

    July 26, 2013 | 12:18 am

    Date-less on Tu B’Av, the Jewish "Valentine’s Day,” I needed something to do. So when a Palestinian man that I met through an Israeli tour guide offered me to take me to Jericho that night, I took him up on it. After all, Jericho is the oldest city in the world, famous for date...

  • Shots fired at hikers in West Bank

    May 2, 2013 | 4:29 pm

    Shots were fired at the car of several Israeli hikers in the West Bank.

    The hikers were near the settlement of Mitzpe Yericho in the Binyamin region next to the Palestinian city of Jericho when the Thursday night attack occurred. They reportedly ran to their car when they noticed...

  • Palestinians seek U.N. upgrade opposed by U.S. and Israel

    September 20, 2012 | 8:07 am

    The Palestinians will ask the United Nations to upgrade their status in the world body by year's end, enabling them to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.

    The request to become a non-member "observer state" rather than...

  • Letter from Jericho: Lost in time in the world’s oldest city

    May 6, 2010 | 3:47 pm

    The only thing I really knew about Jericho before I went there a few weeks ago for the first time was that when the second intifada began in 2000, a friend of mine stationed there as an Israeli soldier came under heavy Palestinian gunfire.

    Returning fire, he hit a transformer near...

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