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  • Israeli intel unit drops soldiers who refused to spy on Palestinians

    45 minutes ago

    Israel's top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans on Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living in the West Bank, Army Radio said.

    The commander of Unit 8200, named as Brigadier-General "A," barred the 43 reserve soldiers who wrote to Prime...

  • U.N. says cash to repair Gaza homes will run out by month’s end

    4 days ago

    The U.N. agency in charge of aiding Palestinians will run out of money by the end of January to repair homes in Gaza damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation, an agency spokesman said on Thursday.

    The United Nations Relief and Works...

  • At least 12 injured, four critically, in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv bus

    5 days ago

    At least 12 people were wounded, some seriously, when a Palestinian man stabbed passengers and the driver on a Tel Aviv bus.

    Four victims, including the driver, remained in serious condition following the Wednesday morning attack on the No. 40 bus. Initial reports said 12 to 21...

  • Turkish PM says Israeli ‘provocations’ radicalizing Muslim world

    1 week ago

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday of terrorism and said Israeli "provocations" such as the bombardment of Gaza were contributing to radicalization in the Muslim world.

    "He himself killed, his army killed children...

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  • Why there’s no Charlie Hebdo in Israel

    By Simone Wilson

    2 weeks ago

    In the hours that followed the deadly attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, cartoonists around the world paid tribute in the best way they knew how: through their own sketches. Solidarity cartoons showed pencils as World Trade Center towers; pencils as guns;...

  • Gaps in Israeli and Palestinian health care

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    On average, Israelis live ten years longer than Palestinians, and Israel spends ten times as much money as the Palestinian Authority does. In Israel, mortality rates for both mothers and babies are lower, and there are far more...

  • Pro-Palestinian billboards are popping up in Los Angeles

    2 weeks ago

    More than 30 billboards displaying the late Nelson Mandela’s image and a quote from him supporting Palestinian rights have sprung up across Los Angeles.

    The campaign, which began locally in early December, is the latest in a national effort by Ads Against Apartheid, a...

  • U.N. confirms Palestinians will be ICC member on April 1

    3 weeks ago

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed the Palestinians will formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1 and the court's registrar said on Wednesday that jurisdiction would date back to June 13, 2014.

    This means the court's...

  • Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm

    3 weeks ago

    With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday.

    The approaching storm, due to peak on Wednesday, was expected to be lighter than in December 2013, when...

  • Israeli Supreme Court freezes barrier through Battir

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen plans to build the separation barrier that Israel has been building in and around the West Bank, through the village of Battir, a 4000-year-old Palestinian village next to Jerusalem.

    The...

  • Israel withholds funds, weighs lawsuits against Palestinians

    3 weeks ago

    Israel will withhold critical tax revenue and seek ways to bring war crimes prosecutions against Palestinian leaders in retaliation for Palestinian moves to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), Israeli officials said on Saturday.

    On Friday, the Palestinians delivered...

  • Palestinians deliver to U.N. documents to join war crimes court

    3 weeks ago

    In a move certain to anger Israel and Washington, the Palestinians on Friday delivered to U.N. headquarters documents on joining the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and more than a dozen other international treaties.

    The chief Palestinian observer, Riyad Mansour,...

  • Palestinians set to apply to International Criminal Court: Say they are losing hope in a diplomatic solution

    December 31, 2014 | 10:22 am

    A day after the United Nations Security Council voted against a resolution to set a date for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, Palestinian officials say they will take “immediate” steps to join international conventions, including the...

  • Palestinian statehood resolution fails at U.N council, U.S. votes against

    December 31, 2014 | 10:15 am

    The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the  West Bank and East Jerusalem and the establishment of a Palestinian state by late 2017.

    The resolution called for negotiations to be based on territorial lines that...

  • Britain says cannot support new Palestinian U.N. draft resolution

    December 30, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Britain joined the United States on Tuesday, declaring that it cannot support a new Palestinian draft proposal calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017.

    Jordan on Tuesday circulated to the U.N....

  • Israel shuts Gaza border crossing following Palestinian rioting

    December 28, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    The Israeli military closed a border crossing with Gaza following riots by Palestinian demonstrators there.

    The protesters threw rocks at Israeli troops and rioted on Sunday afternoon at the Erez crossing, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman told Israeli media, and the troops...

  • Firebomb attack wounds Israeli father and daughter in West Bank

    December 26, 2014 | 11:33 am

    A firebomb attack on a car in the West Bank left an 11-year-old Israeli girl severely burned and her father injured on Thursday, the Israeli military said.

    The Israeli military said the suspected Palestinian attack was near the Ma'ale Shomron Jewish settlement, north of the West...

  • Punishing Bennett won’t bring peace

    By David Suissa

    December 17, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    People do crazy things when they get desperate and run out of ideas. That’s the first thought that came to mind after I read that a group of pro-Israel academics have decided that the best way to help the comatose Israeli-Palestinian peace process is to stop people like Naftali...

  • Rattled by wartime rockets, Israel plans alternate airport

    December 9, 2014 | 10:36 am

    An airport planned for Israel's southern desert is being billed as a wartime alternative to Tel Aviv, which was briefly shunned by most foreign carriers in July because of Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.

    The targeting of Israel's main Ben Gurion airport was a heavy blow to its...

  • Leave or let live? Arabs move in to Jewish settlements

    December 8, 2014 | 10:51 am

    Little noticed amid the furor over one of Israel's most contentious policies, a small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, drawn by cheaper rent and better services.

    For decades, Israel has encouraged Jews to settle in East Jerusalem,...

  • Internal Palestinian tensions could threaten Palestinian Authority

    December 4, 2014 | 12:07 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The Palestinian unity government that was meant to put an end to the long-time rivalry between the Islamist Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, and the Fatah movement, in charge in the West Bank, has expired, say Hamas leaders....

  • Israel goes to new elections

    December 3, 2014 | 9:53 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Just 20 months after the current government was sworn in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two of his top cabinet ministers, leading their parties to pull out of the government and the Knesset, or parliament, to vote to...

  • French parliament votes for recognition of Palestinian state

    December 2, 2014 | 10:59 am

    French lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize a Palestinian state, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France's diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process.

    While most developing countries recognize...

  • Netanyahu ally says Israel may need early elections

    November 30, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should seek early elections if his coalition allies continue to bicker in public, Israel's defense minister said on Sunday.

    Netanyahu's government has been torn by differences over proposed cuts to the 2015 budget, policy towards...

  • FEAR THY NEIGHBOR

    By Simone Wilson

    November 25, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Just after dawn on Nov. 18, a pair of Palestinian cousins from East Jerusalem went on a killing rampage in a West Jerusalem synagogue. 

    Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal walked into the Kehilat Bnei Torah shul in Har Nof, one of Jewish Israel’s most serene, well-to-do immigrant...

  • Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth’s death

    November 24, 2014 | 11:33 am

    Israel charged a policeman on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his rubber bullets for the live round that killed the youth.

    The prosecutors' decision to level a charge of manslaughter rather than murder drew...

  • Two Jews lightly wounded in Jerusalem stabbing

    November 21, 2014 | 3:42 pm

    Two Jewish men sustained minor injuries after being stabbed outside a religious seminary in eastern Jerusalem on Friday, Israeli media reported.

    Magen David Adom paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the wounded men: a 24-year-old who sustained a back injury and a 21-year-old...

  • Exchanging charges of incitement, Israelis and Palestinians stand firm

    November 20, 2014 | 11:34 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    In the wake of the most recent spate of violence that is reverberating through Israel and the Palestinian territories, newspapers, television and street corner debates are all focusing on the issue of incitement – albeit perhaps...

  • Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers

    November 20, 2014 | 9:44 am

    An Israeli mayor has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab workers in his city in a sign of mounting security concerns after a surge in deadly Palestinian attacks.

    Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced on Facebook that he was stopping "until further notice" the work of Arab...

  • Analysis: Why the Temple Mount is at the heart of Jerusalem strife

    November 19, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    The murders of four rabbis on Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue — a police officer also died of his injuries — could throw a wrench into the results of the Nov.13 summit in Amman that brought together Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin...

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