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  • Police say Palestinian stabber acted alone

    March 26, 2012 | 10:37 am

    The Palestinian held for stabbing an Israeli female soldier this month is suspected of acting alone.

    Details about the March 15 assault aboard the Jerusalem light rail emerged Monday when the suspect, an 18-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem, was remanded in court.

    Citing an...

  • Israel not halting settler attacks on Palestinians, EU report says

    March 14, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Israel is not doing enough to stop the large increase in attacks on Palestinians by Jewish extremists, according to an internal European Union report.

    The report by the 22 heads of mission of EU countries’ ambassadors in Ramallah said there were 411 assaults in 2011, compared to 266...

  • Abbas: Israel will face ‘difficult’ measures if attempt to revive peace talks fails

    January 3, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday Palestinians could take unilateral steps if Israel does not agree to halt settlement building in the occupied West Bank and recognize the borders of a future Palestinian state.

    Speaking ahead of talks in Jordan between...

  • West Bank mosque set alight following outpost razing

    December 15, 2011 | 8:09 am

    A mosque in the West Bank was set alight hours after Israeli soldiers demolished two structures in an illegal outpost.

    The interior of a mosque in a village near Ramallah was torched after being soaked with gasoline on Thursday morning. The words “war” and “Mitzpe Yitzhar,” the...

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  • Prime Minister Fayyad: ‘Unity and Non-violence’ requisites for statehood

    November 29, 2011 | 9:55 am

    With skepticism rife over a Fatah-Hamas rapprochement and the Hamas demand to replace him, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the man credited with energizing the movement toward statehood and the man Western governments want holding the PA’s purse strings, discusses the...

  • Opinion: Losing our way

    November 17, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Picture this if you will.

    During the time when US citizens were prohibited from traveling to Cuba, a member of the House of Representatives decides to disobey US law and travel to Cuba to speak at the annual observances there of the January 1, 1959 overthrow of the Batista...

  • Israeli-Arab lawmaker Tibi hails Arafat at Ramallah rite

    November 16, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    Israeli-Arab lawmaker Ahmad Tibi at a memorial for Yasser Arafat in Ramallah suggested that the Israeli government will soon “propose a ‘death to Arabs’ law.”

    Tibi, speaking Wednesday before a massive crowd marking the seventh anniversary of the Palestinian leader’s death, was...

  • Palestinian protesters throw shoe at American diplomats

    October 5, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    Palestinian protesters confronted a group of U.S. diplomats visiting the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    The diplomats, including Jerusalem consulate employees, were in a convoy of vehicles heading to a reception reaffirming cultural and educational ties with the Palestinian Authority,...

  • In Ramallah, West Bank Palestinians divided between celebratory and cynical

    September 23, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    A larger-than-life sky-blue chair with the word “Palestine” dominates the center of Manara Square in downtown Ramallah.

    The Palestinian flag, a national symbol once banned by Israel, flies everywhere. Long banners of flags crisscross the square, huge flags decorate the sides of...

  • Palestinians protest Obama speech in Ramallah rally

    September 22, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Palestinian protesters denounced President Obama during a rally in Ramallah outside the office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

    The dozens of protesters at Thursday’s demonstration objected to Obama’s opposition to a Palestinian statehood bid in the United Nations,...

  • Palestinians rally for Abbas’s U.N. statehood bid

    September 21, 2011 | 8:57 am

    Flag-waving Palestinians filled the squares of major West Bank cities on Wednesday to rally behind President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations despite U.S. and Israeli objections.

    “We are asking for the most simple of rights, a state like other...

  • Bibi in Arab TV interview: Peace talks can be in Ramallah

    July 20, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an interview on an Arabic-language television station suggested Ramallah as a possible site for the immediate restarting of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

    “I’m prepared to negotiate with President [Mahmoud] Abbas directly for peace...

  • Picasso painting goes on display in Ramallah

    June 21, 2011 | 10:49 am

    A Palestinian art academy has put a $7 million Picasso painting on display.

    The painting, Pablo Picasso’s “Buste de femme,” painted in 1943, is on loan from the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands. It went on display in Ramallah Monday as part of the “Picasso in Palestine”...

  • Palestinians rally for unity

    March 15, 2011 | 10:37 am

    Thousands of Palestinians rallied for unity in Ramallah and Gaza City.

    The rallies Tuesday were organized on Facebook by young Palestinian activists who are calling for an end to the division between Fatah, which governs the West Bank, and Hamas, which ousted Fatah and took over...

  • Israeli lawmakers’ petition calls for boycott

    January 3, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Dozens of Israeli lawmakers have signed a petition calling for a boycott of Israeli companies that have signed contracts to help build a new Palestinian city.

    Sponsored by the Land of Israel Lobby, the petition was signed by 48 lawmakers after being circulated Monday.  Right-wing...

  • Palestine National Orchestra debuts

    January 3, 2011 | 10:11 am

    The Palestine National Orchestra performed for the first time in the Palestinian Authority and in Israel.

    The orchestra made its debut in Ramallah, and then performed in eastern Jerusalem over the weekend and in Haifa on Sunday night.

    “Today an orchestra, tomorrow a state,” Suhail...

  • Abbas speaks against settlements at Arafat memorial

    November 11, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Mahmoud Abbas told thousands of Palestinians gathered for a Yasser Arafat memorial that “The Palestinian state will arise when it is cleared of settlements.”

    The Palestinian Authority president also told the crowd in Ramallah marking the sixth anniversary of Arafat’s death that he...

  • Ramallah street named for terrorist

    April 8, 2010 | 10:35 am

    A street in Ramallah has been named after a Palestinian terrorist responsible for the deaths of dozens of Israelis.

    The Ramallah street, on which the P.A. presidential compound is located, is named after Yehiyeh Ayash, also known as “the engineer,” who was responsible for several...

  • Letter from France:  An incendiary TV news report’s truthfulness is on trial

    By Shirli Sitbon

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Something unusual happened in the small 11th Appeals courtroom of Paris on Nov. 14. The footage used for a September 2000 report by French TV on the death of Mohammad al Dura in the Gaza Strip was screened and examined by a judge in a slander trial against an Internet site that had...
  • Palestinians Facing Uncertain Future

    By Fadi A. Elsalameen

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Standing in the Muqata, Yasser Arafat's compound in Ramallah, on his funeral day made me believe that we Palestinians must overcome a hurdle if we are to move forward.

    Our youth face uncertainty, our people feel lost and beaten and our elders are sad to think that their children...

  • Controversial Conference

    By Leslie Susser

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Ariel Sharon decided to isolate Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, he realized he would be accused of deliberately blocking diplomatic channels if he didn't find an alternative form of dialogue with the Palestinians. Sharon's answer: A regional conference...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Italian Journalist Killed

    A freelance journalist was killed in Ramallah. Israeli officials said they were investigating whether Israeli or Palestinian fire caused the death Wednesday of Italian journalist Raffaele Ciriello and the wounding of a French photographer. The officials...

  • Required Reading

    By Rob Eshman

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    So now what? Does Israel dig in and prepare itself for a state of escalating, interminable siege? Does it try to get back to the negotiating table with Yasser Arafat? Does it do both?

    Among the millions of words pouring out over the conflict of late, I found two pieces uniquely...

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