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  • Abbas reportedly building $13M presidential compound

    3 days ago

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly having a $13-million luxurious presidential palace built near Ramallah despite his government facing a $2-billion deficit.

    According to the Times of Israel and several other Israeli news outlets, the project, which...

  • Fifteen percent of West Bank settlers are American citizens.

    3 days ago

    Fifteen percent of West Bank settlers are American citizens.

    According to an Oxford University professor, approximately 60,000 American Jews live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Haaretz reported Thursday.

    “This provides hard evidence that this constituency is strikingly...

  • Gaza rocket strikes Israel, no injuries reported; IDF hits back

    4 days ago

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck an open area in Israel, causing no injuries or damage.

    The rocket hit an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council, adjacent to the Gaza Strip, late Wednesday night. In response, the Israel Defense Forces bombed a weapons production plant in central...

  • Soldiers stoned, settlers arrested as IDF destroys illegal West Bank buildings

    4 days ago

    Settlers threw stones and tires at Israeli soldiers as they demolished four buildings in two illegal West Bank settlement outposts.

    The Israel Defense Forces arrested three of the settlers during the incident, according to Israeli news site Walla. No injuries were reported.


  • Terror cell planning Joseph’s Tomb attack is arrested

    6 days ago

    Israel’s security service said it arrested a Palestinian terror cell that was planning an attack on Jewish worshippers at Joseph’s Tomb.

    A statement released by the Shin Bet on Tuesday did not say when the arrest of the four-member cell based in the West Bank took place. The...

  • Palestinian police: No evidence Jewish settlers set blaze in Palestinian home

    1 week ago

    There is no evidence that a fire in a home in the West Bank Palestinian village of Duma was set by Jewish settlers, Palestinian security officials said.

    The fire early Monday morning sent three Palestinian residents to the hospital suffering smoke inhalation and damaged the home,...

  • Rivlin: Nation’s right to West Bank not debatable

    1 week ago

    Israel’s right to the West Bank “is not a matter of political debate,” President Reuven Rivlin said.

    Meeting Monday with West Bank leaders, Rivlin also said that “settlement of the land of Israel” is an expression of that right.

    Rivlin called the settlers “pioneers,” saying...

  • In Jerusalem, Huckabee says West Bank not occupied, two-state solution unworkable

    2 weeks ago

    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Israel has as much right to the West Bank as the United States has to Manhattan.

    Speaking at a press conference at Jerusalem’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Wednesday, the former Arkansas governor, who gave a speech in the West Bank...

  • Palestinian detainee ends 65-day hunger-strike

    2 weeks ago

    Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan ended his 65-day hunger strike against his detention without trial on Wednesday after the Israeli Supreme Court suspended his arrest warrant, his lawyer said.

    Allan has sustained brain damage as result of his hunger strike and is hospitalized...

  • In West Bank, Huckabee defends ‘oven’ comment and supports settlements

    2 weeks ago

    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said he does not regret his recent statement that in forging a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama is “marching Israelis to the door of the oven.”

    In a speech Tuesday in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh, the site of what...

  • Over 111 terrorist attacks stopped in West Bank, Jerusalem in 2015

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli security forces said they prevented 17 suicide attacks and eight kidnappings so far in 2015, in addition to several attacks stopped by the Palestinian Authority.

    Five of the 17 attacks that the Shin Bet reported stopping were planned by Hamas members, five were planned by...

  • West Bank Bedouin tent burned down in suspected arson attack

    3 weeks ago

    A tent in a West Bank Bedouin village was set on fire in a suspected arson attack.

    The tent in the village of Kafr Malik, located north of Ramallah, was burned completely early Thursday morning, according to reports. It had been used for storage and unoccupied at the time of the...

  • Israel proposes 3G mobile network deal to Palestinians

    3 weeks ago

    Israel presented a proposal to the Palestinian Authority that could enable the opening of a long-awaited Palestinian 3G mobile network in the West Bank.

    Meetings held on Thursday had led to an agreement in principle and hinged on the Palestinians meeting Israeli conditions, said...

  • Palestinian vigilantes patrol villages amid fear of more arson attacks

    3 weeks ago

    Armed men stopping cars at checkpoints in the West Bank are usually Israeli security forces policing the territory, but in some areas they are Palestinian civilians patrolling their own villages.

    Fears of attacks by far-right Jews have increased since a Palestinian man and his...

  • Israel releases at least 9 Jewish suspects in firebombing of Palestinian home

    3 weeks ago

    Israel has released at least nine West Bank Jews who were arrested as part of the investigation into the firebombing of a Palestinian home that left a baby and his father dead.

    At least nine people were arrested Sunday in raids on two West Bank outposts; the details on the raids...

  • 9 suspected Jewish extremists arrested after second arson death

    3 weeks ago

    Nine suspected Jewish extremists in two West Bank outposts were arrested a day after the death of a Palestinian man whose home was firebombed more than a week ago.

    Saad Dawabsheh, 31, died Saturday morning from injuries sustained in the July 31 firebombing in the Palestinian West...

  • 3 Israeli soldiers injured in suspected West Bank terror attack

    3 weeks ago

    Three Israelis soldiers were injured, two seriously, in a suspected terrorist attack in the West Bank when they were intentionally rammed by a car.

    The incident occurred Thursday afternoon near the Shiloh settlement located north of Ramallah.

    The two seriously hurt soldiers...

  • Hushed Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation continues

    August 5, 2015 | 4:44 pm

    In the aftermath of back-to-back terrorist attacks – one perpetrated by Jewish terrorists against a Palestinian family, killing an 18-month toddler; and one carried out by a Palestinian terrorist on a mother of three young children – Israeli and Palestinian security officials are...

  • The long history of Jewish violence in Israel

    August 5, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Last week’s terrible killing of 18-month old Ali Saad Dawabsha in Duma, together with the horrific violence at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, left many Jews stunned, repulsed and demoralized. We have inculcated in ourselves — and projected to our children — the belief that whereas...

  • Lessons of Gaza

    By Uri Dromi

    August 4, 2015 | 5:47 pm

    Anniversaries always present us with an opportunity to reflect on the past and to try to learn from history.

    British military thinker and historian B.H. Liddell Hart wote a book titled “Why Don’t We Learn From History?” In that book, Liddell Hart teaches us that “those who read...

  • Gush Katif: Rebuilding and healing 10 years later

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 4, 2015 | 5:42 pm

    A drive through the Israeli city of Nitzan tells the story of the slow, painful rehabilitation of the communities of Gush Katif, the former settlement bloc known as the “harvest belt” of Gaza before Israel’s withdrawal 10 years ago. Located between Ashdod and Ashkelon, about 45...

  • Extreme heat kills Israeli soldier, sends 8 citizens to hospital

    August 4, 2015 | 3:31 pm

    An extreme heat wave in Israel that began Sunday has caused the death of an 18-year-old soldier, while sending eight civilians, including a toddler, to the hospital.

    Pvt Dan Sela of the northern city Afula died in Jerusalem Tuesday after collapsing from heat stroke during an...

  • First Israeli jailed without trial in sweep over West Bank arson

    August 4, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Israel jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial on Tuesday, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a government-ordered crackdown following the lethal torching of a Palestinian home.

    The suspect, Mordechai Meyer, a resident of a Jewish...

  • Israel will allow harsher interrogations of Jewish militant suspects

    August 3, 2015 | 10:51 am

    Israel will allow harsher interrogations of suspected Jewish militants, and possibly let security services violently shake detainees, following a deadly West Bank arson attack blamed on ultra-nationalists, a minister said on Monday.

    The announcement came a day after the...

  • Palestinian baby burned to death, Israel searches for Jewish extremists

    July 31, 2015 | 11:56 am

    After a Palestinian baby was burned to death in a West Bank arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a manhunt to track down the perpetrators.

    Netanyahu said in a statement that the arson Thursday night in the Palestinian West...

  • West Bank settlements hit by fires in suspected Palestinian revenge attacks

    July 31, 2015 | 11:38 am

    Dozens of residents of a West Bank settlement were evacuated from their homes after inhaling smoke from a brush fire suspected of being set by Palestinians.

    Thirty residents of Beit Hagai, a settlement in the Hebron Hills, were treated for smoke inhalation Friday, the Jerusalem...

  • Jewish terror draws Netanyahu’s focus homeward

    July 31, 2015 | 10:27 am

    Ahead of what may be the toughest diplomatic battle of his career, a final bid to kill the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suddenly found himself facing down a terrorist threat – apparently from Jews.

    The flow of Iran messaging from the Prime...

  • West Bank riots flare up after Palestinian baby’s funeral

    July 31, 2015 | 9:45 am

    An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in one of several riots and attacks by Palestinians following the funeral of a baby who died in a fire near Nablus allegedly started by Jewish extremists.

    The officer was wounded in eastern Jerusalem when he was hit by a stone hurled at...

  • Illegal buildings in West Bank settlement razed, new construction approved

    July 29, 2015 | 10:06 am

    Two illegal buildings in a West Bank settlement were demolished amid violent protests, but the Israeli government authorized new housing for the Beit El community.

    The buildings were razed on Wednesday afternoon after Israel’s Supreme Court that morning upheld earlier rulings to...

  • Shepherds’ Beer taps Palestinian market

    July 28, 2015 | 10:33 am

    Brewed by brothers for friends” is the slogan of Shepherds Beer, the new hand-crafted local brew that was introduced to the Palestinian market recently. A family business based in Birzeit in the West Bank, the brand-new business is overseen by 27-year old Alaa Sayej, oldest of...

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