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  • Israeli dies from wounds in West Bank shooting

    6 days ago

    One of four Israelis shot in the West Bank on Monday by a suspected Palestinian gunman has died of his wounds in hospital, officials said on Tuesday.

    The night-time attack on a road outside a Jewish settlement was not claimed by any Palestinian faction. Israeli officials said it...

  • Four Israelis wounded in suspected Palestinian West Bank shooting

    1 week ago

    A gunman opened fire at a group of Israelis near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Monday, the Israeli military said, in a suspected Palestinian drive-by attack.

    A spokesman for Israel's ambulance service Magen David Adom said medics were treating four people in their...

  • Palestinian gunman killed after firing on IDF checkpoint

    1 week ago

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank on Friday after he opened fire on them at a checkpoint, the Israeli military said.

    It was the third such violent incident in eight days.

    On Sunday a Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli paramilitary...

  • Gaza militants fire rocket into Israel

    2 weeks ago

    Militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket at Israel on Tuesday which landed in open ground near a community close to the Palestinian enclave and Israel hit back at the launching site, the Israeli army said.

    There were no injuries or damage after the rocket fell near the...

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  • Owning up to truths: The UNHRC and its report

    2 weeks ago

    The report on last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas by a committee representing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) elicited the usual response from the Israel government – even before its formal release on Monday!  Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that the...

  • Israeli killed, another wounded in West Bank shooting

    2 weeks ago

    An Israeli hiker was killed and another wounded in the West Bank on Friday in an attack apparently carried out by a Palestinian gunman, a hospital spokeswoman and security forces said.

    Police and the military said the attack took place near the Jewish settlement of Dolev in the...

  • Palestinian unity government resigns

    3 weeks ago

    The Palestinian unity government between Hamas and Fatah has resigned and the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister has been asked to form a new government.

    Resignation letters were given to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday, the French news agency AFP...

  • Using early Zionists’ script, Jewish volunteers aim to empower West Bank Palestinians

    3 weeks ago

    They dig their fingers into the dirt, their knees bearing into the ground as they embed sprigs of thyme in identical rows. The sun beats down on the small plot, and the work can be tedious, but these volunteers — most of them American, most of them Jewish — plant with a purpose.

    ...
  • Fatah official: Palestinian unity government on verge of collapse

    3 weeks ago

    The Palestinians’ unity government forged last year between Hamas and Fatah will dissolve within the next 24 hours, a senior Palestinian official said.

    “The government will resign in the next 24 hours because this one is weak and there is no chance that Hamas will allow it to...

  • Palestinians given more Temple Mount access during Ramadan

    3 weeks ago

    Hundreds of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza will be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount on Fridays during Ramadan.

    Israel’s Defense Ministry made the announcement on Tuesday, a day ahead of the start of the Muslim holy month. The Palestinians will also be allowed to...

  • Ahava cosmetics company considering leaving the West Bank

    June 9, 2015 | 9:45 am

    The Ahava Dead Sea minerals cosmetics company, under pressure for operating in the West Bank, is considering opening a manufacturing plant inside Israel’s pre-1967 borders.

    The company, owned by Kibbutz Mitzpe Shalem, located about one mile from the Dead Sea in the eastern West...

  • World’s silent acquiescence of Palestinian Jew-hatred is helping to destroy any chance for peace

    June 8, 2015 | 4:47 pm

    There have been repeated calls for President Barack Obama and the leaders of the P5+1 to denounce the Ayatollah Khamenei’s genocidal threats against the Jewish state. No such public protest has been or is likely to be made in the frantic push leading up to the June 30th deadline...

  • China balking at sending workers to West Bank settlements — over safety concerns

    June 8, 2015 | 2:13 pm

    China is insisting that its citizens not work on Jewish settlements in the West Bank, but the objections are not based on politics.

    An unnamed Israeli official told the French news agency AFP that a deal to bring thousands of Chinese guest construction workers to Israel is...

  • EU diplomats protest Israel’s plan to demolish Palestinian town

    June 8, 2015 | 2:02 pm

    Diplomats from all 28 European member states’ Jerusalem consulate traveled to the Palestinian town of Susiya to protest Israel’s decision to demolish it.

    The delegation visited the town in the Hebron hills on Monday and urged Israel not to evict its 300 residents, saying that the...

  • Who won the Six-Day War?

    June 4, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Forty-eight years ago, on June 5, 1967, I sat in a malben, a home for the elderly, on the border of Jerusalem, at 106 Chevron St. in Talpiot. How did I get there? After graduating college, I went to Israel to study in a yeshiva before entering rabbinical school. We studied Talmud...

  • Path to Israeli-Palestinian peace starts with meeting the neighbors

    June 3, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    Palestinian peace activist Ali Abu Awwad shared the stage with an Israeli settler on May 28 as part of his ongoing attempt to accomplish what some might consider the unbelievable. 

    “I couldn’t imagine that one day, I would be standing next to a settler, talking about any hope,”...

  • A Jewish settler at the checkpoint

    June 3, 2015 | 11:36 am

    Even at first glance, it is clear that Issa Abu Aram, the former head of operations for preventive security in the West Bank, is a founding member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, with a chiseled, worn, leathery face, rotting teeth and a no-nonsense manner.

    Abu Aram had...

  • One million marking Unity Day commemorating kidnapped Israeli teens

    June 3, 2015 | 8:29 am

    More than 1 million people in Israel and around the world are participating in Unity Day events, marking one year since the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers.

    Events were scheduled to take place in Jewish communities in 24 countries on Wednesday in hundreds of schools,...

  • Israel moves to toughen sentences for stone-throwers

    June 1, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Israeli cabinet ministers approved on Sunday legislation aimed at imposing tougher penalties on stone-throwers, a measure that stemmed from a wave of Palestinian protests last year in East Jerusalem.

    A draft law that won preliminary parliamentary approval late last year allowed...

  • Palestinians tackle green energy

    May 26, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinians plan to begin using solar, wind and geothermal power in an effort to cut their dependence on Israeli energy and save money at the same time. The Palestinian Authority has approved a national plan to reach ten percent...

  • Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says

    May 26, 2015 | 9:38 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be allowed to expand, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.

    Peace talks collapsed in April...

  • Program banning Palestinians from public Israeli buses suspended

    May 20, 2015 | 8:25 am

    A controversial program to prevent Palestinian workers from riding on Israeli public transportation in the West Bank was suspended a day after it was launched.

    On Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon suspended the program, which...

  • FIFA’s Blatter sketches compromise in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

    May 20, 2015 | 6:53 am

    The head of world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday Israel had proposed easing travel restrictions for Palestinian players but the head of the Palestine FA insisted he would pursue a move to have Israel suspended from FIFA.

    After meeting Palestinian Authority President...

  • Rings bearing Islamic State logo discovered en route to West Bank

    May 19, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    A package of rings bearing the Islamic State logo and messages in Arabic that was confiscated at Ben Gurion International airport will be destroyed.

    The interception of the suspicious package from Turkey, containing about 120 silver rings, was announced Tuesday by the Customs...

  • Armed Palestinian police expand security control

    April 9, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Armed Palestinian police have expanded security control to Palestinian towns bordering Jerusalem.

    Under a deal with Israel, the patrols began working in Abu Dis, A-Ram and Biddu, Reuters reported. The patrols include 90 officers.

    The towns have been under Israeli security...

  • Two Israeli soldiers stabbed in West Bank, attacker killed

    April 8, 2015 | 8:27 am

    Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank after he stabbed and injured two soldiers, one of them critically.

    The knife-wielding attacker stabbed the seriously hurt soldier in the neck on Wednesday morning near the settlements of Shiloh and Ofra, Army Radio...

  • Sick of the injustice – Thoughts of an IDF soldier after a month in the West Bank

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 7, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Yoav, a reservist IDF soldier, spent a month in the West Bank. When he returned, he sat down to write this letter and asked me to share it with you. His one request is for you to help spread the truth. 

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  • SodaStream reportedly changes some labeling to ‘Made in the West Bank’

    April 6, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    SodaStream changed the labels on some of its products to note that they were manufactured in the West Bank, according to an international media group.

    The labels were changed to read “Made in the West Bank” following a complaint filed nearly a year ago with the Oregon Department...

  • In Netanyahu’s fourth term, what’s next for Israeli settlements?

    April 6, 2015 | 8:41 am

    A day before his surprise election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood against the backdrop of a construction site in Har Homa, a towering settlement in the West Bank, and pledged to go on building.

    The next week, however, his office ordered local...

  • Abbas rejects Israel’s partial transfer of Palestinian tax revenue

    April 6, 2015 | 8:27 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday Israel had released frozen tax revenue to the Authority but that he had ordered the funds to be returned because money had been deducted to cover debts to Israeli utility companies.

    Israel started withholding around...

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