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  • Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

    4 hours ago

    Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign...

  • Senior Israeli officials fear PA collapse

    2 days ago

    Senior Israeli military and Shin Bet security service officials are warning that the Palestinian Authority could collapse, Haaretz reported.

    The diplomatic-security cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of the PA collapse Wednesday and Thursday, Haaretz reported,...

  • At least eight Israeli soldiers wounded in West Bank car attacks

    2 days ago

    At least eight Israeli soldiers were wounded in two separate vehicular attacks in the West Bank.

    The first of the attacks occurred Friday morning, when two soldiers were injured after a Palestinian man rammed them with his car outside the Maale Adumim settlement near Jerusalem....

  • Israeli soldier seriously wounded in Hebron-area stabbing attack

    4 days ago

    An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near Hebron in the West Bank.

    The Palestinian assailant, who according to reports pulled up to a traffic junction and exited from his car brandishing a knife, was shot by Israeli forces and seriously wounded following...

  • Obama calls Ezra Schwartz’s family to offer condolences

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama called the parents of Ezra Schwartz, the 18-year-old American student murdered last week in a Palestinian terror attack in the West Bank, to offer his condolences.

    In the telephone call Monday, the president said that Schwartz’s Israel studies had...

  • U.S. teen’s murder in Israel ripples among L.A. parents

    By Jared Sichel

    5 days ago

    When Leat Silvera wakes up in the morning and sees alerts on her Facebook news feed for terror attacks in Israel — which is 10 time zones away — she quickly looks for words such as “Alon Shvut” or “Gush Etzion,” the area of the West Bank south of Jerusalem where her 18-year-old...

  • New Israeli security measures will prevent 2,000 Palestinians from working in settlements

    6 days ago

    In the aftermath of several deadly terrorist attacks, including the stabbing of a 21-year-old woman, Israel plans to bar Palestinians from working in the West Bank’s Gush Etzion bloc of settlements.

    The move, which according to the Palestinian Maan news agency will affect some...

  • West Bank supermarket is oasis of coexistence on day of multiple attacks

    6 days ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Three terror attacks had been perpetrated by Palestinians against Israelis in the West Bank on Sunday, and it was still only 3 pm.

    The spate of violence followed a bloody weekend in which 5 Israelis were killed in two separate...

  • Israeli man, 20, killed in West Bank stabbing attack

    6 days ago

    [UPDATE] 11:13 a.m.: This story updates to note the victim was an Israeli soldier and his age is 20, not 18. The headline has been changed to reflect the new information.

    A 20-year-old Israeli man was killed in a West Bank stabbing attack in the third of three attacks of alleged...

  • Israeli woman, 20, killed in stabbing at West Bank site of recurring attacks

    1 week ago

    A 20-year-old Israeli woman was killed in a stabbing attack — the fourth attack in the West Bank in less than 24 hours.

    Hadar Bucharis of Safed, a city in northern Israel, was stabbed on Sunday afternoon at the Gush Etzion Junction, near the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut....

  • Israeli Border Police stop suspected Jerusalem car attack and Hebron stabbing

    1 week ago

    Israeli Border Police prevented two terrorist attacks Friday, one in east Jerusalem and the other near the West Bank town of Hebron.

    A motorist at a Jerusalem checkpoint tried to run over a policeman, but the officer’s colleagues opened fire on the driver, the Times of Israel...

  • U.S. yeshiva student among 5 dead in Palestinian terror attacks

    1 week ago

    Three people were killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank, including an American yeshiva student, hours after two Jewish men were stabbed to death in Tel Aviv at a prayer service.

    The five deaths in the attacks, reportedly by Palestinians, are the most on a single day since...

  • Three Israelis killed in two terrorist attacks

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    More than five weeks after the last attack in Tel Aviv, a terrorist stabbed and killed two people and wounded a third just outside a makeshift synagogue in a jewelry store. The terrorist, who was detained, is 36 year old and...

  • Couple who postponed wedding after terror attack invites public

    2 weeks ago

    The young couple who postponed their marriage by a week after the terrorist murder of the bride’s father and brother has invited the public to their wedding.

    Sarah Techiya Litman and Ariel Beigle will be married Nov. 26 in the Jerusalem International Convention Center. Litman’s...

  • Family of alleged Palestinian gunman says father did not turn him in

    2 weeks ago

    The family of the Palestinian man arrested in the fatal shooting of a Jewish-Israeli father and son denied that he was turned in by his father.

    Shadi Mutawa, 28, a member of Islamic Jihad, was arrested on Saturday night and has implicated himself in the West Bank killings of...

  • Israel to lift freeze on marketing of 454 settler homes in East Jerusalem

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.

    The building of 436 of the housing units, in the settlement of Ramat Shlomo on...

  • Abbas’ Fatah party blames Paris attacks on Israel

    2 weeks ago

    The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has blamed the terror attacks in Paris on Israel.

    Cartoons blaming Israel for the attacks were published on the party’s official Facebook page, Palestinian Media Watch reported Monday, one day after an Op-Ed in the...

  • Hungary will not label West Bank products, its foreign minister says

    2 weeks ago

    Hungary will not label separately products made in the West Bank or the Golan Heights, its foreign minister said.

    Peter Szijjarto, who is also Hungary’s trade minister, said on an overnight visit to Israel that the European Union’s guidelines for labeling goods that originate in...

  • Israel angered by ‘appalling’ Swedish comments after Paris attacks

    2 weeks ago

    Israel described on Monday as "appallingly impudent" comments by Sweden's foreign minister that it interpreted as an attempt to link the Islamic State attacks in Paris to the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank.

    Sweden's ambassador to Israel was summoned to the Israeli...

  • Europe should label terrorists, not tomatoes

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    On Nov. 11, while Islamic terrorists were preparing for their Friday night massacre in Paris, which would leave 132 people dead and 352 injured, one of the big news items was the European initiative to put special labels on Israeli goods made in disputed territory.

    As the...

  • Israeli father, son killed in West Bank shooting attack

    2 weeks ago

    Two Israelis, a father and his son, were killed near a West Bank settlement in a shooting attack.

    The incident occurred Friday afternoon near Otniel, which is located 10 miles southwest of Hebron, as unidentified individuals opened fire on a grey Hyundai minivan with...

  • Israeli undercover officers kill Palestinian man in hospital during arrest of his cousin

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli undercover officers shot and killed a Palestinian man in a West Bank hospital while arresting a patient, his cousin, who was accused of stabbing an Israeli man.

    The undercover operatives entered a Palestinian hospital in the Hebron area dressed as Palestinians, with one...

  • Would-be Palestinian attacker leaves note saying she was defending her homeland

    3 weeks ago

    A Palestinian woman who was shot to death during an attempted stabbing at a West Bank checkpoint left a note saying she would carry out an attack “in defense of my homeland.”

    “I’m ending my path, and I’m reaching this end with my full mental capacity, in defense of my homeland...

  • West Bank violence: Elderly Palestinian woman killed, Israeli seriously injured

    3 weeks ago

    A Palestinian 72-year-old woman died of wounds she sustained in what Israeli police said was an attempt to kill soldiers.

    Israeli troops stationed outside Hebron shot and seriously injured the woman, whose husband died in clashes with Israeli troops in the 1980s. They said the...

  • Palestinian officials in Hebron want more cooperation with Israeli Army

    November 4, 2015 | 10:26 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    A Palestinian driver rammed his car into an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint near the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday, seriously wounding him, before soldiers shot and killed the driver. It was the latest incident in a string of...

  • Israeli Border Police officer, 20, seriously injured in car-ramming attack

    November 4, 2015 | 8:55 am

    An Israeli Border Police officer was critically injured in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank near Hebron.

    The driver, who swerved his vehicle into the path of a group of Israelis waiting Wednesday afternoon at the Halhul traffic junction on Route 60, a main West Bank...

  • Israel silences Palestinian radio station over ‘incitement’

    November 3, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s military shut down a Palestinian radio station in the West Bank over its calls to attack Israelis.

    The Hebron-based Al Hurria was raided late Monday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    “Forces confiscated broadcasting equipment in order to prevent the...

  • Joseph’s Tomb repaired in nighttime operation

    November 3, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Joseph’s Tomb, which was firebombed and vandalized two weeks ago, was repaired in a nighttime operation near the West Bank city of Nablus.

    The site was cleaned and painted, the grave marker was restored and the marble covering of the tomb was replaced, according to reports.

  • Palestinians attack Israeli soldiers, civilians with knives – one killed

    November 2, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Three Palestinians attacked Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and civilians in the Tel Aviv suburbs with knives on Monday and one of them was shot dead,Israeli authorities said. 

    Now in its second month, the worst spate of violence since the 2014 Gaza war has been caused by...

  • Israel returns bodies of Palestinian attackers

    November 2, 2015 | 8:43 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Thousands of Palestinian mourners filled the streets of the villages of Sair and Surif near the West Bank town of Hebron, which has become the focal point of Palestinian attacks on Israeli soldiers in the past month. The bodies...

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