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  • Newly elected Arab Knesset members meet with Abbas in Ramallah

    2 days ago

    Four members of Israel’s Joint Arab List elected to the Knesset met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.

    Ayman Odeh, the Arab-Israeli party’s leader, headed the delegation that visited  the Muquata, the P.A.’s headquarters in Ramallah, on Tuesday...

  • IDF: Arrested Hamas terrorists said cell planned series of attacks

    4 days ago

    A Hamas-affiliated terror cell that was planning attacks in Israel was arrested in the West Bank, the Israeli military said.

    The six men arrested in the Palestinian city of Kalkilya confessed to plotting a series of terror attacks against Israelis, the Israel Defense Forces said...

  • Israelis are not that weird

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    Peace lovers everywhere are depressed about all those Israelis who voted for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some of these peace lovers are in near hysterics because, well, they're so sure of themselves. They're sure that a vote for Bibi was a vote against peace, and that a vote...

  • U.S. rebukes Israel’s victorious Netanyahu on Mideast policy

    1 week ago

    The White House on Wednesday scolded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following his re-election victory for abandoning his commitment to negotiate for a Palestinian state and for what it called "divisive" campaign rhetoric toward Israel’s minority Arab voters.

    Even as...

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  • Palestinians disappointed with Israeli election results

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Palestinians throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are unhappy about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dramatic win in the Israeli election results favoring the right, as it seems to set back the chances for a...

  • Fatah leader, Lebanese newspaper urge Arab-Israelis to vote Joint Arab List

    2 weeks ago

    A Fatah leader in the West Bank urged Arab-Israelis to vote for the Joint Arab List in the Israeli elections, as did a Lebanese newspaper.

    In voicing an opinion about the election, Hatem Abdul Qader broke with Fatah’s longstanding policy of not intervening in Israeli politics, ...

  • Netanyahu vows to stop ‘Palestinian continuity’ toward Jerusalem

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Har Homa, Jerusalem – Standing on an apartment balcony beneath an olive tree overlooking the green hills between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told a hastily convened news conference in this...

  • Tens of thousands of right-wing Israelis rally in Tel Aviv

    2 weeks ago

    Tens of thousands of right-wing Israelis at a Tel Aviv rally heard Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vow not to withdraw from the West Bank.

    The rally Sunday in Rabin Square, two days before Election Day, came one week after a 40,000-person rally in the same location advocated...

  • PLO votes to cut security cooperation with Israel

    3 weeks ago

    The central council of the Palestine Liberation Organization has decided to end all of its security cooperation with Israel.

    In a statement issued Thursday, the PLO explained that the decision was made in response to “Israel’s systematic and ongoing non-compliance with its...

  • Where is Obama’s grand vision?

    By David Suissa

    3 weeks ago

    For a man who got elected on grand visions and “hope” and “change,” President Barack Obama has brought little hope to the people of the Middle East.

    Obama’s first move was grand enough, when he reached out to Muslim and Arab leaders with an apologetic speech in Cairo. The...

  • Palestinian president calls Israel a ‘gangster’

    3 weeks ago

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of "gangsterism" on Wednesday over its decision to withhold the transfer of more than $100 million a month in tax revenues it collects on the Palestinians' behalf.

    Opening a two-day meeting of senior Palestinian officials, when...

  • For Israeli party, a Palestinian state amounts to ‘suicide’

    February 26, 2015 | 9:05 am

    Young and ambitious, with a ready smile and a quick wit, Israeli far right leader Naftali Bennett is on a mission to prevent the creation of a Palestinian state.

    If, as widely expected, he takes on defense or another key portfolio after next month's election, that mission will...

  • Torching of West Bank mosque called nationalistic attack

    February 25, 2015 | 11:05 am

    A West Bank mosque was set on fire and nationalist slogans were painted on its walls.

    The attack in the Jaba village, near Bethlehem, occurred early Wednesday morning. A mosque window was broken and a burning object was thrown inside. The interior walls and furniture were...

  • Palestinians embrace Valentine’s Day

    February 12, 2015 | 4:36 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Despite financial crises, budget shortages and protests over funds withheld, West  Bank sales of flowers, perfumes,  and chocolates are expected to soar as Palestinians prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday.

    It’s...

  • Jewish settler sentenced to 3 years in prison for ‘price tag’ attack

    February 9, 2015 | 10:43 am

    A Jewish settler was sentenced to three years in prison for setting several Palestinian cars alight in a West Bank village.

    Binyamin Richter was sentenced Monday by the Lod District Court for the “price tag” attack in November 2013 in the Palestinian village of Farata. He also...

  • Police seize weapons in raid on West Bank settlement

    February 4, 2015 | 10:40 am

     Israel Police seized weapons and equipment from the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar.

    The items seized in a Tuesday night raid were to be used against Palestinians and Israeli military forces, police said, according to the Times of Israel. They included knives, saws, flammable...

  • Everything you thought you knew about religious Zionists is wrong

    January 29, 2015 | 11:23 am

    For years, Israelis have had a particular idea of what being a “religious Zionist” meant: being modern Orthodox but not haredi; supporting the settlements and opposing territorial compromise; supporting the Chief Rabbinate’s control of Jewish marriage and opposing gay rights.

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

    January 26, 2015 | 11:03 am

    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...

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

    January 21, 2015 | 9:36 am

    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...

  • France warns Palestinians over escalating crisis with U.N. bid

    January 7, 2015 | 8:55 am

    France warned the Palestinians on Tuesday against escalating a diplomatic battle with Israel after President Mahmoud Abbas said he would resubmit to the U.N. Security Council a resolution calling for the creation of a Palestinian state.

    The United States helped defeat the...

  • Palestinian throwing rocks at cars shot to death by Israeli soldiers

    December 29, 2014 | 10:51 am

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who was among a group throwing rocks at cars in the West Bank.

    In Monday’s incident near the Tapuach Junction, the soldiers called out to the group to cease the rock throwing, which was endangering civilians, then fired warning...

  • 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...

  • Israeli girl, 11, seriously injured in West Bank firebomb attack

    December 25, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    An 11-year-old girl was seriously injured when a firebomb hit their car in the northern West Bank.

    The girl, Ayala Shapira, was taken to a Tel Aviv hospital with third-degree burns over 50 percent of her body, including her face and upper body following the Thursday evening...

  • Palestinian activist calls to reform UNRWA

    December 15, 2014 | 4:50 pm

    Bassem Eid, a Palestinian human rights activist, has launched a crusade against the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), tasked with providing “assistance and protection” for five million Palestinian refugees around the world. In Palestinian refugee camps in the West...

  • Jewish family attacked with acid in West Bank

    December 12, 2014 | 8:10 am

    A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.

    The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a...

  • P.A. to stop security coordination with Israel over official’s death

    December 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

    The Palestinian Authority said it will cease all security coordination with Israel in response to the death of a senior Palestinian official following a confrontation with Israeli soldiers.

    Jibril Rajoub, a Palestinian political official, said Wednesday afternoon that the P.A....

  • Is Israel responsible for Palestinian minister’s death?

    December 11, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Here’s what we know: Israel Defense Forces soldiers grabbed Palestinian Authority minister Ziad Abu Ein during a scuffle at a West Bank protest and tear-gassed him. He died en route to treatment at a Ramallah hospital.

    Everything else is up for dispute, from what happened at the...

  • Kerry to meet Netanyahu in Rome for Middle East talks

    December 10, 2014 | 10:33 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Rome on Sunday for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on developments in Israel and the West Bank, the State Department said on Wednesday.

    "John Kerry will travel to Rome on Sunday to meet with Prime Minister...

  • Palestinian official dies following confrontation with Israeli soldiers

    December 10, 2014 | 8:52 am

    A senior Palestinian official died after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank.

    Ziad Abu Ein, 55, a member of the Fatah party’s Revolutionary Council, died Wednesday in the village of Turmusiya, near Ramallah. Dozens of local residents and...

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