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  • Palestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaign

    Palestinians urging a boycott of Israeli products have begun confiscating goods in the West Bank, a movement leader said Tuesday, after activists dumped a truckload of Israeli milk and yogurt in a main square to the cheers of supporters. Activists will...
  • Palestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins

    Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday. Activists in the Fatah movement of Palestinian President...
  • Travel risky in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel, U.S. warns

    Travel risky in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel, U.S. warns
    A new travel warning for Israel, issued Feb. 18, notes that "U.S. citizens need to be aware of continuing risks of travel" to the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and some metro areas, "including Tel Aviv and Haifa and surrounding regions," which the warning...
  • Palestinian city plan to move forward after water deal

    The builder of the first planned Palestinian city in the West Bank says Israel has agreed to connect Rawabi to its water grid, ending months of costly delays. Rawabi, a state-of-the-art city, is to have 6,000 apartments, a mall and an amphitheater. It is...
  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate...
  • Israeli military conducts 'surprise' drill in West Bank

    Israel's military has called up thousands of soldiers in a "surprise" training drill in the West Bank. The military said Sunday's exercise was to train soldiers in "different scenarios." The military declined to elaborate and emphasized that the...
  • Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

    The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed...
  • Zionism debate at heart of bitter Israeli vote

    What is Zionism? The ideological question, rooted in the 19th century, has gained surprising urgency in an Israeli election campaign that seems more open than had been expected. Seeking to take votes from the nationalistic right of Prime Minister...
  • West Bank mosque torched by suspected Israeli extremists

    Suspected Israeli extremists have torched a Palestinian mosque in the West Bank and left Hebrew graffiti at the site. Jibreen al-Bakri, governor of the Bethlehem region, says the mosque in the village of Jabaa near Bethlehem was set alight at dawn...
  • Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

    Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing its trust in tough guys. But he is running for prime minister in Israel. Lawyerly and unimposing, the opposition Labor Party leader...
  • West Bank Palestinians reeling as Israel withholds tax payments

    DURA, West Bank Hatem Amro's donkey is as scrawny as his salary. In January, Amro, who teaches Islamic studies in the southern West Bank as one of 180,000 employees of the Palestinian Authority, coped with a 40 percent pay cut by buying a short,...