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  • Israel's top court orders West Bank settlement demolished

    Israel's top court orders West Bank settlement demolished
    Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to demolish the West Bank settlement of Amona within two years and relocate its 300 Jewish residents, moving to end a years-long legal battle. In the ruling late Thursday, Supreme Court President...
  • Israel approves 243 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

    Israel has given preliminary approval for the construction of 243 new homes on West Bank land that Israel annexed to Jerusalem, and advanced plans for another 270 homes in the same area, officials said on Thursday. Such moves run counter to calls by...
  • Firebomb attack wounds Israeli father and daughter in West Bank

    A firebomb attack on a car in the occupied 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...
  • Tens of thousands of Christians celebrate Christmas in Holy Land

    BETHLEHEM Church Bells sounded and choirs sang in Bethlehem Wednesday, as tens of thousands of Christians from around the world celebrated Christmas in the Holy Land. The highest-ranking Roman Catholic official in the Holy Land, Latin Patriarch Fouad...
  • In Bethlehem, Latin patriarch calls for rebuilding Gaza

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank The top Roman Catholic spiritual leader in the Holy Land, in his Christmas Eve mass in Bethlehem, called for speeding up reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and warned against a resurgence of violence. "Let us reflect on our situation...
  • In a time of tension, Christian faithful gather in Bethlehem

    In a time of tension, Christian faithful gather in Bethlehem
    Esam Awwad lifted his daughter onto his shoulders and joined the crowd gathered around the barricades, waiting for a glimpse of the patriarch as he passed by on his way into the Church of the Nativity. His daughter, Annamaria, was wearing a tiny Santa...
  • Gaza gets machinery to equip its first Coca Cola plant

    With Israel's approval, Palestinians began importing machinery on Monday to equip the Gaza Strip's first Coca Cola plant for an anticipated 2015 launch of operations. Emad al-Hindi, director-general of the Palestinian National Beverage Company which...
  • Jason Radine: Hanukkah is a time for rededication to peace

    Jewish families around the world this week are celebrating Hanukkah, lighting the menorah one more candle each night, as the tiny lights glow increasingly against the darkness of winter. While the story of the miracle of illumination oil lasting for an...
  • Palestinians get backing from EU court ruling, proposed U.N. measure

    Palestinians get backing from EU court ruling, proposed U.N. measure
    A European Union court Wednesday ordered the removal of Hamas from the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, based on a procedural technicality, a ruling that provoked anger from Israel as well as satisfaction from the militant Palestinian...
  • Kerry urges 'other options' as Palestinians seek U.N. resolution

    Kerry urges 'other options' as Palestinians seek U.N. resolution
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged patience Tuesday as he met in London with Palestinian officials seeking a U.N. resolution that would lay the groundwork for a Palestinian state. Speaking to reporters before the meeting, Kerry declined to take a...
  • Trudy Rubin: Israel faces a big election

    While Arab countries are struggling to redefine themselves amid violence, Israel is poised to wrestle with its own identity crisis at the polls. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to call an early election in March has precipitated a most...