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  • Danish bus agency removes ad against Israeli settlements

    Copenhagen's public transport agency on Thursday ordered the immediate removal of posters opposing Israeli settlements on the capital's city buses after getting "a considerable amount of complaints." Movia, owned by eastern Denmark local authorities,...
  • Stop shielding Israel from the consequences of its own bad choices

    Stop shielding Israel from the consequences of its own bad choices
    I have followed with interest the commentary about Sen. Benjamin Cardin's legislative effort to shield Israel from the negative consequences of its own policies ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 21). The U.S. appears to be alone among...
  • Hamas silences Gaza protest calling for Palestinian unity

    Police forces of the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip suppressed a demonstration by local youth movements calling for it to mend ties with the rival Palestinian government in the West Bank. Hamas supporters took over the podium...
  • West Bank universities call off elections

    Two West Bank universities have called off upcoming student elections after President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party was trounced by the Islamic militant group Hamas in a separate university vote last week. The Fatah-controlled al-Najah and Hebron...
  • Palestinian who clashed with Israeli troops dies of wounds

    Palestinian officials say a Palestinian man wounded in clashes with Israeli troops the night before has died. The officials say Mohammed Yehya died on Tuesday at a hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinians say he was shot in the abdomen on...
  • Hamas wins student council vote at top West Bank university

    Supporters of the Islamic militant Hamas have won student council elections at the West Bank's flagship university, Bir Zeit, defeating rivals from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement. The last Palestinian general election was held in...
  • Palestinian ministers leave Gaza, cutting short rare visit

    Palestinian ministers have unexpectedly cut short their rare visit to the Gaza Strip. It was not clear what led the West Bank ministers to leave ahead of schedule on Monday. But rival Palestinian factions blamed each other for the abrupt departure....
  • Palestinian Cabinet ministers make rare visit to Gaza

    Ten months after taking office, Cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government paid a rare visit to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hoping to breathe life into a troubled reconciliation process with the Hamas militant group. The eight Cabinet ministers,...
  • EU countries press for labelling of Israeli settlement goods

    More than a dozen European governments have called for the labelling of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Diplomats from 16 countries, including some of Israel's closest allies, signed a letter calling on EU foreign policy chief...
  • In West Bank raid, Israeli troops arrest 29 for Hamas links

    The Israeli military says it has arrested 29 Palestinians suspected of links to the militant Hamas group in an overnight raid in the West Bank. Palestinian security officials said Wednesday the suspects were nabbed in and near the city of Nablus. The...
  • Hamas consolidates its grip on Gaza as reconstruction stalls

    Eight months after a ruinous war with Israel, the reconstruction of Gaza has barely begun, and the Islamic militant group Hamas remains entrenched despite expectations that it cede some of its power to West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas....