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  • Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues

    Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the decision was made...
  • Netanyahu orders release of tax money to Palestinian Authority

    Netanyahu orders release of tax money to Palestinian Authority
    Israel announced Friday that it would release Palestinian tax revenues frozen this year as a punitive measure after the Palestinian Authority’s move to join the International Criminal Court. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu&...
  • Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas

    Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas
    The Gaza war fought last summer made 2014 the deadliest year for Palestinians since coming under Israeli occupation after the 1967 Mideast War, a United Nations report released Thursday said. In an annual review titled “Fragmented Lives,”...
  • Rekha Basu: Despite election, there will be a Palestinian state

    It might have been the quickest and most self-serving reversal ever of a campaign promise. Two days after winning re-election in Israel by vowing to reject a Palestinian state which he previously endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Americans...
  • Palestinian premier heads to Gaza on reconciliation mission

    The Palestinian Prime Minister kicked off a visit to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in a renewed effort to resolve an eight-year rift with the rival Hamas militant group, which controls the tiny coastal territory. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah entered...
  • Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government

    After a strong performance in last week's parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government of hard-line and religious parties. But in the smoke-and-mirrors world of Israeli politics, a centrist...
  • AP Analysis: Is Israel democratic? Not so clear

    Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward, and it increasingly matters given the diplomatic fallout over hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week. The displeasure felt in some quarters over his win has placed front and...
  • Top Obama aide: US can't ignore Netanyahu's comments

    President Barack Obama's chief of staff rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to distance himself from his comments rejecting Palestinian statehood, telling an Israel advocacy group Monday that the U.S. can't just overlook what...
  • Netanyahu allies urge Obama to respect Israeli election outcome

    JERUSALEM Israeli officials called on the U.S. to accept the results of last week's election amid signs President Barack Obama may shift policy in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory. Disputes should be resolved through "diplomatic...
  • Peace will come eventually but likely not in our time

    Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are dead because Netanyahu has declared there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel's prime...
  • For liberal Israelis, Netanyahu's win is a reality check

    Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly irreversible way, does not think like they do. There had been a sense of urgency among moderate Israelis, and even an ounce of...