| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:28 PM
GAZA CITY — Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday announced a reconciliation deal to end their seven-year schism, in a further blow to U.S.-led efforts to broker a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis.
| May 25, 2014
| 6:01 PM
On a day bookended by visits to the sites of Jesus' birth and death, Pope Francis on Sunday called on Palestinians and Israelis to recognize that "there is simply no other way" than a two-state solution for them to coexist peacefully after decades of...
| May 26, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A day after he threw his moral weight behind the establishment of a Palestinian state, Pope Francis paid tribute Monday at the grave of Theodor Herzl, the man whose dream of a Jewish homeland led to the creation of modern-day Israel.
It was a finely...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A recent news brief describing how the U.S. and the United Nations urged Israel to investigate the fatal shooting of two Palestinian teens last week after footage emerged suggesting the youths posed no immediate threat to troops should come as no surprise...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Israeli authorities hospitalized 40 Palestinian detainees Tuesday who were taking part in a weeks-long hunger strike, according to media and prison service officials.
The Palestinians are part of a larger group of prisoners who have refused food for...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:10 PM
A Los Angeles art exhibition featuring posters promoting a controversial Palestinian-led boycott of goods made in Israel and Israeli settlements has been vandalized, according to the exhibition's curator.
Carol Wells, executive director of the Center...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Israeli soldiers arrested a man with explosives strapped to his body in the West Bank on Friday, thwarting what might have been the first suicide bombing in the area in years, army officials said.
The suspect, who raised suspicion by wearing a heavy...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a new interim government Monday following an agreement with his archrival, the Islamist Hamas movement, to reunify their ranks after seven years of division.
Israel opposed the creation of the unity...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas ("Ladder To Damascus") is being denied an entry visa into Egypt where he had been invited to preside the jury at the Ismailia Intl. Film Festival.
An Ismailia fest rep said Egyptian authorities have not commented...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Two Palestinian teens were killed Thursday when Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters near Ramallah marking Nakba Day, commemorating the displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 war that followed Israel's creation.
Doctors at the emergency...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Jews of Egypt - End of a Journey" (pictured) a sequel to Egyptian director Amir Ramses' widely well-received 2012 docu "Jews of Egypt," about one of the darkest chapters in modern Egyptian history -- the Jewish exodus from Egypt -- will have its world...