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  • Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★

    Review: 'The Green Prince' ★★★
    As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in novels by Graham Greene and John le Carre, but how might it work in real life? If the intense and fascinating...
  • Palestinian boy killed by Israeli forces in West Bank: medics

    RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, local medics and residents told Reuters. Bahaa Badr, 13, was shot in the chest as Israeli forces entered Beit Liqya near the...
  • Europe examining ways to press Israel over settlements: diplomats

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - European officials are looking at new ways to press Israel to halt its building of settlements on land the Palestinians want for a state, as frustration over the construction program reaches a new high, European diplomats say. The...
  • Palestinian mosque in West Bank torched in suspected arson

    AQRABA West Bank (Reuters) - A mosque was set alight in a suspected arson attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and the name of an Israeli vigilante group called "price tag" was found scribbled on an outside wall, Palestinian officials and witnesses...
  • U.N. chief demands Israel scrap East Jerusalem settlement plan

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel on Monday to scrap plans to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians want as the capital of a future state, and urged both sides to return rapidly to peace talks....
  • Israel criticizes Swedish plan to recognize state of Palestine

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has described a plan by Sweden's new center-left government to recognize the state of Palestine as being ill-considered in the absence of Middle East peace negotiations and contrary to agreements. Swedish Prime Minister...
  • PLO says global public opinion backs recognizing Palestine

    RAMALLAH (Reuters) - A senior Palestinian official said on Thursday that European moves toward recognizing an independent Palestine would bring them in line with global public opinion, ahead of a symbolic British parliament debate on the issue set for...
  • Palestinian PM convenes first unity government meeting in Gaza

    GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian technocrat prime minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip on Thursday and convened the first meeting of a unity government there since a brief civil war in 2007 between Hamas and forces loyal to the...
  • New settlements plan threatens ties with Israel, EU says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Plans for new settlements in East Jerusalem pose a threat to peace and Israel's relations with the European Union, the 28-member bloc said on Friday, joining the United States in its criticism of the decision. The strong language...
  • Palestinian Cabinet officials hold 'historic' unity meeting in Gaza

    For the first time since 2007, Palestinian Authority officials traveled Thursday from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. Describing the day as "historic," Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah held a first meeting of the new unity government...
  • Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution

    Gary Olson: New Israeli settlements doom chances for two-state solution
    The occupied West Bank recently witnessed the biggest land grab in 30 years when Israel seized 990 acres belonging to five Palestinian villages to build 5,000 new housing units. The villages are al-Jaba'a, Surif, Wadi Fukin, Husan and Nahalin. Writing...