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  • Leading election opponent to Netanyahu vows to reopen talks with Palestinians

    JERUSALEM Isaac Herzog, the leader of Israel's Labor party and the main opponent of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in next month's elections, said Tuesday that if elected he would work to revive peace talks with the Palestinians and curb settlement...
  • Israel cuts off electricity to thousands of West Bank Palestinians

    Israel's electric company cut off power Monday to more than 700,000 Palestinians in two major West Bank cities and nearby villages, and warned that more outages are coming if Palestinian officials don't pay millions of dollars in outstanding debt. The...
  • Israel-Palestinian security blanket unravels as peace hope dims

    RAMALLAH, West Bank After eight years of joint security operations and intelligence sharing with Israel that have kept tensions in the West Bank from erupting most of the time, Palestinian leaders are weighing an end to the arrangement. Ties with...
  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian in overnight West Bank raid

    Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian during an overnight raid in the West Bank, a Palestinian official said Tuesday. Bethlehem Governor Jebren al-Bakri said 19-year-old Jihad al-Jafari was shot in the chest Tuesday morning on the roof of his...
  • Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

    The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed...
  • Quotations in the News

    "(The law) excessively restricts citizens' basic rights, such as the right to determine sexual affairs." — A South Korean court abolishing a 62-year-old law that bans extramarital affairs. _____ "The moment settlements were established in the West...
  • West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel

    When Israelis go to the polls next month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers in the West Bank will also be casting votes, even though they do not live on what is sovereign Israeli territory. This exception in a country that doesn't allow absentee...
  • Heavy winter storm descends on parts of Mideast

    A heavy winter storm descended on parts of the Middle East on Friday, with snow forcing the closure of all roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and sprinkling Israel's desert with a rare layer of white. Snow also fell in parts of the West Bank, Lebanon,...
  • US trial over attacks could hurt Palestinian war crimes push

    Palestinian officials are nervously watching a landmark terrorism trial in the United States, brought by victims of Palestinian suicide bombings and shootings aimed at civilians. They fear a negative verdict could hurt their international image at a...
  • AP Interview: Netanyahu election ally tough on Palestinians

    With the Israeli prime minister under fire internationally for his hard-line policies, a key partner of Benjamin Netanyahu is standing firmly behind him ahead of the March parliamentary elections — heralding what could be an even tougher stance...
  • Palestinians recall slain US hostage's support for their cause

    TEL AVIV Palestinian activists honored American aid worker Kayla Mueller on Friday in what they said was gratitude for her support of their cause. Mueller, who died in Islamic State custody last week, spent a month in the West Bank and East Jerusalem...