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  • Israeli demolition plan for Bedouin village sparks outcry

    Israelis are once again locked in a bitter settlement dispute with their Arab neighbors, but this time the conflict is not unfolding in the West Bank, but in Israel's southern desert. After years of legal battles, Israel's Supreme Court last week cleared...
  • Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

    The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in...
  • Vatican recognizes 'State of Palestine'

    Vatican recognizes 'State of Palestine'
    The Vatican recognized Palestinian statehood in a treaty Wednesday, generating praise from Palestinians and criticism from Israelis, who said the move does not advance peace efforts. An announcement from the Holy See on long-discussed bilateral issues...
  • West Bank settlers optimistic over new Israeli government

    As the new Israeli government prepares to take office, the West Bank settler movement appears poised to wield influence perhaps like never before. After squeezing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in coalition negotiations, the pro-settler Jewish Home...
  • Netanyahu's new government will be one of Israel's most hawkish

    JERUSALEM As he prepares to present his new government to the Israeli parliament, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to lead a narrow and unstable rightist coalition that he would prefer to expand. With the slimmest possible majority of 61 seats...
  • Holy Land Christians celebrate sainthood of Arab nuns

    The Holy Land's Christians are excitedly preparing for next week's canonization of two Arab nuns, bringing some joy to a tiny community that has had little to celebrate in recent years. Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas, who lived in what was...
  • A look at key figures in Israel's new government

    The Israeli prime minister's new coalition government is dominated by nationalists and religious parties, setting Israel on a collision course with the international community on multiple fronts. The success of that government rests largely on the key...
  • Analysis: New Netanyahu government headed for turmoil

    Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for conflict with the Palestinians and much of the world and leaving Israel angrily divided. The coalition concluded this week...
  • Netanyahu faces tough task of ruling with slimmest of majorities

    Netanyahu faces tough task of ruling with slimmest of majorities
    Winning the recent Israeli elections may have been the easiest part for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose new government -- his fourth -- promises to be a challenge even before it has taken office. Shortly before the deadline Wednesday,...
  • Rights group: West Bank authorities silence student dissent

    A leading international rights group voiced concerns Thursday that Palestinian authorities in the West Bank are increasingly clamping down on freedom of expression by arresting students for political affiliations or comments made on Facebook. Human...
  • A glance at challenges facing new Israel's government

    After weeks of haggling with potential political partners, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cobbled a governing coalition together Wednesday night. His narrow coalition, dominated by nationalists and religious parties, sets Netanyahu's government...