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  • Definition of anti-Semitism provokes campus debates

    The definition of anti-Semitism was at the center of a battle of words Monday involving campus protests about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This comes as some Jewish students say that protests against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank...
  • Israel enacts, then suspends, plan for West Bank bus segregation

    Israel enacts, then suspends, plan for West Bank bus segregation
    Hours after announcing the launch of separate buses for Palestinians and Jews in the West Bank, Israel's government was forced to back down Wednesday in response to a wave of domestic outrage that included comparisons to apartheid-era South Africa....
  • Palestinian goal: Kick Israel out of world soccer

    The Palestinian Authority has a new goal in its efforts to isolate Israel internationally: a ban from world soccer. The head of FIFA, the Swiss-based international soccer federation, arrived in Israel on Tuesday for meetings aimed at resolving the...
  • Boycott the Israel boycotters?

     Boycott the Israel boycotters?
    For years, groups critical of Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza have pressed universities and pension funds to divest themselves of stocks from companies deemed guilty of "profiting off of the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands." The...
  • Israeli demolition plan for Bedouin village sparks outcry

     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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

    Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria
    The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria’s civil war — and that was before the militants of the Islamic State moved in. Besieged, starved and bombarded over...
  • Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

    Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a...
  • 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&...