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  • U.S. criticizes Israeli appropriation of West Bank land

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday took the unusual step of publicly criticizing Israel for plans to appropriate land in the occupied West Bank and calling for it to reverse the decision. Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion...
  • Do Hamas and Israel want peace?

    Do Hamas and Israel want peace?
    Now that the active shooting between Israel and Hamas has subsided, it is time to look at a larger question. Both sides believe that the other does not want peace. Israel describes Hamas as a terrorist organization bent upon its destruction and Hamas...
  • Hamas popularity surges as Palestinian rivalry flares

    RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found. The Palestinian Center for...
  • The problems for Middle East peace

    To the editor: Your editorial frames the diplomatic challenges well. It seems logical that a meaningful pact between Israel and the West Bank, including no new settlements, would allow Palestinians in the West Bank the chance to build an independent...
  • Israeli land grab provokes anger in West Bank and US

    JERUSALEM An announcement by Israel that it was appropriating nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank to prepare for further settlement construction has drawn criticism from the United States and protests from the Palestinian leadership. The...
  • Britain 'deplores' Israel decision to claim West Bank land

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Monday it deplored an Israeli decision to appropriate a large swathe of land inside the occupied West Bank, saying the move would seriously damage Israel's international reputation. On Sunday, Israel...
  • Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown by Israeli police in which hundreds of Palestinians have been detained. Street clashes with...
  • After lopsided warfare, Israel and Hamas declare victory

    JERUSALEM After a 50-day conflict in Gaza that ended with inconclusive results, leaders of Israel and Hamas are struggling to convince their war-weary constituents that the costly campaign has brought them real achievements. But analysts say that the...
  • What's next for Gaza?

    The "long-term" cease-fire between Israel and Hamas announced on Tuesday — assuming that it holds — is welcome first and foremost because it promises an end to a conflict that disproportionately cost the lives of innocent civilians. Israel and...
  • Israel strikes targets across Gaza, killing 8

    With Egypt calling on Israel and Palestinian militants to agree to an open-ended cease-fire, Israeli forces pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Saturday, one day after an Israeli child was killed by a mortar strike. Rockets continued to hit Israel,...
  • The anatomy of a cease-fire

    The anatomy of a cease-fire
    After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not...