| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:41 PM
BETHLEHEM, West Bank – Thousands of Palestinians as well as international pilgrims and tourists descended on Bethlehem on Tuesday to celebrate Christmas Eve.
People stood at Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity watching a parade of...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:33 PM
JERUSALEM-- Israeli military forces launched a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to suspected Palestinian sniper fire that killed an Israeli civilian doing repair work on the border fence, military authorities said.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:37 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Israel Prison Service on Monday freed Samer Issawi, a Palestinian inmate whose prolonged hunger strike helped fuel weeks of protests in the West Bank this year.
Issawi, 34, refused food for eight months, receiving only...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
JERUSALEM -- Two Palestinians were killed in separate clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian sources and the Israeli military reported.
According to an Israeli army statement, Israeli forces were carrying out a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
BEIT JALA, West Bank – Israel and the Palestinians should be able to reach a basic "framework agreement" for peace by the end of April and a full peace treaty within a year after that, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:03 PM
I agree with Sherman Howell, "Nelson Mandela showed powerfully how one person can improve the world" [Dec. 12], but I think that it could serve a useful purpose to point out that, as far as the current adulation of Mandela by the U.S. is concerned, it was...
| Dec 17, 2013
For years, my travels have caused me to think about organized religion. (When I got my history degree in college, one of my favorite classes was "History of the Christian Church.") And for years, I've believed that those who enjoy getting close to God...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:28 AM
CAIRO -- Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Middle East storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:13 PM
JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry returned to the Middle East on Thursday for a round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a continuing effort to help reach a peace deal by spring.
Kerry met with Palestinian...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:26 AM
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian was killed during an Israeli military raid early Tuesday in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israeli and Palestinian sources reported.
In a statement, the Israeli Defense Forces said soldiers entered Jenin overnight to make an...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:56 AM
JERUSALEM -- A ruling by Israel's attorney general allows Palestinians access to West Bank lands decades after they were seized, Israeli media report.
In 1978, Israel seized around 170 acres of the Palestinian village of Burka, citing security needs....