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  • 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...
  • Palestinian patients find help in Israeli hospital

    The bedroom of Palestinian siblings Ahmed and Hadeel Hamdan looks like a hospital ward, filled with beeping machines, monitors, solution bags and sterilizing fluids. This is where the Gaza teenagers spend 12 hours a day connected to dialysis machines....
  • Leading Israeli settler figure Moshe Levinger dies at age 80

    Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a leading figure in Israel's settler movement, was laid to rest Sunday in the West Bank city of Hebron, where he helped establish a controversial Jewish community after Israel captured the territory from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast...
  • 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

    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'

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...