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  • 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...
  • Zionism debate at heart of bitter Israeli vote

    What is Zionism? The ideological question, rooted in the 19th century, has gained surprising urgency in an Israeli election campaign that seems more open than had been expected. Seeking to take votes from the nationalistic right of Prime Minister...
  • Heavy winter storm descends on parts of Mideast

    A heavy winter storm descended on parts of the Middle East on Friday, with snow forcing the closure of all roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and sprinkling Israel's desert with a rare layer of white. Snow also fell in parts of the West Bank, Lebanon,...
  • US trial over attacks could hurt Palestinian war crimes push

    Palestinian officials are nervously watching a landmark terrorism trial in the United States, brought by victims of Palestinian suicide bombings and shootings aimed at civilians. They fear a negative verdict could hurt their international image at a...
  • AP Interview: Netanyahu election ally tough on Palestinians

    With the Israeli prime minister under fire internationally for his hard-line policies, a key partner of Benjamin Netanyahu is standing firmly behind him ahead of the March parliamentary elections — heralding what could be an even tougher stance...
  • Palestinians recall slain US hostage's support for their cause

    TEL AVIV Palestinian activists honored American aid worker Kayla Mueller on Friday in what they said was gratitude for her support of their cause. Mueller, who died in Islamic State custody last week, spent a month in the West Bank and East Jerusalem...
  • Friends: US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians

    The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestinian...
  • American woman held by Islamic State militants told friends she was determined to help Syrians

    Friends say the American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestine territories,...
  • Palestinians launch boycott of Israeli food products in West Bank

    Activists from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement launched a campaign in the West Bank on Wednesday, calling on people to boycott products made by six major Israeli food companies. They said the campaign was a response to Israel's recent...
  • Furtive financing of West Bank settlements via Zionist group a divisive issue in Israeli vote

    Israeli taxpayer support for an organization fueling investment in West Bank settlements rose by more than $100 million last year, making it a top recipient of money being furtively channeled into politicians' pet projects, according to an Associated...
  • Palestinians to put settlements in focus at war crimes court

    RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian leaders plan to ask a war crimes tribunal in two months to prosecute Israel for building settlements, leaving charges from last year's war in the Gaza Strip for later, Foreign Minister Riad Malki said. The calculation,...