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  • Palestinian Authority officially joins war crimes court in closed ceremony at The Hague

    JERUSALEM The Palestinian Authority formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, positioning itself to pursue war crimes cases against Israel and deepening the rift between the two sides. Israel denounced the move as "political, cynical...
  • Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

    The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state. Beyond seeking war...
  • Obama's next move may be lifting US protection of Israel at UN

    UNITED NATIONS While the world remains fixated on the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, the Obama administration is facing another foreign policy showdown in the United Nations Security Council. The administration has signaled that it might...
  • Gaza artist gobbles up valuable Banksy mural on war debris

    A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist. The popular street artist is believed to have sneaked into Gaza earlier this year, leaving behind four...
  • Netanyahu's 'no-Palestinian-state' vow raises questions about security coordination

    JAMAIN, West Bank Khawla Zeitawi is pregnant with twins, and her husband, Jasser Abu Omar, is not at her side. He is in an Israeli prison, accused of being part of a terrorist cell that made explosives in a Nablus apartment. Zeitawi asserts that her...
  • 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...
  • Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues

    Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the decision was made...
  • 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&...
  • Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas

    Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas
    The Gaza war fought last summer made 2014 the deadliest year for Palestinians since coming under Israeli occupation after the 1967 Mideast War, a United Nations report released Thursday said. In an annual review titled “Fragmented Lives,”...
  • Rekha Basu: Despite election, there will be a Palestinian state

    It might have been the quickest and most self-serving reversal ever of a campaign promise. Two days after winning re-election in Israel by vowing to reject a Palestinian state which he previously endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Americans...
  • Palestinian premier heads to Gaza on reconciliation mission

    The Palestinian Prime Minister kicked off a visit to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in a renewed effort to resolve an eight-year rift with the rival Hamas militant group, which controls the tiny coastal territory. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah entered...