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  • Israel nabs repeat cheese smuggler from West Bank

    When Israeli health inspectors spotted a mail truck crossing into Israel from the West Bank, something didn't smell right. Further examination discovered the source of their suspicion — cheese. The agriculture ministry says the truck contained 300...
  • Israeli soldier indicted for passing secrets to settlers

    An Israeli soldier has been indicted on spying charges for relaying classified military information to extremist West Bank settlers suspected of involvement in attacks on Palestinians. The Shin Bet, Israel's internal intelligence agency, said Monday that...
  • Jewish settlements accused of using Palestinian child labor

    A leading international human rights group on Monday accused Jewish settlements in the West Bank of using Palestinian child labor in farming, calling it a violation of international law. Human Rights Watch said the settlement farms, most of them in the...
  • Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli forces

    A Palestinian was killed and about a dozen wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers that erupted after a funeral in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said Friday. An emergency room doctor at Al Ahli Hospital in Hebron said 27-year-old Ziad Awad...
  • PLO says no to military action in Syria's embattled Yarmouk

    The Palestine Liberation Organization said it will not be drawn into military action in an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, rejecting claims that Palestinians would join Syrian troops in driving out Islamic State militants. The PLO statement,...
  • Israel: Palestinian in West Bank stabs 2 before being killed

    A Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers outside a West Bank settlement Wednesday before he was killed by one of the soldiers, the Israeli military said. One of the soldiers was critically wounded by a stab wound to the neck while the other was lightly...
  • Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

    Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria
    The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria’s civil war — and that was before the militants of the Islamic State moved in. Besieged, starved and bombarded over...
  • 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...
  • 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,”...
  • Peace will come eventually but likely not in our time

    Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are dead because Netanyahu has declared there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel's prime...