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  • Israeli officials slam two Arab artists -- and draw criticism in return

    Israeli officials slam two Arab artists -- and draw criticism in return
    Only weeks into the term of Israel’s new government, its conservative character is showing in the latest clash between politics and art in twin attempts to sanction Arab Israeli theaters. Both moves were decried by critics as undemocratic...
  • Palestinian killed in Israeli West Bank arrest raid

    Palestinian officials say a 21-year-old Palestinian has been killed in an Israeli raid in the West Bank town of Jenin. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri says special forces raided a refugee camp in Jenin early Wednesday and saw a man preparing to...
  • EU moves ahead on labeling of Israeli settlement products

    Israel would be required to label products that are made in West Bank settlements and exported to Europe, according to guidelines being prepared by the European Union. The move is the latest sign of international discontent with Israeli construction of...
  • Palestinian poll shows discontent with Hamas, Gaza war

    Gaza residents are unhappy with the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers and their war with Israel last summer, a new Palestinian poll released Tuesday shows. The poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research shows that half of...
  • Study: Israelis, Palestinians would gain billions from peace

    Israelis and Palestinians would gain billions of dollars from making peace with each other while both would face daunting economic losses in case of other alternatives, particularly in case of a return to violence, according to a new study released on...
  • AP Analysis: Fair to boycott Israel? Global momentum grows

    In boardrooms and campuses, on social media and in celebrity circles, momentum seems to be growing for a global pressure campaign on Israel. The atmosphere recalls the boycotts that helped demolish apartheid South Africa a quarter century ago. Israel and...
  • Orange's pullout from Israel gives lift to boycott movement

    French telecom giant Orange SA's declaration that it wants to cut business ties with Israel has given a boost to the burgeoning anti-Israel boycott movement while also drawing a sharp rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. The move...
  • Palestinian FIFA bid stirs opposite reactions among Israelis

    An aborted bid by the Palestinians to expel Israel from FIFA, the world soccer federation, has set off an uproar in Israel, raising fears that more such diplomatic assaults are on the way. But some liberal Israelis are more accepting of the Palestinian...
  • Diplomats descend on Israel-Palestinian region to work for peace

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government in place, top diplomats are beginning to converge on the region to engage Israeli and Palestinian leaders to determine what, if anything, could push the long-stalled peace process forward. Years of...
  • FIFA to monitor Israeli, Palestinian soccer; bid to suspend Israel dropped

    FIFA to monitor Israeli, Palestinian soccer; bid to suspend Israel dropped
    FIFA on Friday agreed to monitor Israeli and Palestinian soccer after Palestinians dropped a bid to suspend Israel from the international association, part of a compromise that followed some tense moments. The Palestinian Football Assn. had introduced a...
  • Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy

    Britain's Tony Blair resigns as U.N. Middle East envoy
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to the United Nations chief on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British news media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic...