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  • The economic siege of Palestine

    The economic siege of Palestine
    Approximately three months ago, Israel’s government decided to start freezing the monthly transfer of tax refunds that are owed to Palestinians. The decision by Israel, presumably taken to coerce the Palestinian leadership from applying for...
  • New York jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks

    New York jury finds Palestinian groups liable for terror attacks
    A federal jury in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for a series of terrorist attacks that killed or wounded Americans in Israel during the early 2000s, officials announced Monday. The verdict,...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Israeli leader Shimon Peres, 91, thinks he'll see peace in his lifetime

    Ex-Israeli leader Shimon Peres, 91, thinks he'll see peace in his lifetime
    These are uneasy times in Israel. Tension between Israelis and Palestinians has escalated since the collapse of American-brokered peace talks last year. Thousands of foreign fighters, some of them reportedly Israeli Arabs, have poured into neighboring...
  • Peace is elusive in Gaza

    Peace is elusive in Gaza
    The Washington Post's William Booth witnessed a chilling event in the Gaza Strip on Thursday: thousands of youths lined up “in crisp military fashion” for a “graduation ceremony” after a week of training by the armed wing of the...
  • Israeli plans for new settlement construction irk U.S., Palestinians

    Israeli plans for new settlement construction irk U.S., Palestinians
    Israeli plans to advance settlement construction in the West Bank drew sharp rebukes Friday from the United States and Palestinian Authority, adding to already strained relations. The Israel Land Authority on Thursday invited bids to build 450...
  • U.N. suspends aid to help rebuild Gaza, citing lack of funding

    U.N. suspends aid to help rebuild Gaza, citing lack of funding
    A United Nations agency said Tuesday that conditions in the Gaza Strip are growing more desperate following its decision to suspend aid to repair homes damaged in last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency...
  • Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?

    Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?
    Is it possible that the Middle East has become so unstable that an Arab-Israeli peace deal is no longer unthinkable? — Joe Klein, Time A long line of U.S. presidents and their bone-weary secretaries of state have tried to broker a peace pact...
  • Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel

    Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel
    Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state — a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from...
  • Putting Palestine on the map

    Putting Palestine on the map
    The European Parliament recently postponed a vote on whether to recognize a Palestinian state, but the vote will likely come in mid-December. The Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli officials say such a move would be purely symbolic and not reflective...
  • The Palestinians' decision to join the ICC deserves support

    The Palestinians' decision to join the ICC deserves support
    The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel...