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Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian assailant on Sunday fatally stabbed an Israeli settler outside a busy mall in the West Bank.<p>The victim was identified as Ari Fuld, a U.S.-born activist who was well-known in the local settler community and an outspoken Israel advocate on social media platforms.<p>The …

West Bank

U.S. Will No Longer Fund Peace-Building Programs For Palestinians

The Trump administration has confirmed it will no longer fund peace-building programs for Palestinians and Israelis — including an interfaith youth program and a project for children with disabilities.<p>It's the latest in a series of announcements of the U.S. cutting hundreds of millions of dollars …

West Bank

UNRWA funding cut could close Palestinian schools within weeks

Global Power<p>DHEISHEH REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Except for a few anxious tears, the first day of class at Dheisheh Basic Girls School was an exuberant occasion.<p>Teachers kissed each other on both cheeks. Teenagers in green-and-white striped smocks hugged. Younger girls — white rubber bands and bows …

Israel

Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Amid Talks Toward a Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas veered between escalation and cease-fire Thursday after 24 hours of rocket exchanges and airstrikes that threatened to drag the Gaza …

After prison release, Palestinian teen considers law study

NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists and well-wishers that she now wants to study law to defend her people.<p>…

Palestinian teen protest icon Ahed al-Tamimi leaves Israeli prison

NABI SALEH, West Bank — Palestinian teenage protester Ahed Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison Sunday after serving an eight-month sentence on assault and incitement charges and arrived home to a hero’s welcome.<p>Tamimi, whose December arrest drew international attention, tearfully embraced …

Israel responds to fatal knife attack with new settler homes

Minister says ‘best answer is expansion of settlements’ after attack in West Bank<p>Israel is to build hundreds of new homes in a settlement in the occupied West Bank where a Palestinian teenager stabbed three Israelis, one of them fatally, the defence minister has said a day after the attack.<p>“The …

Israel

Troops sent to West Bank after Israeli killed in attack

ADAM, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military on Friday searched the West Bank village of a Palestinian teenager who broke into a settlement home and stabbed three Israelis, including one who later died from his wounds.<p>The military said it detained four Palestinians for questioning and set up security …

Syrian rockets fired at Israel were found at a popular tourist beach

Two rockets from Syria landed in Israel's Sea of Galilee on Wednesday in what the army believes was spillover from conflict in the neighboring country.<p>Local authorities said two projectiles landed inside Israel's Sea of Galilee, which is about 30 kilometers, or 18 1/2 miles, from Syria's border.<p>The …

Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet after it entered Israeli airspace on Tuesday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, raising fears of further military escalation in the region.<p>The Russian-made Sukhoi jet entered two kilometers into Israeli airspace …

Middle East

Stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall crashes into prayer area

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of the ancient stones from Jerusalem's Western Wall has dislodged and crashed into an adjacent prayer area. No one was hurt.<p>Footage shows the block plummeting on Monday and landing on a raised wooded platform used for egalitarian prayer.<p>Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich …

Western Wall

Israeli army kills Palestinian teen in Bethlehem raid

Israeli forces shot a 15-year-old in the chest and rounded up 11 others during an overnight raid in occupied West Bank.<p>Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian teenager and rounded up at least 11 others during an overnight raid in theoccupied West Bank.<p>Arkan Thaer Mizhar, 15, was shot in the …

West Bank

Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Gaza's militant Hamas rulers say they have accepted a cease-fire ending an Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot …

Israel launches waves of strikes across Gaza after soldier killed

UN peace envoy warns both sides to ‘step back from the brink’ as fears of war grow<p>Israel has launched an intense wave of strikes across the Gaza Strip after one of its soldiers was killed in gunfire along the border, raising fears of renewed conflict.<p>Explosions were seen across the coastal enclave …

Israel

Palestinians in Jerusalem demolish own homes rather than see Israelis move in

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two Palestinian families on Thursday demolished the homes they had lived in for nearly two decades, saying they would rather destroy them than face the prospect of Israeli settlers moving in.<p>Palestinian Jihad Shawamrah stands on the ruins of his house that he demolished to not …

News

Protests erupt at Bedouin village Israel plans to demolish

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian protests broke out on Wednesday at a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank facing Israeli demolition in what rights groups have condemned as a bid to expand Jewish settlement.<p>Israel moved three bulldozers to the village, Khan al-Ahmar, earlier in …

Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said there was concern the PA was financing activities Australia "would never support." Australia will instead send its …

Ronan Farrow: Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein and me

I’ve made too many enemies through my journalism ever to run for political office in the United States<p>“Thanks for taking the time,” says Ronan Farrow when we meet at a central London hotel. Farrow is the journalist whose exposé of Harvey Weinstein helped kickstart the #MeToo movement. Just 30 years …

Harvey Weinstein

Supreme Court Upholds Individual Rights In 2 Key Criminal Justice Cases

The Supreme Court handed down five decisions Monday, and one that could pave a path for legalizing sports gambling throughout the country got most of the attention Monday morning. But the court also decided two important criminal justice and personal rights cases.<p>In one, <i>McCoy v. Louisiana,</i> the …

Rights & Freedoms

55 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in …

Protest

That One Night: The Oral History of the Greatest ‘Office’ Episode Ever

As the first season of NBC’s <i>The Office</i> drew to a close in the spring of 2005, the show was on life support. Much of the press had dismissed it as a …

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrate at Gaza border for a third week, hundreds injured

By Erin Cunningham and<p>Erin Cunningham<p>Middle East reporter covering Iran, Turkey, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ruth Eglash<p>Ruth Eglash<p>Reporter covering Israel and the Palestinian territories<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Israeli military officials had warned Palestinians to steer clear of the fence …

United Nations

Can Rabbi Rick Jacobs Save Liberal Zionism in the Age of Netanyahu?

There’s a wall in front of Rabbi Rick Jacobs. Jerusalem’s Western Wall, to be exact. The millennia-old structure, often called the holiest site in …

Plan to deport 20,000 asylum seekers sparks protests, fear as deadline looms

A battle is brewing over illegal immigration, but this one doesn't involve building a new wall.<p>Unlike the controversy in the United States over …

Israeli monitor: Settlements grew under Trump presidency

JERUSALEM (AP) — West Bank settlement construction surged during the first year of the Trump presidency, an Israeli monitoring group said Sunday, …

Thousands of Africans protest Israel's mass deportation plan

As many as 25,000 asylum applicants and their supporters have demonstrated in central Tel Aviv against plans for a mass expulsion. Rights groups are …

Tel Aviv

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton

When the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in a documentary as potential evidence for …

Mutations

Palestinian Teen Agrees To 8 Months In Prison After Slapping Israeli Soldier

A Palestinian teenager who gained international attention after a video showed her slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier has agreed to plead guilty to assault charges and will serve eight months in prison.<p>Ahed Tamimi, 17, became a symbol of Palestinian defiance to military occupation after she …

Human Rights

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

MagazineThe Race Issue<p>Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population …

Native Hawaiians

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.<p>A Palestinian demonstrator shouts during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against Trump's decision on Jerusalem, near the …

Israel