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TEL AVIV, Israel | Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

TEL AVIV, Israel  — Members of Israel’s Arab minority are leading a mass protest in central Tel Aviv against a contentious law that critics say marginalizes the state’s non-Jewish citizens. The rally Saturday night marks further fallout from the explosive Nation-State law that the government says enshrines the state’s Jewish character but which critics say … Continue reading TEL AVIV, Israel | Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

BEIT OUR AL-FOQA, West Bank | Palestinian-American candidate is source of West Bank pride

BEIT OUR AL-FOQA, West Bank — The Michigan primary victory of Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American who is expected to become the first Muslim woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, triggered an outpouring of joy in her ancestral village on Wednesday. Relatives in Beit Our al-Foqa, where Tlaib’s mother was born, greeted the news with … Continue reading BEIT OUR AL-FOQA, West Bank | Palestinian-American candidate is source of West Bank pride

Mike Huckabee says he may buy home in West Bank settlement

EFRAT, West Bank/ August 1, 2018 (STL.News) — Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has symbolically taken part in the building of an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. The former governor of Arkansas laid bricks and spread cement Wednesday in a new neighborhood in Efrat. He says he may one day “purchase a holiday home” … Continue reading Mike Huckabee says he may buy home in West Bank settlement

NABI SALEH, West Bank | After prison release, Palestinian teen considers law study

NABI SALEH, West Bank — 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. In a news conference in the courtyard … Continue reading NABI SALEH, West Bank | After prison release, Palestinian teen considers law study

JERUSALEM  | Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi out of Israeli prison

JERUSALEM  —Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi returned home to a hero’s welcome in her West Bank village on Sunday after Israel released the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. Ahed and her mother, Nariman Tamimi, were greeted with banners, cheers and Palestinian flags as they … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi out of Israeli prison

ADAM, West Bank | Troops sent to West Bank after Israeli killed in attack

ADAM, West Bank— 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. The military said it detained four Palestinians for questioning and set up security checkpoints at entrances to Kauber, the assailant’s village, … Continue reading ADAM, West Bank | Troops sent to West Bank after Israeli killed in attack

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president’s spokesman says any U.S. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Saturday President Trump’s team is headed toward a dead end because they are not engaging the Palestinians or their positions. Abu Rudeneh says the U.S. should “abandon the illusion … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Abbas aide slams reported US plans to raise funds for Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian official has condemned reported U.S. plans to secure Gulf funding for major economic projects in blockaded, impoverished Gaza. Nabil Abu Rdeneh, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, alleged Monday that such efforts aim to further separate the Gaza and the West Bank which flank Israel. Abbas runs … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Abbas aide slams reported US plans to raise funds for Gaza