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Stories with place: Palestinian territories
  • PLO parliament meeting set for mid-September in West Bank 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:02 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - A top official says the parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization will meet in the West Bank next month to elect a new leadership.

  • Jewish settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalem story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:02 pm

    JERUSALEM - Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area.

  • Sexwale 'weighing all options' about FIFA presidential race 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 10:50 am

    MONACO - Touted as a potential FIFA president, Tokyo Sexwale is "weighing all options" before deciding if he will enter the governing body's election race.

  • FIFA hosts Israeli, Palestinian football leaders for talks 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:51 am

    ZURICH - A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations met for the first time Wednesday and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month.

  • Palestinians, Vatican could raise UN flags before pope visit 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:10 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at U.N. headquarters - just in time for Pope Francis' visit next month.

  • US judge: Palestinians to pay $10M to secure terror verdict 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 4:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash - and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal - to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday.

  • UN employees in Gaza strike against cost-cutting measures 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 7:43 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Thousands of employees of the United Nations' Palestinian refugee agency in the Gaza Strip are striking against cost-cutting measures the agency is imposing to overcome a financial crisis.

  • J Street elects Muslim woman president of college chapters 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - A dovish pro-Israel lobby that has struggled for acceptance by more established Jewish groups has elected an American Muslim as president of a core initiative - its chapter program on college campuses, where debates rages over Israel and Palestinians.

  • On nuclear deal, not all Israelis are with Netanyahu 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:56 pm

    JERUSALEM - At first glance, one might think Israelis are solidly behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's all-out diplomatic war against the U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran. But look closer and deep fissures appear: There is angst over what some see as a reckless diplomatic adventure that pits Israel against its indispensable backer.

  • Gaza families call on Egypt to save abducted Palestinians 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:56 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Families of four Gaza Palestinians who were abducted in restive Sinai have called on Egypt to save their kin.

  • Palestinian ends fast after Israel suspended his detention story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 11:37 am

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian prisoner held without charge in Israel ended his two-month-long hunger strike on Thursday, his lawyer said, a day after Israel's Supreme Court suspended his detention.

  • Israel urges UN to investigate official for misconduct 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 12:07 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Israel's ambassador is urging the U.N.'s internal watchdog to investigate the head of a U.N. agency for misconduct, accusing her of "modern day anti-Semitism." Last year, he tried unsuccessfully to get Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to suspend Rima Khalaf.

  • Spanish festival backtracks, re-invites Jewish singer story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 4:12 pm

    MADRID - Following a barrage of criticism, organizers of an international reggae festival in Spain backtracked Wednesday and apologized for cancelling a concert by Jewish-American singer Matisyahu because he had declined to state his position regarding a Palestinian state.

  • Q&A: Palestinian hunger striker stirs debate in Israel 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:24 pm

    Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order of a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner, releasing him while he receives medical care.

  • AP Interview: Huckabee vows to shake up Mideast policies story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 1:03 pm

    JERUSALEM - Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee on Wednesday vowed to abandon key American policies in the Mideast if he is elected next year, endorsing positions that would put the U.S. at odds with its closest allies.

  • Palestinian hunger striker regains consciousness 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 10:50 am

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian detainee who slipped into unconsciousness last week after a two-month hunger strike woke up Tuesday and said he would continue his protest, even as his condition remains critical.

  • Egypt opens border with Gaza for first time in 2 months 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 11:31 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip for the first time in two months.

  • Israeli force-feeding law pits doctors against state story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 12:07 pm

    RAMAT GAN, Israel - Hospitalized and shackled, Palestinian Mohammed Allan was 60 days into a hunger strike to protest his detention without charge in an Israeli jail when he slipped into unconsciousness Friday.

  • Leaked documents raise anger over Palestinian corruption story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 7:46 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Documents leaked online detailing two attempts by Palestinian officials to misuse public funds have triggered outrage, highlighting the corruption and mismanagement critics say remains rampant in the Palestinian government.

  • US intervenes in lawsuit over Palestinian terror attacks 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 6:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has intervened in a lawsuit over Palestinian terror attacks that have killed Americans, advising a judge that requiring a hefty bond payment in the case could financially destabilize the Palestinian government.

  • Health of Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike at risk 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 6:19 am

    JERUSALEM - The family of a Palestinian prisoner held by Israel says his health is dire after waging a hunger strike for the last 56 days.

  • Gaza, West Bank teams face off for first match in years 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 5:09 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Divided politically and geographically, Palestinians made strides toward unity with the first football match between a West Bank club and a Gaza Strip team in 15 years on Thursday.

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

  • Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:23 pm

    JERUSALEM - The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. Though the attacks rarely kill and are smaller in scope than past Palestinian attacks, Jewish extremists have for years been attacking Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli schools and military bases, often to counter what they perceive to be the Israeli government's soft stance toward Palestinians.

  • US condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:56 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act that must be punished.