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Stories with place: West Bank
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.