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Stories with place: West Bank
  • Israel's new defense minister backs two-state solution story has photos
    Updated: May-30-16 3:19 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman said he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians after he was sworn in as defense minister on Monday.

  • Palestinian leader wants time cap for any talks with Israel 
    Updated: May-28-16 12:31 pm

    CAIRO - The Palestinian president said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions.

  • West Bank outpost's impending evacuation a test for Israel story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 4:29 am

    AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank - The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu's newly-expanded hard-line government.

  • British academic rejects Israeli prize in "political choice" 
    Updated: May-26-16 5:48 am

    JERUSALEM - A prominent British academic said Thursday she had turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons, in what looked to be the latest attempt by Western activists to boycott the Jewish state.

  • Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 7:30 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with a military he is now to command.

  • French premier pushes Mideast initiative with Palestinians 
    Updated: May-24-16 10:55 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - France's prime minister said Tuesday that peace between Israelis and the Palestinians is also important for security in Europe.

  • In tough times, most Palestinians view government as corrupt 
    Updated: May-24-16 3:22 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - A gated community of villas with well-tended flower gardens near the West Bank town of Ramallah may help explain why Palestinians almost universally believe there is corruption in the government of President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Netanyahu proclaims support for peace, despite French rebuff story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 1:11 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's leader on Monday reiterated his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, seeking to persuade critics that he remains committed to peace as he prepares to bring a polarizing hardliner into his Cabinet.

  • Israel frees Palestinian who ended hunger strike in February 
    Updated: May-19-16 1:47 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Israeli military says a Palestinian prisoner who ended a 94-day hunger strike in February has been released to his home in the West Bank.

  • Palestinian history museum opens without exhibits 
    Updated: May-18-16 3:00 pm

    BIRZEIT, West Bank - The Palestinians opened a dazzling new museum Wednesday aimed at telling the tale of their history and culture, but the building is devoid of exhibits.

  • Gazans say Jordan restricting movement 
    Updated: May-16-16 2:37 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gazans who endured a border blockade by neighboring Egypt and Israel for almost a decade thought they were finally catching a break when Israel slightly eased restrictions on travel from the Hamas-ruled territory in recent months.

  • Palestinians mark uprooting anniversary with sirens, marches 
    Updated: May-15-16 9:27 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have marked the anniversary of their uprooting almost seven decades ago with sirens and low-key marches.

  • Boycott leader accuses Israel of imposing travel ban 
    Updated: May-10-16 11:28 am

    JERUSALEM - A leader of the international boycott movement against Israel on Tuesday accused Israeli authorities of imposing a travel ban on him as retribution for his political activities.

  • Fire kills 3 Gaza kids, sparks accusations over power crisis 
    Updated: May-07-16 10:56 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Three Palestinian children have died in a Gaza house fire started by a candle, sparking internal finger-pointing over the coastal territory's lingering power crisis.

  • AP sources: US getting tougher with Israel over settlements 
    Updated: May-07-16 2:57 am

    WASHINGTON - The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press.

  • 'Romeo and Juliet' takes on local twist in Gaza performance story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 9:07 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist.

  • Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 9:07 am

    SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.