- Israel's new defense minister backs two-state solution 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 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 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 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 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 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.