Naftali Bennett Backs Hard Line on Iran, Softer Tone With U.S.

In an interview before meeting with President Biden, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he opposed U.S. efforts to restore a nuclear deal with Iran and ruled out peace talks with the Palestinians.

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Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

The bombing of a Gaza apartment building has become a focus of debate over civilian casualties in the Hamas-Israel war. For the people who lived there, it was much more than that.

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New Israeli Coalition Survives a Test From a Far-Right March

Israel’s government weathered its first potential crisis after a provocative Jewish procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem did not spark major violence.

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Far-Right March Tests New Israeli Coalition, Amid Hamas Threats

Just two days after taking office, Israel’s new government is split about a decision to allow a procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem.

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Israel’s Frail New Coalition Gets a Quick First Test

Less than a day after taking over from Benjamin Netanyahu, the new government was set to decide whether to postpone a far-right march that risks provoking Hamas.

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A House Divided: A Palestinian, a Settler and the Struggle for East Jerusalem

Efforts to force Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah set the stage for the recent Gaza war. A similar dynamic looms in a nearby district.

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Israel Security Chief Warns Against Incitement of Conflict as Tensions Mount Before Key Vote

The director of the Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, made a rare public appeal amid fears that a new round of turmoil might disrupt attempts to form a new government.

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Israeli Police Round Up More Than 1,550 Suspects in Mob Violence

At least 70 percent of those arrested are Arab citizens of Israel. Three Israeli Jews are charged with the attempted murder of an Arab driver.

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I’m From Gaza. Hamas Is Irrelevant.

The right to self-defense against Israel’s continued aggression belongs to all Palestinians.

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Joe Biden’s Sudden Opportunity to Make Peace

The latest Israel-Palestinian conflict could result in a peace deal — if the Americans are willing to broker it.

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Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Israel-Gaza Conflict

An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.

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A Cease-Fire, and New Ideas in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

The cease-fire between Hamas and Israel didn’t come a second too soon.

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The New Arab Street: Online, Global and Growing

As Israeli airstrikes pummel Gaza, the reaction from Arab capitals has been muted and protests scattered. But the voices on social media have been loud and clear.

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Kushner’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Has Failed

There’s no ignoring the plight of the Palestinians. 

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Bernie Sanders: The Approach the Israel-Palestine Conflict Needs

America has a role to play in bringing peace to both Israelis and Palestinians.

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For the Sake of Peace, Israel Must Rout Hamas

The goal of U.S. policy is to support Israel’s efforts to defang, deflate and ultimately disempower the terrorist group.

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Why Biden Can’t Look Away From the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

The escalating conflict comes at a moment of inflection for the United States’ approach to Israel and the Palestinians.

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Should U.S. Condition Aid to Israel on Reducing Conflict?

American taxpayers don’t have much influence over Hamas, but they do have influence over Israel. 

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What Life Is Like Right Now for Palestinians in East Jerusalem

The attempts by settlers to forcibly displace Palestinian families in the disputed city have galvanized broader opposition to the Israeli occupation.

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Why Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque Is an Arab-Israeli Fuse

The mosque sits on a site sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews, and it is a chronic flash point in the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Hundreds Hurt in Clashes at Aqsa Mosque as Tension Rises in Jerusalem

Anger was already building in response to the looming expulsion of several Palestinian families from their homes in the city.

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Israeli Court Delays Expulsion of Palestinian Families in East Jerusalem

The threat to evict six families from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah had become a rallying cry for Palestinians.

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Evictions in Jerusalem Become Focus of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The effort to evict six Arab families from a contested neighborhood has drawn attention to the Israeli effort to remove Palestinians from parts of East Jerusalem and led to protests.

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Palestinian Vote Delayed, Prolonging Split for West Bank and Gaza

President Mahmoud Abbas said elections could not take place unless Israel allowed voting in East Jerusalem. But privately, he also fears a poor result for his party, officials said.

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Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless.

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Israelis and Palestinians Clash Around Jerusalem’s Old City

The violence broke out as an extremist Jewish supremacy group marched in the city, chanting “Death to Arabs.”

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‘Like a Miracle’: Israel’s Vaccine Success Allows Easter Crowds in Jerusalem

Last year, the pandemic forced the cancellation of the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem. This Holy Week, local Christians are thronging the streets of the Old City.

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

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An Autistic Man Is Killed, Exposing Israel’s Festering Police Brutality Problem

The police killing of a disabled Palestinian fueled nationwide protests. But the authorities have failed to rein in the use of excessive force, which has a long history.

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The Less Impossible Israeli-Palestinian Peace

The two-state idea is comatose but not dead.

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