A New York Times investigation found that the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist was fired from the approximate position of an Israeli military vehicle.
The White House formally announced that President Biden would visit the oil-rich kingdom in mid-July despite having denounced it as a “pariah” state after the assassination of a dissident.
Bodybuilding is popular among Palestinians living in Gaza, but travel restrictions and other obstacles as a result of the Israeli blockade make competing abroad a struggle.
An independent investigation is needed to determine who shot Ms. Abu Akleh and to establish whether she was a target because of her work.
The Palestinian Authority reported its final findings from a two-week investigation into the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said it was still conducting its own inquiry.
The Palestinian Authority said it would not let Israeli officials examine the bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said that is the only way to determine who fired it.
Carved up over decades, the village of Walaja sits partly in the occupied West Bank and partly in Jerusalem. Palestinians say this type of fragmentation undermines prospects for a state.
Four recent deadly attacks have highlighted Palestinian anger over vanishing prospects of a Palestinian state, but the assailants’ diverse backgrounds have left many questions unanswered.
A rash of terrorist attacks has spawned criticism of the government from the left and right, and for opposite reasons. But the coalition’s diversity has constrained its options.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, on travels through the Middle East and North Africa over the past week, was urged by Arab leaders to make good on past promises.
The Army and the police scaled up their ground presence the morning after the latest shooting brought the death toll from attacks in Israel this month to 11.
Strongly denied by Israel and its supporters, the claim is the first time that a U.N.-appointed rapporteur has accused Israel of apartheid in such an unequivocal way.
Three Israeli military commanders have been reprimanded and reassigned after an investigation into the death of a 78-year-old man after he was detained.
The elderly man, who was identified as Omar Asad, had been held during a raid by the Israeli Army on a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank.
A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest, Israel agreed to release him.
Israel’s strict border controls have largely barred foreign tourists from entry, but the traditional Jerusalem Santa is managing to bring some local cheer.
Seven months after a war with Israel, hundreds are dead but otherwise little has changed. It’s a familiar pattern.
Approved despite the objections of the United States, critics say the new homes will consolidate Israel’s presence in the West Bank and make it harder to create a Palestinian state.
The Israeli military said the five were killed during raids to arrest members of a Hamas network planning terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.
The government has held high-level meetings with Palestinian officials and aided the Palestinians economically, a sharp change from the previous government.
For months, the Palestinian authorities struggled to get doses. Now they have the shots, but disinformation and conspiracy theories have led to widespread hesitancy.
Up a mountain in the West Bank, several hundred villagers practice an ancient Israelite religion while maintaining an ambiguous national identity.
Nizar Banat’s death comes amid a crackdown on the authorities’ opponents.
The exchanges on Thursday and into Friday stopped short of a full-scale escalation, but they underscored the fragile nature of the cease-fire that ended last month’s war.
A two-state solution remains our only viable option.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan to discuss rebuilding war-ravaged Gaza, largely avoiding talk of a long-term Israeli-Palestinian agreement.
President Biden must re-energize the possibility of a two-state solution.
Standing beside Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel vowed “a very powerful response” if Hamas were to break a fragile cease-fire.
The secretary of state will also use his trip to the region this week to work on humanitarian aid for Gaza but has no plans to pursue full-fledged peace talks.
The battle with Hamas may benefit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel politically in the short term, but it leaves his underlying problems unresolved.
America has a role to play in bringing peace to both Israelis and Palestinians.
American taxpayers don’t have much influence over Hamas, but they do have influence over Israel.
The president came to office seeing little opportunity to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He may now be forced to get more involved.
The clashes could quickly blow over, or the unrest could blow up into another Intifada.
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.
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.
The move will once again make the United States a leading donor to the United Nations agency that assists about 5.7 million Palestinians in the Middle East.
Many Israelis feel numbed by their endless election cycle. Many Palestinians are excited about a rare chance to vote — but others expect little change without statehood.
Residents worry that the Biden administration won’t restore critical funding for the renovation of the West Bank school.
Sama’ Abdulhadi helped build the Palestinian electronic music scene. Now she is at the center of a debate about Palestinian cultural identity.
Amid a debate about Israel’s duty to supply vaccines to Palestinians living under occupation, Palestinian leaders are facing criticism for siphoning off some of the few vaccines already delivered to the occupied West Bank.
Covid cases are surging again in the West Bank amid a dispute over Israel’s obligations toward the Palestinians in the occupied territories.
The donations will go to nations like the Czech Republic and Honduras that pledged to move diplomats to Jerusalem. Critics say Israel has an obligation to inoculate Palestinians under its occupation.
The International Criminal Court on Friday said it has the authority to investigate alleged crimes in the occupied territories, in a ruling condemned by Israel and praised by Palestinians.
Despite the move, analysts believe the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement remain distant.
The decree by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority was viewed by analysts as a bid to lift his standing with the Biden administration. Skeptics expressed doubt the vote would happen.
Israel imposed a tighter lockdown as coronavirus infections soared, the variant spread, vaccines were running out and a debate erupted over the country’s responsibility to the Palestinians.
Every Christmas, the quiet West Bank town of Bethlehem becomes a bustling hub for pilgrims, tourists and dignitaries. Not this year.
Allowing the convicted spy Jonathan Pollard the ability to emigrate to Israel was just the latest in a long list of prizes for America’s closest ally in the Middle East.
The Palestinian Authority pays stipends to prisoners held by Israel in a system critics call “pay to slay.” The worse the crime, the higher the payment.