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Tag Archives: Palestinians
At Al Aqsa Mosque, Shards of Stained Glass Tell a Story of Conflict
Artisans at the contested Jerusalem holy site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, complain of Israeli interference with their work and face a constant struggle to keep up with repairs after violence flares.
The Tech Worker With a 4-Hour Commute From the West Bank to Tel Aviv
Moha Alshawamreh is among the few Palestinians who work in Israel’s tech industry. His commute shows both the inequities of life in the West Bank and an exception to them.
Israel’s Judicial Overhaul Plan Ignites Debate Among American Jews
Jewish American leaders are denouncing a proposal by the country’s right-wing government to weaken the power of the country’s judiciary, in ways that some call unusually forceful.
6 Palestinians Killed After Israeli Raid in West Bank Clashes
The Israeli military said one of those killed was suspected in the fatal shooting of two Israeli brothers in the West Bank village of Huwara, which set off revenge attacks by Jewish settlers.
In West Bank, New Armed Groups Emerge, and Dormant Ones Stir
The small but influential Lions’ Den network has attracted young Palestinians disappointed by their leaders and angry at Israeli violence. Veteran fighters are restless, too.
Video: How an Israeli Raid on a Safe House Ended With Civilians Killed
A New York Times analysis of videos shows how an Israeli raid to capture Palestinian gunmen rippled into one of the most violent encounters in the West Bank in decades.
Netanyahu’s Grip Loosens Amid Israel Turmoil
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised stability, but two months into his new tenure, Israeli divisions have deepened, West Bank violence has escalated and splits have emerged in his coalition.
Netanyahu Is Shattering Israeli Society
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attack on the judiciary is throwing Israel into chaos.
Ahmed Qurei, Former Palestinian Premier and Peace Envoy, Dies at 86
A member of the old guard of Palestinian leaders, Mr. Qurei was a principal architect of the Oslo Accords, the first peace agreement with Israel.
Revenge Attacks After Killing of 2 Israeli Brothers Leave West Bank on Edge
Settlers burned and vandalized hundreds of cars and homes in four Palestinian villages, according to Israeli rights groups and Palestinian officials, and the area was braced for more violence.
West Bank Attack Kills 2 Israelis as Middle East Officials Meet in Jordan
A Palestinian gunman killed two Israelis as American, Israeli and Arab officials met to discuss ways to lower tensions. Then Jewish settlers went on a rampage.
At Least 10 Palestinians Killed During Israeli Raid in West Bank
A gunfight broke out between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen during an Israeli operation to arrest Palestinian fighters. Ten Palestinians were killed and more than 100 others wounded.
Netanyahu’s Judicial Overhaul Plan Divides Even Israel’s Religious Right
A plan to limit judicial influence set off a rancorous debate, mass protests and even fears of political violence. Now, some among the government’s religious right-wing base are breaking ranks.
Biden’s 46 Words About Israel at a Critical Moment
The president’s statement could energize opposition to Netanhayu’s plan to weaken judicial independence.
At Least 2 Dead as Driver Rams Bus Stop in East Jerusalem
A man drove a car into a group of civilians outside an Israeli settlement in what the police described as a terrorist attack. A 6-year-old was among those killed.
Israeli Raid Kills at Least 5 Palestinians in West Bank
The Israeli Army said the deaths near Jericho came during an operation to arrest gunmen accused of attempting an attack. This year has been the deadliest start for Palestinians in the West Bank in a decade and a half.
In West Bank, Settlers Sense Their Moment After Far Right’s Rise
After a surge in violence, there are fears of a wider escalation in the occupied West Bank. Israeli settlers see an opportunity, and Palestinians fear what’s next.
Israel’s Government Pushes Home Demolitions as Violence Surges
Israel defends its policy of leveling the family homes of Palestinians accused of attacks on its citizens as a deterrent. Critics say it is illegal and ineffective.
Netanyahu Juggles Competing Goals Over Palestinian Attacks
After a deadly week, Benjamin Netanyahu faces domestic calls for a harsh crackdown, and international pressure to moderate. It’s a familiar balancing act — but with one major difference.
Blinken Meets With Palestinian Leader After Surge in Violence
Following talks with Israeli officials in Jerusalem, the U.S. secretary of state, Antony J. Blinken, met the Palestinian leadership in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah amid a sharp rise in tensions in the region.
Blinken Heads to West Bank After Surge in Violence
After meeting Israeli officials in Jerusalem, the U.S. secretary of state will meet the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah amid a sharp rise in tensions in the region.
Blinken to Meet Netanyahu at Turbulent Moment for Israel
The secretary of state will sit down with the Israeli prime minister as violence and mass protests rattle his country.
As Israelis Grieve, Some Palestinians Exult, and Some Fear What’s Next
Two Palestinians shot a dozen Israelis, seven fatally, over the weekend. In the aftermath, the attackers’ relatives expressed a mixture of pride and dread.
Palestinian Man Fatally Shot as Violence Continues With Israel Forces
Tensions and violence have gripped the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jerusalem for days after an Israeli military raid on Thursday killed nine people.
Amid Spasm of Violence, Israel’s Far-Right Government Raises Risk of Escalation
Israel and the West Bank were gripped by violence this week. Its roots predate Israel’s new far-right government, but the government’s ministers and goals are fueling tensions.
2 Injured in Jerusalem Attack, Hours After a Nearby Mass Shooting
Two Israelis were shot and injured on Saturday in East Jerusalem, the day after an attack outside a synagogue elsewhere in the city killed seven people.
At Least 5 Killed in Shooting at a Jerusalem Synagogue
Police said a gunman killed the people at a small synagogue, before being killed himself by police fire.
Israeli Raid on West Bank City Kills Nine Palestinians, Officials Say
The violence comes as Israel’s new government, the most right-wing administration ever, has signaled an even tougher line against the Palestinians.
Harvard Reverses Course on Human Rights Advocate Who Criticized Israel
News that the university had blocked a fellowship for the former head of Human Rights Watch stirred debate over academic freedom and donor influence.
Can Joe Biden Save Israel?
The president should give Netanyahu some tough love.
Hummus, Tahini and Other Tastes of Home in Jerusalem’s Old City
A local provides a throw-away-the-map food tour of the Muslim quarter, offering a window into the city that tourists rarely see.
Israel Moves Right
Israel’s new right-wing government is moving quickly to transform the country.
In Israel, Netanyahu’s Hard-Right Agenda Gains Steam
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is pushing to upend the judiciary, entrench Israeli control of the West Bank and strengthen ultraconservative Jews, fueling protests and deepening Israel’s divisions.
U.S. Officials Repatriate a Looted Relic to the Palestinian Authority
As the object, a carved spoon, was handed back at a ceremony in Bethlehem, officials said it was the first time the United States had repatriated an antiquity to the Palestinian government.
Hard-Line Israeli Minister Visits Volatile Jerusalem Holy Site
Itamar Ben-Gvir, the ultranationalist national security minister, toured the site just days after taking office, drawing a furious reaction from Palestinian leaders.
For Palestinians, a Rush to Claim ‘Martyrs’ Killed by Israel
In one of the deadliest years for Palestinians, a tradition of political and armed groups claiming Palestinian “martyrs” clouds the distinction between civilian and fighter.
Israel’s Hard-Line Government Takes Office, Testing Bonds with Allies
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition will likely test ties with the United States and Europe, amid fears that it will undermine the country’s democracy and stability.
As a Researcher, I Study the Health of Palestinians. It’s Time to Pay Attention.
The blockade of my hometown, Nablus, this past October devastated the Palestinian community there in ways that are hard to measure.
A Christmas Tree Brings Life to a Destroyed Palestinian Village
For former residents of Iqrit, where Israeli forces leveled everything but the church in 1951, religious rituals bind them to a place from which they were expelled.
At Berkeley Law, a Debate Over Zionism, Free Speech and Campus Ideals
A student group, Law Students for Justice in Palestine, barred supporters of Zionism from speaking at its events. The outrage — and legal misunderstandings — grew from there.
The Ideal of Democracy in a Jewish State Is in Jeopardy
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is a threat to the democratic future of Israel.
On the Arab Christmas Table, Kubbeh and Stuffed Grape Leaves Are Nonnegotiable
For members of the Arab diaspora, the meat- and bulgur-based dish, and delicate stuffed grape leaves, are what make the season bright.
What in the World Is Happening in Israel?
The future may bring a one-state solution, a two-state solution or really one big mess.
Israelis Have Put Benjamin Netanyahu Back in Power. Palestinians Will Likely Pay the Price.
What Netanyahu’s new coalition means to Palestinians.
Netanyahu Cabinet Choice Has Criminal Convictions, Delaying a Government
Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc won Israel’s general election last month. But several issues, including his cabinet choices, have complicated the forming of his government.
Morocco Win in World Cup Brings Celebration Across Africa and Middle East
Arabs and Africans around the world joined in an outpouring of pride and joy over Morocco’s World Cup success after it defeated Spain.
Waving the Palestinian Flag, Celebrating the World Cup’s Unofficial Team
Arab fans and Arab teams have been using the tournament’s global stage to elevate the Palestinian cause in the stands and on the field.
Arab Fans are Confronting Israeli Media at Qatar’s World Cup
When Qatar granted access to Israeli soccer fans and media despite an absence of diplomatic ties, some saw it as another sign of warming ties with the Arab world. Instead, some of the Israelis got a chilly reception.
Amid Israeli Blockade on Gaza, a Fishing Fleet Limps Along
An Israeli blockade that restricts the movement of Gazans out of the strip and limits imports — or bans them completely — has been devastating for the enclave’s fishing industry.