The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: Tracing a Bullet to an Israeli Convoy

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.

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Biden Trip to Saudi Arabia Is Set, but Energy Help Is Not

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.

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Israel’s Government Teeters Again, Losing Vote on Law that Supports West Bank Settlers

The vote’s failure — from defections within the governing bloc and a power move by usually pro-settler opposition lawmakers — could topple the government and throw a lifeline to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Who Killed Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh?

An independent investigation is needed to determine who shot Ms. Abu Akleh and to establish whether she was a target because of her work.

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Palestinian Inquiry Accuses Israel of Intentionally Killing Al Jazeera Journalist

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.

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Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Was Killed in Jenin. Who Will Be Next?

A transparent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh will lead to much-needed accountability.

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Israeli Police Attack Mourners Before Funeral for Shireen Abu Akleh

As hundreds gathered to witness the start of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral procession, riot police assaulted the people carrying her coffin.

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Israeli Police Attack Funeral of Slain Palestinian Journalist

Video showed police officers in Jerusalem beating and kicking mourners next to the coffin of Shireen Abu Akleh, an Al Jazeera reporter who was killed on Wednesday, forcing one to the ground.

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Why a Bullet Is the Focus of Investigations In Journalist’s Killing

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.

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Shireen Abu Akleh, Palestinian Journalist, Dies, Aged 51

Ms. Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American reporter who was killed in the West Bank on Wednesday, was a household name across the Middle East.

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Al Jazeera Journalist Is Killed During Clashes in West Bank

The circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran journalist, are still unclear.

#deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #news-and-news-media, #palestinians, #west-bank

Israel’s Oldest Museum Takes a New Look at Israeli Art

For decades, museums presented Israeli art as a companion to the country’s history. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art breaks away from that approach — with surprising results.

#art, #herzl-theodor, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #museums, #palestinians, #sculpture, #tel-aviv-israel, #west-bank, #zionism

In a Village Divided, Palestinians See Their Hold on Territory Eroding

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.

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Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinian Militants in West Bank After Rise in Attacks

The Israeli authorities said the men were killed in a shootout. The security forces have ramped up their operations after a wave of violence.

#israel, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #west-bank

Israel Bolsters Security Amid Deadliest Wave of Terrorist Attacks in Years

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.

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U.N. Investigator Accuses Israel of Apartheid, Citing Permanence of Occupation

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.

#amnesty-international, #apartheid-policy, #btselem, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #united-nations, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #west-bank

The Sunday Read: ‘What Rashida Tlaib Represents’

She changed the Israeli-Palestinian debate in Congress by reminding her colleagues of the human stakes. It’s a burden she would rather not carry.

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Palestinians Threatened With Eviction Can Stay in Their Homes — for Now

Israel’s high court stayed the eviction of four Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes. The eviction threat had stoked tensions that led to war in Gaza.

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As Violence Rises in the West Bank, Settler Attacks Raise Alarm

Attacks by settlers and Palestinians have both reached a five-year high. But unlike Palestinian suspects, violent settlers are rarely prosecuted.

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Israeli Commanders Disciplined in Death of Palestinian-American Man

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.

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Palestinian American Held by Israel Died of Heart Attack, Autopsy Shows

The coroner’s report suggested that Omar Assad, 78, had a stress-induced heart attack as a result of injuries he sustained while in Israeli military custody.

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Palestinian-American Died Handcuffed in Israeli Custody, Witnesses Say

Omar Assad, 78, had hoped to see his children in the U.S. one more time. Instead he died after being detained by Israeli soldiers.

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Palestinian American Dies of Heart Attack After Brief Detention by Israeli Troops

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.

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Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Leads to Deal for Release

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.

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A New Israeli Wonderland, Where You Can Almost Forget Where You Are

An alien spaceship theme park, an Italian Renaissance-style mall, a canal with gondolas. “Nothing in Israel compares with it,” the developer says. There’s just one catch.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #judean-desert-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #west-bank

Hamas, Claiming Victory Over Israel, Is Stuck in Same Old Cycle

Seven months after a war with Israel, hundreds are dead but otherwise little has changed. It’s a familiar pattern.

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Israel is Silencing Palestinian Civil Rights Organizations

These human rights activists are not terrorists.

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #palestinians, #west-bank

Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism

How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel.

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‘Shrinking the Conflict’: What Does Israel’s New Mantra Really Mean?

Short of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wants to “shrink” it. Critics say it’s just a new term for the old policies.

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In Reversal, Israel’s New Government Engages With Palestinian Authority

The government has held high-level meetings with Palestinian officials and aided the Palestinians economically, a sharp change from the previous government.

#abbas-mahmoud, #bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fatah-al, #gantz-benny, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

Six prisoners had tunneled out of a maximum-security facility on Sept. 6, in an embarrassment for Israel.

#israel, #palestinians, #prison-escapes, #west-bank

Israel Captures 2 of 6 Palestinian Fugitives Who Escaped Prison

The escape on Monday was seen as a rare humiliation of Israel’s security establishment, and celebrated by Palestinians. The other four inmates remain at large.

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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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The World’s Last Samaritans, Straddling the Israeli-Palestinian Divide

Up a mountain in the West Bank, several hundred villagers practice an ancient Israelite religion while maintaining an ambiguous national identity.

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Soccer Team Was Lone Bright Spot in West Bank Village. Virus Took That, Too.

Despite a fan base of just 1,400 people, the Wadi al-Nis club was a perennial West Bank powerhouse. But the team — most of whose players are related — could not defeat the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #palestinians, #soccer, #west-bank

Ben & Jerry’s to Stop Selling Ice Cream in Israeli Occupied Territories

A politically active company just waded into one of the most fraught issues in the world, and the reaction was immediate.

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Israel’s New Leaders Tilt Right With Settler Deal, Hinting at Approach

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s decision about an unauthorized settlement has provided an early idea of how he hopes to manage his unlikely coalition.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #lapid-yair, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #west-bank

Unauthorized Settlement Creates Stress Test for Israel’s New Government

The outpost of Evyatar is illegal under Israeli law. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will anger one wing of his coalition if he evicts the settlers, and another if he lets them stay.

#bennett-naftali, #evictions, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #west-bank

This Is Still Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu is out of office. But his legacy remains.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #west-bank

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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Netanyahu’s Road Through Israel’s History, in Pictures

A photographic journey shows how ‘Bibi’ put his stamp on Israel — through his toughness and the search for security in an unstable region.

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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.

#east-jerusalem, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #west-bank

How Naftali Bennett, Head of a Small Right-Wing Party in Israel, Rose to the Top

The energetic leader of the small, right-wing Yamina party has managed to leverage his modest electoral gain for a shot at the top job.

#bennett-naftali, #elections, #israel, #lapid-yair, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #shaked-ayelet-1976, #west-bank

Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Would-Be Prime Minister?

A former chief of staff to the prime minister he may replace, he is considered by some to be more right-wing than his old boss.

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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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Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel’s Mixed Towns More Jewish

An eruption of Arab-Jewish violence inside Israeli cities has focused attention on a movement of religious nationalists seeking to strengthen the Jewish presence in areas with large Arab populations.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank, #zionism

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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Palestinian Anger With Israel Is Undimmed, Even With Battle Paused

Unrest broke out in Jerusalem and the West Bank again on Friday, and Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories expressed the need for common cause against injustice.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Jerry Nadler: Democrats Have Not Changed Their Position on Israel

We can criticize Netanyahu and still recognize our allies.

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