- Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site Updated: Apr-16-14 6:04 am
- Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal Updated: Apr-14-14 2:08 pm
- Palestinian doctors caught in fight over Jerusalem Updated: Apr-13-14 12:19 pm
- Israeli peace activist Ron Pundak dies at 59 Updated: Apr-11-14 9:13 am
- Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions Updated: Apr-11-14 7:25 am
- Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets Updated: Apr-10-14 4:04 pm
- AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
- Palestinian urges boycott of Israeli settlements Updated: Apr-08-14 5:34 pm
- Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace Updated: Apr-08-14 3:03 pm
- Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza Updated: Apr-08-14 12:07 pm
- Thousands of Jerusalem Arabs without water Updated: Apr-07-14 2:09 pm
- First women joining Palestinian commando unit Updated: Apr-07-14 2:20 am
- Ex-Palestinian prisoner teaches Hebrew, tolerance Updated: Apr-06-14 3:28 pm
- Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks Updated: Apr-04-14 8:39 pm
- Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
- Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead' Updated: Apr-03-14 3:28 pm
- New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic Updated: Apr-02-14 12:37 pm
- Power: US opposes Palestinian moves to statehood Updated: Apr-02-14 11:37 am
- American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble Updated: Apr-02-14 3:15 am
- AP Interview: Pollard's ex-wife urges his release Updated: Apr-01-14 5:13 pm
- Kerry: Premature to write off Mideast peace talks Updated: Apr-01-14 3:16 pm
- Israel: Vandals spray hate graffiti on monastery Updated: Apr-01-14 11:58 am
- Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert of bribery Updated: Mar-31-14 3:58 pm
- Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks Updated: Mar-31-14 11:55 am
- Palestinian envoy's death not from safe explosion Updated: Mar-31-14 9:55 am
JERUSALEM - Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.
JERUSALEM - Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank.
ABU DIS, West Bank - Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east Jerusalem, despite a shortage of doctors there.
JERUSALEM - Ron Pundak, an Israeli academic and peace activist who was instrumental in initiating peace talks with the Palestinians in the 1990s, died Friday. He was 59.
GENEVA - Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet.
CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.
UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian U.N. envoy urged the world Tuesday to boycott products from "illegal" Israeli settlements as part of a stepped up campaign to help Palestine become independent.
WASHINGTON - U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope that negotiations would continue.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon later this week, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.
JERUSALEM - Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in east Jerusalem have been without running water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man's land caused by the divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
JERICHO, West Bank - Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves rappelled down a six-story tower, fired assault rifles at imaginary terrorists and in a drill straight out of the movies bundled a would-be VIP into a car and sped off after a shooting.
DEIR JARIR, West Bank - Facing a classroom of Palestinian 10th graders, Hebrew teacher Esmat Mansour asks his students who is for and against learning the language. A few raise their hands in favor, others against and he asks both sides to explain.
WASHINGTON - With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said.
CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.
RABAT, Morocco - Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to seek further international recognition of a "state of Palestine" - despite promises to hold off while negotiating with Israel - has thrown into disarray the troubled U.S. mediation efforts on a peace deal. Here's a look at the possible repercussions.
WASHINGTON - U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power told a House panel on Wednesday that the U.S. opposes all unilateral actions that the Palestinians take to statehood. She says there are no shortcuts to statehood, and that any unilateral actions could be "tremendously destructive" to the peace process.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release in a high-stakes gamble to advance Mideast peace talks.
MODIIN, Israel - The ex-wife of imprisoned Jewish-American spy Jonathan Pollard on Tuesday implored the Israeli government to secure his release, saying her former husband's health could be in danger if he remains behind bars much longer.
BRUSSELS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "completely premature" to write off the Israeli-Palestinian peace process even as negotiations were dealt a blow by a speech in which the Palestinian leader said he would press for U.N. recognition over Israel's strong objections.
JERUSALEM - Vandals scrawled hate graffiti on a Catholic monastery in central Israel and slashed the tires of nearby cars weeks before Pope Francis visits the Holy land, Israeli police said Tuesday.
JERUSALEM - An Israeli court on Monday convicted ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a high-profile bribery case, crushing his hopes for a political comeback and setting the stage for him to become the first Israeli premier to go to prison.
TEL AVIV, Israel - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point.
PRAGUE - The explosion that killed the ambassador at the Palestinian Embassy complex in Prague was not caused by a booby-trapped safe as previously believed, Czech investigators said Monday.