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Stories with place: West Bank
  • Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns 
    Updated: May-27-15 12:23 pm

    JERUSALEM - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said, leaving a post that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

  • Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 8:56 am

    JERUSALEM - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

  • Senior Israeli diplomat: 'This land is ours' 
    Updated: May-21-15 1:44 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the Jewish people.

  • Israel court orders Palestinian woman lawmaker freed on bail story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 11:52 am

    OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank - An Israeli military judge ruled Thursday that jailed Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar, a well-known West Bank firebrand, should be released on bail, but ordered her held for at least three more days pending a possible appeal.

  • FIFA making progress in Israeli-Palestinian soccer spat 
    Updated: May-20-15 10:36 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is making process in resolving a spat between Palestinian and Israeli soccer leaders and hopes to avoid a vote to suspend Israel.

  • Palestinian patients find help in Israeli hospital 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:29 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The bedroom of Palestinian siblings Ahmed and Hadeel Hamdan looks like a hospital ward, filled with beeping machines, monitors, solution bags and sterilizing fluids.

  • Leading Israeli settler figure Moshe Levinger dies at age 80 
    Updated: May-17-15 9:49 am

    HEBRON, West Bank - Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a leading figure in Israel's settler movement, was laid to rest Sunday in the West Bank city of Hebron, where he helped establish a controversial Jewish community after Israel captured the territory from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast war.

  • Israeli demolition plan for Bedouin village sparks outcry 
    Updated: May-14-15 4:28 pm

    UMM AL-HIRAN, Israel - Israelis are once again locked in a bitter settlement dispute with their Arab neighbors, but this time the conflict is not unfolding in the West Bank, but in Israel's southern desert.

  • Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 3:55 pm

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

  • West Bank settlers optimistic over new Israeli government 
    Updated: May-13-15 2:20 pm

    JERUSALEM - As the new Israeli government prepares to take office, the West Bank settler movement appears poised to wield influence perhaps like never before.

  • Holy Land Christians celebrate sainthood of Arab nuns 
    Updated: May-13-15 3:05 am

    JERUSALEM - The Holy Land's Christians are excitedly preparing for next week's canonization of two Arab nuns, bringing some joy to a tiny community that has had little to celebrate in recent years.

  • Rights group: West Bank authorities silence student dissent 
    Updated: May-07-15 3:38 pm

    JERUSALEM - A leading international rights group voiced concerns Thursday that Palestinian authorities in the West Bank are increasingly clamping down on freedom of expression by arresting students for political affiliations or comments made on Facebook.

  • Analysis: New Netanyahu government headed for turmoil 
    Updated: May-07-15 2:38 pm

    JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for conflict with the Palestinians and much of the world and leaving Israel angrily divided.

  • A look at key figures in Israel's new government 
    Updated: May-07-15 2:14 pm

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli prime minister's new coalition government is dominated by nationalists and religious parties, setting Israel on a collision course with the international community on multiple fronts. The success of that government rests largely on the key players involved.

  • Danish bus agency removes ad against Israeli settlements 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 11:08 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Copenhagen's public transport agency on Thursday ordered the immediate removal of posters opposing Israeli settlements on the capital's city buses after getting "a considerable amount of complaints."

  • Hamas silences Gaza protest calling for Palestinian unity 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 9:41 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Police forces of the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip suppressed a demonstration by local youth movements calling for it to mend ties with the rival Palestinian government in the West Bank.

  • West Bank universities call off elections 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:07 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Two West Bank universities have called off upcoming student elections after President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party was trounced by the Islamic militant group Hamas in a separate university vote last week.