- Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel Updated: Jul-07-15 10:54 am
JERUSALEM - Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.
- Correction: Palestinians-Rainbow Flag story Updated: Jul-06-15 3:28 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - In a story June 30 about Palestinian protesters whitewashing a gay pride rainbow flag, The Associated Press reported erroneously that homosexual acts are banned by law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While homosexuality is largely taboo in Palestinian society, there are no laws specifically banning homosexual acts.
- Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank Updated: Jul-03-15 4:16 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years.
- Palestinian killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle Updated: Jul-03-15 2:49 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle.
- A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows Updated: Jun-30-15 7:38 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.
- UN report on Gaza: Both sides may be guilty of war crimes Updated: Jun-22-15 11:00 am
JERUSALEM - A much-awaited United Nations report into the 2014 Gaza war released Monday found that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups may have committed war crimes during the conflict.
- Palestinian Authority freezes assets of former PM Updated: Jun-22-15 7:10 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says the Palestinian Authority has frozen his bank account and accused him of money laundering.
- US developing 'Plan B' for deporting convicted plane bomber Updated: Jun-21-15 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal government has been exploring a "Plan B" to deport a man who placed a bomb on a Hawaii-bound airplane in 1982 and who has remained in immigration custody since being released from prison two years ago.
- Israel church set ablaze in possible Jewish extremist attack Updated: Jun-18-15 11:23 am
TABGHA, Israel - A fire ripped through one of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land on Thursday, damaging the roof and burning prayer books in what authorities believe is an attack by Jewish extremists.
- Israeli veterans group comes under fire amid boycott threat Updated: Jun-14-15 6:04 am
JERUSALEM - An organization of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to shedding light on the dark side of the country's military is coming increasingly under fire, roiling a country in the grips of a battle against the burgeoning threat of international isolation and boycotts.
- After attack, Egypt's Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism Updated: Jun-11-15 4:59 pm
LUXOR, Egypt - Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist industry on which most of the population depends for their livelihoods, just as it was starting to regain some footing after years of turmoil.
- EU moves ahead on labeling of Israeli settlement products Updated: Jun-09-15 3:36 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel would be required to label products that are made in West Bank settlements and exported to Europe, according to guidelines being prepared by the European Union.
- Palestinian poll shows discontent with Hamas, Gaza war Updated: Jun-09-15 12:11 pm
JERUSALEM - Gaza residents are unhappy with the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers and by its war with Israel last summer, a new Palestinian poll released Tuesday shows.
- Study: Israelis, Palestinians would gain billions from peace Updated: Jun-08-15 5:52 am
JERUSALEM - Israelis and Palestinians would gain billions of dollars from making peace with each other while both would face daunting economic losses in case of other alternatives, particularly in case of a return to violence, according to a new study released on Monday.