- Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank Updated: Aug-31-15 6:18 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - An Israeli raid to arrest militants in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night leaving several wounded in the clashes.
- Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge Updated: Aug-30-15 10:59 am
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank - The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.
- PLO parliament meeting set for mid-September in West Bank Updated: Aug-28-15 6:02 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A top official says the parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization will meet in the West Bank next month to elect a new leadership.
- On nuclear deal, not all Israelis are with Netanyahu Updated: Aug-20-15 2:56 pm
JERUSALEM - At first glance, one might think Israelis are solidly behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's all-out diplomatic war against the U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran. But look closer and deep fissures appear: There is angst over what some see as a reckless diplomatic adventure that pits Israel against its indispensable backer.
- Q&A: Palestinian hunger striker stirs debate in Israel Updated: Aug-19-15 2:24 pm
Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order of a hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner, releasing him while he receives medical care.
- AP Interview: Huckabee vows to shake up Mideast policies Updated: Aug-19-15 1:03 pm
JERUSALEM - Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee on Wednesday vowed to abandon key American policies in the Mideast if he is elected next year, endorsing positions that would put the U.S. at odds with its closest allies.
- Leaked documents raise anger over Palestinian corruption Updated: Aug-12-15 7:46 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Documents leaked online detailing two attempts by Palestinian officials to misuse public funds have triggered outrage, highlighting the corruption and mismanagement critics say remains rampant in the Palestinian government.
- Gaza, West Bank teams face off for first match in years Updated: Aug-06-15 5:09 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Divided politically and geographically, Palestinians made strides toward unity with the first football match between a West Bank club and a Gaza Strip team in 15 years on Thursday.
- Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 pm
JERUSALEM - The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.