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50 years on, israel keeps tight grip on palestinian economy


fuad maraita's alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. his hometown of salfit, in the israeli-occupied west bank, still lies in darkness.






50 years on, israel keeps tight grip on palestinian economy


fuad maraita wakes up at 3:30 a.m. his hometown of salfit in the israeli-occupied west bank lies in darkness.






50 years on, israel keeps tight grip on palestinian economy


salfit, west bank (ap) — fuad maraita’s alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. his hometown of salfit, in the israeli-occupied west bank, still lies in darkness. he drinks a cup of strong arabic coffee and a glass of milk in silence. a few minutes later, he slings a cloth bag with his lunch over his […]






palestinian prisoners in israel suspend hunger strike


deal struck with israel reinstates right for palestinian inmates to receive two visitors per month, officials say.






trump deportation threats to constrict already-tight job market, could cost econ


president donald trump's sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants will strain an already tight u.s. job market, with one study suggesting that removing all of them would cost the economy as much as $5 trillion over 10 years. that represents the contribution of the millions of unauthorized...






trump deportation threats to constrict already-tight job market, could cost econ


president donald trump's sweeping crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally will strain an already tight u.s. job market, with one study suggesting that removing all of them would cost the economy as much as $5 trillion over 10 years. that represents the contribution of the millions of unauthorized...






israel: mass hunger strike of palestinian prisoners ends


jerusalem (ap) — hundreds of hunger-striking palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on saturday after reaching a compromise for better conditions, israel’s prison service said. prison service spokeswoman nicole englander said the inmates declared an end to the strike saturday morning. she said it came after israel reached a compromise with the palestinian authority and […]






lost time: palestinian prisoners in israel


the poignant stories of palestinian prisoners in israel and the effects of imprisonment on them and their families.






a timeline of palestinian mass hunger strikes in israel


palestinian prisoners have engaged in mass hunger strikes since 1968, after israel occupied the palestinian territories.






compromise ends hunger strike by palestinian prisoners


hundreds of hunger-striking palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast saturday after reaching a compromise with israel for additional family visits, israeli and palestinian officials said. israel prison service spokeswoman nicole englander said the inmates declared an end to the strike saturday...






palestinian cartographer uses map against israel closure


jerusalem (ap) — a prominent palestinian cartographer says he used a tool of his trade — a map — to explain to israeli authorities they shouldn’t have closed his office on the outskirts of jerusalem last week. israel issued a six-month closure order on grounds that khalil tufagji operated illegally from jerusalem for the palestinian […]






israel sets closure on palestinian areas ahead of passover


israel has imposed a closure on the palestinian territories as a security measure for the weeklong passover holiday.






israel: no talks with palestinian inmates on hunger strike


israel will not negotiate with hundreds of palestinian prisoners who launched a hunger strike to press for better conditions, a government minister said tuesday, adding that the organizer of the protest has been placed in solitary confinement.






us will not allow palestine official to hold top un post, haley says


the donald trump administration will not allow palestinian officials to take on top positions in the united nations until the palestinian authority cooperates in peace talks with israel, nikki haley, the u.s. envoy to the u.n., said monday at the annual policy conference of the american-israel publi...






ap analysis: few alternatives to palestinian state


the trump administration appears to be easing away from longstanding u.s. support for palestinian statehood as the preferred outcome of middle east peace efforts, which may please some allies of prime minister benjamin netanyahu in israel. but the alternatives are few, and each comes with daunting and combustible complications, including for israel itself.






few good alternatives to palestinian state


the trump administration appears to be easing away from longstanding u.s. support for palestinian statehood as the preferred outcome of middle east peace efforts, which may please some allies of prime minister benjamin netanyahu in israel. but the alternatives are few, and each comes with daunting and combustible complications, including for israel itself.






ap analysis: few good alternatives to palestinian state


the trump administration appears to be easing away from longstanding u.s. support for palestinian statehood as the preferred outcome of middle east peace efforts, which may please some allies of prime minister benjamin netanyahu in israel. but the alternatives are few, and each comes with daunting and combustible complications, including for israel itself.






palestinians urge sanctions over israel's settlement law


a palestinian cabinet minister on tuesday called on the international community to punish israel for a contentious new law, just hours after the israeli parliament adopted the bill to retroactively legalize thousands of west bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private palestinian land.






abbas says israel is building a single, apartheid state


palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, has poured scorn on the israeli parliament’s controversial vote to retroactively legalise almost 4,000 settler homes, built unlawfully on palestinian land. it is being described as legalised theft. israel legalizes #settlement in west bank, palestinians furious ...






palestinian envoy warns against moving us embassy in israel


the palestinian's top envoy to the united states is warning that moving the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem could disrupt efforts to secure peace in the middle east.






palestinians ask world to punish israel for settlement law


a palestinian cabinet minister on tuesday called on the international community to punish israel for a contentious new law, just hours after the israeli parliament adopted the bill to retroactively legalize thousands of west bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private palestinian land.






palestinian prisoners in israel suspend hunger strike


deal struck with israel after intense talks hailed as 'victory' for palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 40 days.






palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike


hundreds of hunger-striking palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on saturday after reaching a compromise with israel for additional family visits, israeli and palestinian officials said.






will israel annex palestinian territories?


israeli members of parliament p a new law which allows settlers to remain on palestinian land.






israel says palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret


israel's prison service released footage on sunday that it says shows the leader of a mass palestinian hunger strike breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now in its 21st day.






palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike


hundreds of hunger-striking palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on the first day of the month-long muslim holiday of ramadan, after reaching a compromise with israel for additional family visits, israeli and palestinian officials said.






palestinian activist hails israel 'apartheid regime' report


a palestinian rights activist has praised a report this week by a beirut-based u.n. agency that promotes development in arab countries for concluding that israel established an "apartheid regime."






trump seeks steps from abbas to promote peace with israel


washington (ap) — president donald trump will press palestinian leader mahmoud abbas to end payments to families of palestinians imprisoned in israeli jails, according to u.s. officials, one of several actions washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with israel. other actions include a palestinian end to anti-israel rhetoric and incitement of violence, said […]






few good alternatives to palestinian state


jerusalem (ap) — the trump administration appears to be easing away from longstanding u.s. support for palestinian statehood as the preferred outcome of middle east peace efforts, which may please some allies of prime minister benjamin netanyahu in israel. but the alternatives are few, and each comes with daunting and combustible complications, including for israel […]






us and israel join forces to bury palestinian statehood


trump and netanyahu are trying to push a more blatant and legalised form of apartheid on the palestinian people.






palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike leader sent to solitary


jerusalem (ap) — israel’s minister of public security says a prominent palestinian prisoner has been placed in solitary confinement for inciting a large-scale hunger strike. gilad erdan tells israel’s army radio tuesday that marwan barghouti was punished for “instigating mutiny and leading the hunger strike.” activists said more than 1,500 of about 6,500 palestinian security […]






trump seeks steps from abbas to promote peace with israel


president donald trump will press palestinian leader mahmoud abbas wednesday to end payments to families of palestinians imprisoned in israeli jails, according to u.s. officials, one of several actions washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with israel. other actions include a palestinian...






plight of palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations


as a boy, palestinian abdullah abu massoud fled the war over the birth of israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby gaza strip.






plight of palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations


as a boy, palestinian abdullah abu massoud fled the war over the creation of israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby gaza strip.






‘they get along unbelievably well’: trump abruptly claims israel and palestinian


president donald trump asserted on wednesday that the israel government and the palestinian authority “get along unbelievably well.” during a press conference with state of palestine president mahmoud abbas, trump praised palestinian national authority for its efforts to combat isis. ...