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palestinian minors arrested by israel 'suffer abuse'


report by rights groups says violation of rights of arrested palestinian minors is israel's 'primary mode of conduct'.






israel built a wall. but palestinian laborers continue to sneak through daily


he was only 12 when he first stole into israel from his home in a palestinian farming village in the west bank to find work. a few weeks later, he returned with more than $2,000 in wages. ever since, ahmed has been working construction and agriculture jobs throughout israel, from high-rise buildings...






israel goodwill ramadan measure cut after palestinian attack


israel revoked on sunday the permits of 200,000 palestinians to enter israel that were approved for the holy month of ramadan following two near simultaneous palestinian attacks on police that killed a young female officer near jerusalem's old city.






israel says no talks if hamas in palestinian government


israel said tuesday it would not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a palestinian government that includes a role for the militant hamas group, laying down a significant potential roadblock to already complicated palestinian reconciliation efforts.






palestinian prisoners in israel suspend hunger strike


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






israel: gaza aid worker for turkey diverted funds to hamas


israel's shin bet security agency says it has arrested a palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the turkish government on suspicion of illicitly diverting funds to militants.






un chief on 3-day visit to israel, palestinian territories


u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres is visiting israel and the palestinian territories to discuss ways to revive the peace process.






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 […]






israel says no talks if hamas in palestinian government


jerusalem (ap) — israel says it will not negotiate with an emerging palestinian government if the hamas militant group plays any role in it. tuesday’s announcement by prime minister benjamin netanyahu’s office added a new twist to an already complicated reconciliation process between rival palestinian groups. under egyptian auspices, palestinian president mahmoud abbas’ fatah 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...






abuse survivor quits pope's child-protection panel over vatican stonewalling


frustrated by what she described as vatican stonewalling, an irish woman who was sexually abused by clergy quit her post wednesday on a pontifical panel advising pope francis about how to protect minors from such abuse.  the pontifical commission for the protection of minors said marie collins...






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 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.






un chief on 3-day visit to israel, palestinian territories


jerusalem (ap) — u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres is visiting israel and the palestinian territories to discuss ways to revive the peace process. spokesman stephane dujarric says guterres arrived sunday evening. he is set to meet israeli and palestinian leaders during his three-day visit, his first since taking office. dujarric said in an email that the […]






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.






a palestinian village was annexed by israel after the 1967 war. now it's behind


straddling the road from jerusalem to ramallah, the palestinian neighborhood of kufr aqab is a confusion of illegally built apartment buildings, potholed streets lined with trash and snarled traffic. looming over it all are the massive concrete slabs of israel’s separation barrier. immediately...






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.






palestinian leader tries to put trump on notice with warning


overshadowed by last week's showdown between the u.s. and north korea, palestinian president mahmoud abbas issued an ominous warning in his address to the united nations: with hopes running out for an independent palestinian state, the palestinian leader said he may have no choice but to seek a single, binational state with israel.






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.






palestinian festival drops film over director's israel trips


a palestinian film festival on sunday canceled the screening of a movie by a lebanese-french director following pressure by activists who opposed his previous work in israel.






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 festival drops film over director’s israel trips


ramallah, west bank (ap) — a palestinian film festival says it has canceled the screening of a movie by a lebanese-french director following pressure from activists because he shot a previous film in israel. “the insult,” the latest movie by director ziad doueiri, was set to be screened at the palestinian days of cinema festival […]






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.






2 minors arrested following police chase in skokie, chicago


two minors suspected of being involved in a carjacking were arrested after leading multiple police agencies on a chase that started in skokie and ended in chicago's goose island neighborhood on the north side.  about 10:50 p.m., illinois state police were notified about people who were in a vehicle...






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.






iran holds annual anti-israel rallies, displays missiles


iran is holding anti-israel rallies across the country, with protesters condemning israel's occupation of palestinian territories and chanting "death to israel."