West Bank

Netanyahu banks on Trump plan to drive up pro-settler votes

ATERET, West Bank (AP) — With Israel’s prime minister eager to court the votes of the country’s influential West Bank se...
6:36 24 February 2022

Israel accused of torturing Palestinians after fatal bombing

RAMALLAH, West Bank — One of the men was hospitalized with kidney failure and 11 broken ribs. Another was nearly unrecognizable to his wife when he wa...
6:11 10 February 2022

Architect of US peace plan blames Palestinians for violence

UNITED NATIONS — The chief architect of the U.S. blueprint to resolve the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Thursday blamed Pa...
2:27 7 February 2022

Israeli troops hurt, 3 Palestinians killed in new violence

JERUSALEM — A spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence on Thursday left at least three Palestinians killed and a dozen Israeli troops wounded in a rash o...
11:12 6 February 2022

Palestinians protest Trump plan, Gaza militants fire rockets

JERUSALEM — Palestinians held demonstrations across the region Friday to protest President Donald Trump's Middle East initiative, while militants in t...
16:10 31 January 2022

Israel postpones move to annex large parts of West Bank

JERUSALEM — Israel has postponed a move to annex large parts of the West Bank, a government minister said Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Benjam...
18:27 29 January 2022

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East plan Tuesday, winning immediate praise from a beaming Israeli Prime Minister...
20:51 28 January 2022

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an app...
22:32 26 January 2022

Palestinians face mounting barriers to peaceful protest

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Abdullah Abu Rahma has been arrested by Israeli soldiers eight times in the last 15 years, spending weeks or months in prison an...
6:10 5 January 2022

Thousands mark Christmas in West Bank town of Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Thousands of Christian pilgrims on Tuesday flocked to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, celebrating Christmas Eve in the traditi...
15:46 24 December 2021

Israel to grant holiday travel permits to Gaza Christians

JERUSALEM — Israel announced on Sunday that it will allow Christians in the Gaza Strip to travel to Jerusalem and the West Bank for Christmas.
21:19 22 December 2021

Relic thought to be from Jesus’ manger arrives in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A tiny wooden relic that some Christians believe to be part of Jesus' manger arrived Saturday in its permanent home in the bibl...
19:09 30 November 2021

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday softened the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of...
21:54 18 November 2021