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  • Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish...

  • Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension. Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor castigated Rima Khalaf, the head of the Arab-oriented Economic and Social Commission for...

  • Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank. The weeklong holiday commemorates the liberation of the ancient Israelites from centuries of...

  • Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An assailant opened fire on Israeli motorists in the West Bank on Monday, killing a man and wounding a woman and a boy in two separate cars, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The attack could further complicate U.S. attempts to salvage troubled...

  • Israeli coalition shows signs of growing tensions

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's chief peace negotiator on Sunday accused a hard-line faction of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's increasingly unwieldy coalition government of undermining her efforts, while Jewish settlers moved into a sensitive West Bank building that has been a flashpoint of...

  • Palestinian doctors caught in fight over Jerusalem

    ABU DIS, West Bank (AP) — Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east Jerusalem, despite a shortage of doctors there. Like dozens of other Palestinian doctors, Nassar has been caught in the political battle...

  • Palestinians condemn Israeli sanctions as 'piracy'

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian negotiator in Mideast peace talks is calling Israel's decision to stop tax money transfers "piracy." Saeb Erekat said Friday that "the Israeli decision to withhold these funds is piracy. ... It cannot be maintained." He also said talks persist, though "gaps...

  • African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal

    HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held. The symbolic Passover seder, a festive meal to be held by Jews around...

  • Israeli peace activist Ron Pundak dies at 59

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ron Pundak, an Israeli academic and peace activist who was instrumental in initiating peace talks with the Palestinians in the 1990s, died Friday. He was 59. Israeli media reported that Pundak died after a long illness. Pundak helped initiate backdoor communications between...

  • Chris Christie ain't got it

    There's a scene in the comedy film “High Anxiety” in which a driver meets Mel Brooks at the airport and offers to pick up his cumbersome trunk. “I got it, I got it, I got it,” the driver insists as he struggles to lift the luggage before gasping, “I ain't got it!” It lands with a thud.

  • Official: Israel to withhold Palestinian tax fees

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli government will stop transferring tax money to the Palestinians in retaliation for their recent drive for further United Nations recognition, an Israeli official said Thursday, putting at risk hundreds of millions of dollars needed to run their government....

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks

    CAIRO (AP) — The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline. Nabil Elaraby told The Associated...

  • John Kerry can't just decide to 'solve' the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    For reasons perhaps only psychiatrists understand, Democratic presidents seek, at last, finally and forever, to "solve" the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Maybe it's something akin to discovering that ultimate, clean-burning, renewable source of energy. Then when the talks collapse, an...

  • John Kerry's fantasy 'peace process'

    After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now “evaluate” its role in the Middle East.

  • Israeli ministers to stop meeting Palestinians

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his ministers Wednesday to cut off contact with their Palestinian counterparts, an official said, the latest in a series of troubles plaguing floundering U.S.-brokered peace talks. The move is retaliation for a Palestinian bid...



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