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Exclusive: Israel builds new Jerusalem road that will link settlements as government weighs West Bank annexation

Jun 15 2020

JERUSALEM Construction is under way on a major new ring road for Jerusalem that Israeli officials say will benefit all of its residents, but critics of the project say is another obstacle to Palestinian hopes to make East Jerusalem the capital of a future state. | Video

In rare appeal to Israeli public, UAE warns against annexation

Jun 12 2020

JERUSALEM Israel cannot expect to normalise relations with the Arab world if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank, a United Arab Emirates envoy wrote in Israel's top newspaper on Friday.

Germany voices concern over Israeli annexation plan but does not mention sanctions

Jun 10 2020

JERUSALEM Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday expressed serious concern to Israel about its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, but he stopped short of threatening sanctions.

Israel's Supreme Court strikes down law legalising settlements on private Palestinian land

Jun 09 2020

TEL AVIV Israel's Supreme Court struck down a law on Tuesday that had retroactively legalised about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian PM: Israel must face consequences over planned West Bank annexations

Jun 09 2020

RAMALLAH, West Bank Israel must face consequences if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Tuesday, pointing to possible European sanctions.

Palestinians shun CIA after declaring end to security coordination with U.S. and Israel

May 21 2020

JERUSALEM/GAZA The Palestinians have suspended contacts with the CIA after announcing an end to security coordination with Israel and the United States in protest at Israeli proposals to annex territory in the West Bank, a Palestinian official said on Thursday.

Palestinians look to a digital future to connect with their past

May 15 2020

(This May 14 story has been refiled with tweaked wording in paragraph 2 to make clear not all Palestinians marking Nakba were uprooted in 1948)

CORRECTED-Palestinians look to a digital future to connect with their past

May 14 2020

* Apps and Zoom chats replace rallies, highlight online community

Palestinians say they will defy Israeli order in prisoner payments dispute

May 08 2020

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian leaders on Friday vowed to defy a new Israeli military order which they fear could lead to the confiscation of money destined for prisoners, their relatives and the families of those killed in unrest.

Parking lot prayers: Muslims in Jaffa and Jerusalem improvise for Ramadan

Apr 28 2020

JAFFA, Israel Shortly after sunset, Muslims in the ancient Israeli port city of Jaffa filed quietly into an empty parking lot for Ramadan prayers, after the coronavirus outbreak forced mosques to close in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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