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Druze on Golan Heights protest against Israeli municipal election

Oct 30 2018

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights Hundreds of Druze Arabs, some carrying Syrian flags, gathered outside the gates of a polling station on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, trying to block their townspeople from voting in municipal elections.

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

Sep 18 2018

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances. | Video

Twenty-five years on, Oslo Accords peace hopes a fading memory

Sep 12 2018

JERUSALEM As Palestinians prepare to lower the flag over their shuttered mission in Washington, no one can predict when they will return to the city where just a quarter of a century ago a diplomatic triumph was celebrated on a sunlit White House lawn.

Palestinian refugees angry and dismayed at U.S. for halting funds to U.N. agency

Sep 01 2018

JERUSALEM Palestinian refugees reacted with dismay on Saturday to a United States decision to halt funding to a U.N. agency, warning that it would lead to more poverty, anger and instability in the Middle East.

Israeli prison to join Armageddon's list of ancient ruins

Aug 12 2018

MEGIDDO, Israel The end is nigh at Armageddon - at least for an old Israeli prison near the ancient ruins of Megiddo, by tradition the site of the apocalyptic Biblical battle between good and evil. | Video

Palestinians in Jerusalem demolish own homes rather than see Israelis move in

Jul 19 2018

JERUSALEM Two Palestinian families on Thursday demolished the homes they had lived in for nearly two decades, saying they would rather destroy them than face the prospect of Israeli settlers moving in.

U.S. Jerusalem embassy lies 'at the end of the world'

May 14 2018

JERUSALEM "On the edge of wilderness." That is how one of Israel's most famous authors once described the area where the new U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem on Monday. Others remember it very differently.

The U.S. is opening an embassy in Jerusalem. Why is there a furor?

May 23 2018

(Corrects May 14 story to show Western Wall is one of the above-ground remains of the ancient temple complex) | Video

West Bank Bedouin remain wary after Israeli court suspends razing of village

Jul 06 2018

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank Palestinians and their supporters marked a temporary victory in a Bedouin village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday after an Israeli judge halted demolition proceedings.

Prince William pays first official British royal visit to occupied West Bank

Jun 27 2018

JALAZONE CAMP, West Bank Prince William paid the first official British royal visit to the Palestinian Territories on Wednesday, touring a refugee camp and telling Palestinians "you have not been forgotten." | Video

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