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World Jan 11Israel announces new settler homes in West Bank, risking Biden’s anger
Israel has advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could strain ties with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.
World Dec 22Kushner joins Israelis on landmark visit to Morocco
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner led a delegation from Israel to Morocco on Tuesday on the first known direct flight since the two countries agreed to establish full diplomatic ties earlier this month as part of a series of…
Health Dec 17Palestinians left waiting as Israel is set to deploy COVID-19 vaccine
Worldwide, rich nations are snatching up scarce supplies of new vaccines as poor countries largely rely on a World Health Organization program that has yet to get off the ground.
World Nov 19Pompeo is 1st top U.S. diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top U.S. diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department announced that products from the settlements can be labeled "Made in Israel" in…
World Nov 10Saeb Erekat, longtime spokesman for Palestinians and advocate for a two-state solution, dies at 65
The American-educated Erekat was involved in nearly every round of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians going back to the landmark Madrid conference in 1991.
World Sep 25Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in UN speech
Abbas seemed to acknowledge the growing international weariness with the decades-old conflict as he delivered the latest in a long series of addresses to the U.N. General Assembly.
Health Jul 17Israel to shut down on weekends in response to virus surge
Israel has announced new restrictions in response to a surge in coronavirus cases, including weekend closures of many businesses and limiting restaurants to takeout and delivery.
World Jun 09Palestinians announce counterproposal to Trump plan
The Palestinians say they proposed a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem with one-to-one land exchanges with Israel as a counteroffer to President Donald Trump's Mideast plan.
World May 24Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears
Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks.
Health Mar 15Iran reports 113 new virus deaths as concerns mount
An Iranian official has acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic could overwhelm health facilities in his country, which is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East while under heavy U.S. sanctions.