The cease-fire aims to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war.
By Aron Heller, Fares Akram, Associated Press
Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced.
By Associated Press
The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been paralyzed by hundreds of Palestinian rocket attacks in southern Israel and scores of Israeli airstrikes on targets in the Gaza Strip. But it did not address the deeper issues…
By Fares Akram, Josef Federman, Associated Press
Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists and well-wishers that she now wants to study law to…
By Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press
U.S. officials are blaming Hamas for the deadly violence on the Gaza border. Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, says the group has long squandered its resources in trying to attack Israel, leading to "horrific" humanitarian concerns in Gaza.
“I’m in constant awe of the courage that our participants show and their willingness to engage and step outside their comfort zones," said Leslie Lewin, executive director of Seeds of Peace, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
In a statement, the White House said Trump believes the return of calm to Jerusalem after a period of unrest over a contested holy site has created an opportunity to restart discussions.
President Trump is in Israel, where he spent the day talking up peace prospects in the region. John Yang reports on the president’s arrival and recaps Mr. Trump’s high-profile address in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, then Judy Woodruff gets…
By Larisa Epatko
President Donald Trump departs Friday for the Middle East in his first overseas trip as president. He visits Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican -- the bases of three major world religions -- aiming to unify the region against extremism…
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