Hamas forces encroached on Fatah strongholds in Gaza Wednesday, gaining an advantage in what Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called "the first signs of a cruel civil war." Two regional experts, Ghaith al-Omari and Mark Perry, lend their perspectives on the…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
After months of negotiations, Palestinian rival factions Hamas and Fatah on Thursday finalized a unity government in an effort to end violence between the groups and lead the Palestinians out of yearlong international isolation.
Reporters from Lebanon and Israel give an update on the current crisis in the Middle East.
In the wake of violent confrontations between security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and members of the militant Hamas group, Palestinian leaders on Monday chose to table a decision on whether to pass a controversial referendum recognizing Israel's…
Appearing before the U.S. Congress Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert outlined his plan to finalize Israel's border, promised to negotiate with the Palestinians and called a nuclear-capable Iran "intolerable."…
By PBS NewsHour
Israel's historic pullout from 25 West Bank and Gaza Strip settlements wrapped up Tuesday after soldiers stormed the last two communities to be evacuated in the West Bank and dragged away hundreds of defiant settlers.
By PBS NewsHour
Jews from the last remaining Gaza Strip settlement were evacuated Monday, concluding Israel's historic pullout after nearly four decades of occupation.
Israel has amended the route of the planned West Bank barrier, bringing it closer to the boundary known as the Green Line in compliance with an Israeli court order issued recently.
Israeli troops dismantled an uninhabited West Bank settlement Monday in some of the first steps in the internationally backed "road map" to Middle East peace.
Israeli military forces clashed with Palestinian gunmen during a raid in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, while troops also swept through the West Bank looking for suspected militants.
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