| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:51 PM
The mothers of three Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted in the West Bank took their plight to the United Nations on Tuesday, as Israel moved to downscale the military search for the teens.
“It is wrong to take children, innocent boys...
| Jun 25, 2014
Three teenage boys disappear without a trace, apparently while hitchhiking. If this happened somewhere in the Midwest, it would be an agonizing mystery and a police matter. Shift the incident to the Mideast, and you have a far more complex and dangerous...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:41 AM
GAZA CITY -- The two main rival factions of Palestinian politics and society announced a reconciliation deal Wednesday that would mend a seven-year rift by forming a unity government and holding new elections.
Following two days of discussions between...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday asked his current prime minister to form the transitional unity government after his Fatah party and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed last month to end their seven-year estrangement.
| May 31, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that a coalition government to be formed by his Fatah party and its rival, the militant group Hamas, will be sworn in Monday.
The new government will adopt his political program, Abbas said,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:53 AM
El primer ministro israelí Benjamin Netanyahu advirtió el domingo que no debe haber prisa para reconocer a un gobierno palestino que se anunciará bajo un pacto de unidad entre los grupos Fatah y Hamas.
Israel y Occidente clasifican a Hamas como una...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Obama administration has angered Israel by saying that it will continue to work with, and provide assistance to, the Palestinian Authority even after a reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamist movement Hamas. But the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip slammed into a main road in southern Israel on Wednesday morning, causing damage but no injuries, according to Israeli military reports.
It was the first such fire since the new Palestinian government was sworn in last...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:29 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Seeking to calm critics of his reconciliation efforts with the militant Hamas group, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday the unity government he plans to head will renounce violence and recognize Israel....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
At a time when the Middle East peace process appears stymied, Israel received an unexpected olive branch when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Holocaust and expressed sympathy with its victims.
But Israeli Prime Minister...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Tuesday's deadline came and went without a "framework" for an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, let alone the "final status" deal that Secretary of State John F. Kerry originally hoped to deliver this week. The breakdown in the negotiations...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:34 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli warplanes struck several sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a barrage of rockets launched at southern Israel from the seaside enclave earlier in the day, a military spokesman said.
According to an army statement, seven...