JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of outraged Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank on Thursday, joining funeral processions and demonstrations after two protesters were killed by Israeli troops and a Palestinian prisoner died of cancer in Israeli custody.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body.
Thousands of Palestinians from rival factions have been celebrating in the streets of the West Bank today, ahead of a U.N. vote on a resolution calling for a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed from his grave on Tuesday so international forensic experts could search for additional clues to his death, Palestinian officials […]
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israel is moving a step closer to a possible ground offensive in Gaza, calling up 16,000 reservists. This, on a day that saw Hamas rocket squads display their expanded […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says the U.S. strongly condemns the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and regrets the loss of life. Spokesman Jay Carney says there is “no justification” for […]
JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s prime minister says the military is prepared to broaden its operation against Hamas targets in Gaza. In his first comments since Israel killed the commander of the Hamas military wing, Benjamin […]
JERUSALEM (AP) – For a third day in a row, Gaza militants have been pummeling southern Israel with rockets. The Israeli military says more than 110 rockets have hit Israeli towns, including at least a […]
JERUSALEM (AP) – Key campaign issues in Israel’s parliamentary election, set for early next year: * Israel-U.S. relations: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a frosty relationship with President Barack Obama. If both are re-elected, […]
Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders receive conditional amnesty; Palestinian refugees massacred in Lebanon; Mexico pushes for independence; Opera star Maria Callas dies; Blues great B.B. King born.