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General view of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the city of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face hard choices

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region Thursday, the American message to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders is clear: It’s time to start making hard decisions. […]

01/01/2014

Bedouins gather around the grave of Salah Abu Latif during his funeral in the Bedouin city of Rahat, southern Israel, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Latif was killed by a Palestinian sniper as he was working on the fence between Israel and Gaza. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

String of Palestinian attacks has Israel jittery

JERUSALEM (AP) — A spate of violent Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in recent weeks is raising concerns in Israel that it may be on the verge of a new type of Palestinian uprising. In […]

12/26/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry, Dec. 10, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kerry back to Mideast to push peace talks

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Middle East on Thursday […]

12/12/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns

JERUSALEM (AP) — Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America’s top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state’s security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians — including Israel’s demand that […]

12/05/2013

Palestinian Hanadi Kharma, paints a mural depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.  (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

Arafat’s mysterious death becomes a whodunit

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Yasser Arafat’s mysterious 2004 death turned into a whodunit Thursday after Swiss scientists who examined his remains said the Palestinian leader was probably poisoned with radioactive polonium. Yet hard proof […]

11/07/2013

Yasser Arafat (AP Photo)

Al-Jazeera reports evidence of Arafat poisoning

JERUSALEM (AP) — Al-Jazeera is reporting that a team of Swiss scientists has found moderate evidence that longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of poisoning. The Arab satellite channel published a copy of what it […]

11/06/2013

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 file photo, Palestinian construction laborers work on a new housing development in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, near Jerusalem. Israel on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, announced plans to build 1,500 new homes in east Jerusalem, the part of the city claimed by the Palestinians, just hours after it freed a group of Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal to set peace talks in motion. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

Israel plans more than 1,500 new settlement homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced plans Wednesday to build more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, dealing a setback to newly relaunched peace efforts hours after it had […]

10/30/2013

In this Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Israel negotiator predicts ‘dramatic decisions’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will make “dramatic decisions” to reach a final peace agreement that will end the conflict with the Palestinians, Israel’s chief negotiator said Tuesday while warning that hawks inside Prime Minister Benjamin […]

08/20/2013

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

Palestinian finds Facebook bug, hacks CEO’s page

YATTA, West Bank (AP) — After discovering a privacy bug on Facebook, unemployed Palestinian programmer Khalil Shreateh said he just wanted to collect the traditional $500 bounty the social network giant offers to those who […]

08/19/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Israel's Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, right, and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, July 30, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Israelis, Palestinians kick off peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talks in nearly five years, huddling together at an undisclosed location Wednesday in search […]

08/14/2013

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