Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel

Jul 11, 2014

Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel

The Palestinian death toll from Israel’s massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel — and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighboring Lebanon. Gaza militants already have fired more than ...

Palestinian teen burned to death, autopsy shows

Jul 5, 2014

Palestinian teen burned to death, autopsy shows

A teenager who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack was burned to death, an autopsy showed Saturday, as clashes fueled by anger over the case spread into Arab Israeli towns. Palestinian Attorney General Abdelghani al-Owaiwi said initial results show ...

Refugees tell of Syrian brutality

May 4, 2014

Refugees tell of Syrian brutality

by Martin Chulov

Lugging a plastic bag carrying the clothes and the few food scraps she could salvage, Umm Samir set out from her ruined home and crawled through the pre-dawn gloom on her second journey into exile in 68 years. In the difficult days since, she ...

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Apr 6, 2014

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened the Palestinians on Sunday with unilateral reprisals as the two sides prepared for last-ditch talks with a U.S. envoy on salvaging teetering peace talks. He said Israel would retaliate if the Palestinians proceed with applications to adhere to ...

Israel doubled settlement construction in West Bank in 2013

Mar 4, 2014

Israel doubled settlement construction in West Bank in 2013

Israel began building more than twice as many West Bank settlement homes in 2013 than it did the previous year, Israel’s central bureau of statistics said Monday, just hours before its prime minster was to face President Barack Obama in Washington for what was ...

Obama pushes Israel to deliver Mideast peace pact

Mar 4, 2014

Obama pushes Israel to deliver Mideast peace pact

President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians, as he sought to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan. But facing a U.S.-imposed April deadline, the Israeli leader ...

Mar 2, 2014

Palestinian 'honor killings' doubled in 2013, figures show

A Gaza teen stabbed to death by her brother while she prayed in her room has become the latest addition to a grim statistic: Palestinian women killed by relatives, often for allegedly shaming the family. Twenty-six women were slain by relatives in the West ...

Feb 28, 2014

$200 million for Palestinians mulled

Japan plans to provide about $200 million, or around ¥20.4 billion, in aid to the Palestine Authority as part of efforts to promote Middle East peace talks, a government source said. The administration is apparently aiming to mend ties with the United States, following ...

Aug 1, 2013

A return to the Mideast table

The announcement that Israel and Palestine will resume long-stalled peace talks is a step forward, and deserves the support of all who seek a permanent peace.