British street artist Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations

Feb 27, 2015

British street artist Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations

The eminent but anonymous British street artist known as Banksy has posted a minidocumentary on his website, banksy.co.uk, showing squalid conditions in the Gaza Strip six months after the end of the war between the enclave’s Islamist Hamas rulers and Israel. Israel was criticized ...

Feb 27, 2015

Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea

Jordan and Israel signed a deal on Thursday to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages. The official Petra news agency said that the agreement signed in Amman would set in motion the ...

Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

Feb 26, 2015

Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

A West Bank mosque was set alight in a village near Bethlehem Tuesday with anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall, Palestinian witnesses said. The fire was discovered in the mosque in Jaba village at about 4 a.m. (0200 GMT). Villagers managed ...

Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel

Feb 23, 2015

Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel

The Palestinian president has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday. Nabil Shaath said President Mahmoud Abbas warned European leaders on a trip to Europe ...

Palestinians call for boycott of Israeli goods

Feb 12, 2015

Palestinians call for boycott of Israeli goods

Activists from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement launched a campaign in the West Bank on Wednesday, calling on people to boycott products made by six major Israeli food companies. They said the campaign was a response to Israel’s recent decision to halt the ...

Feb 1, 2015

Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organization

An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on Islamists by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. El-Sissi said on Saturday Egypt faces a tough, prolonged campaign ...

Jan 19, 2015

Abe visits Israel, agrees with Netanyahu on anti-terrorism cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to work together to enhance anti-terrorism measures as they held talks Sunday in Jerusalem, Japanese officials said. “Despicable acts of terrorism cannot be tolerated whatever reasons there may be,” Abe said in reference ...

Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm

Jan 7, 2015

Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm

With memories still fresh of the Holy Land’s worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday. The approaching storm, due to peak on Wednesday, was expected to be lighter than in ...

Jan 3, 2015

Palestinians submit documents to join world court

The Palestinians have submitted documents to the United Nations to join the International Criminal Court, a move that will soon enable them to seek war crimes charges against Israel. The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, delivered the documents — known as ...