U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

World / Politics Nov 19, 2019

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration Monday softened the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the effort to gain Palestinian statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State ...

Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

World Nov 13, 2019

Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

Israel launched airstrikes Tuesday against two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria in a sharp escalation of Israel's regional conflict with Iran, which backs the militant group. The attack sparked an hours-long ...

Israel's Netanyahu renews pledge to annex West Bank settlements

World Sep 1, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu renews pledge to annex West Bank settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday renewed his pledge to annex all Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as he sought to shore up right-wing support ahead of a Sept. 17 election. Netanyahu and his Likud party have been working to maximize turnout ...