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Marking Memorial Day in Tel Aviv with Kahanists and Combatants for Peace

On Tuesday night, a busload of Palestinians from the West Bank and hundreds of Israeli Jews filed into the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds to attend a Combatants for Peace event billed as an “Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony: Honoring...Show More Summary

Settlers uproot 450 olive trees from Palestinian lands, bringing total to 800,000 since 1967

Wadi Qana is Palestinian agricultural land surrounded by Jewish settlements in the northern West Bank. Israeli authorities have issued evacuation orders to villagers and lately religious settlers from Immanuel uprooted 450 olive tre...

Why one of Israel’s biggest settlement critics is now guarding one

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

JERUSALEM – He’s usually at the forefront in the battle against Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. But in a weird twist of fate, activist Yariv Oppenheimer has spent the past week defending one of those controversial developments — as part of his military reserve duty in the Israeli army. “Even though I don’t always agree […]

Palestinian ministers cut short Gaza visit over dispute with Hamas

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian cabinet ministers from the occupied West Bank cut short a visit to Gaza on Monday over disputes between their Western-backed Fatah movement and the Islamist group Hamas which dominates the territory, officials said.

Israel says to transfer of frozen tax funds to Palestinians

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israel said on Saturday it would transfer $470 million of withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority following talks between a senior Israeli military officer and Palestinian officia...

16 of 18 European Union Countries Want to Mark All Israeli Products Coming from West Bank

16 of 28 European Union countries want to mark all Israeli products from the West Bank sold in the EU. The foreign ministers claim the continued Jewish presence in Israel’s Biblical heartland “threatens the prospect of a just and final … Continue reading ?

Palestine needs an international protection force to stop Israeli colonization of the West Bank

The international community should create an international mechanism to hold Israel accountable for violating the rights of Palestinians based on international law. This would be a first step to end the suffering of Palestinians.

Palestinians: ISIL not Islamic; no to Yemen Bombing; Palestinian State out of Reach

By IMEMC News & Agencies | – A recent poll by the Arab World For Research And Development (AWRAD) gathered 1200 Palestinian respondents, in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, to reach…

Israeli Security Forces Storm West Bank Buildings in Raid Targeting Hamas

last weekNews : Vice News

Israeli authorities said they detained 29 people in raids early Wednesday morning, including suspects “involved in funding and direction of Hamas branches overseas.”

Israeli-Palestinian conflict over smuggled cheese when driver travels from West Bank

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Arab worker with Israel's mail service gets stopped for transporting unsanitary cheese -- again

Child Labor On Israeli Farms Exposed

AJ+ | – Human Rights Watch has exposed Palestinian child labor on farms in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Children – many of whom drop out of school to…

Watch: It's Illegal in Israel but Allowed in the Settlements

(Jerusalem) – Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for export, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The farms pay the children...Show More Summary

Israeli Settlements Use Palestinian Child Labor for Products Exported to US and Europe, Rights Group Says

last weekNews : Vice News

Human Rights Watch interviewed children as young as 11 working in hazardous conditions in West Bank outposts for far less than the Israeli minimum wage.

Israelis Illegally Remove Solar Panels from Palestinian Bedouin Village

By IMEMC | – Solar panels finally brought electricity to the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank, but the residents’ joy was short lived. A few weeks after the…

Herod and "The Busted Halo Show"

Want to learn more about King Herod's recently discovered tomb--and how I unwittingly stumbled onto it, video camera rolling, when I visited the West Bank three weeks ago? I'll be discussing my Herodian adventure on "The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer," this coming Monday, May 14, at 7:40 PM, on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Israeli Forces Target Journalists in West Bank

By Mel Frykberg | – KAFR QADDOUM, West Bank (IPS) – It is becoming increasingly risky to cover clashes and protests between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters in the West Bank

An Eye-Opening Look At School Playgrounds Around The World

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

For some of us, the word "playground" conjures images of slides, swings, sand boxes and monkey bars. However, for kids living in the West Bank, recess looks very different from those attending school at a prep school in the United Kingdom, or in Sierra Leone. Show More Summary

Palestinian workers in the settlements unite

Workers in one West Bank settlement are protesting inequalities experienced by many Palestinians in Israel.

Palestinians expand security control in West Bank: police

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian police said on Wednesday they had extended their security control in parts of the occupied West Bank following a deal with Israel, launching armed patrols for the first time in towns near Jerusalem.

Qatar lends Palestinians $100 million to pay salaries: Palestinians

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday it had received a $100 million loan from Qatar to help pay civil servants salaries and alleviate an economic crisis triggered by a row with Israel over taxe...

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