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Op-Ed Contributor: Why Won’t Israel Let Me Mourn My Father?

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I wanted to go back to the West Bank for a memorial service with my family. I was barred because I am a human rights advocate.

Israeli Jews hold rare prayers at West Bank holy site

Hundreds of Israeli Jews held a rare prayers session by a mosque in a Palestinian village on the occupied West Bank early Sunday, an AFP photographer said. The Israeli army accompanied busses carrying over 300 ultra-Orthodox men, mostly...Show More Summary

Rams mailbag: Jared Goff, Case Keenum, Fearsome Twosome podcast guests and Thanksgiving fare

The Rams are 7-2 and in first place in the NFC West heading into Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The game against the 7-2 Vikings is the first of a stretch that includes matchups against winning teams such as the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia...

Top Israeli official admits that boycotting just the settlements is meaningless

Ron Brummer from Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Hasbara, recently confirmed that there is no separate economic system for Israel inside the occupation and outside it. "If you want to divest from the West Bank... you have to divest from Israel." This is clarifying. Show More Summary

Families as pawns: Israel pressures Palestinians into exile through foreign spouse visas

Israel is in charge of giving foreign spouses in the West Bank visas, a power these spouses say has been increasingly abused. They described being issued ever-shorter visas ranging from two weeks to six months instead of the usual one-year visa, dragging them into a near-constant process of visa renewals. Show More Summary

Israel to move checkpoint deeper into West Bank, cutting off Palestinian access to spring

Israel states that it will move military checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem deeper into West Bank, annexing 296 acres of al-Walajah village land, including a historic spring. Some say Israel intends to make the land part of a national park in Israel in an effort to fight local resistance to the landgrab.

Israeli gov’t minister says there will be one million West Bank settlers in the next 10-20 years

Speaking to a conference on settler population growth in the West Bank titled “On the Way to a Million,” Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin dismissed the idea of a Palestinian state, “Halas [‘enough’ in Arabic] with the story of two states. Show More Summary

Video: Living Under Fire

Over half of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank has been declared an active military “firing zone” by the Israeli army. The Israeli military conducts military exercises in these areas, even if Palestinian villages still exist there. Show More Summary

Israel destroys home of Palestinian who killed three

The Israeli army on Wednesday destroyed the home of a Palestinian who killed three Israelis at the entrance to a settlement in the occupied West Bank, the army said. Nimer Aljamal, 37, was shot dead on September 26 after killing two Israeli security guards and a border police officer outside the Har Adar settlement in the central West Bank. Show More Summary

‘Want to boycott Israel? Be my guest, there will be a pricetag’ — Israeli official warns Europe

Ron Brummer of the Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs says there's no point in just boycotting the settlements because there's only one economy between the river and the sea. "If you want to divest from the West Bank, Judea and Samaria, you have to divest from Israel, which means you boycott Israel completely."

Total Food and Pharmacy Planned for West End Neighborhood

The locally-owned pharmacy and convenience store plans to replace a former Chase Bank location. The post Total Food and Pharmacy Planned for West End Neighborhood appeared first on What Now Atlanta.

Bride’s from the West Bank, groom’s from Jerusalem– and can only live together in no man’s land

"F]or Palestinians in marriages in which one partner comes from the West Bank and the other from territory Israel had declared to be part of the Israeli state, the slum is a haven where they can live legally together,"--Reuters repo...

'Qurna in the sky'

Qurna, as it was This is wonderful, 'Qurna in the sky' a great new website of photos, map, and descriptions of the now-vanished Qurnawi houses on the Theban west bank. Very evocative for those of us who lived there. Qurna is the name of an area on the west bank at Luxor, Egypt, in the world cultural heritage site of the Theban Necropolis. Show More Summary

Palestinians resume security ties with Israel, eye Gaza enforcement

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By Miriam Berger and Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's administration said on Wednesday it had resumed security coordination with Israel in the occupied West Bank, frozen in July, and sought sole security control of the Gaza Strip, where Hamas Islamist forces dominate. Show More Summary

For some Palestinians in love, this slum is the only place to live

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Kafr Aqab is no one's dream destination: the overcrowded neighborhood separated from adjacent East Jerusalem by Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank is notorious for rutted roads, drugs and violence.

Israeli PM pledges West Bank bypass roads for settlers

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged 200 million shekels ($57 million) Monday to build safe bypass roads for Jewish West Bank settlers, in a move that looks to satisfy a key constituent but anger Palestinians who consider it a further encroachment upon their hoped for future state.

Time Out Tel Aviv marks 50 years of occupation with an issue devoted to Palestinians

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JERUSALEM — An Israeli entertainment magazine usually featuring Tel Aviv’s vibrant arts and culture scene crossed over Israel’s controversial separation barrier this week to shed a spotlight on Palestinian life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In a rare move, the Israeli-Jewish staff of Time Out Tel Aviv decided to hand over its popular platform […]

Palestinians protest Balfour Declaration on centenary

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest across the West Bank Thursday marking a century since the Balfour Declaration, Britain's promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel.

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