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Drowning in the waste of Israeli settlers

Some 19 million cubic metres of wastewater from Israeli settlements flows through the occupied West Bank each year.

Dodgers notes: Things could get ‘a little weird’ for Chase Utley if Dodgers clinch in Philadelphia

With their magic number shrinking daily now, the Dodgers could very well celebrate the clinching of their fifth consecutive NL West title during this week’s four-game series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Young Gaza musicians break the Israeli siege – by accident

Two Gaza musicians were barred from participating in the West Bank tour of the Palestinian Youth Orchestra, and the Israeli Supreme Court affirmed the ban. But a technicality in the Israeli bureaucratic apparatus meant they could participate in the West Bank anyway-- and the world did not end, as the rights group Gisha, which fought for the musicians, noted.

Hamas says it accepts reconciliation demands

The Hamas militant group on Sunday said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to … Click to Continue »

Israeli settlers raid two Palestinian villages, destroying 70 olive trees

A group of Israeli settlers from the infamously extremist Yitzhar settlement in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus uprooted 27 olive trees near the village of Burin on Wednesday. Last week settlers from Rechelim destroyed 43 olive trees in occupied al-Sawiya.

Israel says international marathon body playing politics

Israel says the international marathon body is injecting politics into sports by excluding an Israeli race because it passes through contested West Bank territory. The Israel Marathon Association said Thursday … Click to Continue »

Hundreds of US rabbis blast ‘betrayal’ by Israel over western wall, but not a word about West Bank wall

"The status quo is no longer tenable." Nearly 600 Conservative rabbis and leaders, most of them North American, wrote a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu expressing “dismay, anger and sense of betrayal” over official Israeli discrimination against non-Orthodox Jews. But not a word about Israel's discrimination against Palestinians.

HRW: Israeli banks complicit in settlement expansion

Report dismisses claims by banks that under law they must provide services to illegal Jewish settlements in West Bank.

Rights group blasts Israeli banks for settlement expansion

A leading rights group says Israeli banks are contributing to the expansion of Jewish West Bank settlements by providing loans and mortgages for construction there. A report by Human Rights … Click to Continue »

Plummeting aid worsening Palestinian crises: UN

A sharp fall in international aid reaching the Palestinian territories due in part to Israel's occupation is worsening humanitarian and economic crises in Gaza and the West Bank, the UN's development agency said Tuesday. The agency also...Show More Summary

Banksy Walled Off Hotel Gift Shop

In early 2017, protest artist Banksy opened The Walled Off Hotel, an actual hotel right in front of the infamous West Bank barrier. Now it has a gift shop where you can get miniatures of graffiti on the wall, t-shirts, and a mug with the hotel’s slogan: “The Worst View in the World.”

Palestinian court grants bail to prominent activist

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A Palestinian court on Sunday released on bail a prominent activist arrested after he criticised president Mahmud Abbas's administration. Issa Amro was detained by Palestinian security forces on Monday in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on accusations including causing "strife", human rights activists said. "We asked for Issa to be released on bail," Karaja told AFP.

Egypt says it has discovered a 3,500-years old tomb in Luxor

Egypt has announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty. The tomb is located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery where noblemen and top government officials...

Banksy Opens Gift Shop Selling Artwork for Cheap

Banksy’s latest installation “The Walled Off Hotel” — built along the Israeli West Bank barrier that puts a spotlight on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — will open a gift shop and sell new works by the elusive street artist for the first time since 2013, when he set up a small, anonymous pop-up stall in Central […]

Banksy Walled Off Hotel in Palestine to sell new works by elusive artist

Gift shop, which will open in autumn in West Bank, will sell pieces including crucifixes fashioned into grappling hooks It’s the sort of merchandise you might find in any hotel gift shop: mugs emblazoned with slogans, T-shirts, prints of local beauty spots and novelty key rings. Show More Summary

'French Banksy' portrait on the U.S.-Mexico border is a heartbreaking comment on DACA

They say art can change the world, and certainly street artists like Banksy are doing their best for that purpose.  SEE ALSO: Banksy didn't paint these Trump murals in the West Bank, but they're still turning heads In light of Donald Trump's decision to get rid of the DACA program, which protects children of illegal immigrants in the U.S. Show More Summary

Bank inside Irvine market robbed, with suspect fleeing on foot

IRVINE – A man passed a note demanding cash to a teller at the East West Bank inside the 99 Ranch Market on Wednesday before fleeing on foot with money, a spokeswoman for Irvine police said. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured at the bank at 5402 Walnut Ave., spokeswoman Kim Mohr said. […]

Palestinian activist arrested for calling on Abbas to resign

Palestinian security forces have detained a prominent activist after he called for President Mahmoud Abbas to resign. A lawyer representing Issa Amro, a human rights activist from the West Bank … Click to Continue »

Nabi Saleh: 'It's a silent ethnic cleansing'

Residents of the West Bank village stage frequent protests to fight back against Israel's occupation.

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