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Graft accusation piles pressure on Israel's Netanyahu as election looms

01 Mar 2019

JERUSALEM Protesters waved black flags outside Benjamin Netanyahu's residence on Friday, sensing vulnerability in the Israeli prime minister weeks before an election where he will face looming corruption charges as well as a surging new rival. | Video

Two tales of a city: Jerusalem tour guided by a Palestinian and an Israeli

12 Feb 2019

JERUSALEM On a Jerusalem plaza looking up at the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, a crowd gathers in front of two guides, listening attentively, a common sight in a city packed with pilgrims and tourists visiting its religious landmarks. | Video

Palestinians warm to Netanyahu rival, citing signs of compromise

06 Feb 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank/JERUSALEM Palestinians warmed on Wednesday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest election rival, a former top general who said Israel should not maintain its dominion over them.

USAID assistance in the West Bank and Gaza has ceased - U.S. official

01 Feb 2019

JERUSALEM The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ceased all assistance to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, a U.S. official said on Friday.

'Walking in the Lord's footsteps' in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

03 Jan 2019

JERUSALEM It is three o'clock in the morning and Artak Tadevosyan is wafting incense through the corridors of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified and buried.

U.N. WFP to cut back food aid to Palestinians

19 Dec 2018

JERUSALEM/GAZA The World Food Programme (WFP) is to cut food aid next year to about 190,000 poor Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank due a shortage of funds, the WFP's senior official for the Palestinian Territories said on Wednesday.

As smoke clears, capturing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

17 Dec 2018

GAZA The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often framed in black and white, an outlook captured by this image of Palestinian youths shrouded by clouds of smoke that block out everything except an isolated moment of protest and defiance.

U.N., Palestinians launch aid appeal after funding cuts

17 Dec 2018

RAMALLAH The United Nations and the Palestinian Authority appealed on Monday for $350 million (277.60 million pounds) in aid for Palestinians next year, saying much more was needed but they had to be realistic after a year of funding cuts.

Palestinian kills two Israeli soldiers after Israel kills two in West Bank raids

13 Dec 2018

RAMALLAH, West Bank A Palestinian gunman killed two Israeli soldiers at a bus station in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Israel's military said, hours after Israeli forces killed two Hamas fugitives it blamed for earlier deadly attacks.

Catching songbirds at Gaza's ruined airport

01 Dec 2018

RAFAH On many days, Hamza Abu Shalhoub is the only person sitting inside the derelict VIP lounge of what used to be Gaza International Airport. | Video

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