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June 4, 2017 11:14 PM 1967 war: Six days which changed the Middle East

Fifty years ago, war broke out between Israel and its neighbours. The conflict lasted just six days but its effect would last to the present day. At the end of 1948, Israel's Arab neighbours had invaded to try to destroy the new state, and failed. The Egyptian army had been beaten, but a force surrounded in a piece of land known as the Falluja pocket 129

June 1, 2017 7:10 PM With an eye toward a Mideast peace deal, Trump puts off his promise to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

With an eye toward a potential Middle East peace deal, President Trump on Thursday issued a waiver that delays moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem for at least six months, a decision in keeping with previous administrations. The move marks a reversal for Trump, who repeatedly vowed during last year’s campaign to swiftly move the embassy from Tel Aviv, where 80

May 25, 2017 4:03 AM If Israeli lawmakers demote the Arabic language, then what?

In May, the Israeli Knesset took the first step toward approving a new nation-state bill. If passed, the new bill will rearrange the state’s relationship to its citizens, particularly, the Arab minority. The bill reiterates that Israel is “the national home of the Jewish people,” at the same time as it reaffirms the nation’s democratic principles. If it becomes 129

May 23, 2017 6:11 AM Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

BETHLEHEM, West Bank – A senior Palestinian official says he expects President Donald Trump's visit to the Holy Land to reopen a path toward resuming long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Trump is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in the West Bank's biblical city of Bethlehem. Trump has said he wants to broker a deal that has proven 40

May 13, 2017 2:54 PM Trump will promote Palestinian ‘self-determination’: report

President Trump will promote Palestinian "self-determination" during his upcoming trip to the Middle East, Reuters reported Friday. U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster used the term while previewing the president's trip, according to the report. McMaster also said that Trump's trip is intended to be "a message of unity,” with the commander in chief 79

May 1, 2017 3:28 PM New Hamas program softens language, but some goals remain

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Hamas officials say the group's leader will present a new political program that accepts statehood in parts of historic Palestine, but does not drop the quest for "liberating" all the land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, including what is now Israel. The program is to be made public Monday in Qatar by Khaled Mashaal 40

March 30, 2017 8:53 AM Famed lawyer says Trump 'clearly' endorsed Palestinian state

JERUSALEM – Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state. Trump broke with longtime U.S. policy last month when he withheld clear support for an independent Palestine alongside Israel, declaring he could 53

March 12, 2017 12:50 PM 20 years after 7 Israeli schoolgirls were killed, some hail Jordanian shooter as a hero upon his release

JERUSALEM — It was a scene most Israelis will never forget: Jordan's King Hussein, who just about two years earlier had signed a historic peace deal with Israel, arrived in a peripheral Israeli town to comfort the parents of seven schoolgirls killed by one of his soldiers. Kneeling on the floor beside the grieving family of 13-year-old Adi Malka, the king said, “I feel like I have lost a child 58

March 3, 2017 2:46 AM 8-month-old boy missing from Palestine, Texas

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 8-month-old, who was last seen in Palestine, Texas. Police are also looking for 27-year-old Jeremy Laymance and 24-year-old Morgan Mosley in connection with the abduction. Jax Dean Laymance has brown hair and hazel eyes. He weighs 20 pounds and is 2 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a healing 57

February 24, 2017 2:58 PM The White House says transgender policies best left to the states

Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, emphasized the Trump administration's stance that Obama's transgender bathroom directive – requiring public school districts to let transgender students use the bathroom that matched their gender identity – is not a federal issue and is something that should be left to the states to decide. President Donald Trump 45