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Posts Tagged: Israel West bank

June 10, 2016 9:49 am

Israel Closes Off West Bank Until End of Shavuot Amid Security Concerns - Two days after the Palestinian terrorist shooting that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv, the Israeli diplomatic-security cabinet imposed a general closure on all...

February 22, 2016 2:49 pm

Trump Cites Israeli Fences in Speech on Proposed US-Mexico Immigration Wall - Leading Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump on Sunday mentioned Israel when commenting on his proposed wall on the US-Mexico border, which he...

January 18, 2016 7:13 am

UNRWA Tells Potential Employees Life in West Bank Is Wonderful; Tells World the Opposite

From an UNRWA job posting: The Director of UNRWA Operations acts as UNRWA’s representative in the West Bank where s/he directs UNRWA’s programmes... for a population of...

January 5, 2016 11:14 am

UN Envoy to Disputed Palestinian Territories Resigns Over ‘Lack of Access’ - The United Nations Human Rights Council’s special investigator for the disputed Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, announced his resignation on Monday, citing Israel’s refusal to...

November 5, 2015 7:38 am

The S-Word: A Weekend in an Israeli Settlement

On the day that I made aliyah to Israel, a nice couple with a teenage daughter stood behind me in the line at JFK Airport,...

September 2, 2015 8:21 am

An Honest, First-Hand Look at Israeli Settlements

On a cold and windy weekend in January, I traveled to Kfar Tapuach (population 800) in the heart of the West Bank, along with 30 other...

July 31, 2015 8:16 am

The Dismantling of Susiya is an Israeli Injustice

The pending order to demolish the small Palestinian village of Susiya in the southern Judean Mountains in the occupied West Bank represents the most blatant...

June 25, 2015 9:33 am

US Congress Passes Trade Bill With Anti-BDS Amendment - The Trans-Pacific Partnership bill passed by the U.S. Congress on Wednesday includes an amendment requiring American negotiators to stipulate the rejection of boycotting Israeli products as...

May 1, 2015 1:46 pm

Israeli Rescuers Try to Save Lives of Palestinian Men Who Drowned in Pond

Despite the best efforts of Israeli volunteer rescuers, two Palestinian men in their 20s drowned on Tuesday afternoon in a pond in the Jordan Valley...

December 16, 2014 8:28 pm

Report: U.S. Will Veto Palestinian Resolution for U.N.-Imposed Peace Plan - The U.S. will use its veto power at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to block an upcoming Palestinian resolution that asks the UNSC to outline the...

November 4, 2014 3:37 pm

Palestinians to Submit U.N. Security Council Resolution, Official Says - The Palestinian Authority (PA) is looking to submit a resolution to the United Nations Security Council by the end of November, calling...

September 18, 2014 4:55 pm

The Hypocrisy of the 8200 Affair

"The dissenters are citizen heroes," exclaimed former Knesset Speaker and former Jewish Agency head Avraham Burg. "One would have expected the military establishment to respond...


Middle East Reporting Through the Eyes of an Evangelical Christian - Despite the increasing number of terror attacks in the United States, for...

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...


UNICEF Says Boko Haram Responsible for 75,000 Starving Children - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that up to 75,000 Nigerian children could starve to death due to conditions created by the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram, the Associated...


Shimon Peres Buried in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl; Israeli, World Leader... - Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres, was laid to rest Friday in a state service held at Mount Herzl, Israel’s...

Middle East

Netanyahu, Abbas Shake Hands at Peres Funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won...