Israel and Palestine
Unrest worsens as death toll rises, attack hits Jerusalem
A week of spiraling violence between Israelis and Palestinians saw more clashes and demonstrations Saturday and two more stabbings in Jerusalem.
Israeli forces shoot dead five Palestinians as violence rages on
Eleven days of bloodshed in which four Israelis and 21 Palestinians have been killed have raised concerns that a new Palestinian uprising may be brewing.
Israel responds to rising violence by tearing down more Palestinian homes
Rights groups say the practice is illegal and doesn't work. Even a military committee agrees it's ineffective.
Disguised as stone-throwers, Israeli special forces open fire on Palestinians
In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover.
The violence in Jerusalem is spreading. Here's why it could be really hard to stop
Conflict over Jerusalem's holy site is older than the state of Israel itself.
The latest violence in Jerusalem looks like more of the same. It’s not
Analysis: Israelis and Palestinians alike brace for Sept. 23, when Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, coincides with the Muslim day of sacred feast, Eid al-Adha.
The failure to rebuild Gaza is causing untold misery and threatens a future conflict
Gaza now has a spike in burn victims, because of kitchen and heating accidents in makeshift homes.
Gazans pay tribute to Syrian toddler Aylan with sand sculpture
'It reminded me of the children of the Bakr family who were killed on the Gaza beach during the last war.'
Beijing is hell-bent on having clear skies for its military parade
Even monkeys — yes, monkeys — have been enlisted to help get ready for China's massive 70th anniversary celebration of the end of World War II.
Trying to rebuild your house in Gaza is a Kafkaesque nightmare
Even when donor aid is available, rebuilding homes destroyed in Operation Protective Edge is often impossible.
Israel fires back at Syria after rocket attack
The initial incident marks the first time since 1973 that rockets from Syrian territory have hit Israel.
The world promised billions to rebuild Gaza, but didn’t deliver. Why not?
All politics is local.
Fears of more violence haunt village where Palestinian child was killed
'You feel like they are dreaming every night that a settler will come to kill them,' one West Bank resident said of his children.
Here's why Israelis aren't getting too worked up about the Iran deal
Analysis: Israeli politicians have cried wolf too many times.
Netanyahu asks US Jews to oppose Iran nuclear deal
His plea could translate into grassroots pressure on US lawmakers to reject the treaty.
How a stone-throwing Palestinian youth became a life-changing music teacher
Ramzi Aburedwan was a child of the First Palestinian Intifada.
This man is bringing surfing to Gaza's dangerous seas
Shark attacks might be scary, but here surfers worry about raw sewage and gunfire.
In West Bank, Palestinians 'are just waiting for the bulldozers'
The residents of Susiya expect their homes to be razed any day now.
Netanyahu remains defiant in face of isolation after Iran deal
The prime minister reiterated that the option of military strikes against Iran was still on the table.
Israel says two Israelis taken captive in Gaza, one by Hamas
Hamas had not yet commented on the case.
Israel says two citizens being held by Hamas in Gaza
Hamas has declined to confirm or deny it had the captives.
Israeli women launch fast for peace on Gaza war anniversary
Nearly 300 are expected to take part in the protest taking place outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official Jerusalem residence.
Gazans talk about the worst war they've lived through
'I am tired of telling the same story, the same narrative. ... We just need the world to understand that this is an issue of justice and freedom.'
Hundreds of kids died in Gaza’s war. The ones who survived are living a nightmare
Last year’s war with Israel wasn’t just a horrific summer of violence.
U.N. calls on Israel, Palestinians to prosecute Gaza war crimes
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4 times the Israeli government tried to explain complicated issues with crude cartoons
War, terrorism, the media — there are few subjects that cannot be explained with crayons.
UN blasts both Israelis and Palestinians for likely war crimes during 2014 Gaza conflict
'The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented,' said the chair of the commission studying the conflict.
No charges as Israel closes probe into deadly Gaza beach bombing
The Israeli army said on Thursday that it was dropping proceedings over a July 16 bombing of a Gaza beach where four children died during last summer's war.
Israel frees Palestinian lawmaker after a year behind bars
Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was arrested on June 16, 2014 as Israel staged a massive crackdown.
Forget Iran, the Israeli government has found another existential threat to worry about
Israel is in a panic about the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement.
Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket attacks
The bombing targeted three training bases in Gaza City.