West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19465/all en Itamar settlement killing leads to mass arrests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/110315/itamar-settlement-killing-leads-mass-a <p> Dozens of Israeli settlers responded to the killings by hurling stones at a Palestinian village, and Israel announced new plans to expand settlement construction in the West Bank.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/110315/itamar-settlement-killing-leads-mass-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West Bank Israel and Palestine Tue, 15 Mar 2011 07:45:19 +0000 News Desk 5630786 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel accidentally kills rabbi mistaken for Palestinian militant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111111/israel-accidentally-kills-rabbi <p> The soldiers &quot;saw a threat to their lives&quot; when the rabbi&#39;s car failed to slow down at a checkpoint, a military spokesperson said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111111/israel-accidentally-kills-rabbi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> army Israeli-Palestinian Conflict West Bank Military Israel and Palestine Middle East Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:08:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5681059 at http://www.globalpost.com Second mosque torched in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111215/second-mosque-torched-west-bank-al-noor-burqa <p> The word &quot;war&quot; and the name of a Jewish settlement due to be demolished, Mitzpe Yitzhar, were written in red paint on the mosque&#39;s walls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111215/second-mosque-torched-west-bank-al-noor-burqa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West Bank World Leaders Conflict Zones World Religion Israel and Palestine Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:37:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5684333 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel revokes pardon for Zakaria Zubeidi, former Palestinian fighter turned theater director http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111230/israel-revokes-pardon-zakaria-zubeidi-palestinian-militant <p> Zakaria Zubeidi insists he has abided by the conditions of his 2007 pardon, turning his back on armed resistance and focusing on his work with Palestinian refugees at the Freedom Theater in Jenin, in the West Bank.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/111230/israel-revokes-pardon-zakaria-zubeidi-palestinian-militant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West Bank Israel and Palestine Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:41:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5685482 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian girl, Baraa Melhem, imprisoned for nine years by parents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120201/baraa-melhem-west-bank-girl-imprisoned <br /> Baraa Melhem was reportedly kept in a bathroom between the ages of 11 and 20, allowed out only to do household chores. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120201/baraa-melhem-west-bank-girl-imprisoned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West Bank Israel and Palestine Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:08:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5689853 at http://www.globalpost.com School bus crashes near Jerusalem, 8 Palestinian children killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120216/school-bus-crash-jerusalem-palestinian-children-dead "There are between eight and 10 Palestinian children dead, aged between 10 and 16," according to police.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120216/school-bus-crash-jerusalem-palestinian-children-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> West Bank Israel and Palestine Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:59:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5692000 at http://www.globalpost.com West Bank: Jewish settlers agree to leave Migron settlement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120311/west-bank-jewish-settlers-leave-migron The 50 families in Migron signed a deal which would relocate them to a nearby hill.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120311/west-bank-jewish-settlers-leave-migron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel and Palestine West Bank Israel and Palestine Mon, 12 Mar 2012 02:25:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5695621 at http://www.globalpost.com Hamas allows election commission to enter Gaza http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120528/hamas-fatah-elections-commission The Palestinian rival factions, Fatah and Hamas, hope to hold elections in the next six months, healing a rift that has existed for the past five years.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120528/hamas-fatah-elections-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gaza West Bank Israel and Palestine Mon, 28 May 2012 21:21:48 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5705905 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel hearings reinforce congressional support for whatever Israel does http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/hagel-senate-armed-services-committee-hearings-commentary-world-leaders The Senate Armed Services Committee — surely one of the most important committees in what we euphemistically refer to as the Upper House of our Congress — gave a nice, day-long display at the end of last week as to why Congress's approval rating, in a new survey, remained in single digits.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/hagel-senate-armed-services-committee-hearings-commentary-world-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Africa Al-Jazeera BBC News Chuck Hagel Egypt Hosni Mubarak Libya Mali Muslim Brotherhood President Obama Senate Armed Services Committee West Bank World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Syria Iran Iraq China Israel and Palestine India Commentary Political Risk Japan Pakistan United States Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:24:00 +0000 Mac Deford 5747948 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands attend Arafat Jaradat funeral in West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130225/arafat-jaradat-funeral-west-bank The armed wing of the Fatah movement, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, have vowed that "this horrific crime will not go unpunished." <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130225/arafat-jaradat-funeral-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know West Bank Conflict Zones Israel and Palestine Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:21:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan and Noga Tarnopolsky 5766003 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinians hold low expectations for Obama visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/130313/palestinian-low-expectations-obama-visit-US-Israel-west-bank-middle-east-peace-process <p>RAMALLAH &mdash; The helipad at the Muqataa, the memorial mausoleum where Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is buried in Ramallah, has been swept clean in anticipation of next week&#39;s arrival of US President Barack Obama. But in Ramallah, subdued complacency combined with low expectations will greet the president as he arrives for talks with the Palestinian leadership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/130313/palestinian-low-expectations-obama-visit-US-Israel-west-bank-middle-east-peace-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Hamas Need to Know West Bank World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Aid Israel and Palestine Jordan Political Risk United States Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5782663 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Obama goes West (Bank) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-obama-goes-west-bank President Barack Obama receives a cooler welcome in the West Bank than in Israel, Cyprus has to decide on a plan B, South Korea tries to track down its hackers, and Indian pupils cheat, a lot.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-obama-goes-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> President Barack Obama West Bank World Leaders Chatter Israel and Palestine United States Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:28:08 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5789760 at http://www.globalpost.com West Bank on high alert after Palestinian stabs Israeli settler to death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130430/west-bank-israel-palestinians-stabbing-israeli-settler-palestinian An Israeli settler was killed on Tuesday by a knife-wielding Palestinian in a stabbing attack at a bus stop in the northern West Bank<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130430/west-bank-israel-palestinians-stabbing-israeli-settler-palestinian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know West Bank Israel and Palestine Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:36:00 +0000 Freya Petersen 5828407 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel gives preliminary approval for nearly 900 new West Bank homes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130808/israel-new-west-bank-homes-approved <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">JERUSALEM &mdash; In a move certain to threaten both the stability of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu&#39;s fragile coalition and renewed peace talks with the Palestinians, the Israeli Civil Administration gave preliminary approval Thursday for the construction of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4415421,00.html" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;" target="_blank">almost 900 new homes</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;in the West Bank.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130808/israel-new-west-bank-homes-approved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know West Bank Politics Israel and Palestine Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:25:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5905444 at http://www.globalpost.com