Israel and its neighbors http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22825/all en Some families exultant, some heartbroken as Palestinian prisoners released http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/131029/some-families-exultant-some-heartbroke <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; The Palestinian city of al-Bireh and the Israeli settlement of Ofra lie exactly seven miles apart along one of the most beautiful ridges in the West Bank, in a breathtaking, craggy landscape colored dusky green and sandstone yellow. But the region&#39;s beauty exists in stark dissonance to the rifts and misfortune it contains. On Tuesday night, as <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.554744" target="_blank">Israeli politicians squabble</a> over the second phase in the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners Israel agreed to free as part of renewed peace negotiations, a family in al-Bireh is exulting, while a family in Ofra is shuttered at home, heartbroken.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/131029/some-families-exultant-some-heartbroke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel and its neighbors Conflict Zones Want to Know Politics Israel and Palestine Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:10:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5974469 at http://www.globalpost.com Warplanes and rocket fire are flying between Israel and Gaza after teen killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/140703/warplanes-and-rockets-are-flying-israel-and-gaza As Israeli forces deployed to the border with Gaza, the army's spokesman asserted that Israel has 'no interest in escalation.'<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/140703/warplanes-and-rockets-are-flying-israel-and-gaza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel and its neighbors Need to Know War Israel and Palestine Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Agence-France Presse 6195430 at http://www.globalpost.com Hamas says it has deported foreign journalists for reporting on missile launches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/140815/hamas-gaza-deported-foreign-journalists <p>JERUSALEM &mdash;&nbsp;Did Hamas, the Islamist group that rules Gaza, intimidate, harass or even deport journalists trying their damnedest to cover a dangerous war with Israel? If you take Hamas&#39; word for it, the answer appears to be yes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/140815/hamas-gaza-deported-foreign-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel and its neighbors Want to Know War Israel and Palestine Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:04:26 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 6232829 at http://www.globalpost.com