West Bank

Adelsons To Donate $25M To West Bank’s Ariel U.

06/24/2014
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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, will donate a total of $25 million to Ariel University in the West Bank settlement.

Netanyahu Prepares The Nation: Finding The Teens Will Take Time

06/17/2014
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JERUSALEM — Finding the three kidnapped teenagers will take more time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation.

U.S. Consulate Issues Warning On West Bank Travel

06/17/2014
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JERUSALEM — American citizens should take precautions and avoid demonstrations during travel in the West Bank, the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem warned.

Kidnapped Teens’ Families Have ‘Very Emotional’ First Meeting

06/17/2014
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JERUSALEM — The families of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers met together for the first time.

Thousands Pray At Western Wall

06/16/2014
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Jerusalem — Thousands gathered at the Western Wall to pray for the safe return of three teens kidnapped in the West Bank.

Thousands gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City to pray for the release of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers.

Kerry Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Israelis, Cites Hamas Involvement

06/16/2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for the immediate release of three kidnapped Israeli teens and noted the “many indications” pointing to Hamas’ involvement.

Is Fatah-Hamas Marriage On The Rocks?

It appears the marriage between the two leading Palestinian factions may be on the rocks even before it had a chance to be consummated.

Behind the break-up is the Palestinian Authority’s condemnation of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, believed to be the work of Hamas, and the cooperation of PA and Israeli security forces in the search for the boys.

Fear Of Status Quo Fueling Talk Of Unilateral Steps

As Netanyahu ponders his next move, pressure from right, and left, to act.

06/11/2014
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Tel Aviv — Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid thinks Israel should unilaterally declare a border and evacuate settlements.

The economic minister, Naftali Bennett, thinks Israel should do the opposite and annex parts of the West Bank.

Netanyahu, center, at Sunday’s cabinet meeting. Getty Images

An Alternative To Palestinian Intransigence?

06/10/2014
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On a recent field trip with my students in what some people call the West Bank and others call Samaria, we noticed a roadblock preventing access to a Palestinian Arab town we often pass through. Later on, when the roadblock was lifted, we spoke with Israeli soldiers at the Tapuach checkpoint, where a 25-year-old Arab man with 12 pipe bombs underneath a long coat was apprehended, prompting the earlier roadblock.

Irwin J. Mansdorf

Israel Withholds P.A. Tax Revenue, Restricts Banking

05/16/2014
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Israel barred Palestinian banks from making shekel deposits in Israeli banks and will run Palestinian electricity at half-strength for an hour each day.

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