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Palestinian Authority faces criticism over vaccine rollout

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority's decision to divert some of its tiny stockpile of coronavirus vaccines to senior officials, soccer players and others has sparked controversy, fee...

A year in, coronavirus rages in vaccine-needy West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's spring of hope is unfolding alongside the Palestinians' winter of despair. More than half of Israel's population of 9.3 million have been vaccinat...

Jews split over storied charity's support for settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — Generations of Jews have dropped spare change into the iconic blue boxes of the Jewish National Fund, a 120-year-old Zionist organization that acquires land, plants trees and carries ...

Palestinians say Israel blocks shipment of vaccines to Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority said Monday that Israel was preventing it from sending coronavirus vaccines to the Gaza Strip that are intended for frontline medical workers in th...

Call me maybe? Nervous Israelis fear a Biden snub

JERUSALEM (AP) — It's been three weeks, and he still hasn't called. Israelis are expressing growing concern that President Joe Biden has yet to call Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Palestinian leader's path to elections is fraught with peril

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' call for elections has thrown his political future into peril, forcing him to negotiate competing demands to engage with a friendlier U....

In thrice-demolished village, a Mideast battle of wills

KHIRBET HUMSU, West Bank (AP) — It looks like the aftermath of a tornado. There are dirt plots where there used to be makeshift homes; tent poles stacked like firewood; fencing and s...

Palestinians give first vaccines after Israel shares supply

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority administered its first known coronavirus vaccinations on Tuesday after receiving thousands of doses from Israel, which launched its own vaccination campaign ...

Report: Israeli settler population surged during Trump era

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's West Bank settler population has grown at a far higher rate than the country as a whole over the last four years, a pro-settler group said Wednesday, a period that coincides ...

Netanyahu courts Arab voters in election-year turnabout

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has spent much of his long career casting Israel's Arab minority as a potential fifth column led by terrorist sympathizers, is now openly courti...

WHO raises 'concerns' about Mideast vaccine inequity

JERUSALEM (AP) — The World Health Organization has raised "concerns" about the unequal distribution of coronavirus vaccines in Israel, which has given shots to more than 20% of its population, and the...

Leading human rights group calls Israel an 'apartheid' state

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading Israeli human rights group has begun describing both Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories as a single "apartheid" regime, using an explosive term that the c...

Record shows US sold ambassador's home in Israel for $67M

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States sold the ambassador's residence in Israel for more than $67 million in July, according to an official Israeli record of the sale, which the State Department only con...

Kushner heads to Morocco to mark normalization with Israel

BEN-GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner was leading a delegation from Israel to Morocco on Tuesday on the first known direct flight since the two count...

AP PHOTOS: Beirut blast led litany of Mideast crises in 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — As countries across the Middle East grappled with the coronavirus pandemic, many also had to contend with long-running conflicts, economic crises and mass protests in another chaotic ...