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Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Isr...

For Palestinians, US Embassy move a show of pro-Israel bias

JERUSALEM (AP) — Monday's opening of the U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, cheered by Israelis as a historic validation, is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by...

In Israel's permits, Palestinians see tool to control lives

ETZION MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — More than 300 Palestinians showed up at an Israeli military base in the West Bank recently, hoping they could win the lifting of security bans that prevent them ...

For Palestinians, Israeli permits a complex tool of control

ETZION MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — More than 300 Palestinians showed up at an Israeli military base in the West Bank recently, hoping they could win the lifting of security bans that prevent them ...

Palestinians vote on aging leadership as Abbas tightens grip

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The top-tier leadership group of the PLO— average age 70 — is up for election for the first time in over two decades, when hundreds of delegates attend a West Bank conventio...

Foreigners linked to Palestinians face Israeli visa troubles

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — American Kate Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city i...

Case against Palestinian teen spotlights her activist family

NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's hard-charging prosecution of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped and kicked two Israeli soldiers has trained a spotlight on her activist family and its rol...

50 years on, Israel keeps tight grip on Palestinian economy

SALFIT, West Bank (AP) — Fuad Maraita wakes up at 3:30 a.m. His hometown of Salfit in the Israeli-occupied West Bank lies in darkness. He drinks coffee, slings a bag with his lunch o...

50 years on, Israel keeps tight grip on Palestinian economy

SALFIT, West Bank (AP) — Fuad Maraita's alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. His hometown of Salfit, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, still lies in darkness. He drinks a cup of strong Arabi...

With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as Presi...

Jordan planner of 2001 blast relieved US extradition blocked

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Hamas activist on the FBI's list of "most wanted terrorists" said she is relieved Jordan's highest court has blocked her extradition to the U.S., where she faces charges in a su...

More Palestinians in Jerusalem seek Israeli citizenship

JERUSALEM (AP) — More Palestinians in east Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship in hopes of swapping their vulnerable status as mere city residents for the rights and ease of travel that com...

Palestinians fear being sidelined by Trump White House

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who spent hundreds of hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state in the past 12 years, has tried unsu...

Israel mulls more administrative detentions, as numbers rise

SILWAD, West Bank (AP) — High school student Hamza Hamad spent 10 months in an Israeli jail for alleged links to the Islamic militant Hamas group, but was never charged with a crime. ...

Castle attack exposes Jordan's vulnerability to IS threat

KARAK, Jordan (AP) — Bullet marks on the thick walls of a Crusader fortress and shattered windows of nearby tourist restaurants — damage from a recent shooting rampage — bear witness to Jordan's vulne...