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Israeli mayor’s ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni joins a rally in his support in Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Shimoni has suspended Israeli Arab laborers from work, renovating bomb shelters at local day-care centers. The move drew widespread criticism on Thursday, including from Netanyahu who said "there is no place for discrimination against Israeli Arabs." (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palestinians accuse settler of killing schoolgirl

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The Palestinians are accusing an Israeli settler of running over two schoolgirls, killing one of them, and speeding away.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palestinians announce long-term Gaza truce

Palestinians rest amid the rubble of the 15-story Basha Tower that was leveled in early morning Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. AP

The Palestinians said Tuesday they had reached agreement with Israel on a “permanent” halt to seven weeks of bloodshed in and around Gaza although Israel was silent on the claimed deal.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

Palestinians launch fireworks during celebrations in the West bank city of Ramallah, late Sunday, July 20, 2014. AP

The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed boy


A Palestinian teen was abducted and killed Wednesday, July 2, Palestinians said, accusing Israeli settlers of carrying out a revenge attack for the deaths of three Israeli youths. The accusation sparked clashes with Israeli forces and demands by the Palestinian president that Israel hold the killers accountable.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »