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West Bank: Territory claimed by the State of Palestine
The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan to the east and by the Green Line separating it and Israel on the south, west and north. The West Bank also contains a significant section of the western Dead Sea shore. The “West Bank” was the name given to the territory that was captured by Jordan in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and subsequently annexed in 1950 until 1967 when it was occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.

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'Feels like prison': Palestinian family cut off from West Bank village by Israeli barrier

Omar Hajajla may have a private gateway to his home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, but it is hardly a sign of luxury: it runs beneath an Israeli barrier that cuts him and his family off from the..
Reuters - Published

U.N. report names 112 companies doing business with Israeli settlements

The United Nations' human rights office on Wednesday named 112 companies it said have business ties to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, angering Israel and prompting a Palestinian threat of legal..
Reuters - Published

Videos for West Bank


Pope appears to reject Trump's Middle East peace plan [Video]Pope appears to reject Trump's Middle East peace plan

Pope Francis has warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal. Ciara Lee reports.

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Israel, Palestine Scrambles After Tourists Infected With Coronavirus Visit Holy Sites [Video]Israel, Palestine Scrambles After Tourists Infected With Coronavirus Visit Holy Sites

Israeli and Palestinian authorities are trying to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus. South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land’s most popular sites were..

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UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank [Video]UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:37Published

UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank [Video]UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank

Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, tech giant Motorola and consumer food maker General Mills among the companies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Israeli blockade sours income for Gaza strawberry farmers [Video]Israeli blockade sours income for Gaza strawberry farmers

Israeli blockade presents challenges in transporting Gaza strawberries to consumers in the occupied West Bank.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published

Kushner Said Washington Wants US To Wait On Annexation In The West Bank [Video]Kushner Said Washington Wants US To Wait On Annexation In The West Bank

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Washington wants Israel to wait. He said they hope Israel waits until after the March 2 election before making any moves toward settlement annexation in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump's Middle East plan: Protests in occupied West Bank [Video]Trump's Middle East plan: Protests in occupied West Bank

Palestinians protest against Trump's plan, which proposes to annex areas in occupied West Bank, including Jordan Valley.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published

Clashes in West Bank after Palestinians reject U.S. peace plan [Video]Clashes in West Bank after Palestinians reject U.S. peace plan

The release of a U.S. peace plan aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was met with protests and clashes in the West Bank, as Palestinians rejected what they saw as a lopsided proposal..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 03:43Published

Plan recognizes Israeli 'sovereignty' in disputed valley: Netanyahu [Video]Plan recognizes Israeli 'sovereignty' in disputed valley: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday at the White House, where President Donald Trump shared a new vision for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, said Trump's proposal recognizes the..

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Trump says Palestinians may reject his long-awaited peace plan [Video]Trump says Palestinians may reject his long-awaited peace plan

U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration had readied a proposal meant to peacefully resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but acknowledged that Palestinians may reject the plan. Zachary..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:34Published

Trump: Palestinians may reject Mideast peace plan, but 'it's something they should want' [Video]Trump: Palestinians may reject Mideast peace plan, but 'it's something they should want'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday called a long-awaited peace plan the "closest it's ever come" to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but acknowledged that the Palestinians may at first..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

 

Palestinian PM threatens legal action against firms in U.N. settlements report

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Wednesday threatened to take international legal action against companies named in a United Nations Report on businesses said to have ties to Israeli..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu rejects U.N. report on companies involved with settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced a long-delayed U.N. report listing companies that have business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights office lists companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements

The United Nations human rights office issued a report on Wednesday on companies it said have business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, drawing ire from Israel but winning praise from..
Reuters - Published

Israel attacks 'shameful' U.N. report on companies active in West Bank settlements

Israel denounced on Wednesday a long-delayed U.N. report listing companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Reuters - Published

EU's Borrell warns of violence if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

The EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, urged Israel on Tuesday not to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, warning of Palestinian protests if it went ahead.
Reuters - Published

U.S. warns Israel against 'unilateral' West Bank moves

A U.S. envoy warned Israel on Sunday not to declare sovereignty over West Bank land without Washington's consent, pushing back against calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Prime..
Reuters - Published

Israel drawing up map for West Bank annexations: Netanyahu

Israel has begun to draw up maps of land in the occupied West Bank that will be annexed in accordance with U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed peace plan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian protester killed in unrest over U.S. Mideast plan

A Palestinian protester was shot dead in the West Bank on Friday as Palestinian and U.S. leaders blamed each other for violence that erupted after President Donald Trump unveiled a Middle East Peace..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian and U.S. leaders blame each other for violence

Palestinian and U.S. leaders blamed each other for a surge of violence, as mourners gathered in the occupied West Bank for the funeral of a Palestinian police officer shot dead during unrest, and..
Reuters - Published

At least two Palestinians killed, 16 Israelis hurt in violence over Trump plan

At least two Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank and 16 Israelis were hurt on Thursday in a surge of violence that erupted amid Palestinian anger at a U.S. peace plan.
Reuters - Published

Israeli-Palestinian violence rises after Trump peace plan

At least two Palestinians were killed and 15 Israelis were hurt on Thursday in a string of incidents in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, where violence has risen after the U.S. announcement of its..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian killed in West Bank; Israeli troops hurt in Jerusalem ramming

A car ran down a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem early on Thursday in a suspected Palestinian attack and, in a separate incident, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in the..
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank protest: medics

Israeli troops shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian who was taking part in a violent protest on Wednesday against U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan, witnesses and medical officials said.
Reuters - Published

Draft U.N. resolution condemns Israeli annexation in Trump peace plan

A draft United Nations Security Council resolution on Tuesday condemned an Israeli plan to annex its settlements in the West Bank in a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel peace proposal.
Reuters - Published

EU's top diplomat warns against Trump Middle East peace plan, annexation

The European Union's top diplomat on Tuesday rejected parts of a U.S. peace plan that would see Israel keep its settlements in the occupied West Bank, saying President Donald Trump's proposals broke..
Reuters - Published

Arabs in Israeli border towns fear Trump plan will transfer them to West Bank

Thousands of Israeli Arabs, many waving Palestinian flags, demonstrated in this town in Israel at the weekend to voice their fear that U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East plan could see them..
Reuters - Published

Protesters in Beirut decry Trump plan

Hundreds of protesters gathered near the US Embassy in Beirut against a White House plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The US plan heavily favored Israel, granting Palestinians limited..
USATODAY.com - Published

Kushner says he hopes Israel waits on sovereignty steps in West Bank

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Washington wants Israel to wait until after its March 2 election before making any moves towards settlement annexation in the West Bank following the..
Reuters - Published

Citing Trump plan, Israel defense chief backs extending sovereignty to West Bank settlements

Israel's hawkish defense minister called on Wednesday for Israel to establish sovereignty over nearly a third of the occupied West Bank, acting on U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement of a Middle..
Reuters - Published

Defense minister pushes to extend Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements

Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday that Israel should move to establish sovereignty over nearly a third of the occupied West Bank following the announcement of U.S. President..
Reuters - Published

Trump leaps into Middle East fray with peace plan that Palestinians denounce

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creating a Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace plan, drawing Palestinian condemnation for imposing strict conditions and agreeing to let..
Reuters - Published

Israeli Cabinet Will Vote to Apply Sovereignty to Part of West Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government would vote Sunday on the move, which could apply to nearly a third of the West Bank.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Slap of the century': Palestinians reject Trump Mideast plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan the "slap of the century" on Tuesday as thousands of Palestinians held protests in Gaza and the West..
Reuters - Published

Mapping Potholes by Phone (the West Bank’s Roads Were Smoother)

Students in Cambridge, Mass., and Ramallah have created an app to track road quality. It turns out the roads around Cambridge are worse.
NYTimes.com - Published

Israeli electric company ends power cuts to West Bank after Palestinians pay debt

Israel's state-owned electric company said on Wednesday it was ending power cuts to the occupied West Bank after the Palestinians' main power distributor paid off a chunk of debt.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. support for Israeli settlements advances peace with Palestinians

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington's backing for Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank will advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, angering Palestinian leaders..
Reuters - Published

US issues security alert for American travelers in Israel, West Bank and Gaza amid Middle East tension

The U.S. is cautioning U.S. citizens to be vigilant in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza on account of "heightened tension in the Middle East."
USATODAY.com - Published

Banksy's 'Scar of Bethlehem' nativity unveiled in West Bank hotel

British street artist Banksy has brought a somber Christmas spirit to a hotel he founded in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, with a nativity scene evoking the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Reuters - Published

Palestinians protest new U.S. stance on settlements in "day of rage"

About 2,000 gathered in West Bank city of Ramallah, burning posters of President Trump as well as Israeli and American flags
CBS News - Published

EU should recognise Palestinian state after U.S. backs Israeli settlements: Luxembourg

The European Union should recognise a Palestinian state after the United States expressed support for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. position on Israeli settlements: SPA

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it completely rejected Washington's statement on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, state news agency SPA reported.
Reuters - Published

Arab League to meet over U.S. support for Israeli settlements

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting of foreign ministers on Monday to discuss Washington's change of position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Egypt's state news agency MENA said on..
Reuters - Published

Vatican says Israeli-Palestinian peace process at risk after U.S. move

The Vatican said on Thursday the search for peace between Israelis and Palestinians had been put at risk after the United States backed Israel's building of settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Reuters - Published

Trump shift on Israeli settlements fulfills wish list of evangelical base

A U.S. decision effectively backing Israel's building of settlements in the occupied West Bank, long a cherished item on conservative Christians' wish list, is expected to strengthen evangelicals'..
Reuters - Published

Russia calls U.S. backing for Israeli settlements blow to peace process

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to effectively back Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank undermined the legal basis for a..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories November 19 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday November 19th: Aides who listened to Trump-Ukraine call to testify; Trump administration reverses Israeli West Bank settlement policy; Fresno shooting investigated; Hong..
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration reverses Obama policy on Israeli settlements

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration's approach toward Israeli settlements. "The establishment of Israeli civilian..
CBS News - Published

U.S. softens stance on Israeli settlements, draws Palestinian outrage

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

US softens position on Israeli settlements

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.  
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. embassy in Jerusalem issues travel warning after Pompeo's settlement announcement

The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday warned Americans about traveling in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, soon after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States was softening its..
Reuters - Published

Jordan warns of 'dangerous consequences' of U.S. shift on West Bank settlements

Jordan's foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, warned that a U.S. change of position on Monday on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank would have "dangerous consequences" on the prospects of..
Reuters - Published

Israel welcomes U.S. settlement move, Palestinians outraged

Israel praised a U.S. decision on Monday to soften its position on Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that upset the Palestinians who said it contradicts international law.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo announces softer U.S. stance on Israel's Jewish settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade position that they were "inconsistent with..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo expected to announce U.S. softening position on Israel's Jewish settlements : administration official

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce on Monday the United States is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a Trump administration official said on..
Reuters - Published

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