• Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli raid to arrest militants in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night leaving several wounded in the clashes.

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  • File - In this May 19, 2012 file photo, a Palestinian throws a stone at an armed Jewish settler during clashes between Palestinians and Jewish settlers in the West Bank village of Assira al-Kibliya. A firebombing last month on a West Bank home, killed an 18-month-old toddler, Ali Dawabsheh, and his father, Saed, and critically wounded his mother and 4-year-old brother. In the wake of the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged "zero tolerance" for what he called Jewish terrorism. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh, File)

    Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

    SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.

  • In this Friday, Aug, 28, 2015 photo, Palestinian women and youth scuffle with an Israeli soldier trying to arrest a 12-year-old boy during a protest near the West Bank village of Nebi Saleh. A video showing the incident has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, and shined a light on Israeli military policies in the territory. The Israeli military said Sunday that a "violent riot" broke out at the protest and that it tried to detain the boy because he was hurling rocks. The video sparked accusations from critics that Israel is too heavy-handed in its confrontations with Palestinian protesters, especially minors. (AP Photo)

    Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian youths and women at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.

  • A man is seen from a window as Israeli flags fly on top of a house in Silwan neighborhood of east Jerusalem Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Ultra-nationalist Israelis have taken over the building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area. A small group of activists from the Ateret Cohanim settler organization moved into the building on Thursday. It was the latest in a wave of settler advances since nationalist Jews began buying up properties in Palestinian neighborhoods two decades ago. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Jewish settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area.

  • Israeli military strikes target in Gaza after rocket attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it struck a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired at Israel.

  • Brawl at Israel hospital treating Palestinian hunger striker

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say five people have been arrested after a brawl broke out at a hospital treating a former Palestinian prisoner who recently ended a two-month hunger strike.

  • FIn this Sept. 18, 2007 file photo, the flags of member nations fly outside of the United Nations headquarters. In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at the U.N., just in time for Pope Francis' visit in September 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Palestinians, Vatican could raise UN flags before pope visit

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a move likely to upset Israel’s government, the Palestinians are seeking to raise their flag, along with the Vatican flag, at U.N. headquarters — just in time for Pope Francis’ visit next month.

  • FIFA hosts Israeli, Palestinian football leaders for talks

    ZURICH (AP) — A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations met for the first time Wednesday and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month.

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    The Latest on TV shooting: Father of slain TV reporter says family numb after shooting deaths

  • In this May 28, 2014, file photo, Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch people wave Israeli flags outside the Old City's Damascus Gate during Jerusalem Day celebrations in Jerusalem. A recent demonstration by ultra-Orthodox Jews against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath was meant to be a show of strength in a long-running battle over the role of strict Jewish law in the cultural life of Jerusalem. But in many ways, it was also a sign of desperation after a series of gains by the city’s secular community in recent years.  (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File)

    In Jerusalem’s culture war, secular residents make gains

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath.