Explained: How a vote became a major setback for Israel’s government

The Israel government suffered defeat in Monday after the opposition helped strike down a bill to uphold Israeli law in settlements in the West Bank. This has brought attention to laws that have been in place for decades, where Israeli regulations had created a separate legal system for the approximately 500,000 Israeli settlers in the … Read more

Palestinians: Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera reporter

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday announced the results of its investigation into the shooting death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, saying it had proven she was deliberately killed by Israeli forces as she tried to flee. The conclusion echoed the results of a preliminary investigation announced nearly two weeks ago and were widely … Read more

Christian village in Israel digs into its crusader past

In the middle of Eilia Arraf’s home — between two living rooms, a cactus garden and a makeshift gym — there are two large pits, each containing the ruins of a church that archaeologists believe was built about 1,600 years ago. Arraf found large sections of the church’s mosaic floors under his house in 2020, … Read more