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Israel plans to send bill to Palestinians over boycotts

What do The Pixies, Elvis Costello, and Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, have in common? A cursory glance might suggest not much yet all have deeply irked Israel.

Chomsky refused entry into West Bank

Noam Chomsky, the internationally renowned philosopher and leading dissident US intellectual, was yesterday stopped by Israeli immigration officials from entering the West Bank to deliver a lecture.

Palestinian boy, 16, shot dead 'by Israeli settler'

Police have begun an investigation into the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy in the West Bank by an armed man who Palestinian security forces believe was an Israeli settler.

Ancient false door unearthed at Karnak

An Egyptian excavation team has made a new discovery at Karnak during routine excavation works. A large red granite false door belonging to the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut’s vizier User and his wife Toy has been unearthed in front of the Karnak Temple.

Two more Palestinian youths shot dead by Israelis in bloody weekend

X-rays show deaths were caused by conventional bullets but military claim only rubber rounds were fired

Avi Shlaim: Cut off the cash and Israel might behave

President Netanyahu is undermining US interests. The sooner President Obama makes his support conditional, the better

Sami Abdel-Shafi: A game-changing visit in disguise

Gaza can still make history even amid an Israeli blockade and an international boycott which has pushed it into prolonged stagnation. Officially, Baroness Ashton travelled here not for any political purpose, but to survey the humanitarian situation and to review how EU aid is being spent.

Johann Hari: Palestinians should now declare their independence

Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to the US request with a big concrete slap

West Bank rises up in a new 'white' intifada

As Israel cracks down harshly on unarmed protesters, Donald Macintyre meets one Palestinian family whose teenage son has paid a heavy price

Israelis and Palestinians agree to US-led talks

Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to hold "indirect" talks mediated by Washington, the US special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, said yesterday.

Revealed: 'Green Prince' who betrayed Hamas

Israeli informer who provided intelligence to Shin Bet for more than 10 years is son of jailed Palestinian leader

Robert Fisk’s World: Arieli is a man with a plan. The trouble is, it's a map of Israel

How do you make sense of this place, with its weird Areas A, B and C?

Robert Fisk: Why does the US turn a blind eye to Israeli bulldozers?

Most of the West Bank is under rule which amounts to apartheid by paper

In the West Bank's stony hills, Palestine is slowly dying

In the richest of the Occupied lands, Israeli bureaucracy is driving Palestinians out of their homes. Robert Fisk reports from Jiftlik
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No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

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So the young risk their lives and run for it
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