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Banksy Takes Politically Charged Nativity Scene to Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — The mysterious street artist known as Banksy has displayed a politically charged Nativity scene in Bethlehem, the town revered as Jesus' birthplace, just in time for the busy Christmas season. “Banksy is trying to remind the world tha...
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Israel Hits Gaza Amid Rocket Fire, Palestinian Deaths Rise

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes pounded Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza on Wednesday and militants resumed rocket fire toward Israel after a brief overnight lull, as the death toll rose to 23 Palestinians, including a 7-year-old boy and two other mino...

Video Essay: Give Us a Voice

Most people around the world will never experience the types of freedom Americans are blessed with, says GV Wire producer Jamie Ouverson. From Rohingya Muslims in Southeast Asia to Palestinians in the Middle...
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Israeli PM Vows to Begin Annexing West Bank Settlements

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to annex the heart of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week, a move that could inflame the Middle East and extinguish any remaining Palestinian hope of establishing a separate stat...

Tlaib Declines to Visit West Bank, Citing Israeli Conditions

JERUSALEM — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her. Israel barr...