Pompeo is 1st Top US Diplomat to Visit an Israeli Settlement

JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department in a major policy shift announced that products from the settlements can be labe...
Photo of the West Bank settlement of Mitzpe Yeriho

Israel Could Clash With International Court on Settlements

JERUSALEM — Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the West Bank. “History is knocking at the door." — Israeli Defense Mini...
Photo of clergymen participating in Christmas celebrations in West Bank

Thousands Mark Christmas in West Bank Town of Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Thousands of Christian pilgrims on Tuesday flocked to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, celebrating Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus. “We love this opportunity. We have 40 people and many of them are from the U.S. a...