The White House has blocked an emergency effort to finish major U.S.-funded school, water and sewage projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to documents reviewed by NPR.
Somali-American Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is one of two freshmen Democrats openly embracing the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. On Wednesday she joined the House Foreign Affairs Committee, giving her an unprecedented opportunity to elevate BDS as an issue on the traditionally pro-Israel panel — should she choose to do so.
The home of the family of Khalil Jabarin, 16, was blown up Friday in the village of Yatta near Hebron, Ynet reported. The teenager, who is standing trial for murder in Israel, fatally stabbed Fuld in September.
A Palestinian-American who received a life sentence for selling property to Jews is reportedly set to be sent to US.