New apps help Palestinians navigate Israeli checkpoints
Middle East / Science / Technology

New apps help Palestinians navigate Israeli checkpoints

QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT, West Bank (AP) — A pair of new mobile apps hopes to help Palestinians navigate their way around snarled traffic at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, offering a high-tech response to an intractable problem: constant, burdensome and often seemingly random restrictions on movement. “Azmeh,” which means traffic jam in Arabic, and “Qalandiya,” … Continue reading

A look at the growth of Israeli settlements over the years
Middle East

A look at the growth of Israeli settlements over the years

JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union’s move to label goods produced in Israeli settlements is the latest expression of international disapproval of one of the country’s most controversial policies. The Palestinians view Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a major obstacle to reaching any two-state solution, saying they carve up lands expected to … Continue reading

Israeli army begins deploying troops against attacks
International News / Middle East

Israeli army begins deploying troops against attacks

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military began deploying hundreds of troops in cities across the country on Wednesday to assist police forces in countering a wave of deadly Palestinian shooting and stabbing attacks that have created panic across the country. The military’s planned deployment of six companies marks the first implementation of measures by Israel’s … Continue reading