Stephen Farrell

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30 Oct 2018 | 6:31 PM

Druze on Golan Heights protest against Israeli municipal election

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Hundreds of Druze Arabs, some carrying Syrian flags, gathered outside the gates of a polling station on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, trying to block their townspeople from voting in municipal elections.

18 Sep 2018 | 11:22 PM

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

MOSCOW/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances.

13 Sep 2018 | 12:49 AM

Twenty-five years on, Oslo Accords peace hopes a fading memory

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - As Palestinians prepare to lower the flag over their shuttered mission in Washington, no one can predict when they will return to the city where just a quarter of a century ago a diplomatic triumph was celebrated on a sunlit White House lawn.

1 Sep 2018 | 8:00 PM

Palestinian refugees angry and dismayed at U.S. for halting funds to U.N. agency

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian refugees reacted with dismay on Saturday to a United States decision to halt funding to a U.N. agency, warning that it would lead to more poverty, anger and instability in the Middle East.

8 Aug 2018 | 4:03 PM

Israeli prison to join Armageddon's list of ancient ruins

MEGIDDO, Israel (Reuters) - The end is nigh at Armageddon - at least for an old Israeli prison near the ancient ruins of Megiddo, by tradition the site of the apocalyptic Biblical battle between good and evil.

19 Jul 2018 | 10:27 PM

Palestinians in Jerusalem demolish own homes rather than see Israelis move in

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two Palestinian families on Thursday demolished the homes they had lived in for nearly two decades, saying they would rather destroy them than face the prospect of Israeli settlers moving in.

6 Jul 2018 | 9:59 PM

West Bank Bedouin remain wary after Israeli court suspends razing of village

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians and their supporters marked a temporary victory in a Bedouin village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday after an Israeli judge halted demolition proceedings.

27 Jun 2018 | 9:54 PM

Prince William pays first official British royal visit to occupied West Bank

JALAZONE CAMP, West Bank (Reuters) - Prince William paid the first official British royal visit to the Palestinian Territories on Wednesday, touring a refugee camp in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and voicing hope for peace in a meeting with the Palestinian president.

24 Jun 2018 | 7:32 PM

Trump adviser Kushner criticises Abbas, says U.S. peace plan near

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said Washington would announce its Middle East peace plan soon, and press on with or without Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

14 May 2018 | 9:43 PM

U.S. Jerusalem embassy lies 'at the end of the world'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - "On the edge of wilderness." That is how one of Israel's most famous authors once described the area where the new U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem on Monday. Others remember it very differently.