West Bank

A photo of the West Bank.

Former US ambassador: Israel would be ‘making itself an international outlaw’ with West Bank annexation


The annexation process could start as soon as next week, despite widespread condemnation from Palestinians, US-Arab allies and numerous foreign governments.

After her third daughter was born, Faten decided to make sure that her fourth child would be a boy. She says she has a career and a family to take care of. She can't keep getting pregnant over and over again.

An Israeli woman traveled to the West Bank so she could be sure she’d have a boy

Israeli security personnel investigating a street where a police spokeswoman said a Palestinian gunman killed three Israelis guards.

A Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis at settlement

Muna Assaf has been asking her reporters to talk with people on the street about catcalling. She men do it because they think they have the authority to do it.

A Palestinian radio station in the West Bank tackles catcalling, divorce and sex

construction site of homes for Jewish settlers

Israel green-lights hundreds of new Jewish settler homes in the West Bank

Baha Nababta in the Shuafat refugee camp in November 2014. He devoted his life to improving the camp before he was shot to death this year.

Baha Nababta wanted to live in a place where the roads were paved and the trash picked up. Then he was murdered.


The Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem receives very little in the way of municipal services from the Israelis or the Palestinians. One Palestinian man decided to make it his mission to bring services to his community.

Novelist Ayelet Waldman and a Palestinian man in Hebron. “For most of my life, I loved Israel, I longed for Israel, I planned to live in Israel,” she says.

Novelist Ayelet Waldman is sending writers to the West Bank to document what they see, 50 years into occupation


Israeli-born writer Ayelet Waldman tried to put Israel out of her mind for 20 years. Now she and her husband, Michael Chabon, are bringing writers to the region to write about the West Bank occupation.

Rana Samara says she became interested in painting intimate scenes, post-sex, after visiting a friend in a Palestinian refugee camp where there's little privacy. "I started questioning like, how did people make sex? How did they sleep together?”

This artist’s work isn’t about the Israeli occupation. She paints Palestinian bedrooms — post-sex.


Rana Samara became interested in painting intimate scenes of Palestinian life after visiting a friend in a refugee camp, and she wondered how do people have sex here?

Palestinian singer Qassem Al Najjar says none of his songs are about the stabbings of Israelis. He doesn't support the stabbings but he says he understands them.

In Ramallah, some of the hottest pop tunes are about stabbing Israelis


Palestinian record stores are selling CDs with titles like “The lovers of stabbing” and “Jerusalem is Burning.”

A mosque attendant lowers a candelabra into a narrow shaft on the Muslim side of the shrine to an underground cave. It's revered as the place where Muslims and Jews believe Ibrahim, or Abraham, is buried.

In Hebron, Israelis and Palestinians share a holy site … begrudgingly


Jews and Muslims both claim the burial site of Abraham in Hebron as their own. It’s the Palestinian conflict in a nutshell.