Israel And Palestine's 2-State Solution Explained
Unlike previous U.S. presidents, Donald Trump's feelings on the policy aren't entirely clear.LEARN MORE
Hamas elected a new leader the same week it released an updated, less radical statement of its policies.
Militant Palestinian group Hamas has elected a new leader, further hinting the organization is trying to soften its image.
Ismail Haniya, a former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, could help bring Hamas back into the international conversation. The U.S. has long considered the group a terrorist organization because of its attacks against Israel.
Those concessions include shifting blame for Palestinian displacement to "occupiers" and Zionists, rather than Jewish people outright. It also says Hamas will accept the borders of Palestine as dictated by the borders before 1967 when Israel took over the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
However, the new policy document still calls for the destruction of Israel, which has led Israeli officials to question the sincerity of the changes.
Some say Haniya could challenge the Palestinian Authority's increasingly unpopular leader, Mahmoud Abbas, as the de facto head of the Palestinian people.
An investigation by AP and the watchdog group Shomrim found that money raised through a U.S. nonprofit has gone to convicted Israeli extremists.By Avshalom Sassoni / Pool Photo via AP
Afghan female athletes say Taliban rulers have not just banned all sports for women and girls, they have actively harassed those who once played.By Ebrahim Noroozi / AP
Hoda Muthana said she was brainwashed by online traffickers into joining the Islamic State in 2014 and regrets everything except her young son.By AP Photo / The News Movement
A 2022 poll shows the favorite news source for Gen Z is social media.By Martin Meissner / AP
A Jackson restaurant owner shares what the millions headed to the city could do to help businesses like his deal with aging infrastructure.By AP
Lack of information, guidance and a language barrier are just a few issues migrants face while waiting sometimes overnight in lines.By Scripps News