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VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

McCain returns to DC for healthcare vote, driver accused of trafficking deaths in Texas denies charges, Trump still going after Jeff Sessions, and more.
VICE Staff
middle east

Israel Shoots Dead Four Palestinians Following Attempted Stabbings

A surge in street violence that started last October appears to still be in full swing, although figures released by Israel show attacks by Palestinians decreased significantly in December.
Reuters and VICE News
middle east

UN Leader Making Snap Visit to Israel as Violence Spirals

In the latest violence, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in the occupied West Bank, and an Israeli man died after being run over by a truck.
Reuters and VICE News
war and conflict

Israeli Troops Shoot Dead Five Gaza Protesters as Violence Intensifies

Shooting, stabbings, and deaths are growing on both Israeli and Palestinian sides of the conflict as 10 days of tension are showing no sign of abating.
Reuters and VICE News
middle east

Video Shows Disguised Israeli Soldiers Turning Guns on Protesters

The elite undercover troops — wearing t-shirts, jeans, and keffiyehs to blend in — can be seen mingling with a crowd of Palestinian youths hurling rocks, before turning and firing handguns.
Harriet Salem
middle east

Israeli Soldiers Mobilize in West Bank After Two Settlers Are Shot

The violence comes just days after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hinted he would end security cooperation with Israelis in the West Bank at a high-profile speech at the UN.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
middle east

Anger Grows in Jerusalem as Israel Intensifies its Crackdown

Both tension and rhetoric remain high in Jerusalem, as Israel deployed hundreds more security forces around the city on Friday and vowed to "declare war" on Palestinian stone-throwers.
Reuters and VICE News
middle east

Violence Rages for Third Consecutive Day at Jerusalem Holy Site

Dozens of people have been injured in three days of violence between Israeli security forces and stone-throwing Palestinians at the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Reuters and VICE News

A Trip to the West Bank's Cheesy Dessert Capital

I recently traveled to the West Bank town of Nablus, the home of one of the Middle East's favorite desserts: a cheesy, obscenely sweet pastry known as knafeh.
Ilan Ben Zion

Critics Brand Israel's 'Jewish State' Law as Racist, Undemocratic

The Israeli government is pushing ahead with the controversial bill that would establish Israel as the nation-state of Jewish people.
Harriet Salem
middle east

In Photos: The Aftermath of the Bloody Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Two men reportedly entered the Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of west Jerusalem and slaughtered four men.
Dylan Collins
middle east

Netanyahu Calls for Homes of Synagogue Attackers to be Bulldozed

After two Palestinians armed with guns and a meat cleaver went on a rampage at a synagogue west Jerusalem, the Israeli Prime Minister called for their homes to be destroyed.
Harriet Salem