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William Booth

Bureau chiefJerusalem


Palestinians say these vacation rentals are illegal. Israel disputes that terminology.

  • Feb 2, 2016

In an interview, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked defended a bill that would require NGOS that get most of their funding from governments abroad, including U.S. aid, to be labeled as such.

  • Jan 31, 2016

Bitter divides are deepening within the country’s society.

  • Jan 29, 2016

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas repeated earlier denials of incitement.

  • Jan 25, 2016

How Israel’s new security minister wants to get tough on Palestinian violence.

  • Jan 21, 2016

He said the law in the West Bank isn’t applied uniformly to Palestinians and Jewish settlers. Netanyahu called his remarks “unacceptable and wrong.”

  • Jan 19, 2016

A manhunt was underway as a large crowd gathered for her funeral.

  • Jan 18, 2016

It defends its means to restore calm after months of attacks; Palestinians decry the deadly response.

  • Jan 4, 2016

Mohammed Dahlan says Palestinians should end “false game of negotiations” with Israel.

  • Jan 2, 2016

Near-daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers are causing fear and anger in Israeli society. The attacks do not fit into past patterns, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described the violence as “a new kind of terrorism” carried out by individuals. For Palestinians, Israeli's countermeasures are seen as too harsh. A large number of Palestinians wielding knives have been shot dead by police and soldiers. Dozens more have been killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

  • Dec 25, 2015
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William Booth is bureau chief for Jerusalem, where his work focuses on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Booth served as bureau chief in Mexico, Miami and Los Angeles, and as pop culture correspondent for the Style section. He has covered violent upheaval in Ukraine, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Haiti, Honduras and the Balkans. In Mexico, his work focused on drug trafficking and the state response. Before coming to the Post, Booth wrote for Science magazine. He was a Vannevar Bush Fellow at MIT and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. He was on the Post’s Pulitzer-finalist team that covered the Fort Hood shootings.
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