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Liberman accused Hamas of holding Gaza residents as hostages on behalf of Iran
Surprising visit came ahead of two top US officials’ meetings with regional leaders, trying to pass Trump’s peace deal between Palestine, Israel
Leaving behind his mounting legal problems, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Washington last Saturday to attend the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israeli lobby in the United States. On his five-day visit, Netanyahu met with President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. The White House meeting …
The Egyptian presidency issued a statement on Sunday to comment on recently published press reports suggesting that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi participated in a “secret summit” between Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former US secretary of state John Kerry, and Arab leaders. The report suggested that Netanyahu had rejected a proposal for renewed peace talks …
The United States’ abstention from voting on the UN security council’s anti-settlement resolution is a serious blow to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy of annexation in the West Bank. The bureau of Israel’s prime minister said that “Israel rejects the contemptible, anti-Israel UN resolution and will not subordinate itself to it.” The decision to abstain from voting is the …
Israel’s parliament has finalized a contentious law that will increase the regulation of many Israeli human rights organizations. Critics have denounced the bill for allegedly targeting pro-Palestinian groups
Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Uganda on Monday as the first Israeli prime minister to visit sub-Saharan Africa in 30 years. For personal reasons, this could be an emotionally-charged visit for the 66-year-old leader.
Israel has bolstered security in a major crackdown around Hebron that is affecting tens of thousands of civilians. The lockdown comes in response to two recent attacks on Jewish settlers.
In light of the Syrian civil war and the ongoing refugee crisis, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has been largely pushed into the background in recent months. But the conference in Paris which opened on Friday aimed to begin a new peace initiative between the two conflict parties. Envoys from some 28 countries and …
An international peace conference is supposed to take place in the French capital on 3 June
The Israeli PM said Israel did not intend to do this on its own but in cooperation with Egyptian authorities
On Sunday, IEC said it has no further announcements than the ones made on 6 December, in which it said it will act to collect the awarded amount
During his speech at the 37th Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the biggest political blunder of his tenure. Netanyahu argued that “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time”, but “wanted to expel the Jews”. And that Haj Amin Al-Husseini went to Hitler and said “If you expel them, …
International headlines were made after Orange CEO seemed to accept movement’s boycott argument
By James M. Dorsey Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organisations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral victory by Benjamin Netanyahu. The contours of the coming battles …
Future Israeli governing coalition still unclear, Palestinian authorities pushing to bring Israel to ICC
Western leaders alleged to welcome “terrorists” in march against terrorist attacks, and to decry anti-Semitism while allowing Islamophobia
International community representatives at the Gaza Reconstruction Conference in Cairo called Sunday for a lasting solution to the Gaza conflict to avoid another turn in the cycle of destructive conflict. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s support for Palestine as he opened the conference, emphasising to Israel that it is “time to end the conflict”. …
Egypt and Norway are co-hosting the conference in conjunction with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Middle East Quarter envoy Tony Blair, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon among the attendees.
Obama is now consumed by Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, which is developing into the biggest transatlantic crisis since the end of the Cold War.
The meeting comes less than a fortnight after US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Israel was facing a growing campaign of delegitimisation which could worsen if peace talks with the Palestinians collapsed.
“PM Netanyahu: What was achieved yesterday in Geneva is not a historic agreement but rather a historic mistake,”
The Israeli Prime Minister says Israel will not accept terrorist attacks on Israeli targets
The Israel Prisons Service said Abu Hamdiyeh had been diagnosed in February
A spokesman for Netanyahu said the decision was to take effect “immediately”.
“I am determined to drive the Israeli army… and the security forces to new heights in facing the challenges of the future,” Yaalon wrote on his Facebook page after his nomination.
Some reports suggested the man now identified as Ben Zygier may have been a loose-lipped braggart with psychological problems
Observers say Israeli settlement there would effectively prevent the future establishment of a contiguous Palestinian state, dooming the two-state solution
Reports of an Egypt-mediated ceasefire emerge as the death toll rises