Gaza

Palestinian Authority's intelligence chief travels to Gaza amid crisis with Hamas

Majid Faraj's meetings with Hamas officials concern PA demands for security control of the Gaza Strip, including border crossings

Israel

The world's saints and sinners, according to Canada

Venezula's government is bad, but the US and Israel's are good. Why?<p>Turns out, the Pope isn't alone in the saint-anointing business.<p>Canadian Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and, by extension, Canada, are also, it appears, ordained not only to pick saints but sinners.<p>I was reminded of this …

Chrystia Freeland

Will end of land-for-pay program kill Palestinian reconciliation?

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Nov. 7, Minister of Local Governance Hussein al-Araj announced that all government land allocated after Oct. 2, 2017, in …

Israel

PA Intel Chief arrives in Gaza

This visit comes after the much-discussed reconciliation deal was reached between the rivaling Palestinian factions in Gaza and in the West …

Israel

Israel Isn't Going to Fight Saudi Arabia's Wars

The late Shimon Peres, Israel’s former president and prime minister, wasn’t very fond of his country’s intelligence agencies. Peres used to mock the …

Middle East

Zionism's calm destruction of Palestine

Two stories reported by <i>Haaretz</i> on Wednesday underscore the unchanging goal of Zionism: the destruction of the Palestinians as a people and as viable …

Israel

Alleged Iranian base near Syria border caught on camera

Israeli satellite photos published Thursday appear to strengthen a BBC report a week ago that Iran is building a permanent military base in Syria, …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Egypt says Libyan terrorist involved in deadly anti-police attack - Xinhua

CAIRO, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- A captured Libyan terrorist was involved in the recent anti-police deadly attack in a desert area on the outskirts of Giza …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Drop in number of Gaza traders with Israeli permits

The number of Palestinian traders in the occupied Gaza Strip holding Israeli-issued travel permit has dropped considerably to 598 as of 1 November, …

Middle East

Yes, Palestinians under siege are 'dehumanised' - by Israel

A recent report in Haaretz paints a picture of Gazans as dehumanised, but fails to give any voice to Palestinians who still hold to the highest …

Middle East

Trócaire film falsehoods don't help anyone

In the summer of 2017, the development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Trócaire, released a self-described documentary purporting to show …

Jewish Culture

The international community should prioritise Palestine’s security

The reconciliation agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas increasingly resembles other political miscalculations which the …

Middle East

Israel in no hurry to enter Saudi-Lebanese fray

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation Nov. 4 caught even Israeli intelligence by surprise. His disappearance in Saudi Arabia made the …

Middle East

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

15 Nov<p>7:34 AM<p>At least three D9 armored Israeli military bulldozers and three tanks invaded, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands near the border …

Palestine

Fatah Eyes Regulating Arms in Gaza, not Demilitarization

Security among Palestinians has been a part of the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation agreement and it is odd that many have chosen to give this topic the …

Middle East

US lawmaker bashes Qatar as anti-Hamas bill advances

NEW YORK: A prominent US lawmaker on Wednesday spoke out against Qatar for supporting a “Hamas terrorist,” as a House of Representatives committee …

Middle East

Despite plan to open on Tuesday, Rafah crossing remains closed

The failure to open the crossing came approximately a month after Egypt brokered a deal between Hamas and Fatah to advance reconciliation efforts and …

Israel

Why Islamic Jihad won't attack Israel right now

Hamas leaders in Gaza are convinced that now isn’t the time for a direct conflict with Israel - and they have several routes to pressure Islamic …

Israel

End the Deadly Exchange Between Seattle Police and the Israeli Military

On November 8, one year after the election of Trump, I gathered in the cold with 60 other people in downtown Seattle to protest police exchanges …

Seattle

UK charity funds water treatment for 4 Gaza schools

Four schools in central Gaza have been provided with desalination units, after funding from a UK charity allowed the project to go ahead, according …

Middle East

Israel seizes products ordered from AliExpress headed to Gaza terrorists

The products, bought online, included night-vision goggles and laser sights.<p>Israeli authorities have seized hundreds of parcels of prohibited …

Israel

Israel stops AliExpress shipment to Gaza, claims militants using it to for terror shipments

Militant groups in the Gaza Strip have apparantly turned to online shopping sites such as AliExpress to stay stocked up on terror paraphernalia, at …

Israel

Why we're not putting peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine — or anywhere else

It’s an awkward moment for Canada to be hosting a UN meeting of defence ministers to talk about peacekeeping … since we’re not really doing that …

War

Gaza between the carrot and the stick

Gaza is suffering from an early onset of frustration with the results of the “reconciliation” project, as the signs suggest overwhelmingly that …

Israel

The Theology of “Resistance” Has Brought Palestinians to an Impasse

At the beginning of this month, Hamas ceded its control over much of the civilian governance of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority (PA). In …

Jewish Culture

Greenblatt: Islamic Jihad threats 'significantly harm the people of Gaza'

On October 30, the IDF blew up a terror tunnel penetrating into Israeli territory, an act the Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed killed 12 members of …

Israel

We refuse to listen to what human rights groups say about the West Bank and Gaza Strip because we do not want to admit we are ultimately responsible. By Assaf David How does Israel, its institutions, its…

<b>We refuse to listen to what human rights groups say about the West Bank and Gaza Strip because we do not want to admit we are ultimately …

West Bank

WATCH: How Jailed Palestinians Smuggled Sperm To Their Wives

A new Al Jazeera documentary details how Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails smuggled semen to their wives in the Gaza Strip in order to have …

Jewish Culture

The day Palestine gave up

On November 1, against all expectations, Hamas officials dismantled the checkpoints the organization maintained inside the Israeli-controlled …

Israel

Open letter to singer Nick Cave from the Gaza war protesters he once supported

Dear Nick Cave,<p>When the nine of us climbed the roof of the Elbit UK drone factory, your voice helped to amplify our action. You standing up for us in …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict