Human Rights Watch: Pence ignored ‘entrenched discrimination’ against Palestinians

Human Rights Watch accused US Vice President Mike Pence of ignoring “entrenched discrimination” facing Palestinians in Israeli-occupied East …

Mike Pence

When will the Palestinian leadership admit failure?

We, Palestinians, want to hear the Palestinian leadership say: 'Yes, we failed.'<p>If our strategy failed and our political manoeuvres hit a dead-end, is it not the time we change direction?<p>A month after the United States administration's announcement on the shift in policy on the status of Jerusalem, …

Palestinian Authority

January 23, 2018: The Netanyahu investigations

Several months ago, I watched, enraptured (as I am sure many other expats were), the Middle East visit of US President Donald Trump and his …


UK Jewish group calls Amnesty 'disgraceful' over cancelled debate

The Jewish Leadership Council organised a panel on the UN, Israel and human rights, which was to be hosted by the charity<p>A UK Jewish organisation has said Amnesty International UK’s cancellation of a debate about the UN and human rights in Israel is “disgraceful” and in breach of its claim to …

Amnesty International

White House official: U.S. hasn't been in touch with Palestinians since Trump's Jerusalem move

Senior White House staff have not been in touch with Palestinian leadership since before U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as …

Donald Trump

Meet the next big thing on Israel’s culinary scene – Arak

“This is the arak I have been drinking my whole life,” says Aziz Suidan, owner of Suidan Market in Haifa, a general store specializing in fine wines …


Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem | Reuters - Firstpost

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jan 22, 2018 22:47 PM | Updated Date: Jan 22, 2018 …


EU’s Mogherini ‘extremely worried’ by Turkish offensive in Syria

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Monday she was “extremely worried” by Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish …


Israeli defense minister bans army’s chief rabbi from military ceremonies

Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef attending a conference in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, Jan. 13, 2016. (Yaakov Lederman/Flash90)<p>JERUSALEM …


US requiring enhanced cargo screening from Middle Eastern airports

Middle-East<p>Breaking News<p>US requiring enhanced cargo screening from Middle Eastern airports<p>[Developing]<p>Comments<p>MORE FROM Middle-East<p>Language barriers …

Middle East

Trains run crowded

The steep hike in bus fare has forced people belonging to the weaker sections to opt for train here for the last two days.<p>Long queues of passengers …


Court cancels bus drivers’ strike called to protest rider violence

A two-hour nationwide warning strike by Egged bus drivers scheduled for Monday was canceled in an early morning ruling by the National Labor Court, …


World leaders are starting to go around Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> With Vice President Mike Pence receiving a hero's welcome in Jerusalem from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but a cold shoulder from Arab leaders from Palestine to Jordan, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas heads to Brussels to meet Europe's foreign ministers. It's a clear end …


Pence confirms US Embassy move to Jerusamel by end 2019

In a speech to the Israeli parliament, US Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed the US Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of next year.<p>The shift in US policy has stoked Palestinian anger and fuelled international concern.<p>"Jerusalem is Israel's capital - and, as such, President …


Army Injures Seven Palestinians, Abducts One, In Jerusalem

21 Jan<p>6:53 AM<p>Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters in Salaheddin Street, in occupied East Jerusalem, and …


Imam: Decision like Jerusalem feeds terrorism

President Donald Trump's decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was "rash and uncalculated" and represented "aggression towards people, countries, cultures and civilizations," one of Sunni Islam's highest authorities told CNN.

World News

Jordan's King Abdullah: Jerusalem Is Key To Peace

Jordan's King Abdullah says East Jerusalem must be the capital of any future Palestinian state.<p>The king was expressing concern Sunday over President …


Salaam alaikum! Is it finally time for Israelis to learn Arabic?

In the 20 years linguist Anwar Ben-Badis has been teaching Arabic, he’s heard nearly every reason why Jewish Israelis choose to learn his native …


Haredim riot after body found in youth hostel

Rioters clash with police to prevent autopsy of haredi male found dead in youth hostel.


Shabbat protests make Ashdod a test case for religious coercion in Israel

For the second week in a row, secular residents of Ashdod came out in protest against plans by Mayor Yehiel Lasri to close all businesses in the city …


Israel to Reopen Embassy in Amman After Settling Murder Case

Following a debate over whether Israel had apologized to Jordan or expressed its regret only for a murder incident witnessed by its embassy in Amman …

Middle East

The Trump administration has made a grim situation worse for Palestinians

As it was being assembled a year ago, the Donald Trump administration announced it was making Israeli-Palestinian peace-making ("the deal of the …

Palestinian Authority

Tel Aviv Diary: Israelis Hunker Down To a Future Without Peace

This past week it became crystal clear that despite the hopes of many, the chances of Israel reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians any …


An American girl in Gaza

“The police will help you” the cab driver said to us as he shooed us out of his car in the middle of the street, where more than 2000 soldiers stood …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Israel Considers Expanding Military Control to Areas of East Jerusalem

19 Jan<p>3:23 AM<p>Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, on Monday morning, that the Israeli army is currently considering taking full security and military …


US weighs designating embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, rather than waiting for several years.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said previously that planning is under way for a new facility in Jerusalem that will …

U.S. Politics

A heartbreaking funeral

Father of child run over by bus says, 'I didn't know I was taking you to the heavenly yeshiva.'


Reports: US Looking to Move Embassy to Jerusalem Much Sooner Than Planned

The United States is looking to push up the timeline for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to 2019.<p>Previously, …

Conservative View

Al-Quds Committee warns of Jerusalem Judaization project

Al-Quds Committee of the Popular Conference of Palestinians Abroad has warned of Israeli repeated attempts to impose Israeli sovereignty over al-Aqsa …

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Top PA negotiator ‘urged Abbas to reject US peace deal as details emerged’

A television report Friday detailed the US peace plan on which Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was reportedly briefed earlier this …