Palestinian Authority

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital is good for peace. Britain should do so too

Following the United States’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas responded by saying that the Americans can no longer have “any role” in the peace process. In this country, too, the White House’s decision has been criticised by some MPs and in …

Israel

Saudi Arabia doesn't want to talk about Trump's Jerusalem decision

• <b>Saudi Arabia has been virtually mum on President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel.</b>• <b><br>Its geopolitical strategy may explain why.</b>• <b><br>The Kingdom has struck an uncharacteristically positive tone on Israel in recent months.</b><p>Saudi Arabia, the protector of Islam …

Middle East

Palestinian officials deny reports Abbas invited to Iran

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was invited Sunday to visit Iran in the coming days and has not yet refused it, according to …

Middle East

Druse officer to become new COGAT head

Abu Rokun, 58, will replace Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai who has held the post for the last four years.<p>Abu Rokun is Minister of Defense Liberman's choice …

Israel

Another achievement for 'Palestine'

The Assembly of States Parties (ASP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Saturday elected “the State of Palestine” as a member of its …

Israel

Egypt opens Rafah crossing with Gaza for 4-day opening

GAZA (Ma’an) -- Egyptian authorities on Saturday opened the Rafah border crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip for the first day in a four day, …

Gaza

Apartheid playback

South Africa's relationship with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement leaves Israel in an awkward place.<p>Anti-Israel demonstrators at the …

South Africa

The Observer view on the effectiveness of international law

World justice is failing the innocent when tyrants kill with impunity<p>The recent conviction of Ratko Mladić, the former Bosnian Serb commander, on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the 1990s may come to be viewed as a high-point for global justice. Mladić’s …

Law (UK)

Guest Writer: Healthcare in Gaza: Is there any hope left?

<b>Dr Munir Ravalia</b><p><b>Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, who have been under strict Israeli blockade for 11 years, are suffering of the severe lack of</b> …

Gaza

REPORT: Palestinian Ambassador Brags About Beating Israeli Student

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) chief envoy in London is under fire for recent remarks he made during a Lebanese television interview in which he …

Conservative View

INTO THE FRAY: A Palestinian State? What could possibly go wrong?

There is precious little reason to believe that any Palestinian state established in areas evacuated by Israel would not swiftly degenerate into a …

Israel

Hanging by a thread, from the lunatic fringe.

© Brett Lamb.We have CNS News editor-in-chief Terry Jeffrey and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, having a chat about this net …

Roe v. Wade

After a dozen Gaza rockets in a week, Israel is being backed into a corner

Since the evening of December 6, when U.S. President Donald Trump announced American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, eight rockets …

Israel

Israel Says Jared Kushner's Middle East Peace Plan Will Fail Without Saudi Arabia's Help

Jared Kushner is the president's hand-picked envoy to the Middle East, but Saudi Arabia is actually the key to achieving the elusive peace agreement, …

Middle East

IDF officer says there are more Gaza tunnels leading into Israel

Just days after the Israeli army destroyed an attack tunnel leading from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel, a senior army officer told residents of …

Israel

IDF cracks down on incitement at PA universities

IDF confiscates inciting materials at PA universities, Hevron printing house, amidst celebrations over anniversary of Hamas' founding.

Israel

Hamas marks 30th anniversary at low point of Gaza rule

2:23 pm<p>Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss<p>NEW YORK — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow …

Israel

70% of Palestinians want Abbas to resign immediately

Some 70 per cent of Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign immediately, according to a …

Middle East

Palestine: What’s next after the collapse of the two-state project?

European foreign ministers spoke with unprecedented frankness in Brussels yesterday morning when they said Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem and …

Israel

Elderly Palestinian woman dies of heart attack during Israeli raid on her home

JERICHO (Ma'an) -- A 60-year-old Palestinian woman suffered a fatal heart attack overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday when Israeli army soldiers …

Middle East

How Israel represses the internet in Palestine

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced a plan to repeal government regulations which ensure that internet service …

Middle East

Doug Jones’ historic victory is more than a fluke — it’s a model for Southern progressives.

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p><b>Wednesday’s dispatch: A</b> …

Elections

Palestinian President Abbas: Whole world stands against Trump's Jerusalem recognition

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday morning that the whole world stands against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to …

Israel

Settlers hurl stones at West Bank village in reported clash

Dozens of settlers entered a Palestinian village and hurled rocks at people and structures, with footage appearing to show the army standing by amid …

West Bank

Downgrade of SA Embassy in Israel a step in the right direction

As a Christian I am angry. I am angry that Donald Trump, Israel and its lobby use my religion to conflate, confuse and complicate the issue of Israel …

South Africa

Netanyahu told Macron he’d make ‘concessions’ within Trump peace plan — report

During their talks in Paris on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron that he would be prepared to make …

Israel

Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Might Open the Door for Russia (Op-ed)

Russia is set to make gains by siding against the U.S. move

Russia

The Merits—and the Limits—of Democracy Promotion in the Middle East

In his new book, a veteran foreign-policy official and analyst provides a riveting 40-year history of the idea that human rights should be more than …

Jewish Culture

Honor Sandstrom

How Israel and Sweden lost their footing.<p>Ask any Israeli diplomat which country in Europe causes the greatest distress to the Jewish state and they …

Opinion

Female soldier rescued from lynch: 'I saw death'

Shelly Rodrigues, who was rescued a year ago from a lynching in the Arab city of Tulkarm, decided on Tuesday to tell about the moments of terror she …

West Bank