Palestinian Authority

Get Over It—Israel Is the Jewish State

Jerusalem comes under fire for its new Basic Law, which is similar to many European constitutions.<p>By<p>Eugene Kontorovich<p>Let the hand-wringing and denunciations begin. On Thursday Israel finally expressed in constitutional law the basic achievement of Zionism: Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish …

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Jordanian FM: 'Nationality Law' a violation of human rights

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Thursday blasted the Knesset over its approval of the “Nationality Law”, claiming the bill is …

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Palestinians destroy homes not to see settlers move in

<b>Two Palestinian families have demolished their homes in a village on the outskirts of the Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, saying they would</b> …

Israel

Help is at hand for Palestinians. It’s all up to Hamas.

<i>Jared Kushner is an assistant and senior adviser to President Trump. Jason Greenblatt is an assistant to the president and special U.S. representative for international negotiations. David Friedman is U.S. ambassador to Israel.</i><p>At the end of a productive six-day trip to the region recently, one …

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Danon fires back after PA envoy condemns Israel

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Thursday reacted harshly to accusations by the Palestinian Authority (PA) representative to …

Israel

Stop funding UN agencies that welcome the PLO

Last month, two UN agencies, whose membership is limited to sovereign countries, gave a “member state” seat to the Palestinian Liberation …

Opinion

Reconstruction at a snail's pace in Gaza

Every morning Rami Hamouda visits the place where his home used to be. His children play football in its grounds as Rami sits nearby, hoping for a …

Israel

My Word: ‘Fire falcons’ and the fight-or-flight dilemma

Palestinian leaders in Gaza know that you don’t deliver a message of peace by attaching an incendiary device to a children’s toy or a living creature.<p>…

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Conference - Russia in the Middle East

<b>Tuesday, July 31, 2018</b> <b><br>9:30 A.M.</b>–<b>4:00 P.M.</b><p><b>Root Room (Second Floor)</b> <b><br>Carnegie Endowment for International Peace</b> <b><br>1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.</b> <b><br>Washington,</b> …

Geopolitics

Palestinians slam nation-state law as ‘racism, apartheid’

The Palestinian Authority's Information Ministry in Ramallah said that the nation-state law is a declaration of war on the Palestinians’ land, …

Israel

Abbas: 'Right of Return' is sacred

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that Al-Quds (the Arab name of Jerusalem -ed.) is the eternal capital of the …

Israel

Israeli farmers scorched by latest attacks, coping with ecological disaster

KIBBUTZ NAHAL OZ, SOUTHERN ISRAEL — Living in this desert farming community half a mile from Gaza for more than 40 years, Dani Rahamim has seen his fair share of dry seasons and the long-running conflict’s impact on daily life. Still, nothing could prepare him for this summer, in which he’s lost …

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I’m A Settler Who Defends The Birthright Walkouts

Twice this summer, a number of students have filmed themselves walking off their Birthright trips.<p>The much debated walkouts are part of a campaign …

Israel

Egypt Proposes Unity Government in Palestine to Pave Way for Elections

The new Egyptian ideas for a reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas are based on the recent reconciliation agreement, Palestinian sources …

Middle East

ISIS, Hamas and Zionism: Enemies or allies?

Khaled: 'Who planted terrorism in our area? Using means to resist this terrorism--this is called struggle.'<br>(Image by wikipedia) Permission Details …

Israel

Rivlin and Kahlon inspect the Kalandiya crossing

The tour began at the Kalandiya observation point, the busiest crossing in the Jerusalem region.<p>><br>• ><p>President Reuven Rivlin and Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) …

Israel

Hamas accepts Egyptian proposal to end dispute with Fatah

Egypt has exerted heavy pressure on Hamas and Fatah to end the enmity between them.<p>><br>• ><p>Head of Hamas delegation Saleh Arouri hugs Fatah leader Azzam …

World News

UN: We are working on improving situation in Gaza

The United Nations (UN) is currently working “closely” with the Palestinian Authority (PA), Israel, Egypt and its regional and international partners …

Middle East

The Terrorist Semi-States of Hamas and Hizballah

The terrorist threat Israel faces is an unusual one: the terrorist organizations seeking to destroy it control their own territory, making them a …

Middle East

In West Bank, 99.7% of Public Land Grants by Israel Go to Settlers

JERUSALEM — Over five decades in control of the West Bank, Israel has marked out hundreds of thousands of acres as public land, and it has allocated almost half of them for use.<p>But only 400 of those acres — 0.24 percent of the total allocated so far — have been earmarked for the use of …

Israel

Time to Rethink Our Attitudes to Middle East Refugees

As the Trump Administration prepares to release its Middle East peace plan, rumors are many but few of the details have yet come into focus.<p>Two …

Jewish Culture

UK almost doubles arms sales to countries on governments list of human rights abusers, figures reveal

The UK nearly doubled the value of arms sales to countries on the government’s list of human rights abusers in the past year, figures reveal.<p>Licences …

Human Rights

The ADL Chooses Anti-Trump over Anti-Semitism

How a Democratic operative led the venerable hate-monitoring group off a partisan cliff.<p>The moment President Trump concluded his announcement of the …

Israel

Gaza patients appeal to the world to save their lives

Patients in Gaza’s hospital’s organised a sit-in in central Gaza City to appeal to the international community, <i>Quds Press</i> reported, Tuesday.<p>The …

Israel

US Embassy in Jerusalem to Cost Additional $21 Million

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will cost an additional $21 million to renovate, far more than the initial cost of $250,000 touted by President Donald …

Conservative View

The tiny, global cities of Bodys Isek Kingelez

“A NATION that can’t make models is a nation that doesn’t understand things, a nation that doesn’t live,” said Bodys Isek Kingelez. The figurative …

Culture (UK)

A new Mideast in familiar clothing

With the memory of civil war still fresh in their minds, the citizens of Algeria, Lebanon, Sudan and the Palestinian territories, elected not to rock …

Middle East

Palestine and Palestinians should not be defined by Mahmoud Abbas

The brief encounter in Moscow between Argentina’s legendary footballer Diego Maradona and the Palestinian Authority President generated international …

Israel

Ocasio-Cortez’s Factually Challenged Position On Israel Is Embarrassing

How can someone know so little about a topic yet be so passionate about it? That’s what I kept asking myself while re-watching a clip of media …

Israel

I visited the most contested city in Israel, where Israelis and Palestinians are separated by a gauntlet of military checkpoints — and the harsh, complicated truth of the conflict was immediately clear

1/<p>Hebron is located 20 miles south of Jerusalem in the West Bank. With a population of 200,000+ Palestinians and around 1,000 Israeli settlers, …

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