West Bank

UN Palestinian aid agency says US cuts spark worst-ever financial crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> The UN agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees says the Trump administration's decision to cut funds to the organization has sparked its largest-ever financial crisis.<p>The decision drew condemnation from Palestinians, praise from Israel, and expressions of deep concern from UN …

U.S. Politics

PA Chairman threatens war over Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas threatened war if US President Donald Trump does not allocate Jerusalem as the capital of a future …

Israel

Abbas, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too

The PA has long misappropriated US and European aid to support jailed terrorists and their families, to the tune of more than half its annual …

Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas proves to be nothing more than a two-faced, anti-Semite

Now in the 14th year of a four-year term, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been something of a riddle. His modest, gentlemanly demeanor was a …

Israel

Israel's endgame in Gaza: Resistance is futile

Some describe Gaza as either the world's largest "concentration camp" or "open air prison", while others liken it to the modern-day equivalent of the …

Palestinian Authority

Israeli leader gives surprising time scale for U.S. Embassy move

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says controversial move will happen "far faster" than U.S. officials have suggested

Israel

Father of tortured youth speaks out

Father of defendant in Duma murder case tells of two years since arrest 'Confession extracted under torture'.

Crime

U.S. Funding Cut Reignites Debate on Palestinian Refugee Agency

JERUSALEM — In the Khan Younis Refugee Camp in Gaza, Mahmoud Ferwana, 59, huddled beneath a flimsy nylon-and-sheet-metal roof while rain drenched the rest of his squalid home’s sandy floor. He earns money collecting broken stones; his children scavenge for copper. But none of it amounts to a living.<p>…

World News

Palestinians criticise US funding cuts to UNRWA

The US says it is withholding $65m of $125m it was going to give UNRWA, which provides a lifeline for some five million Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.<p>Palestinians have denounced US President Donald Trump's decision to hold back money needed for aid that would have …

Imran Khan

Israel Advocates vs. BDS Clubs: How Extremist Voices on Both Sides Are Hijacking the Dialogue on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Israel-Palestine conflict is easily one of the most complex and nuanced issues in a region that’s not exactly known for its simplicity. The …

Palestinian Authority

The two-state delusion is the greatest obstacle to peace

A torn Israeli flag seen at the Gevaot settlement near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)<p>WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Arab-Israeli …

Israel

Israeli court orders detention of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi until end of her assault trial

An Israeli military judge has ruled that a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped and kicked Israeli soldiers will remain in jail for the duration …

Ahed Tamimi

Khamenei: Saudis committing 'treason' against Muslims

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday accused Saudi rulers of committing “treason” against Muslims by aligning themselves with …

Middle East

Abbas: Jerusalem at the gate of peace and war, Trump must choose

He made the comments during his speech at the Al-Azhar conference in Cairo on Wednesday.<p>Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during Al-Azhar's …

Israel

January 18, 2018: The facts are on our side

Letters. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p><b>The facts are on our side</b><p>Further to the ongoing arguments with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his …

Israel

Palestinian President Shows the World Who He Really Is

That wild speech is indeed a product of recent events. But it also fits a telling pattern.<p>There are two ways to understand the two-and-a-half hour rant Sunday from the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in which he called for discarding past agreements with Israel.<p>The first way is …

Business

Abbas cancels peace negotiations due to Saudi leaked Jerusalem plan

According to reports, the Trump plan would create a Palestinian entity that is less than a state, and would not be based on the pre-1967 lines.<p>Saudi …

Israel

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

<b>The US is withholding more than half of the $125m (£90m) it gives to the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say.</b><p>It will provide $60 million in aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency but will hold back a further $65 million "for future consideration".<p>President Donald Trump said …

Israel

Israel minister: Era of Palestinian state is over, era of annexation has begun

Israeli education minister Naftali Bennett has declared that the “era of the Palestinian state” is over, renewing calls for the annexation of land in …

Israel

Tillerson prevails over Haley in Palestinian funding debate

The Trump administration has decided not to cut all U.S. funding for Palestinian refugees, a clear victory for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Haley wanted to eliminate all of the funding as punishment for Palestinian opposition to Trump’s …

Opinion

Jerusalem's new British-born deputy mayor: Israel is no apartheid state - it just has an issue with bad PR

Born in London and raised in Gibraltar, Fleur Hassan-Nahoum has Donald Trump to thank for making her new job one of the most interesting and …

Israel

Israeli security forces find cell phone bomb in Joseph's Tomb

Protestors threw stones at security forces upon their entry and departure to the site.<p>Israeli soldiers stand guard at a window hole at Joseph's Tomb …

Israel

FM says Palestine will soon apply for full membership at UN

Related Articles<p>PNN/ Ramallah/<p>The Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday that the Palestinian mission to the United Nations …

Middle East

Israel reopens commercial crossing with Gaza after 2-day closure

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities reopened on Tuesday the commercial Karam Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing with the southern Gaza Strip, …

Gaza

The U.S. just cut $65 million in aid to Palestinians – VICE News

The U.S. more than halved funding to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees on Tuesday, sparking outcry from Palestinian aid organizations and global human rights activists.<p>After threatening to pull all of its funding, the Trump administration announced it would deliver only $60 million of the …

Palestinian Authority

Trump’s top peace envoy heads to Israel for meeting with Quartet

WASHINGTON — Amid continued diplomatic fallout from US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and a …

Israel

Israeli forces detain Palestinian, injure another as settlers visit holy site in Nablus

Settlers at Joseph's Tomb (File)<p>BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- At least one Palestinian was injured and another was detained by Israeli forces before dawn on …

Palestinian Authority

Trump cuts UNRWA funding amid Abbas assault

The funding goes to a UN agency specially designated for the descendants of Palestinian refugees.<p>Trump and Abbas. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>WASHINGTON — …

Israel

UNRWA begins laying off workers ahead of expected cut in U.S. aid

The UN Palestinian aid agency has laid off dozens of teachers in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and about 100 workers in 13 refugee camps in …

Israel

The “New York Times” Ignored Mahmoud Abbas’s Paranoid Rant about Jewish History

At a gathering of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s central council on Sunday, Mahmoud Abbas delivered a two-hour speech assessing the …

Jewish Culture