‘India needs clean water, where will I get it? Ramallah? No’, the Indian prime minister reportedly told his Israeli counterpart.
While the prime minister’s visit to Israel is not objectionable, what is shocking is that it took place as if Palestine is a myth and that the only reality of the Holy Land is Israel, Israel and more Israel.
There is little doubt that Modi and Netanyahu bonded warmly during the visit. But, the relationship remains firmly anchored in defence supplies and a few joint ventures, with limited transfer of technology to India.
On several occasions, commissions have very publicly faulted army commanders and civilian leaders for their handling of military matters – a far cry from what happens in India.
What could the bond between Modi and Netanyahu, who seem to have a degree of unquestioned authority within their countries, be?
When Modi visits Israel on July 4, what should we expect? Will he refer to the Palestinian cause?
“[Israeli occupation] has eroded all sense of decency and humanity and morality from people like me [Jews], who had been persecuted for over 20 centuries.”
Despite the military and neoconservatives sharing hostility toward certain states, they don’t always see eye to eye, especially in terms of garnering multilateral support.
Such settlements, in territory that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war, are deemed illegal by most of the world.
After Israel said in January that it was reducing its contribution by $6 million, it has further cut funds by $2 million and will now pay the UN only $3.7 million
Palestinian officials indicated Abbas would emphasise his concern about Israeli settlement-building on occupied land and the need for a two-state solution to the conflict.
The visit will mark 25 years of diplomatic relations with Israel and will be the first time an Indian leader will skip visiting neighbouring Palestine.
Donald Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the conflicts in the Middle East.
The newly appointed US ambassador to the UN’s comments came after Trump said on Wednesday that he was open to ideas beyond a two-state solution.
US wants Peru to provide more evidence of probable cause before ordering Toledo’s detention. The issue threatens to strain tensions between the US and Peru.
Israel’s attorney general has said it is unconstitutional and that he will not defend it at the Supreme Court.
The Bill has been condemned by Palestinians as a blow to their hopes of statehood but its passage may be symbolic as it contravenes Supreme Court rulings on property rights
Is there any modern precedent for this total lack of experience in the top echelons of the White House, including the National Security Council?
The announcement is the second such declaration since US President Donald Trump, who has signalled a pro-Israel stance, took office on Friday.
The new US president has also invited the prime minister to visit the White House later this year.
In a statement issued by Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer lowered expectations of an imminent move that could anger the Arab world.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement came hours after delaying a crucial vote on an proposal to annex one of the West Bank’s largest settlements..
Dozens of countries asked Israel and Palestine to restate their commitment to a two-state solution and also referenced Trump’s plans for Israel.
Netanyahu, under investigation for corruption, was caught on tape negotiating mutual benefits with the owner of one of Israel’s largest-selling newspapers.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government called for overturning an army officer’s manslaughter conviction, undercutting the military authority that punished him.
Investigators questioned Netanyahu in a case that arose from allegations involving high-profile figures in international business and Hollywood.
The Israeli prime minister was questioned on suspicion of receiving gifts from businessmen which would be in breach of his role as public servant.
Benjamin Netanyahu has been unrelenting in his criticism of Obama over what he condemned as its “shameful” decision not to veto a UNSC resolution on Israeli settlements.
In 2011, the Obama administration vetoed a UN resolution describing Israel’s settlements as illegal. In his final month in office, the president has reversed himself. And thereby hangs a tale.
Although the resolution demanded Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem”, nothing will likely change on the ground.
The resolution condemned the “construction and expansion” of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Trump spokesman said the president-elect “remains firmly committed” to relocating the embassy but said the logistics have not been decided yet.
While campaigning, Trump pledged to switch the embassy to Jerusalem, all but enshrining the city as Israel’s capital regardless of international objections.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s supports a bill that would legalise Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.
US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, said that Obama had no plans to pursue a new Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative before leaving office.
Before leaving office in January 2017, US President Barack Obama signed to provide Israel, the military aid of $38 billion over the next decade.
Governments across the world are making strict laws against NGOs, either on suspicion of foreign interference or corruption.
A report released on July 1, by the so-called ‘Quartet’ – US, EU, UN and Russia – called on Israel to stop its policy of building settlements on occupied land and restricting Palestinian development.
Under interim peace deals from the 1990s, Israel collects tax revenues on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule.
The move comes as new Turkish government packed with Erdogan allies re-evaluates its foreign policy.