Violence erupted for a third day in Gaza in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, which overturned decades of US policy towards the Middle East.
With Trump’s Jerusalem Move Setting Off Violent Ripples, Palestine Looks to India for Stronger Statement
India’s statement did not directly refer to the two-state solution or East Jerusalem, which is India’s traditional position on Palestine – and it was noticed.
The UN Security Council will meet on Friday over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
If Trump made such a move, it could spark demonstrations or violence by Palestinians or by Muslims around the world.
An Israeli man was stabbed to death in the southern Israeli city of Arad and an Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank on Thursday.
Palestinian citizens of Israel enjoy some equality in the Jewish State, but many insist that occupation still exists inside Israel. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the unrecognised Bedouin villages of the Negev desert.
The widely scattered houses of the Palestinian town of Al-Auja dot the slopes on either side of Wadi Auja. Three or four Bedouin families live in each such tiny point.
US ambassador Nikki Haley has said would block any appointment of a Palestinian official to a senior role at the UN because Washington “does not recognise Palestine” as an independent state.
For ten days now, Jerusalem has seen the worst bloodshed in years spurred by Israel’s decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the mosque.
Israel installed the detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police guards were fatally shot on July 14.
When Modi visits Israel on July 4, what should we expect? Will he refer to the Palestinian cause?
Palestinian children are growing up in the shadow of failed negotiations, with futures stifled by systemic discrimination, persistent settlement expansion, blockade and repeated military offensives.
As well as the concessions,Netanyahu’s security cabinet voted to establish a committee to examine legalising outposts built without formal approval in the occupied West Bank.
The clashes come days before President Trump arrives in the region, where he will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
Some doubt whether Trump, who has never held elective office before becoming president is ready for a smooth presidential debut abroad.
India and Palestine also signed five agreements on cooperation in the areas of agriculture, IT and electronics, health, and youth affairs and sports.
The legislation still has to go through further drafting by the justice ministry and pass several votes in parliament in what could be a lengthy process.
The Israeli government said the Hamas document aimed to deceive the world about Hamas becoming more moderate in its stand towards Israel.
The wall is a constrictor that crushes Palestinian space, mind and body. The wall is a prison. To feel blessed to visit Bethlehem is a spiritual crime.
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.
Dozens of countries asked Israel and Palestine to restate their commitment to a two-state solution and also referenced Trump’s plans for Israel.
In a meeting of UN Security Council to be held in Paris, major leaders will caution Trump that a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians is the only way forward.
The draft text says the Israeli settlements in Gaza and West Bank are illegal, and a hindrance to the the two-state solution. US President Barack Obama is not expected to make any major moves on the Israel-Palestine issue.
US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, said that Obama had no plans to pursue a new Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative before leaving office.
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.
Clinton’s Likely Pentagon Chief Has Already Advocated for Harsher Intervention Policies in the Middle-East
Having been an ardent critic of Obama government on relations with Israel, Clinton is set to extend uncritical support to Netanyahu.