“We are united – Christians, Muslims, we are one.”
Trump’s announcement has the potential of not only affecting the political ecology of a place where history is a matter of life and death, but could also cause a ripple effect much further afield.
Trump reversed decades of US policy on Wednesday with his announcement and instructions to begin the process of moving the embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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.
India’s response was muted, with no reiteration of its long standing position on East Jerusalem being the future capital of Palestine.
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.
Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in October in Cairo-backed talks after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war.
For villagers of Wadi Fuqin, harvest is a regular reminder of the occupation’s impact on Palestinian agriculture .
Live from his concert in Vancouver, the 74-year-old Pink Floyd co-founder highlighted the plight of Palestinians by projecting images of the Separation Wall during the song ‘Us and Them’.
As Theresa May and Benjamin Netanyahu commemorated the event, protesters gathered to demand that Britain acknowledge the suffering they say the declaration has caused to Palestinian people, and recognise their claim to statehood.
With just 67 words, a British foreign secretary kicked off 100 years of conflict and displacement.
The move marked the most concrete implementation of the October 11 reconciliation deal that Palestinians hope will ease economic restrictions on Gaza and enable more fruitful negotiations on their goal of setting up an independent state.
Hamas, dominant in Gaza, and West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction sealed a deal last week in Cairo in which Hamas agreed to cede administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing.
Last month, Hamas agreed to cede powers in Gaza to President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah-backed government in a deal mediated by Egypt.
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.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said the man’s house would be demolished and any work permits issued to his relatives would be revoked.
In one of the most divisive trials in the Israel’s history a military appeal court upheld a manslaughter conviction and sentence of Elor Azaria for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.
Gaza gets less than four hours of electricity a day, because the Palestinian President refuses to foot its electricity bill in a bid to flush out Hamas.
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.
As with anything connected to politics and religion in the Holy Land, the dispute is about much more than the security devices themselves.
Three Israelis were stabbed to death in the West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation of metal detectors in the Old City.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man was suspected of carrying out two shooting attacks in the West Bank on Saturday.
The groups argue the UNESCO designation will allow Chinese authorities to remove residents from the Tibetan area and threaten its nomadic culture.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered that $1 million be diverted from Israel’s UN funding to establish a museum on Jewish heritage in Hebron.
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.
With Narendra Modi visiting Israel soon, we ask ambassador Daniel Carmon about relations with India, the stalled peace process and the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in violation of the Geneva Conventions.
Internal documents of the algorithms that Facebook uses to distinguish hate speech from legitimate political expression reveal rules and nuances behind its censorship, and their differential implementation.
The movie which was lauded as being a step forward in feminism is facing political backlash because Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman, is an ex-soldier in the Israeli Defence Forces and a strong supporter of Israel.
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, a real estate magnate with little experience in international diplomacy meets with both Palestinian and Israeli heads of state to start the process.
UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said that Israel was violating the resolution passed last year prohibiting it from building new settlements on disputed territory, nixing chances of a two-state solution.
The move came after Israel refused to cover the shortfall in payment by the Palestinian Authority which refused to pay for Hamas controlled enclaves.
The search for a successor to Martin Koble began in February when Guterres proposed former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for the job.
“[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.”
“#Occupationis not being able to visit your relatives who live 10 minutes away…without permission from your occupiers.”
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.
“Leaders may wish to deny this reality, but whether we like it or not, humanity is connected.”