Donald Trump’s diplomatic ‘choices’ challenge the larger Israel-Palestine peace process that stands vulnerable to permanent disruption.
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 divergence of democracy and capital will defy reason and politics will become brutal survivalism.
Overall, the impact of UNSC resolution 2334 condemning Israel’s occupation is likely to be greater than it would have been if Tel Aviv had not reacted so petulantly.
In the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months, officer cadets were targeted as they disembarked from a bus in the city.
There is a general consensus that the resolution is only recommendatory since it was passed under Chapter VI of the UN charter, but studying the nature of the resolution proves otherwise.
The Jerusalem municipality is due to act on requests to construct hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city.
A UNSC vote to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements marks “a day of victory,” a senior Palestinian official said on Friday.
The resolution condemned the “construction and expansion” of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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.
One of the most elusive problems that the new UN chief will inherit will be the Israel-Palestine conflict – unresolved despite 50 years of negotiations and unimplemented Security Council resolutions.
While campaigning, Trump pledged to switch the embassy to Jerusalem, all but enshrining the city as Israel’s capital regardless of international objections.
A book on Israel’s success in water management deliberately ignores the brutal military reality of water conquest, while another by a Palestinian journalist during the Israeli Operation Protective Edge in 2014, can only see the harm
The statement signed by several organisations and individuals, expressed concern that strengthening ties will make India complicit in Israel’s war crimes.
Israel’s history, geographical area and position all contribute to its offense-based military strategy; however, the same factors don’t apply to India.
In his zeal to harvest political capital from the Indian army’s recent action targeting terrorists along the Line of Control in Kashmir, Modi has conveniently forgotten that the Israeli army’s ‘valour’ has been against people fighting foreign occupation.
Every day, hundreds of Israeli volunteers drive ill Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel.
While the western media is eulogising Shimon Peres, the Arab media has accused him of being a Zionist and committing war crimes.
Most media coverage is Israeli-centric, so what most Indians pay attention to are India-Israel ties, not Palestinian lives. GAZA51 hopes to change that.
“We are deeply concerned by the government’s announcement to advance plans for these settlement units in the West Bank,” US state department spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing in Washington.
Under interim peace deals from the 1990s, Israel collects tax revenues on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule.
The pipe is illegal. The Occupation, too, is illegal. But it has its rules. Soldiers and policemen enforce the rules. Officers issue orders, which are obeyed. Fourteen families in Al-Hadidiya remain thirsty.
The move comes as new Turkish government packed with Erdogan allies re-evaluates its foreign policy.
Mateen worked as a security guard for nine years in the company that profits from both US border militarisation and the Israeli occupation.
In Palestine’s occupied West Bank, different kind of theatre, music, circus and dance are thriving, and serve not just as entertainment but a means for Palestinians to assert life, their living and existence.
UN Chief Backpedaled Amid Funding Cut-Off, Fatwa Risk Over Blacklisting of Yemen’s Saudi-Led Coalition
Diplomats and human rights groups alike called out Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for giving into demands and threats from member countries, recognising that it set a dangerous precedent for future workings of the United Nations.
The meeting’s initial focus is to reaffirm existing international texts and resolutions that are based on achieving a Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip co-existing with Israel, an outcome some say is becoming unrealistic.
The refusal to use the word ‘occupation’ without scare quotes is one of the most cowardly editorial decisions the New York Times has made
Some 62% of all attacks were deemed intentional, in clear violation of international humanitarian law, and many led to disruption of public health services.
Some in the region, including Israelis and Kurds, see opportunity in the chaos.
The Israeli government has grown both more extreme and more fearful of the growing international popularity of the movement to impose Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions measures.
Israel is seeking up to $10 billion more than the current 10-year package and billions more than the US administration is offering, partly by asking for guaranteed funding for missile defence projects hitherto funded on an ad hoc basis by the US Congress.
Der Spiegel reported that senior government officials are concerned that Netanyahu is exploiting Germany’s friendship for his own political ends and believe Berlin should adopt a more critical stance.
A renewed Palestinian drive to persuade the UN Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements is aimed at removing the biggest obstacle to peace and boosting French efforts to broker an agreement, the Palestinian UN envoy has said.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has established a constitutional court that analysts say concentrates more power in his hands.
While Israel may be heartened by India’s abstention on the Gaza resolution this year too, it will not be overjoyed as New Delhi voted in favour of a new resolution that sets up a database of Israeli and international firms working in the illegal Israeli settlements.
A dialogue on the challenges of publishing and selling Palestinian books brings out the day-to-day travails of a lone Arabic bookstore in East Jerusalem.
In conversation with Laila El-Haddad about her ethnographic cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen, and the politics of food.
It is refreshing to read a story about Syria that is not only removed from the civil war but is about a family and its daily routines: snapshots of domestic life and houses that hold great drama within their walls.
Scholars have also urged participants not to attend a seminar on South Asia in Jerusalem