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.”
A father of 14 children, Ajameyah studies five hours a day and tries to concentrate despite the attempts of some of his 36 grandchildren to get him to play.
Trump’s West Asia tour has made the prospect of engagement and dialogue very remote. The region needs a strong dose of statesmanship and good sense for peace prospects to be revived.
A lack of opportunity and respect coupled with a high cost of living is forcing the residents of East Jerusalem out of the city.
Israel wants the White House to explain why a US diplomat said the holy Western Wall in Jerusalem’s old city is part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Trump’s expected support of Palestinian “self-determination” suggests that he is open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Haniyeh will replace Khaled Meshaal just as Hamas appeared to have softened its stance toward Israel in a new policy document released last week.
The Trump administration is yet to articulate a cohesive strategy for restarting peace talks in the Middle East, leading to scepticism at home and abroad.
Israel, however, does not trust the move and feels that the new Hamas policy document is meant to fool the world into believing they have become moderate.
The activist had confessed to being part of a bombing in Israel that killed two people but had failed to reveal her criminal history in the US as required.
The strike is meant to gain concessions after all means have failed to get them results for fair demands and relief from abuse, torture and negligence.
Such settlements, in territory that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war, are deemed illegal by most of the world.
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.
Witness/Kashmir 1986-2016, which features nine Kashmiri photographers from different eras, is about the personal as well as the collective memory of a people and their relation to their homeland.
Why did the Druze come to the Middle East? DNA technology and modern day genetics may offer insight into origins of the esoteric Druze people- a mystery yet unsolved.
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.