Palestine & Israel
October 23, 2014
A Palestinian suspect who rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday died early Thursday after being shot by Israeli police.
The sources also told the newspaper that the PA leadership is prepared to return to the negotiations with Israel but not according to "old mechanisms.
A Palestinian child died on Wednesday after he touched an unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the most recent offensive over the summer, causing it to explode.
A group of right-wing Israeli Jews entered Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem Wednesday under heavy security escort, spiking ongoing tensions.
October 22, 2014
IDF spokesman Peter Lerner said in an Twitter statement Wednesday that two IDF soldiers, one male and one female, had been wounded by shots fired from Egypt.
The Palestinian Authority Department of Prisoner's Affairs on Wednesday said dozens of minors were assaulted or beaten while in Israeli custody.
Jordan's representative to the UN Security Council, Dina Kawar, said Israel is "determined" to provoke Palestinians by imposing restrictions on worshipers entering Islam's third most holiest site, Al Asqa Mosque.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said there was no chance of long term stability without Israel properly addressing the occupied territories.
October 21, 2014
Israeli officers evicted the residents of 3 houses in Jerusalem and demolished them leaving 23 Palestinians homeless.
Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the rise of the Islamic State, the most recent Gaza offensive, and US policy in the region.
Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that if the US vetoed the Palestinian UN resolution for a timetable to end the Israeli occupation, Palestine would apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.
Israeli and Hamas officials are due to resume indirect talks in Cairo next week following an invitation from Egypt to restart negotiations.
October 20, 2014
Rivlin was speaking at the opening session of a conference entitled "From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other," on the escalation of tensions between Jews and Arabs.
Shortly after news of the controversial move was announced, President Reuven Rivlin criticized the development as surreptitious and potentially unsanctioned.
An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the IS and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”