Conflict With Israel
February 12, 2014
The president of the European parliament Martin Schulz was heckled by right-wing members of the Israeli parliament Wednesday as he discussed the Palestinian peace process.
An Israeli planning committee is moving forward with plans to build a nine-storey Jewish seminary in the heart of a densely populated Palestinian neighborhood near Jerusalem's Old City, a watchdog reported Wednesday.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday demanded Israel to lift its blockade on the besieged Gaza Strip in order to sign an agreement between the two countries.
February 11, 2014
Israel has ordered a re-vote in two municipal elections--including one in the country's largest Arab city to be held in March after close and fradulent elections resulted in mixed results from October polls.
A top Palestinian official told reporters Tuesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposed peace plan that is due to be released in the coming weeks would be "useless" since it allows for reservations in its current form.
A series of airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday night aimed to hit the training camp of the Ezzedine Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing.
February 10, 2014
In an announcement from his office on Monday, Israeli PM Netanyahu is expected to meet with US Obama next month.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met top Israeli officials this week to discuss how the Jewish state will deal with the looming threat of economic boycotts.
February 9, 2014
Two men have been evacuated to a local hospital after being fired on while riding their motorcycle in the Gaza Strip.
February 8, 2014
Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Saturday evening, the Israeli military said, according to Agence France-Presse.
February 7, 2014
The Israeli military removed Palestinian activists protesting in a West Bank village, the status of which is a central issue in the U.S.-brokered peace discussions with the Jewish state, the Associated Press reported Friday.
February 6, 2014
Israeli military vehicles entered a border area in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, locals said.
After being slammed by Israeli officials for his comments regarding a potential boom in the global movement boycotting Israel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he would not be intimidated by words.
February 5, 2014
A former US marine has accused Israel of treating the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as sub-humans and regarding them as animals.
Israel is moving forward with its plans to build more than 550 new settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, the city council said Wednesday.