Conflict With Israel

April 13, 2014

Prominent Israeli right-wing organizations have urged Jews to flock to Al-Aqsa Mosque during Passover in what many worshipers consider a provocation, according to Ma'an. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

Israeli forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, attacking worshipers with stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, as Muslim worshipers braced for raids by right-wing Jewish groups as Passover approaches.

An Israeli border guard aims his weapon at Palestinians stone throwers during clashes in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron on April 11, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ HAZEM BADER)
06:41 GMT

Israeli forces surrounded the central West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and declared it a "closed military zone" on Saturday, subsequently injuring two Palestinian civilians, a local group said.

April 12, 2014

According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, over 100 structures have been demolished in 2014 alone. (AFP/File)
14:40 GMT

The Israeli government has demolished several humanitarian residential buildings that were partially funded by the EU.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third most holiest site for Muslims (File/AFP)
08:43 GMT

Palestinian activists have condemned plans by Israeli officials to build a temple close to al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians broke down over the last week after Israel refused to release Palestinian prisoners. It is unclear whether talks will resume. (photo courtesy:
06:26 GMT

Labour party leader Ed Miliband avoided tough questions on current Israel-Palestine negotiations while at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

April 10, 2014

Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians broke down over the last week after Israel refused to release Palestinian prisoners. (AFP/File)
19:47 GMT

Israeli Finance Minister Naftali Bennett believes Israel should annex 60 percent of the West Bank in light of failed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

As peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians falter, some fear a return to violence. (photo courtesy:
18:22 GMT

140 Palestinians made their way into a closed military zone on the border with Israel, sparking violence.

Family members of Palestinian prisoners protest for their release (File/AFP)
15:56 GMT

Ten Palestinian prisoners are at the forefront of Israeli discussions to deport them to Gaza, according to a senior official.

An IDF soldier walks passed a bus graffitied by Israeli settlers in the West Bank (AFP/file)
12:05 GMT

Five Israeli settlers were arrested for attacking army soldiers and vandalizing IDF vehicles, bringing the total number of arrests to eight this week.

The issue of Palestinian prisoners being released has sparked protests on both sides and delayed the peace talks. Some Israelis claim that the prisoners are terrorists and therefore should not be released. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to extend peace talks past the April 29 deadline.

Israel says that Hezbollah is repeatedly violating UN resolutions. (AFP/File)
10:22 GMT

Israel has asked the United Nations to take action against Hezbollah after the party's secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that his group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli troops last month.

Hamas has called on Abbas to end negotiations with Israel and recruit regional and international opposition to the occupation (Mohamed El Shahed/AFP)
07:04 GMT

Hamas told reporters Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority should end security cooperation with Israel.

Negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis are threatening to collapse after nine months of talks. US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the region over a dozen times in an attempt to salvage negotiations.(photo courtesy:
05:00 GMT

The Arab League stated that buying time is a 'strategic objective' for Israel.

April 9, 2014

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Netanyahu is "giving fuel and matches to those who hate Israel. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT

In the wake of the Mideast peace talk's failure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed all Israeli government ministries to cease civilian and economic cooperation with the Palestinian Authority.

The Arab League called for an emergency meeting to be held last week over the crumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas submitted bid for recognition in over 60 U.N. agencies (File Archive/AFP)
07:06 GMT

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Egypt Tuesday evening ahead of Wednesday's Arab League meeting on the ongoing peace talks between Israel and Palestine.