Conflict With Israel
October 27, 2013
Germany cautioned Israel Sunday that diplomatic ties could be damaged if the Jewish state failed to attend a periodic UN human rights review on Tuesday. Israel has boycotted the review since March 2012 after the council announced plans to investigate how Israel's settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem may infringe on Palestinians' rights.
October 25, 2013
In a new campaign aimed at ending commercial activity in the settlements, Palestinian Authority last month sent a letter to 50 countries urging them to impose sanctions on settlements by either freezing their business dealings with the settlements or withdrawing their investments altogether.
October 24, 2013
Israeli Right seek Zionist alternatives to the two-state vision presented by the left.
Israeli envoy scheduled to visit Geneva in the coming weeks in an attempt to reinvigorate cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council with the aim to engage in the UPR.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged international corporations to halt all business in illegal Israeli settlements during a meeting with the European Council in Brussels.
October 23, 2013
Israel's top negotiator cautioned Jewish leaders Wednesday that failed peace talks with Palestinians could lead to unfavorable conditions for Israel.
October 22, 2013
One Palestinian man found dead after Israeli raid in an agricultural area near Ramallah.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis are intensifying and that the negotiators have met a total of 13 times since the talks restarted in August.
Israel's President defends his country's stance on their nuclear weapons program.
According to a recent report, Israel is expected to release a some 30 veteran Palestinian prisoners next week as a gesture of good will.
October 20, 2013
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview with a German TV station that Israel's demands in east Jerusalem have transformed the Mideast conflict into a religious struggle.
British Consul General to Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean said that Israel's continued settlement activity on Palestinian land is "killing opportunities" for peace.
October 18, 2013
After a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Israel to exercise restraint on building settlements.
A new report released by an Israeli NGO says that Israeli construction in the West Bank increased by 70 percent from January to June compared to the same period in 2012
October 14, 2013
14 right wing Israelis were arrested on Monday after raising an Israeli flag and singing and dancing in the holy Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.