Conflict With Israel

March 18, 2014

Last week, a Palestinian living in Jordan was killed at a border crossing by an Israeli patrol officer (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Since the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations last July, 56 Palestinians have been killed an 897 have been injured by Israeli military and security officials.

Israeli settlement construction doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT

According to a new survey, 30% of settlers in the West Bank outside the major blocks would leave their homes for compensation, even if there was no peace deal with Palestinians.

Moshe Yaalon is known for his hawkish statements. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

In recent comments, Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon hints that Israel could take action against Iran with or without U.S. approval.

His Majesty King Abdullah embraces former judge Ala-Eddine Zeiter, father of Judge Raed Zeiter, who was killed last week by Israeli soldiers on the crossing bridge linking Jordan with the West Bank (Photo courtesy of the Jordanian Royal Court/ The Jordan Times)
07:11 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday received phone calls from Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which they expressed “deep regret” over the killing of Jordanian Judge Raed Zeiter

Saeb Erekat urges Israelis to choose peace over settlements. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat said Monday that a peace deal with Israel must be reached by the April 29th deadline or he is prepared to end talks.

March 17, 2014

Abbas visited Obama a few weeks after Netanyahu made the trip to Washington. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT

President Obama met with President Abbas on Monday to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Under the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty, Jordan is the protector of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
17:26 GMT

Jordanian Minister of Information Mohammad Momani released a statement Monday chiding Israel for stoking tensions at al Aqsa.

President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have been unable to move forward with peace talks in recent months. (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians marched in the West Bank to show their support for President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. Abbas is meeting with President Obama today in Washington.

The Gaza power plant had to shut down for 50 days in December last year due to fuel shortages (File Archive/AFP)
13:03 GMT

Gaza's only power plant resumed operations Monday after Israel finally allowed fuel supplies to reach the energy-generating source.

Kerry was key in the revival of the peace talks last year, and has worked hard to make both delegations see eye-to-eye, despite their major differences. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to work hard to resolve big differences with the Israelis ahead of a “pivotal” time for the peace talks.

March 16, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is tasked with reaching a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. (AFP/File)
11:54 GMT

Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan said Sunday that Secretary of State John Kerry was pressuring the wrong side in the peace negotiations.

Al Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

A group of Palestinians protesting the Israeli occupation were violently dispersed by Israeli forces Sunday. One Palestinian was wounded.

Lebanese residents in southern Lebanon inspect the damage to their homes after Israel launched bombs into its neighboring country this weekend (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)
08:15 GMT

Lebanon's government released a policy statement Friday that gives citizens the right to resist Israeli occupations or attacks.

March 15, 2014

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon closed the Kerem Shalom crossing on Thursday. (AFP/File)
11:18 GMT

Gaza's single power plant shut down on Saturday because of lack of fuel.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed responsibility for the explosive device that detonated near Israeli soldiers patrolling the border. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

The Israeli army fired at southern Lebanon in retaliation for a bomb that targeted Israeli soldiers near the border.