Conflict With Israel
February 18, 2014
About 1,000 African asylum seekers have held a demonstration in the south of the occupied Palestinian territories, protesting the Israeli policy toward refugees.
Amid a growing international boycott campaign against Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has labeled boycotters as anti-Semites.
Israeli weapons smugglers tried to send fighter jet parts to Iran through Greece in violation of an Iran arms embargo, a Greek newspaper has reported.
February 17, 2014
Two families were killed on Monday after an explosion caused a three-storey building to collapse in the northern Israeli town of Acre.
Israel's President Shimon Peres said Monday that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is "serious about reaching peace."
Israeli officials have defended the country’s controversial anti-boycott law, which was discussed by lawmakers on Sunday, saying that Israel is not like the United States when it comes to freedom of expression.
February 16, 2014
The Palestinian Hamas movement published a statement Saturday denouncing the idea of having international troops stationed in a future Palestinian state as part of the proposed peace deal with Israel.
February 14, 2014
Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, injuring nine people, witnesses said.
A state of emergency was declared temporarily at Israel's Ben Gurion airport on Friday morning after a hand grenade was found aboard a Ukrainian International Airlines plane prior to departure, according to Israeli media reports.
February 13, 2014
A Palestinian man was shot dead and another injured on Thursday by Israeli forces east of Gaza city.
Senior Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz told public radio this week that Turkey's Prime Minister is to blame for the delays on finalizing a compensation deal for the killing of nine Turkish nationals during the 2010 Gaza Flotilla raid.
Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters into four schools in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan Thursday.
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.