Conflict With Israel
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.
Israel froze shipments of building materials to the Gaza Strip on Sunday after finding a tunnel laden with explosives entering its borders.
October 13, 2013
The Israeli government discovered a large secret tunnel leading from the Gaza strip to an Israeli town that was loaded with explosives and set up to carry out a "large-scale infiltration and attack."
Israeli troops Saturday returned to an olive grove in Lebanon that was the scene of a confrontation on Friday.
October 10, 2013
Senior PLO official and head Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has spoken out against the Israeli approval of 58 new housing units in contested East Jerusalem.
At the Geneva meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on Wednesday, the Israeli delegation allegedly "exploded with anger" over the possibility of the issues of Jerusalem and settlements being put on the discussion agenda.
October 9, 2013
The Israeli government has rejected a proposal put forward by the US and the Palestinian Authority that requested the early release of Palestinian prisoners in time for Eid Al Adha.
The Lebanese army have announced that two Israeli drones flew into Lebanese territory earlier this week, despite it being a violation of Lebanon's airspace.
October 8, 2013
Scores of Israeli troops and intelligence agents entered the Al Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, on Tuesday to tour the area.
October 7, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister urges Palestinians to acknowledge Israel as a "Jewish state" to encourage peace talks.
A recent survey shows that 48% of Israeli Jews believe Jewish citizens should have more rights than non-Jewish citizens and that nearly 70% see the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to be the biggest source of friction in Israeli society.
October 6, 2013
Israeli police have arrested four young Israeli Jews on suspicion of attacking Arab Israelis in Jerusalem in acts of "price tag" vandalism and violence.
October 4, 2013
65.6% of Israelis support unilateral military action against Iran according to a poll conducted by Israeli newspaper HaYom.