Conflict With Israel

May 28, 2014

Palestinian worshippers were pepper sprayed and tear gassed as they protested against far-right Israelis entering the Al Aqsa compound (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least four Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces Wednesday when right-wing Jews entered the Al Aqsa compound to commemorate the taking of East Jerusalem in 1967.

Located in the heart of the Negev desert, Al-Araqib village has been demolished over 60 times by Israeli authorities (Image: Amnesty International)
15:25 GMT

Israeli authorities have issued eviction orders to dead people buried in the Bedouin village of Al-Araqib's cemetery. The village has reportedly been demolished 63 times.

Lebanon's southern border has continuously witnessed violations carried out by Israel. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

An Israeli infantry unit violated the southern Lebanese border on Wednesday near al-Ghajjar village.

May 27, 2014

Israeli forces regularly allow right-wing Jewish visitors into the Al Aqsa compound, violating peace accords (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Thousands of right-wing Israelis plan to march through Islam's third most holiest site, the Al Aqsa compound on Wednesday, triggering criticism from Palestinian worshippers.

There has been a recent spate of vandalism in both Jerusalem and the West Bank. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

A church in east Jerusalem has been vandalized by an Israeli settler following a visit by Pope Francis.

May 26, 2014

The assault on the Turkish ship left nine activists dead. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of four former Israeli soldiers who were involved in the 2010 Turkish flotilla raid.

Disputes over settlements in the West Bank have persisted for years and recently derailed the peace process. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Leaders of the Knesset Land of Israel Caucus proposed ten bills that would annex major settlement blocs in the West Bank.

The international community considers all settlements in East Jerusalem to be a violation of international law. (AFP/File)
14:43 GMT

Israel has approved plans for 50 new settler homes in East Jerusalem.

May 25, 2014

Nasrallah and former president Sleiman's relations have deteriorated in recent months over disagreements about Hezbollah's involvement in Syria. (AFP/File)
18:51 GMT

In a televised speech Sunday Nasrallah said the presidential deadlock needs to be resolved immediately.

Pope Francis is currently on a tour of the Middle East. (AFP/File)
16:53 GMT

Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas have accepted the Pope's invitation to come to the Vatican to pray for peace.

This is the first time that the Pope has visited the Holy Land (Jack Guez/AFP)
09:44 GMT

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for peace on a pilgrimage on Sunday to Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, urging an intensified effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

An emergency response worker checks the bodies of two victims of a shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels, on May 24, 2014. Three people were killed and one badly injured in a shoot-out today near the Jewish Museum in Brussels city centre, Belga news agency said, quoting firefighters' emergency services. (AFP PHOTO / STRINGER)
07:38 GMT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the shooting and killing of four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, saying "This act of murder is the result of constant incitement against Jews and their state. Slander and lies against the State of Israel continue to be heard on European soil even as the crimes against humanity and acts of murder being perpetrated in our region are systematically ignored".

Police forensic experts search for evidence on the scene of a shooting near the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24, 2014. Three people were killed and one badly injured when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the centre of Brussels on Saturday, authorities said, expressing "shock" at an apparent anti-Semitic act. (AFP PHOTO / BELGA PHOTO / NICOLAS MAETERLINCK)
06:27 GMT

Israeli media reported on Sunday morning that a Tel Aviv couple in their 50's, who were on vacation in Brussels, were among the victims.

May 24, 2014

A Jerusalem church was graffitied with "Price tag, King David is for the Jews, Jesus is garbage" earlier in May (File/AFP)
09:36 GMT

Jewish hardliners in Israel vandalized a church in Beersheba ahead of Pope Francis's visit to the holy land in yet another "price tag" attack against Palestinian Christians.

May 22, 2014

The pope is set to visit the Holy Land from May 24-26 (Ahmed Gharabli/AFP)
07:23 GMT

Israeli police issued a statement Wednesday confirming that Tel Aviv has decided to place young Jewish extremists under house arrrest during Pope Francis' visit to Jerusalem this weekend.