Conflict With Israel
January 15, 2014
After being stopped at one checkpoint earlier in the day, Israeli forces stop interim PM Hamdallah for a second time for reckless driving.
January 14, 2014
The United States officially rebuked Israel Tuesday for its defense minister's comments that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's peace efforts "messianic and obsessive."
Proving that there is no VIP in the Israeli occupation, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was forced to stop at a checkpoint near Ramallah by Israeli settlers and soldiers.
Israeli airstrikes hit the Al Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Monday, shortly after two Gazan rockets landed near the burial site of late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
The Council of Ministers, chaired by Crown Prince Salman, has rejected the Israeli settlement plan to construct in the West Bank claiming it would end all peace efforts.
January 13, 2014
Gaza militants on Monday fired two rockets which hit near the family farm where former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried earlier that day.
Israel's transport minister Yisrael Katz said Monday that Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub, who branded the late Ariel Sharon a war criminal over his role in the Sabra and Shatila massacres, was a "subhuman with blood on his hands".
The Middle East bids farewell--and good riddance--to the late and former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his funeral Monday.
The Vice President of the United States is expected to meet with Israeli Prime Minster while in Israel attending Ariel Sharon's funeral.
January 12, 2014
How will Ariel Sharon's political activity be remembered throughout the Middle East and will it have implications for future diplomacy between Israel and the rest of the Arab world going forward?
Former Israeli President Ariel Sharon will be buried at his southern ranch on Monday after a ceremony earlier in the day in parliament, the Israeli army radio said. Sharon's coffin will also be placed at parliament in Jerusalem so that the public may pay their respects.
The director of Human Rights Watch's Middle Eastern division said that Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday aged 85, should have been made responsible for his role in the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calls on Israel to negotiate to unify Jerusalem if it wants a peace agreement.
January 11, 2014
PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi said defining Israel as a Jewish state would signify that any Jewish person would have the right to return to Palestine, while Palestinians would lose that right.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85, after being in a coma for eight years, the office of Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Saturday.