Conflict With Israel
December 10, 2013
Israel's parliament voted in favor of a law that allows illegal African immigrants to be detained for up to a year without trial. The Jewish state is also set to open a new migrant detention facility this Thursday.
December 9, 2013
Despite being lambasted by the press for his outrageous spending on luxuries such as icecream, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will not attend Nelson Mandela's funeral as it is "too expensive" to travel to South Africa.
During a webcast video speech to the 10th annual Saban Forum on Middle East policy in Washington, Netanyahu said that Palestinians needed to "come to grips" with the idea of Israel as a Jewish nation state in order for peace negotiations to succeed.
December 8, 2013
Israel's Economy Minister Naftali Bennett proposed Sunday that the Jewish state annex parts of the West Bank.
Hundreds turned out for a march that led from Ajami Mosque to Gazan Park in Jaffa in protest of the Prawer Plan which aims to relocate Bedouins from large land settlement to a fraction of the space.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that pursuing a two-state solution and peace with Palestine was in Israel's best interests as he reaffirmed the U.S.'s commitment to safeguarding Israel's security.
Family and friends blame Israeli troops for firing on and killing a teenage Palestinian boy near the Jalazoun refugee camp.
December 6, 2013
Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said Thursday peace talks with Israel were “difficult and complicated,” after a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
December 5, 2013
Israel’s security is a top priority in talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said during his Jerusalem visit Thursday.
Amir Peretz is the first minister to travel to the country in an official capacity since relations soured in 2010.
Former chief of Shin Bet Yuval Diskin on Thursday criticised Benjamin Netanyahu's government after he was called "rustrated and sanctimonious" for calling for stronger Israeli policies on Palestine.
December 4, 2013
After they entered the Al Aqsa mosque compound under armed guard, Israelis clashed with Palestinian Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
December 3, 2013
For the first time Tuesday, Israel confirmed that it is providing humanitarian aid to Syrians.
Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas told reporters that Palestinians will "take action" against Israel vis-a-vis international bodies if peace talks fail.
Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip as there is now a "public health catastrophe" after the sole Gaza power plant shut down.