Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Donald Trump is a
January 23, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Netanyahu's announcement came as Israel's Jerusalem municipality approved permits for the construction of at least 566 new illegal Israeli settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, after the plans were said to be put on hold until after US President Donald Trump was sworn in.
Ismail Haniyeh, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Haniyeh and his delegation will reportedly remain in Cairo for several days, during which they will discuss recent developments in the Palestinian territories.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas before a meeting at the Royal Palace in Amman on November 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
bbas said that the two leaders had discussed the consequences and procedures to be undertaken in case Trump followed through with his campaign promise.
Palestinian protesters hold placards during a demonstration east of Jerusalem against US President-elect Donald Trump. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The statement argued that the Israeli government's appeals to a "racist" far-right Israeli public, by "refusing peace" and insisting on the continuation of the illegal occupation of the Palestinian territory, was indicative of an "internal political crisis," which would only escalate tensions in the region.
Donald Trump has vowed to move the US Embassy building in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 18:57 GMT
Palestinians say an embassy move would kill any prospect for peace. Relocating America's diplomatic HQ to Jerusalem would represent a major break with policy.
Bennett has repeatedly asked Netanyahu to rescind his support for the two-state solution and the creation of a Palestinian state, which Bennett perceives to be a security threat to the state of Israel. (Twitter)
January 22, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The new settlement housing was scheduled to be approved a few weeks ago, but the municipality decided to wait out Barack Obama's administration because it was critical of settlement activities, while Trump has been a vocal supporter of illegal settlements.
The activity included hanging up pictures of Trump with slogans rejecting his views which many have called divisive and racist. As activists began burning images of Trump, Israeli forces quickly arrived and attempted to expel them from the area, while threatening to use force on the activists. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The protest was launched in order to raise warnings of the backlash that wil likely erupt both in Palestine and around the world if the new administration went through with the move.
Israeli policemen stand guard as bulldozers demolish homes in Bedouin villages. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Israeli police arrived to the village before dawn on Wednesday morning to demolish 12 houses in the Bedouin village, as locals, activists, and Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset gathered to resist the demolitions.
Representatives of Palestinian organizations hold a press conference in Moscow following reconciliation talks on January 17, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The unity deal was announced late Tuesday, three days after the talks began under the Russian auspices among representatives Fatah as well as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Israel's Interior Ministry has stripped more than 20,000 Palestinians in Occupied Jerusalem of their residency since Israel annexed East Jerusalem in 1967. Historians and political analysts have likened the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes to ethnic cleansing. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Palestinians living on their land, who were not uprooted during the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, hold Israeli citizenship. They do not, however, enjoy equal rights, and complain that they are treated as second-class citizens.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) gestures next to Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov (L) and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini as they take part with other representatives during the Mideast peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)
January 16, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Around half a million Palestinians still reside in Lebanon, most of them living below the poverty line.
French President Francois Hollande, left, greets US Secretary of State John Kerry. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 07:08 GMT
A draft declaration expected to be released at the conclusion of the conference called for a "negotiated solution with two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security."
A Palestinian family whose house was demolished by Israeli bulldozers walk past a tent on April 21, 2015, in the southern West Bank village of Ad-Deirat Rifaiyya. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
January 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
On Tuesday, Israeli forces demolished 11 homes belonging to Palestinian citizens of Israel in the city of Qalansawe in central Israel
Tear gas canisters rain down on demonstrators in the West Bank village of Bilin. (AFP/File)
January 14, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
In Bilin, protesters, who included both Palestinian and international participants, held Palestinian flags and marched through the village's streets shouting slogans and songs, calling for national unity, resisting Israeli occupation, releasing Palestinian prisoners, and other principles close to the Palestinian struggle.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu is accompanied by PMO Director-General Eli Groner to weekly cabinet meeting. (AFP/File)
January 13, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Recent UN resolution could lead to ‘troubling policies,’ Eli Groner acknowledges, but countries need to decide what’s in their best interest, ‘to be with Israel, or without Israel.’
Azaria's father, Charlie, reportedly sat down with Col. Guy Hazut, the commander of the Kfir Brigade, in which his son serves. (AFP/File)
January 11, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
In a letter to Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, attorneys Eyal Besserglick and Ilan Katz denounced the meeting held at an IDF base on Monday and reported on the next day by Channel 2 news, saying it was "crossing a red line."