Palestine

October 31, 2014

Solidarity protests took place across the Gaza Strip Friday, with supporters ranging from Hamas affiliates to Islamic Jihad followers. (AFP/File)
15:41 GMT

Thousands took to the streets of the Gaza Strip Friday during a march of solidarity against Israeli actions in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. It said work at the plant, and at another in northern Israel, will be relocated.

October 30, 2014

The Al Aqsa Mosque was completely closed for the first time since 2000. (File/AFP)
18:07 GMT

Israeli authorities decided to reopen the Al Aqsa Mosque for Muslim worshipers.

There are fresh fears of a new Palestinian uprising following the outbreak of clashes in East Jerusalem. (File/AFP)
16:24 GMT

Fresh clashes in Jerusalem happened after Israeli police shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried to kill a far-right Jewish activist.

Yesterday, SodaStream said its third-quarter revenue fell 13 per cent to $125.9 million from $144.6 million a year earlier.
14:24 GMT

Sodastream, the Israeli maker of fizzy drink machines, will close its West Bank factory after coming under intense pressure from pro-Palestine groups.

Israeli forces have denied all Palestinians entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque over the death of an Israeli rabbi. (AFP/File)
10:53 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called Israel's decision to close al-Aqsa mosque compound a "declaration of war."

The move came less than a month after Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that his government decided to recognize the state of Palestine. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT

The Swedish government officially recognized Palestine as an independent state Thursday.

Israeli police stand behind a security perimeter where Yehuda Glick was shot in Jerusalem, October 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man Thursday believed to be the suspect who shot and injured a far-right Jewish activist in Jerusalem.

This is the first time Al Aqsa compound has been shut down since 1967. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

Israeli authorities on Thursday shut the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a far-right Jewish rabbi.

Yehuda Glick is chairman of the extremist Israeli organization Temple Mount Heritage Fund (File/AFP)
05:49 GMT

The controversial American-Israeli activist Yehuda Glick was shot and injured during a rally in Jerusalem Wednesday.

PLO Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told the Security Council on Wednesday "east Jerusalem has always maintained an Arab and Islamic identity and will continue to do so" (AFP/ File Archive).
04:51 GMT

In response to statements made by Palestine and Israel at an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting on Wednesday, the UN called the announcement of the new settlements, as well as the recent terror attacks, “worrisome developments.”

October 29, 2014

Israel recently announced the construction of over 1,000 new settler homes as tensions rise. (AFP/File)
16:03 GMT

The UN Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday over current tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

Jordan's King Abdullah walks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during a visit to the West Bank (File/AFP)
09:52 GMT

Jordan has requested an urgent meeting with the UN Security Council over Israeli plans to build settlement units in Jerusalem and ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Miriam Margolyes as Prof. Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. (Image: Facebook)
07:14 GMT

Jewish Actress Miriam Margolyes says that Israel's actions in Gaza have caused a "troubling backlash" for Jews in Britain, but shows no love for Hamas.

October 28, 2014

Israel's defence minister Moshe Ya'alon introduced new rules banning Palestinians from travelling on Israeli buses (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Israeli human rights group B'Tselem likened the country's bus ban for Palestinians to apartheid after a directive was issued to prevent them using Israeli bus lines in the occupied West Bank.