Palestine

March 5, 2014

An Israeli official said that if the weapons had made it to Gaza, "millions of Israelis" would have been under threat. (AFP/File)
12:51 GMT

The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea that was allegedly carrying dozens of Iranian-supplied rockets intended for Palestinian fighters in the besieged Gaza Strip, the IDF said on Wednesday.

Obama met with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington earlier this week (File Archive/AFP)
07:00 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama has allegedly promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would "pressure" Palestinians to match Israeli concessions within the framework of the ongoing peace talks between both sides.

March 4, 2014

Netanyahu said the Israel boycott campaign is a "farce" during his speech in front of a pro-Israel audience in Washington Tuesday (Nicholas Kamm/AFP)
17:29 GMT

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told lobbyists in Washington Tuesday that Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish state and for Palestinian leadership to "abandon fantasies" related to right of return.

Abbas' comments on a potential settlement freeze coincide with U.S. president Barack Obama's tense meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington (File Archive/AFP)
16:12 GMT

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has allegedly said that peace negotiations with Israel will not extend past the April deadline unless more Palestinian prisoners are released and settlement construction is suspended.

Israeli settlements in the West Bank are highly controversial and threaten to derail the peace process. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT

A new report shows that Israeli construction of settlements in the West Bank doubled last year.

A senior Hamas official says the new ban serves Israel. (AFP/File)
11:04 GMT

A senior Hamas official responds to the new ban in Egypt.

Egypt's relationship with Hamas has deteriorated since the fall of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters has banned all Hamas activities in Egypt.

President Obama is still hopeful that a two-state solution can be reached. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

President Obama met with Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Rami G Khoury argues that Israel needs to define the Jewish state concept. (AFP/File)
08:49 GMT

Rami G Khoury argues that the concepts backing up Israeli's idea of "the Jewish state" are fundamentally flawed

Israel carried out an airstrike on the Gaza Strip late Monday. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Two Palestinians were killed Monday after an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip.The men were reportedly attempting to fire rockets across the border.

March 3, 2014

The new law if passed will allow Israeli authorities to use two means of force-feeding on Palestinian inmates who are on hunger strike (File Archive)
11:47 GMT

Israel's Knesset has introduced a bill that would allow for its prison authorities to force-feed Palestinian inmates who are on hunger strike.

Abbas and Obama are due to meet in Washington in March. (AFP/File)
06:55 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss and determine the possible extension of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks framework in Washington.

March 2, 2014

The extremist settlers who were led by a radical rabbi were protected by Israeli police when they stormed Al Aqsa Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
15:33 GMT

75 extremist settlers stormed Al Aqsa compound Sunday.

Saudi Arabian billionaire prince Al Waleed Ibn Talal is expected to announce a donation for the Jerusalem Fund during his visit to Ramallah Tuesday (File Archive)
11:46 GMT

Saudi Arabian billionaire prince Al Waleed Ibn Talal will meet with Palestinian leadership in the public and private sectors this Tuesday.

Mourners carry Aminah Qudeih's body for burial Saturday (Said Khatib/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Large groups of mourners attended 57-year-old Aminah Qudeih's funeral Saturday after she was shot hours earlier by Israeli forces near the separation barier in the southern Gaza Strip.