Palestine

November 3, 2014

Omar has long sang for Palestine throughout his career. (Image: Facebook)
14:27 GMT

Jordanian star Omar al Abdallat has had the honor of receiving the "Figure of the Year 2014" award in Palestine this week.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in Zivotofsky v. Kerry.
13:00 GMT

The long-running dispute centers around whether Jerusalem-born U.S. citizens can have 'Israel' added to their passports.

The bill needs to be brought to the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and the Knesset (parliament) for approval. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT

The Israeli cabinet has approved a motion that allows a jail sentence of up to 20 years for the Palestinians who throw stones or other objects at Israelis and their vehicles.

Benjamin Netanyahu sits with Jordan's King Abdullah during a meeting in 2010 (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah held secret talks with the Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday amid recent tensions in the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli soldiers stand guard during Friday afternoon prayers in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud, October 31, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:45 GMT

A Palestinian member of the Knesset accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of "playing with fire" in response to ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa compound.

November 2, 2014

Donors from around the globe have pledged billions to help rebuild the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has opposed a UN reconstruction plan for the Gaza Strip.

King Abdullah also accused Israel of "brutal aggression" during the recent Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
14:24 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah said Sunday that the Hashemite Kingdom would continue to battle "Israeli unilateralism in Jerusalem" and to maintain Islamic and Christian places of worship in the city.

Israeli officials closed the Gaza crossings following rocket fire from the Strip on Friday (File/AFP)
11:56 GMT

Hamas officials accused Israel of violating a ceasefire agreement following the closure of both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings.

The Knesset's Deputy Speaker Moshe Feiglin (center), walks through Jerusalem's Old City after storming the Al Aqsa Mosque, October 2, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:43 GMT

Knesset speaker Moshe Feiglin stormed the Al Aqsa compound accompanied by nine Jewish settlers despite ongoing tension following the shooting of an Israeli activist on Ocboter 30.

Israeli cops stand near the Dome of the Rock during prayers on Friday, Oct. 31. (AFP Jack Guez)
09:14 GMT

Palestinians allege that Israeli officers executed Mutaz Hijazi, instead of arresting him on suspicion of involvement in the shooting of a right-wing Jewish activist.

Over 180 Palestinian children are currently being held in Israeli prisons according to Military Court Watch (File/AFP)
07:43 GMT

Israel security forces in East Jerusalem attempted to detain a two-year-old for throwing stones along with a nine-year-old for having "colored rocks", which turned out to be sweets.

Israeli soldiers stand near the Western Wall, beside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, October 30, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:29 GMT

The Arab League is due to hold a meeting Sunday to discuss the ongoing tensions in Jerusalem including Israeli "violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque".

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.