Palestine

October 30, 2014

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.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments come after Israel announced the plans for 1,060 settlement units in East Jerusalem (File/AFP)
14:35 GMT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel's announcement to build over 1,000 new illegal settlement units in East Jerusalem following US criticism.

Egypt will create a 20-meter channel along the border with Gaza as a security precaution (File/AFP)
13:34 GMT

Egyptian authorities announced plans to create a buffer zone along the border with Gaza following a suicide bombing that killed 30 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.

Palestinian children sit in the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazoun, overlooking an Israeli settlement (File/AFP)
11:34 GMT

Jordan slammed the Israeli government's announcement to build over 1,000 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.

October 27, 2014

The new city is expected to be built on an area of 2,700 acres on Tantur Hill near the Arab community of Jdeideh in western Galilee (AFP/ File Archive).
16:12 GMT

For the first time since the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Israeli authorities are considering a plan to build a new "Arab city"

Around 30 soldiers were killed following militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday (File/AFP)
11:58 GMT

Peace talks with Israel were put on hold due to the attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the head of Palestine's ceasefire delegation team said.

Tarik on set while directing Bieber's new music video!  (Image: Freitekh Press Office)
09:51 GMT

Palestinian director Tarik Freitekh wraps up directing Justin Bieber's latest music video "Work for It."