Gargash: Iran continues to publish false news against UAE, Saudi Arabia

:: The UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that “false news against the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to surface from Iranian sources.” Making the statement via his More »

Saudi King meets with UN Secretary General in Riyadh

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Guterres arrived in Riyadh on More »

King Salman praises Arab summit leaders for ‘blessed efforts’

:: King Salman has thanked Arab leaders for taking part in the 29th Arab Summit for their “blessed efforts.” At the start of the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on More »

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. More »

Jubeir: Jerusalem Summit demands Iran regional withdrawal

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Arab leaders agreed on the need for Iran and its militias to withdraw from the region and stop Tehran’s meddling in the internal affairs of More »


Tag Archives: Israel

The plight of Israel’s left

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: Last Saturday, an interesting and symbolically important event took place at Rabin Square in the heart of Tel Aviv. Tens of thousands of Israelis converged to join a rally, organized by the Peace Now movement,

Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy in US

:: A Lebanese man, accused of trying to use his ties to Hezbollah as part of a scheme to launder drug money, pleaded guilty on Friday in a Brooklyn, New York, federal court to a US money laundering and conspiracy

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israel halt hunger strike

:: Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on Saturday ended a 40-day hunger strike over their conditions in Israeli jails, the Israel Prisons Service and a Palestinian official said. About 1,100 inmates had initially taken part in one of the largest such

Trump in Bethlehem: King Salman is ‘very wise’

:: US President Donald Trump arrived for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. In a joint press conference between the two leaders to boost Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, President Trump seized the

‘We must build bridges not walls,’ Abbas says as Trump visits Bethlehem

:: US President Donald Trump arrived for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday as they seek ways to renew Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. In a joint press conference between the two leaders,

Trump says Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

:: US President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of “terrorists and militias”. In Jerusalem, in public remarks

Trump administration wavers on whether ‘Western Wall a part of Israel’

:: As President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding US policy by declaring the wall’s location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem.

Israel in rare overture to Palestinians ‘at Trump’s request’

:: Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump’s request hours ahead of the US president’s arrival. An Israeli official told AFP on condition of anonymity

‘Dozens hurt’ as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

:: Dozens of Palestinians were hurt on Friday in the occupied West Bank and Gaza during clashes with Israeli forces after marches backing hunger-striking prisoners, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said. Both the Red Crescent and the health ministry in

Trump doesn’t plan to use Israel trip to announce embassy move

:: US President Trump will encourage Gulf countries to form a Middle East force such as the Atlantic Alliance, during his anticipated visit to Saudi Arabia, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. The official said Trump is not planning

Israeli minister wears Jerusalem print dress, provoking Palestinians

:: The Israeli Minister of Culture, Miri Regev attended the Cannes Festival in a dress depicting the old city of Jerusalem showing the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. According to Israeli media, Regev wanted to send a

Tension between Israel and White House ahead of Trump’s Mideast tour

:: Israel wants the White House to explain why a U.S. diplomat preparing President Donald Trump’s visit to Jerusalem said Judaism’s Holy Western Wall in its Old City is part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, an Israeli official said on

Controversial new US ambassador arrives in Israel

:: Controversial new US ambassador to Israel David Friedman arrived in the country on Monday to take up his post, days ahead of a visit by US President Donald Trump. The Israeli foreign ministry confirmed the arrival of Friedman, who

Jordan, Egypt, Palestine reiterate commitment to two-state solution

:: Jordan, Palestine and Egypt reiterated their commitment to the two-state solution as the only solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, expressing their willingness to cooperate with the US administration to achieve that goal. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi met in

Gaza fisherman dies after being shot by Israeli navy

:: A Gazan fisherman shot by Israeli naval forces on Monday after allegedly breaching the blockade off the Palestinian territory has died from his wounds, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. Israel’s military said naval forces fired warning shots when “a

Palestinian allegedly stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead

:: A Palestinian allegedly stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by other officers, police said. The officer was taken to hospital with “moderate” injuries after the attack in the walled

Palestinian shot dead in west bank clash with Israelis: ministry

:: A Palestinian youth was shot dead during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said. The man was shot during the protests which are held weekly near the village of Nabi

Clashes erupt at Palestinian protest to support hunger strikers

:: Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank on Thursday between Israeli soldiers and hundreds of Palestinians protesting in support of hunger strikers in Israeli jails. At least two Palestinians were wounded by rubber bullets and evacuated on stretchers with

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