Tag Archives: PALESTINE

We ‘absolutely’ support two-state solution: US ambassador to UN

The United States “absolutely” supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but is thinking of new ways to push for a peace deal, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday. It would be an “error” to say the United States

Israeli minister Naftali Bennett praises Trump’s two-state statement

A far-right Israeli minister praised the end of the idea of a Palestinian state Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump said he could abandon a two-state solution if an alternative was found. “A new era. New ideas. No need for

Trump says Israel, Palestine must make compromises

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would work to bring about peace between Israel and Palestinians, but it would be up to the parties themselves ultimately to reach an agreement. “The United States will encourage a peace and

White House will not insist on two-state solution in Mideast

US President Donald Trump’s sharp break with decades of support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does “not make sense,” a senior Palestine Liberation Organization official said on Wednesday. “This does not make sense,” PLO executive committee member

Israel backs bill to mute Muslim call to prayer

Israeli ministers on Sunday endorsed a contentious draft bill which Muslims say is meant to silence the traditional call to prayer, information released by the justice ministry showed. A list of draft legislation put to the vote in the powerful

‘Loaves’ church in Israel reopens 20 months after Jewish arson

The church in northern Israel where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes reopened on Sunday, 20 months after an arson attack by Jewish extremists. Two rooms of the church complex in Tabgha on the Sea

US blocks Palestinian from leading UN mission in Libya

The United States on Friday blocked the appointment of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the new UN envoy to Libya. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that she did not “support the signal this appointment

Israel settlement growth not ‘good for peace’: Trump

US President Donald Trump does not believe Israeli settlement growth in Palestinian territories is “good for peace”, he told a paper Friday, in his most direct comments on the matter since inauguration. In the interview published in Hebrew by the

Former Palestinian PM to be new UN envoy to Libya

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to Libya, tasked with brokering talks on changes to a faltering political deal, diplomats said Thursday. Guterres informed the Security Council in a letter

Israel says rockets fired from Egypt at resort town of Eilat

A volley of rockets was fired from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula late Wednesday at the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat, but without causing casualties, the Israeli army said. “Some of these rockets were destroyed in flight by Iron Dome batteries,”

Settler homes on private Palestinian land legalized

Israel passed a law on Monday retroactively legalizing about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, a measure that has drawn international concern. The legislation has been condemned by Palestinians as a blow

Israel Arabs and Jews protest house demolitions

Israeli Arabs and Jews marched arm-in-arm through central Tel Aviv on Saturday night, calling for the government to stop demolishing Arab homes built without permits that it rarely grants. An AFP journalist said that around 1,000 protesters took part, many

US: New Israeli settlements ‘may not be helpful’

The White House said Thursday that building new Israeli settlements or expanding existing ones “may not be helpful” in securing Middle East peace. “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new

Occupied West Bank to have new Israeli settlement

Israel said on Wednesday it would establish a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first since the late 1990s, to rehouse settlers evicted on the same day from an outpost built on private Palestinian land. A statement from

Palestinians sets delayed local elections for May 13

The Palestinian Authority said Tuesday that local elections delayed last October after a spat between political factions will now take place in the West Bank and Gaza on May 13. The Islamist Hamas movement which controls the Gaza Strip has

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank

A Palestinian was shot dead Sunday and five others were wounded by Israeli soldiers at the Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said. The person who was killed at the camp located in the northern West

Moving US embassy to Jerusalem may change the course of action

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The United States’ decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem is not a new measure. Although the US Congress ordered the move more than a decade ago, every president since then has

Israel plans 2,500 new settlement homes in occupied West Bank

Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 2,500 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the second such declaration since US President Donald Trump took office signaling he would be less critical of such projects than his predecessor. A statement

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