WASHINGTON — On a phone call with US Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday evening, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that a unity government between Fatah and Hamas would renounce violence and recognize the state of Israel. Read More: Coalition with Hamas will recognize Israel, Abbas tells Kerry | JPost | Israel News.
Meeting of security cabinet ends with unanimous decision to suspend peace talks with the Palestinians and take unspecified steps against unilateral moves by the PA; Netanyahu: Abbas has made a pact with a murderous terror group. Read More: In wake of Hamas-Fatah unity, Israel calls off talks with Palestinians | JPost | Israel News.
Hamas and Fatah have signed a landmark reconciliation pact Wednesday, having agreed upon the terms of the deal at a meeting in Gaza. Read More: Fatah, Hamas Sign Reconciliation Deal – Middle East – News – Israel National News.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) shot back on Thursday night that it is considering “all options” in response to the suspension of peace talks. Read More: PA Threatens ‘All Options’ After Talks Suspended – Middle East – News – Israel National News.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday night, April 23, that Israel is breaking off peace talks with the Palestinians pending reassessment of the process after Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah signed a unity pact with Hamas in Gaza City. A special foreign affairs and defense cabinet meeting takes place Thursday to decide how to handle this […]
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry asked Israeli Ambassador Daniel Nevo on Monday to convey to Israel Jordan’s protest and rejection of recurring Israeli violations against the al-Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem, Jordan’s Petra news agency reported. Read More: Jordan summons Israeli envoy in Amman after Temple Mount clashes | JPost | Israel News.
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik’s tour of the Temple Mount was cut short this morning when violent rioting broke out at the holy site. It was the first time that the Temple Mount had been open to Jews since the beginning of the observance of Passover this year. Read More: Riots Force Out Top US Rabbi from […]
Chairwoman Miri Regev of the Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee said, Sunday, that in case of violence, the police must close the Temple Mount to everyone, not just non-Muslims. Read More: MK Regev: Close Temple Mount to Muslims Too – Latest News Briefs – Israel National News.
Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz (Likud-Beytenu) called on his own government to allow Jews to freely ascend to the Temple Mount, and denounced the Muslim rioting on the Mount. Read More: Likud Minister: Terror has Won on the Temple Mount – Defense/Security – News – Israel National News.
Following intelligence information received by Jerusalem police on plans by Muslim visitors to the Temple Mount to disrupt the public order at the end of their prayers, entrance to the holy site was limited to Muslim visitors. Read More: Limits to Muslims on Temple Mount – Defense/Security – News – Israel National News.