Tag: Palestine

Netanyahu vows to work with Trump on peace deal between Israel and Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was committed to working with U.S. President Donald Trump to advance peace efforts with the Palestinians and with the broader Arab world. Netanyahu made the pledge in a speech to the largest U.S. pro-Israel lobbying group at a time when the Trump administration is seeking agreement […]

Killing of a Hamas Leader Could Signal a New Conflict With Israel

After spending a day at the beach, Mazen Fuqaha, a commander of Hamas’s military wing, dropped his wife and children at the entrance to their Gaza apartment block and went to park his car. His life ended in a garage, where he was found dead in the driver’s seat of his car after sunset on […]

Congressional Democrats call for two-state solution

A decisive majority of Congress Democrats signed a letter requiring the White House to reaffirm that US policy in the Middle East is based on support for the “two-state solution” between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. One hundred and eighty-seven of the 193 Democratic House members signed the letter sent to President Donald […]

UK puts UN Human Rights Council ‘on notice’ over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The UK has put the United Nations Human Rights Council “on notice” over what it called its “disproportionate focus on Israel”. On the final day of the council’s 34th session the UK mission to the UN said it would vote against all resolutions about Israel’s conduct in the occupied Syrian and Palestinian territories if things did […]

Israel has ignored resolution to stop settlements in Palestinian territories, UN says

Israel has ignored a demand by the UN Security Council to stop building settlements in the Palestinian West Bank, the UN has warned. In the first report on the implementation of a UN resolution, which called on Israel “to cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem”, the UN Middle East envoy Nickolay […]

Arab League chief says Palestinians to present peace plan

The Palestinian leadership will present “a new plan” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the upcoming Arab League Summit in Jordan, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmad Abul Ghaith told a pan-Arab, London-based publication. “There is a desire on the Palestinian side to reformulate some ideas… They [the Palestinians] promised to put forward a new plan pertaining […]

Why is Trump so obsessed with Israeli-Palestinian peace?

Earlier this month, for about an hour, America watched with astonishment as President Trump addressed the two Houses of Congress and kept The Donald well-hidden. While he spent most of the time talking about his favorite thing, himself, he occasionally snuck in a few sane and appeasing comments about the need to work together and […]

Why Egypt’s Sisi is pushing Abbas-Dahlan reconciliation

On March 20, a meeting was held in Cairo between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. Qualified by the Palestinians as a warm and friendly encounter, the press release that followed was rather laconic. Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad who participated in the meeting reported to the Safa […]

‘Peace will come when we swap lands and populations’

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) spoke on Monday morning about Israeli envoy Jason Greenblatt’s upcoming meeting with US President Donald Trump. “This is a new opportunity to restart the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians,” Liberman wrote on his Facebook page. “This is an opportunity to learn lessons from the past.” “The first […]

Avigdor Liberman suggests new peace push afoot, calls for population swaps

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Monday that any future peace agreement with the Palestinians should not see some current Israeli Arab MKs as citizens of Israel. Writing on his Facebook page, Liberman suggested that a new push for peace was on the horizon and warned against repeating what he said were the mistakes of the […]