Tag: West Bank

Erekat: Recent outbreak in violence reminiscent of second intifada’s early days

PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said Sunday that the recent outbreak in violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem was ominously reminiscent of the early days of the second intifida, adding that the Palestinian Authority was in discussions with world leaders on  how to best contain the escalating violence snowballing into a bigger conflict between Israelis […]

Violence intensifies in Jerusalem, West Bank, raising security concerns

Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.   A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem, just hours after another knife-wielding attacker killed an off-duty Israeli soldier and […]

Israel has ‘right’ to settle in West Bank: President Rivlin

President Reuven Rivlin said during talks with settler leaders on Monday that Israel had a “right” to build settlements in the West Bank, his office said in a statement.   “I love the land of Israel with all my heart. I have never and will never give up on this land. For me, our right […]

Huckabee reiterates Israel’s connection to West Bank

“I wish that every candidate, Republican or Democrat would come to Israel to show solidarity with the country that most reflects the mirror imagine of the American spirit, to show solidarity with the Israeli people and to show their extreme disgust with any deal with Iran,” the former Arkansas governor said. His remarks were quoted […]

Erekat calls on international community to protect Palestinians from Israelis after toddler killed

The PLO called on the international community to protect Palestinians from Israelis in the aftermath of a terror attack by Jewish extremists in the West Bank village of Duma in which a toddler was killed and four others were wounded.   “Over a year ago [Palestinian Authority] President Abbas requested international protection for Palestinians, a […]

Analysis: West Bank unrest may not be an intifada, but it poses a serious threat nonetheless

In the last week, there were 11 terrorist attacks or attempted attacks in the West Bank.   Three of them were carried out using firearms, claiming the lives of two Israelis and wounding others.   The situation could have been much worse, but the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) has managed over the last year […]

France opposed to boycott of Israel

In an exclusive interview to Ynet on Friday morning, Chief Executive and Chairman of Orange, Stephane Richard, rejected recent accusations of anti-Semitism and support of the world-wide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel saying, “We love Israel. This has absolutely nothing to do with the kind of political debate in which I don’t […]

Any deal with Palestinian Authority will necessitate long-term Israeli presence in West Bank

With the international community expected to step up pressure on Israel to come up with initiatives to move the diplomatic process with the Palestinians forward, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that any agreement would necessitate a long-term Israeli presence throughout the West Bank.   In a comprehensive press briefing with diplomatic reporters, Netanyahu […]

Palestinian Authority advances bid to file lawsuits against

Authority has submitted an official request to the International Criminal Court to set a date to discuss the possibility of two war-crimes lawsuits against Israel, PA Foreign Minister Riad Malki said on Monday.   The Palestinians want the ICC to sue Israel for war crimes it claims were committed during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge […]

Vatican recognizes ‘Palestine’ despite desecration of holy sites

The Palestinians’ “state” comprises the territories of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and eastern sections of Jerusalem, which encompass some of the most important churches and sites in Christianity.   The Vatican move comes despite the PA’s history of holy site desecration, the persecution of Christians and the Palestinians’ failure to ensure freedom of worship […]