Tag: West Bank

European leaders call for campaign of pressure on Netanyahu

The letter blamed “Palestinian disunity,” and, “Israel’s lack of interest,” as the reasons for the failure of the peace process so far before attacking Netanyahu specifically, saying, “We are convinced in our own minds that he has little intention of negotiating seriously for a two-state solution within the term of this incoming Israeli government.”   […]

Abbas’ actions causing escalation in the West Bank

Recent intelligence appraisals suggesting a possible escalation of violence in April seem to have a firm footing in reality following Wednesday’s terror attack against two soldiers in the West Bank. Last month the IDF arrested more than 200 people suspected of violent terror activity and the anger in the Palestinian Authority over Israel’s freezing of […]

PLO to End Security Cooperation with Israel

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) central council decided Thursday to end security cooperation with Israel, AFP reported.   The PLO council decided “to stop security cooperation in all its forms with the occupying power” which it urged to “take over full responsibility for the Palestinian people in the occupied State of Palestine, the West Bank, […]

Israel to build 450 new West Bank settler homes

“The Israeli decision is not surprising when you look at it in the context of the culture of impunity Israel enjoys from the international community,” Erekat said. “One of the latest examples of that is the American Congress’ invitation to the Israeli prime minister to speak there even though Israel continues freezing the transfer of […]

Iran vows to attack Israel from West Bank

Iran and Hezbollah have issued a series of threats since the strike earlier this week, warning of a “crushing response,” and “destructive thunderbolts.” The dead included an Iranian general and senior Hezbollah commanders, Muhammad Issa and Jihad Mughniyeh, son of slain terror mastermind Imad Mughniyeh.   There have been conflicting reports as to whether Israel […]

Unity government has failed Gaza

The national consensus government took office in June following a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and the Fatah movement of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, ending seven years of rival administrations in the West Bank and Gaza. Technocratic in nature, its mandate was to unify governance of the two territories and prepare for elections. It was later […]

West Bank Mosque Is Torched Near Ramallah Amid Simmering Tensions

A mosque was torched overnight near the West Bank city of Ramallah, amid a rising tide of Israel-Palestinian tensions. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfield said an investigation is underway into the incident in the village of Al Mghreir. The deputy of the local council accused settlers of setting fire to the mosque. “The people living […]

Israeli ministers approve applying Israel law to West Bank settlers

A ministerial committee approved a proposed bill on Sunday that would ensure the wholesale application of Israeli law to Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, a move sponsored by legislators who want Israel to annex part of the territory.   But Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Israel’s chief negotiator in peace talks with the Palestinians […]

EU proposal to negotiate West Bank redlines is a death warrant

The European Union is asking Jerusalem to weave the rope with which they will come to hang Israel, a senior diplomatic official said Wednesday in response to reports that the EU is interested in negotiating with Israel over its redlines in the West Bank.   Haaretz on Wednesday published an internal document drawn up by […]

EU seeks talks with Israel over ‘red lines’ in West Bank – Diplomacy and Defense Israel News

The European Union is interested in opening negotiations with Israel with the aim of preventing a series of Israeli moves in the West Bank deemed “red lines” which may jeopardize the possibility of a future Palestinian state alongside Israel, an internal EU document obtained by Haaretz reveals. Officials in the Israeli Foreign Ministry are concerned […]