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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fars, the semi-official press agency of Iran, has reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told the visiting Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, in Tehran on Thursday, “The enemy [Israel] should feel the same worries in the West Bank as it does in Gaza.” Read More: Khamenei: West Bank Should […]
“A new front must be opened from the West Bank, after it has been armed – especially with missiles, because we know very well that the distance between the West Bank and Tel Aviv, Haifa and other areas is much shorter than the distance from Gaza,” Mousavi said on Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV on Friday, MEMRI […]
The US and European decision to continue funding the Palestinians under their new, Hamas-backed government, is a landmark: For the first time, the US and Europe will be bankrolling an organization branded under their own laws as terrorist, as well as its armed militia, the Ezz e-Din al-Qassam, DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources note.
Washington’s support for a new Palestinian government backed by Israel’s Islamist foe Hamas, has left the Jewish state feeling betrayed, triggering a new crisis with its closest ally.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has set a goal of reaching a Middle East peace agreement by May 2014. If his “stated goal” is achieved, the final seven years to Armageddon will begin at that time. The Final Seven Years By Irvin Baxter The Bible prophesies a seven-year period that will immediately precede the […]