Hamas partially reopens Erez crossing between Israel, Gaza
Interior Ministry in Gaza said that while everyone is now permitted to return to the Strip, only certain groups can enter Israel.
... Pubdate: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:19:37 GMT
Analysis: Syrian threats to attack Israel with Scud missiles are a bluff
Damascus threatened to launch Scud missiles at Israel if IAF carries out any further strikes.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:40:50 GMT
Jerusalem mayor meets US peace envoy at White House after Mideast tour
Barkat’s spokesperson said the mayor and Greenblatt “discussed Jerusalem issues.”
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:56:39 GMT
Hamas closes Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel
It is the first time ever Hamas has closed the crossing since taking over Gaza in 2007; humanitarian cases are said to still be allowed to return to the Strip.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:28:20 GMT
Pence: US seeks 'just solution' to conflict, president still seriously considering embassy move
In his speech, he said he was "never more proud" of his boss than when he condemned antisemitism at the very top of his address to a joint session to Congress.
... Pubdate: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:57:46 GMT
Hundreds participate in symbolic funeral for senior Hamas militant
Fuqaha's father Mohammad said he blamed Israel for his son's death.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:42:38 GMT
Analysis: Israel's new approach to Hamas?
Hamas most probably will try to avenge the killing of Fuqaha – not directly from Gaza, but indirectly from the West Bank or Jerusalem – without leaving its own prints.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:13:53 GMT
Report: US, Russia agree to help Israel 'expel' Iran from Syria
Israel hopes, with the help of Russia and the United States, that enough pressure can be placed on Iranian-backed militias to the point where they can be removed.
... Pubdate: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:29:10 GMT
Hamas blames Israel for killing Izzadin Kassam leader
The deadly incident took place in front of Fukaha’s home in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood in the southern half of Gaza City.
... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:40:52 GMT
UN: Israel ignoring Security Council Resolution on settlements
"The continued incitement to violence against Jews emanating from Hamas extremists and some Palestinian groups is unacceptable and undermines trust and the prospects for peace."
... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:31:48 GMT
Egypt's ambassador to Israel: Peace between Egypt and Israel is strong, stable
Speaking at event marking 40th anniversary of Sadat's visit to Jerusalem, Israel's Ambassador says view of peace between the two countries is completely different in Egpyt than Israel.
... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:30 GMT
Top Republican senator: Not time for ‘splashy’ peace talks
Senator Tom Cotton told the Post this week that neither Israelis nor Palestinians are interested in a peace process along the lines of what former secretary of state John Kerry tried to orchestrate.
... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:25:03 GMT
US stresses 'concern' with Israeli settlements after intensive talks
US President Donald Trump has prioritized making peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:34:07 GMT
Taking the war to the BDS activists
Gilad Erdan: The best defense is a strong offense
... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:52:43 GMT
Palestinian petrol bomb thrower killed by IDF in West Bank
A demonstration against Israel's military rule took place in Ramallah's Manara Square in the hours following the Hattab's death.
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:57:18 GMT
Terrorism victim’s parents witness sealing of killer’s home
Prior to carrying out the attack, the married father of four reportedly posted multiple comments on his Facebook page praising ISIS.
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:08:28 GMT
Terror victim’s parents witness sealing of killer’s east Jerusalem home
"Perhaps if this policy of demolishing homes was implemented sooner, I wouldn’t have become a bereaved father," says father of Lt. Shir Hajaj, 22.
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:16 GMT
Obama's Israel envoy sees positive elements in Trump's peace efforts
Dan Shapiro suggested that former Secretary of State John Kerry may have been too idealistic in pursuing talks that collapsed in 2014.
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:22:15 GMT
Police, Erdan blast video of cop attacking Arab
Warning: Some viewers may find footage to be disturbing.
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:12:35 GMT
Arab League chief says Palestinians to present peace plan
PA official: "If the Arab League secretary-general is packaging that as a new plan, we have no problem."
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:14:45 GMT
FIFA submits draft report on settler soccer teams
This entity was created by the 2015 FIFA congress to resolve a number of disputes between the Israeli and Palestinian football associations.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:15:20 GMT
Obama's last year in office saw 40% rise in settler housing
The ground that was broken on 2,630 new settler homes last year, is the second highest amount of new Jewish construction that has occurred in the West Bank since the year 2,000.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:41:39 GMT
IDF chief: Hamas tunnels are not a strategic or existential threat
Eisenkot addresses the Knesset Control Committee, defending the IDF against criticism of 2014's Operation Protective Edge.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:52:49 GMT
Palestinian killed, two others wounded by IDF fire near Gaza border
Incident comes after IDF completes large scale drill in the south simulating a war with Gaza.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:46:10 GMT
Latest Iranian threat: Drones in Yemen
Report: Iran transfers new technology to Houthi rebels as US increases airstrikes against al-Qaida in Yemen.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:03:48 GMT
Co-founder of BDS movement arrested in Israel for tax evasion
Barghouti is set to receive the Gandhi Peace Prize in the US in April.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:52:47 GMT
Poll: Half of West Bank youth support two-state solution
A new poll conducted by the Arab World for Research and Development found that while 47.4% of the Palestinian youth in the West Bank support the two-state solution, the remaining 47.7% oppose it.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:46:25 GMT
Australian probe finds no evidence that government funds were misused by World Vision
The Australian Foreign Ministry said its contributions to World Vision will remain frozen pending the result of a court case against Halabi in Israel, according to AFP.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:20:25 GMT
Netanyahu: Israel clarified to Russia that IDF will continue Syria strikes
"If there is a feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint - we attack and so it will continue."
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:37:05 GMT
Mossad, IDF chiefs debate top threat: Iranian nukes or Hezbollah rockets
Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo: We’re nearing point of no return with Palestinians, moderates
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:04:17 GMT
Report: Iran accuses Russia of giving Israel codes for Syrian air defenses
Kuwaiti daily quotes Iran Defense Ministry source as saying Iran was able to change the codes without Russia's knowledge, enabling Friday's missile launch against Israeli aircraft.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:53:50 GMT
Israel arrests head of Turkish humanitarian group in Gaza for financing Hamas
The Shin Bet and police arrested Gaza resident Muhammad Murtaja, 39, in February.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:40:59 GMT
Amid border tensions, IDF chief alludes to strikes on Hezbollah convoys
Eisenkot says the IDF's policy regarding the Syrian civil war was one of "non-intervention alongside preserving our interests."
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:08:16 GMT
Four years of jail for Arab-Israeli who joined Islamic State
Following a vacation in Turkey, the family crossed the Syrian border and joined ISIS.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:12:15 GMT