Israel banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine on Friday and deployed about 3,000 police nearby, ahead of expected Muslim protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2017
As events move toward Israel’s 50 years of occupation of Palestine next year, confidence in the Palestinian Authority is crumbling and the peace process is on a knife-edge, threatening to create a new generation of radicals unwilling to live through the current malaise and political vacuum, writes
Fri, 28 Oct, 2016
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016
Two Palestinian gunmen have carried out shootings in Jerusalem before police shot and killed them, shortly before US vice president Joe Biden met prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the city, authorities said.
Wed, 09 Mar, 2016
Three people were killed today when Israeli security forces opened fire across the Syrian frontier to disperse hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who stormed the border on the anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Mideast war.
Sun, 05 Jun, 2011
FORCEFULLY stepping into an explosive Middle East debate, US President Barack Obama endorsed a key Palestinian demand for the borders of its future state and prodded Israel to accept that it can never have a truly peaceful nation based on “permanent occupation”.
Fri, 20 May, 2011
The UN’s special co-ordinator for Lebanon said he plans to visit Israel next week with the UN commander in southern Lebanon to discuss Israel’s decision “in principle” to pull troops out of the northern half of a village that straddles the border.
Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
ISRAELI naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip yesterday, killing as many as 19 people in a botched raid that provoked international outrage and a diplomatic crisis.
Tue, 01 Jun, 2010
US President Barack Obama is meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House later today, his first meeting with the Israeli leader since the recent spat over Israel’s announcement of new housing construction for east Jerusalem.
Tue, 23 Mar, 2010
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today vowed never to allow Israeli leaders or soldiers to stand trial for war crimes over their actions during last winter’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip, furiously denouncing a recent UN report in a keynote address to parliament.
Mon, 12 Oct, 2009
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he is pushing for a vote on a United Nation’s report that accuses both Israel and Hamas of war crimes during the Gaza war, reversing a decision that has left him at the lowest point of his presidency.
Mon, 12 Oct, 2009