Analysis Netanyahu Vows Unprecedented Response if Gaza Flares Up – but It’s the Last Thing He Wants

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Unlike the April election, the security situation along the Gaza border has taken a back seat this time, thanks in part to Netanyahu’s restraint. Palestinians burning tires near Rafah along the Gaza border fence, July 2019. AFP Three Israeli soldiers wounded, … Read More

Israel court orders closure of building at Jerusalem holy site

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The Golden Gate at Al-Aqsa mosque is known as the Temple Mount by Jews. (AFP/File) Waqf religious organization has 60 days to respond to the court’s decision Palestinians entered the site despite it being closed by Israeli forces JERUSALEM: An … Read More

Israel Begins Construction of Maritime Barrier at Gaza Border

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Defense Ministry announces new barrier, meant to deter Palestinians from infiltrating into Israel, as ‘one-of-a-kind’ Construction of the sea barrier at Zikim beach, May 27, 2018.Ministry of Defense Spokesperson Electricity shortages in Gaza lead to beach pollution just over the … Read More

Israel arrests 430 Palestinians, injures 3,400 since US decision on Jerusalem

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Israeli forces detain a Palestinian man during protests against US President Donald Trump’s announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on 16 December 2017 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] Israeli occupation forces arrested 430 Palestinians and wounded more than 3,400 … Read More

Palestinians riot in West Bank, Gaza as tempers flare over Jerusalem

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Dozens of protesters said injured in clashes with Israeli troops as they burn tires, throw rocks in low-level clashes. Protests erupted across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Palestinians raged against US President Donald … Read More

What is an intifada?

The leader of Hamas called Thursday for a third “intifada,” a day after President Trump said the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and begin moving its embassy to the city. Israeli authorities welcomed the announcement, but Palestinians and other world leaders say the move … Read More

How Kurdish independence underpins Israel’s plan to reshape the Middle East

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A Kurdish man holds an Israeli and Kurdish flag during a rally to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq September 16, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/AZAD LASHKARIG) Palestinians and Israelis watched last week’s referendum of … Read More

Netanyahu says Israel won’t retreat on Jewish settlements: ‘We are here to stay forever’

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Days after meeting a White House delegation to discuss restarting peace negotiations with the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forcefully spoke out against a principal tenet of any likely agreement: the scaling back of Jewish settlements. At an event … Read More

Kushner already had his work cut out in the Middle East. But it just got harder.

JERUSALEM — Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner returned to the Mideast this week to revive negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. But any optimism that an unconventional Trump administration might be able to jump-start meaningful talks has been complicated … Read More

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