President Trump announces another historic agreement in the Middle East between Israel and Bahrain
Less than a month after the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was signed, another historic agreement was added between Israel and Bahrain. The Trump administration once again mediated between the two countries to bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion. As President Trump announced in a press release on ...
Israel police and Palestinians clash at a major Jerusalem holy site
Israel police and Palestinians clashed at a flashpoint at Jerusalem's holy site on Sunday, Aug. 11, as overlapping Jewish and Muslim holy days led to tensions there, an AFP journalist reported. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which ...
Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meeting
Bahrain on Tuesday defended its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people." The Palestinian Authority has rejected the economic conference planned for next month, which is part of the rollout of the White House's long-awaited ...
As Israeli group expands, Palestinian houses face demolition
For 20 years, Hala Kashour has lived with her husband in what she called "paradise," a bucolic meadow that rolls through a Palestinian neighborhood of east Jerusalem. The coveted pasture, which Israel calls the "Peace Forest," lies in the crosshairs of a long-simmering conflict between the city government and its Palestinian ...
Pilgrims flock to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter
Jewish people also flock to Jerusalem to celebrate weeklong Passover holiday, which coincides this year with Easter
Thousands observe Good Friday in Jerusalem
Pilgrims follow the path of Jesus to Calvary
US to redraw maps to show Golan Heights as Israeli territory
State Department tells VOA Persian it will update US government maps to reflect president's March 25 recognition of Israel's sovereignty over Golan region it captured from Syria in 1967
Pompeo to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall with Netanyahu
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was set to make an unprecedented visit Thursday to Jerusalem's Western Wall with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, making him the highest-level American official to tour the holy site with Israel's leader. The planned visit was the latest show of support for Israel's control of ...
Clashes erupt after Israel closes Jerusalem holy site
The site, expected to reopen Wednesday, was closed after a firebomb was thrown at a police station on the compound
Israel’s uneasy partnership with central Europe’s populists stirs debate
Netanyahu finds common ground with Orban and others, but history often gets in the way
Australia, Indonesia sign free trade pact
Australia expects farming and education boom with free trade with neighboring Indonesia
US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission
The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a ...
US reportedly sees Palestinian state on most of West Bank, some of East Jerusalem
White House, which has kept details of plan under wraps, said its release could still be months away while dismissing report
Weather front brings sandstorms, hail, rain to Middle East
A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians covered their faces from the wind gusts
Israeli police, settlers injured in evictions from illegal outpost
Two years ago, Amona’s 300 settlers were removed after the Supreme Court ruled it had been built illegally
Honduras in talks with US, Israel on moving embassy to Jerusalem
Last year, U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there; Guatemala followed suit
Palestinian court jails US-Palestinian for life for Jerusalem land sale
Issam Akel was accused of attempting to sell a property in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem without the permission of his business partners or Palestinian authorities
Pope, Abbas discuss Jerusalem at first meeting after US embassy move
The Vatican expressed concern last year at Trump's move, saying the city's "status quo" should be respected
Israel eyes Bahrain as next Arab state to openly host Israeli officials
Israeli media quote unnamed officials as saying Bahrain is likely to be next Arab state lacking formal ties with Israel to publicly welcome Israeli government minister
Czech president says to push for Jerusalem embassy move
Milos Zeman, who spoke before Israel's parliament Monday, is a strong backer of Israel and has long favored moving the Czech embassy out of Tel Aviv
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