Trump’s son-in-law still tight-lipped on Mideast peace plan
President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law is being tight-lipped about the guts of the long-awaited White House blueprint for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. At a think tank event in Washington Thursday, Jared Kushner offered no details of the plan, which he described as a very detailed "operational document" ...
UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse
The U.N. political chief warned Monday that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk "of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority." Rosemary DiCarlo told the U.N. Security Council that "a sustainable resolution" to the authority's funding crisis is urgently needed. Israel is withholding about $11 million of the roughly ...
Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution
Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead? After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory in this month's Israeli election, it sure seems that way. On the campaign trail, Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood and for the first time, pledged to begin annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank. ...
Israeli envoy: No action on West Bank until after peace plan
Israel's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday he believes his government will take no action on annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank until after the Trump administration releases its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Danny Danon told a group of reporters he thinks the U.S. will present the plan between May and the ...
Interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of ‘financial war’
The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with international media since taking office over the weekend, Mohammad Shtayyeh laid out ...
Netanyahu vows to annex Jewish settlements in West Bank
Settlements are one of the most heated issues in efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, frozen since 2014
In Israel election, Palestinians are nowhere to be found
In a charged election campaign that has been heavy on insults and short on substance, Israel's conflict with the Palestinians has been notably absent from the discourse. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud Party has offered no plan for what many believe is the country's most existential problem. His main challenger ...
Israel, Gaza militants trade airstrikes and rocket fire
Clashes began with Palestinian rocket attack into Israel
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
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 officials visiting Mideast to seek backing for peace plan
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other administration officials are headed to the Middle East later this month to brief diplomats in at least five countries on the economic section of a U.S. proposal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, will be ...
Arrests rise to 130 in visa fraud scheme via fake US college
U.S. agents created the school to carry out an immigration fraud sting.
Palestinian government submits resignation
Hamas faction rejects move, seeing it as attempt to cut it out of Palestinian politics
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
In role reversal, Abbas pressures Hamas as Israel allows aid
The Western-backed Palestinian Authority is threatening to step up pressure on Hamas amid renewed tensions in Gaza, even as Israel allows a lifeline of Qatari aid to flow directly to the Islamic militants. The unlikely role reversal reflects the two sides' conflicting priorities. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants to reassert his ...
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
Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era
With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figures, gathered from official ...
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
Israel vows to block Palestinian bid to become full UN member
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Wednesday that he will submit a request next month to the Security Council for full UN membership, according to the official Wafa Palestinian news agency
Israeli army says Palestinian killed at West Bank roadblock
The Israeli military on Friday confirmed shooting a Palestinian car passenger dead in the West Bank, while a second Palestinian teenager was killed in a weekly border demonstration in the Gaza Strip. The army said it opened fire on the car after it broke through a West Bank checkpoint. The military ...
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