Palestine Crisis - Special Reports

UN Concerned over Health of Palestinian Hunger Strikers

The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over the health conditions of hunger-striking Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons.
2017-05-26 05:05 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Travelling Trump: Riyadh and Jerusalem stops on a heavily-armed road to nowhere

The President's Riyadh speech was long on rhetoric, but it was what he didn't say that has left many predicting further US failure in the Middle East.
2017-05-26 02:05 | News | TheAge

Hamas executes three over commander's murder

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas executed three people in the Gaza Strip on Thursday over the assassination of one of its military leaders allegedly on behalf of Israel
2017-05-25 20:05 | Middle East | DailyStar

Turkish aid agency distributes food aid to Gaza’s poor

Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) on Thursday distributed food packages to needy families in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported.
2017-05-25 18:05 | News | IINA

Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?

Bat-Hen Epstein Elias’s long article on Iranian Jews is interesting. Parts of it, in fact, are heartwarming. Yet, despite the lack of any serious evidence, the story is entirely framed in the language of fear. Entitled, “All the Jews there live in fear that their telephones are tapped,” the story in Israel Hayom peddles the […]
2017-05-25 15:05 | France, Iran, Israel/Palestine | DissidentVoice

UN alarm over conditions for Palestinian prisoners

UN rights chief expresses concern as health of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails 'deteriorates significantly'.
2017-05-25 14:05 | News | Aljazeera

Saudis show angry response to pro-Iran remarks by Qatari emir

The Saudi and pro-Saudi media in the region showed harsh reactio to Qatari emir’s remarks that was denied later. The Qatari state TV’s nighttime newscast on Tuesday showed clips of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the ceremony with the anchor not mentioning the comments, though a scrolling ticker at the bottom of the screen had the remarks. They included calling Hamas ‘the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people,’ as well as saying Qatar had ‘strong relations’ with Iran and
2017-05-25 14:05 | News | AbrarOnline

Trump Meets the New Leader of the Secular World, Pope Francis

After two days lecturing a collection of head-choppers, dictators, torturers and land thieves, Donald Trump at last met a good guy on Wednesday. Pope Francis didn’t ask for a $100bn (£77.2bn) arms deal for the Vatican. He wouldn’t go to war with Iran. He didn’t take the Sunni Muslim side against the Shia Muslim side in the next Middle East conflict. He didn’t talk about Palestinian “terror”. And he looked, most of the time, grim, unsmiling, even suspicious. More
2017-05-25 09:05 | articles 2015, Leading Article | CounterPunch

Messages of congratulations continue

The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Muhammad bin Rashid al Maktum, the Vice President, Minister of Defense and Prime Minister of the UAE, Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces... Asmara, 25 May 2017- The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Muhammad bin Rashid al Maktum, the
2017-05-25 08:05 | frontpage | Shabait

Israeli Settlers Storm Al Aqsa, Just Days Before Holy Month of Ramadan

Hundreds of Israeli settlers on Wednesday forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to a Palestinian official. 
2017-05-25 05:05 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Barghouti briefly transferred to hospital along with 60 others

Prominent Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti and 60 other Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons were transferred to hospitals Wednesday, as they entered their 38th day of hunger strike, Barghouti’s brother told The Daily Star.
2017-05-25 00:05 | Middle East | DailyStar

Twenty-Seven Hours: Donald Trump in Israel

It was time to do the Zionist boogie within a mere period of 27 hours, and anyone wishing to see two muggers of history enjoying each other’s company found themselves peering at Donald Trump of the United States, and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, nearly arm in arm on the recent tilt in US policy.  “We understand […]
2017-05-24 15:05 | Donald Trump, Israel/Palestine, Benjamin Netanyahu | DissidentVoice

Dozens of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners taken to hospital

Dozens of Palestinian prisoners have been transferred to hospital after their health deteriorated due to a hunger strike, the Palestinian prisoners' committee said on Wednesday.
2017-05-24 14:05 | News | IINA

Amnesty: Palestinian writer is 'prisoner of conscience'

Human rights group calls for the release of Ahmad Qatamesh, a prominent writer jailed without charges or trial.
2017-05-24 13:05 | News | Aljazeera

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

No country in the world recognises any part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with the exception of Russia.
2017-05-24 13:05 | News | Aljazeera

Trump, Abbas Call for Revival of Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks

President Donald Trump called for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian relations after he met Tuesday in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
2017-05-24 11:05 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Gaza Facing Health Crisis With Shortage of Medical Supplies, Electricity

A senior official of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza warned on Tuesday of a “real disaster” due to shortages of medicines and medical supplies in the coastal enclave. Since 2007, Gaza’s roughly 2 million inhabitants have groaned under a crippling Israeli blockade that has deprived them of many basic commodities, including food, fuel, medicine and building materials. 
2017-05-24 08:05 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Donald Trump Playacts Peace in the Middle East

On his first visit to Israel, the president stressed his “personal commitment” to ending the country’s conflict with the Palestinians but did nothing to prove it.
2017-05-23 21:05 | Dispatch, Israel, Israel/Palestine | ForeignPolicy

The president could learn “spiritualpolitik” from the Pope

Following historic stops at sacred sites in Riyadh and Jerusalem, could President Trump’s visit to the Vatican reset his relationship with Pope Francis, and what lessons about leadership might the president glean from the pontiff? In February 2016, Pope Francis, without naming any names, proclaimed that “a person who only thinks about building walls…is not…
2017-05-23 17:05 | News | Brookings

'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader

The president provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. He said it could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East."
2017-05-23 16:05 | News | NPR

President Abbas says conflict with Israel due to occupation, not religion

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed that the conflict with Israel is not because of religion, but because of occupation and settlement as well as Israel's non-recognition of the state of Palestine.
2017-05-23 15:05 | News | IINA

'Trump, Listen!' Palestinian Protesters Rally as US President Sails Through

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Palestinian activists rallied and demonstrated during U.S. President Donald Trump's brief visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday, calling for a "Day of Rage" to amplify the voices and demands of hunger-striking prisoners who have been protesting since mid-April.
2017-05-23 15:05 | News | CommonDreams

How Trump’s “think big” mantra could help advance Israeli-Palestinian peace

For those Democrats and progressives determined to fight President Trump at every move, I have some bad news for you. Or at least I’d ask you to reconsider. The Trump administration’s game plan for the West Bank makes eminent sense—at least in the very short term and in the economic sphere. Long-term issues are another…
2017-05-23 15:05 | News | Brookings

Palestinian stabs Israeli officer, is shot: police

A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded a border policeman in the Israeli coastal city of Netanyahu Tuesday before being shot and wounded, police said
2017-05-23 13:05 | Middle East | DailyStar

What Impact Will the Manchester Bombing Have on Israel-Palestine Peace Process?

In Manchester, England, at least 22 people were killed in a bombing at a concert arena at the end of a performance by American pop star Ariana Grande. Dozens more were wounded in the explosion, which appears to be a suicide attack. ISIS has now claimed responsibility. We get response from Nathan Thrall, senior analyst at the International Crisis Group, who is in Jerusalem and discusses the impact of the attack on the region. "It makes things harder for the
2017-05-23 12:05 | News | DemocracyNow

Palestinian Hunger Strikers in Israeli Jails Protest Trump's Visit to Israel

President Trump arrived in Bethlehem Tuesday during a two-day visit to Israel as part of his first trip abroad as president and vowed to do whatever necessary to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This comes as Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza launched a general strike Monday to protest Trump's visit to Israel and Palestine and to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli jails. We get an update from Jerusalem, where Nathan
2017-05-23 12:05 | News | DemocracyNow

Trump, Abbas call for new start to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

President Donald Trump called for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian relations after he met in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
2017-05-23 11:05 | News | UPI

Trump Tells Abbas ‘Peace Can’t Take Root if Violence is Tolerated’ in Bethlehem Meetings

Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a joint press conference after meeting on the last day of the US president’s visit to the Middle East . Mr Trump firstly expressed his condolences to the people of Manchester saying: “we stand in absolute solidarity with people of the UK,” branding the perpetrators “evil losers in life”.
2017-05-23 11:05 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Israel kills Palestinian 'attacker' ahead of Trump trip

Named by local media as Raed Ahmad Rdaydeh, 15-year-old allegedly attempted to stab border officer at checkpoint.
2017-05-23 09:05 | News | Aljazeera

Donald Trump arrives in Bethlehem for talks with Abbas

Visit comes after US president failed to explain how to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks after meeting with Netanyahu.
2017-05-23 09:05 | News | Aljazeera

Trump Encourages Israel to Team Up With Arab Neighbors Against Iran

US President Donald Trump encouraged Israel to make good with its Arab neighbours through their shared enemy, Iran, while in Jerusalem on Monday during his first trip abroad as US president. 
2017-05-23 05:05 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Trump blasts Iran during Jerusalem visit

U.S. President Donald Trump visited occupied Jerusalem and the Western Wall Monday as he sought ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but also used the opportunity to again lash out at Iran.
2017-05-23 00:05 | Middle East | DailyStar

US Ambassador Breaks With Policy, Recognizes ‘Jerusalem Day’

The United States'  new ambassador to Israel may have broken protocol within his first month in office by becoming the first US ambassador to attend Israel's Jerusalem Day celebrations. David Friedman sat between Israel's President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu at the event on Sunday evening, the night before US President Trump arrived in Tel Aviv.
2017-05-22 19:05 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Trump fails to explain how to revive Arab-Israeli talks

US president promises to help broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but avoids delving into details of the conflict.
2017-05-22 19:05 | News | Aljazeera

Trump says he didn't tell Russia he got intelligence from Israel

In a press conference in Jerusalem, President Donald Trump said he never mentioned Israel as the source of intelligence he shared in a meeting with Russians.
2017-05-22 18:05 | News | UPI

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli forces, shot dead: police

A Palestinian tried to stab Israeli police in the occupied West Bank on Monday and was shot dead, Israeli authorities said as U.S. President Donald Trump visited Jerusalem.
2017-05-22 17:05 | Middle East | DailyStar

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Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for mentioning the group’s name alongside al-Qaeda and ISIS during his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. “Trump’s description of Hamas as terrorist means a bias in favor of Israel and having no objection for its crimes against Palestinian people,” leading member of Hamas Mushir al-Masri told Anadolu Agency. Al-Masri said that Trump should stop the policy of double standards on the Palestinian issue and “take sides with
2017-05-22 16:05 | News | AbrarOnline

Trump in Jerusalem to explore Palestinian-Israeli talks

US president has called Israeli-Palestinian peace 'the ultimate deal', but has been vague about how to achieve it.
2017-05-22 16:05 | News | Aljazeera

In A Historic First, Trump Visits Old City Of Jerusalem

Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Old City of Jerusalem, seized by Israel in the Six-Day War a half-century ago. President Trump visited Christian and Jewish religious sites.
2017-05-22 15:05 | News | NPR

Hamas hits back at Trump's 'terrorist' epithet

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for mentioning the group's name alongside al-Qaeda and ISIS during his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
2017-05-22 14:05 | News | IINA

Trump Greeted by Netanyahu at Start of Israel Visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has personally greeted US President Donald Trump on his first visit to Israel . Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived in Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday and were welcomed by Netanyahu and his wife on the red carpet during a grand welcoming ceremony, attended by all Israeli ministers.
2017-05-22 13:05 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Trump arrives in Israel, says 'great opportunity' for peace

Speaking from Jerusalem, Trump said Israel has a "great opportunity" for peace because "people have just had enough ... of the bloodshed and the killing."
2017-05-22 12:05 | News | UPI

SitRep: Trump Lands in Israel; Saudi Arms Deal Inked; Huge Week Ahead for POTUS; North Korean Hackers; Pyongyang Tests Another Missile; And Lots More

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Here we go. Welcome to what promises to be a dizzying week for the Trump administration. President Donald Trump is currently in Israel for a series of talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials, followed by the release of the fiscal year 2018 budget back in D.C. on Tuesday. On ...
2017-05-22 12:05 | The Cable, China, Middle East | ForeignPolicy

Palestinian basic rights 'not on the agenda' for Trump

As US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel, analysts say efforts to revive peace talks are a 'charade'.
2017-05-22 09:05 | News | Aljazeera

Palestinian Boy Hospitalized After IDF Fires Tear Gas Canister at His Head

A seven-year-old Palestinian boy sustained a serious head injury midday Sunday, after being hit in the head with a high-velocity tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers in the town of al-Khader in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem. Hours later, he was reported to be in a stable condition. 
2017-05-22 08:05 | NEWS, Conflict with Israel, Main Headlines | AlBawaba

Israel: 'Special Procedures' for Palestinians During Ramadan

Israel has announced "special procedures" for the entry of Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip into Israel and occupied East Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 
2017-05-22 06:05 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestinian Arena | AlBawaba

Palestinians Call For ‘Day of Rage’ To Protest Trump’s Visit To Occupied Territory

Palestinian factions in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah have called upon the Palestinian people to partake in The post Palestinians Call For ‘Day of Rage’ To Protest Trump’s Visit To Occupied Territory appeared first on Eurasia Review .
2017-05-22 03:05 | 1, World News, Benjamin Netanyahu | EurasiaReview

Trump Heads To Israel And Will Be First Sitting President To Visit Western Wall

President Trump goes to Jerusalem Monday and will visit some of the most delicate spots in the region. He pledges to help make peace, but the Israelis and Palestinians haven't held talks in years.
2017-05-21 22:05 | News | NPR

Hamas rejects Trump's description of the group as a terror group

The Islamist Palestinian group which controls the Gaza Strip on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's linking it to terrorism and said his description of the group showed his "complete bias" towards Israel
2017-05-21 18:05 | Middle East | DailyStar

Palestinian prisoners continue their hunger strike for 35th consecutive day

The Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails continued their open-ended hunger strike for the 35th consecutive day on Sunday.
2017-05-21 13:05 | News | IINA