The Arab Israeli Conflict: From peace efforts to suicide bombers. News updates and breaking news from the heart of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict that has been shaping the Holy Land for a century.
Several Arab citizens, community leaders and politicians condemned the talk about placing their cities and villages under Palestinian control as racist and dangerous.
Tehran's plan to undermine Trump's deal may involve political, religious and military means, including a push for Palestinian unity and attempts to undermine Gulf states that support the US
The full story has yet to be revealed, but diplomatic sources said late Tuesday night that the US was surprised by Netanyahu’s promise to immediately annex West Bank territory.
Deputy Attorney-General Roy Schondorf said this marks a major victory.
"A secure Israel side by side with a viable Palestinian state is in the best interest of American foreign policy," said head of the Reform Movement in the US Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Jared Kushner: "I'm not looking at the world as it existed in 1967. I'm looking at the world as it exists in 2020."
Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund, said the proposal “threatens to make the occupation permanent” and “is not the vision of Israel’s founders.”
No other state in the world looks so gerrymandered. It would be a state without an airport or real ports, and one that is inside another state – whose borders are basically controlled by Israel.
In spite of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lauding of US President Donald Trump, many Israelis are likely be up in arms about the plan.
Mandelblit said that reviewing the issue “would not be exact math,” and would need to be carefully studied.
Bennett said he and his party would not agree to transfer “a centimeter” of land to “the Arabs,” adding that Yamina existed to “protect the Land of Israel.”
For the plan to move the diplomatic process with the Palestinians forward, the Palestinians would have to take part in it – something they have stubbornly refused to do.
Referring to the plan as “the slap of the century,” Abbas said he did not find anything new in Trump’s announcement.
What is significant, is that this is the first time any plan has come with an actual map.
“For years, the international community said that if Israel annexes any land in Judea and Samaria, there will be sanctions against us in the UN Security Council."
Three years in the making, the “Deal of the Century,” US President Donald Trump’s peace plan, has finally been revealed.
The notion that humanitarian aid to the PA reaches the Palestinian Arab people has no basis in reality.
Three years after he asked his adviser son-in-law Jared Kushner to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians, President Donald Trump is ready to launch his “ultimate deal.”
The Palestinians are set to reject the plan out of hand, but they may not have the backing of the Arab world.
"It's either dying like martyrs or flying the Palestinian flag on the walls of Jerusalem," Abbas said.
With the Palestinians notably absent from the White House, Trump's Deal of the Century is more of a diplomatic plan, but that doesn't mean it won't change things.
Christian Evangelicals say Trump’s plan is divinely inspired.
“The establishment of a Palestinian state would provide a home for millions of Palestinians," said Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eliot Engel, and Senator Bob Menendez.
Abbas is scheduled to hold a series of "emergency meetings" to discuss the repercussions of Trump's plan and ways of "rallying Arab support for the Palestinian position."
This is the first time that a justice minister has taken such things into his own hands.
First time border outline unveiled
Palestinians have already condemned and rejected any part of the deal.
For the Evangelical Christians, Mike Evans said that the plan “is everything we were hoping for – everything.”
Gantz said he was looking forward to seeing Trump, whom he called "the friendliest president to Israel."
Israel never decided what it wanted, or where it wanted to go with the territories.
Dozens of incendiary devices have been launched from the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave in the past two weeks.
'A declaration of war on the Palestinians'
French President Emmanuel Macron thinks that no plan can succeed if the parties are not willing to work together.
Hamas and other Palestinian officials called for mass attendance at the Fajr dawn prayers at Al-Aqsa and other sites last week; release of the deal will be "a new Nakba" and "trigger a new intifada."
Aal-Ard initiative hopes to help Palestinians stay on their lands, fight emigration
At Cairo’s request, Islamist movement to rein in balloon bomb attacks from Gaza
As the Jews returned last century to the Jordan Valley, it became a vestige of their consensus.
This time, the issue on Jordan Valley annexation has been tied to Netanyahu’s efforts to block the Knesset from voting on whether to grant him immunity.
US peace team cancels Israel trip
Of the 27 deaths, 12 soldiers committed suicide, including two lone soldiers.
An official from Fatah called upon Palestinians to defend the site with their lives.
The three suspects threw IEDs at IDF soldiers and the soldiers opened fire on the suspects, with at least one suspect being injured.
“The urgency of stopping Israeli annexation schmoes can not be under-estimated. We need to stop them from annexation before it talks place,” PA envoy Riyad Mansour said.
"They don't lose hope, and are in contact with their neighbors in Gaza and strive for coexistence. I very much agree with Adele about the need for a political solution to the conflict," she added.
The Palestinian factions have also decided to resume the activities of the “Night Confusion” units along the Gaza-Israel border, the sources said.
With many foreign leaders headed to Israel for this week’s World Holocaust Forum, few plan to meet with Mahmoud Abbas
Presenting the peace plan before the upcoming Israeli election might tilt the odds in favor of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Palestinians have been strongly condemning visits to the Temple Mount by Jewish groups, claiming the tours are designed to pave the way for a Jewish takeover of the holy site.
The tougher sentence came after an appeal by the IDF Prosecution from a Judea Military Court decision to the Military Appeals Court.
The Fajr prayers, the first ones of the day before sunrise, are being held to protest 'Israeli judaization schemes' at religious sites in the West Bank, including the Temple Mount.
Terrorists and young residents of the city chased after IDF vehicles as they were leaving the city and began shooting at them.
Rocket alert sirens were activated in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon as four rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
"We're not focused on the Israeli election calendar or when the Palestinians end up having an election," O'Brein said.
Palestinians warn they may ask ICC to accelerate probe on settlements.
The five – Samer Arbid, Walid Hanatsheh, Abed el-Razeq Faraj, Yzaen Majames and Kasem Shibli – were indicted in mid-December.
A spokesperson for the Israeli Police said in a statement that "police patrolling the area responded by dispersing those that were involved.
"We in no way consider the Zionist regime (of Israel) to be separate from the criminal US regime in these crimes."
“Palestinian terrorists did this to me while hacking up my Christian friend in front of me,” tweeted Kay Wilson.
Esper was scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett. It would have been Esper’s first visit to Israel as secretary of defense.
US Special Envoy Avi Berkowitz is in Jerusalem discussing the possible release of the Trump administration's peace plan prior to the Israeli election in March.
Iran surely knows that if it strikes out at Israeli targets to avenge Soleimani’s assassination, even indirectly through its proxies, Israel will respond.
“It’s different than I thought," said one nurse. "The people are very nice. You have Jews and Palestinians working together. It minimizes the gaps between us.”
According to the Lach Jerusalem organization, the flag was put up by Fatah activists next to the Damascus Gate which heads into the Old City.
When it came to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel suffered several losses.
Israel must now be more careful about its own airstrikes in Iraq, former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin tweeted on Monday.
When it came to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel suffered several losses.
The fact remains that the position that settlements are illegal as such serves a war-like narrative that denies any legitimacy to Jewish presence on the entire territory of Israel.
He was sagely prescient in warning about the snowballing confluence of anti-Zionism and antisemitism, going back to the mid-1970s.
Dubbed "Light Blade" the laser beam system can take down targets over two kilometers away
The ministry called for the end of the visits and respect of the status quo and stressed that the Temple Mount is a place of worship for Muslims only.
Australia comes out against ICC investigation of Israel
"Shame on you for holding positions you don't deserve."
‘The world has gone crazy’ when Israel, Hamas are being compared.
In March, the Jerusalem District Court had issued a similar ruling. It echoed one handed down in 2012, that was dismissed on a technicality.
A look into the ICC's investigation into the Jewish state for "war crimes."
Saudi navy commodore surmises that numerous reverberating political events would not have occurred throughout the Middle East in the ensuing years after 1948.
Two-week long quiet shattered by two incidents of rocket fire in less than 24 hours
The Trump administration, along with the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has retreated in recent years from that vision
The report also detailed that a Palestinian became a double agent, who was told by the Shin Bet to place to an explosive devices on long-range capable missiles.
Qatar says aid to Gaza will continue.
The IDF was retaliating for a rocket fired by Hamas toward Israel overnight Wednesday. The rocket was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome.
Uzi Rubin, ‘father’ of the Arrow, gives Israel mixed grade at confronting existential challenges
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett: As much as Iran tries to build on Syrian soil, it will sink. Syria is becoming Iran’s Vietnam.
The rabbis dubbed the phenomenon a "slippery slope," while the education staff condemned the attacks.
Quoting Israeli and Egyptian intelligence records, The Telegraph revealed that Hamas operatives are planning attacks from Turkey, including an assassination attempt against the former Jerusalem mayor
"It’s not something extraordinary. It’s supposed to be a natural and normal thing. We want to move to Jerusalem not just for Brazil, but to set an example for all of Latin America,”
Defense minister aims to completely remove Iran from the war-torn country in the near future
The IDF fired a missile towards the terrorist and identified a hit. It is unclear what condition the terrorist is in. No IDF soldiers were injured in the incident.
AESA radar can intercept low-flying high-speed airborne threats
After recent weeks saw the first-ever shipment of Gazan strawberries to Gulf countries, Five tons of Gazan strawberries left Ben-Gurion Airport for England on Tuesday after being shipped in from Gaza
Abbas’s critics claim that he may use the issue of east Jerusalem participation as an excuse not to hold the elections.
Facebook has also been involved in recent years in limiting incitement on its platform in the US, EU countries and elsewhere, with an ongoing debate about whether it has struck the right balance.
In the reported draft, Jerusalem would remain unified under shared control between a new Palestinian state and Israel.
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that he supports Pompeo's letter, adding that the US has restored its historic and appropriate role in mediating the conflict.