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Palestinians to end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Muslim authorities announce a boycott of the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is to end on Thursday afternoon after Israel removed remaining new security measures

Palestinians to end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

All new security measures removed from Jerusalem holy site – Israel police

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Police: 'The police returned the security measures to how they were before the terrorist attack at the Haram al-Sharif, before July 14'

All new security measures removed from Jerusalem holy site – Israel police

Israel removes holy site metal detectors, but boycott maintained

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:55 AM

(4th UPDATE) The move comes after intensive international diplomacy seeking to stop the outbreak of wider unrest, with warnings that it could spread far beyond Israel and the Palestinian territories

Israel removes holy site metal detectors, but boycott maintained

TIMELINE: Jerusalem holy site crisis

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:48 PM

The series of events that led to the violence that killed 8 people in Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif compound

TIMELINE: Jerusalem holy site crisis

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills 8

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Israeli officials signaled they may be open to changing the measures at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound after the violence that killed 8 people, two policemen included

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills 8

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Jul 23, 2017 - 1:24 PM

The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday, July 24, about the spiraling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a meeting to discuss the issue

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Rappler Talk: Israel Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau on PH-Israel relations

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to the Israeli Ambassador amid the shifting power dynamics in the Middle East

Rappler Talk: Israel Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau on PH-Israel relations

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Hamas this week marks 10 years since taking power in Gaza with the Palestinian enclave at risk of conflict and facing electricity blackouts, poverty and Israel's blockade

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Netanyahu tells Israeli settlers 'nobody will be uprooted'

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:52 AM

His comments come as Israeli authorities also advances plans for some 1,500 settlement homes in the West Bank, including units for the first new official settlement in some 25 years

Netanyahu tells Israeli settlers 'nobody will be uprooted'

Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

May 23, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Trump's speech comes after he met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day

Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

May 22, 2017 - 6:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) While in Saudi Arabia, Trump had accused Iran of fuelling 'the fires of sectarian conflict and terror' while calling for its international isolation

Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

Row over Trump's Israel policy ahead of his visit

May 16, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces political backlash for allegedly advising US President Donald Trump against moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem

Row over Trump's Israel policy ahead of his visit

Jordanian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead – police

May 13, 2017 - 7:43 PM

The officer, who sustained 'moderate' injuries, was attacked in one of the alleys of the Old City

Jordanian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead – police

Abbas says ready to meet Israel PM as part of Trump peace efforts

May 09, 2017 - 6:23 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump has been seeking ways to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, which have been at a standstill since a US-led initiative collapsed in April 2014

Abbas says ready to meet Israel PM as part of Trump peace efforts

Hamas eases stance on Israel with new policy document

May 02, 2017 - 7:51 AM

While the new document does not amount to recognition of Israel as demanded by the international community, Hamas officials say, it formally softens its stance in a few key areas

Hamas eases stance on Israel with new policy document

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel approves new settlement

Mar 31, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Israel's security cabinet gives its backing to the new settlement late on Thursday as the government presses ahead with settlement expansion in defiance of international concern

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel approves new settlement

Arab leaders denounce 'foreign interference'

Mar 30, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The leaders of the 22-member Arab League also call for the settlement of conflicts that are tearing the region apart

Arab leaders denounce 'foreign interference'

Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination

Mar 26, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Islamist movement Hamas accuses Israeli intelligence agency Mossad of being behind the killing of Mazen Faqha

Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination

Israel ignores UN demand against settlements – diplomat

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:06 AM

'The January spike in illegal settlement announcements by Israel is deeply concerning,' says envoy Nickolay Mladenov

Israel ignores UN demand against settlements – diplomat

U.S. Senate approves settlement backer as Israel envoy

Mar 24, 2017 - 9:51 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared on Twitter that Friedman 'will be warmly welcomed as President Trump's representative and as a close friend of Israel'

U.S. Senate approves settlement backer as Israel envoy

Trump envoy meets Israeli settlers in unusual move

Mar 17, 2017 - 12:47 PM

A US government official says Jason Greenblatt reiterated to the Yesha Council 'President Trump's previously expressed views regarding settlements'

Trump envoy meets Israeli settlers in unusual move

Trump envoy meets Abbas as White House wades into Mideast conflict

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:42 PM

(UPDATED) US officials have described the visit as a fact-finding mission as the White House seeks a way forward in restarting long-deadlocked peace efforts

Trump envoy meets Abbas as White House wades into Mideast conflict

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:26 PM

(UPDATED) Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas' spokesman says US President Donald Trump stressed his 'commitment to a peace process that would lead to a real peace between Palestinians and Israelis'

Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing Palestinian

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:03 AM

Defense lawyers announce an appeal and right-wing Israeli ministers immediately called for a pardon, while the Palestinian government and the victim's family condemns the sentence as too lenient

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing Palestinian

FAST FACTS: What is the two-state solution?

Feb 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Here are some questions and answers about the two-state solution and the possible alternatives

FAST FACTS: What is the two-state solution?

Trump drops U.S. commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:22 AM

(UPDATED) This change in the US stance was calculated to please Netanyahu and his right-wing coalition, and Trump's views on the shortcomings of the Palestinian position will delight them

Trump drops U.S. commitment to 'two-state' Mideast deal

U.S. shift on two-state solution 'doesn't make sense' – Palestinians

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:22 PM

'This does not make sense,' Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi explains. 'This is not a responsible policy and it does not serve the cause of peace.'

U.S. shift on two-state solution 'doesn't make sense' – Palestinians

Trump will not insist on two-state solution as Netanyahu visits

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:33 AM

(UPDATED) A senior White House official said the United States would no longer seek to dictate the terms of any eventual peace settlement, but would support what the two sides agree to together

Trump will not insist on two-state solution as Netanyahu visits

Israel hits Hamas after 'projectile' fired – army

Feb 06, 2017 - 11:07 PM

Two Hamas posts were targeted by Israeli tank fire, a Palestinian security source says, while air strikes later hit targets in northern Gaza, sending a column of black smoke into the air

Israel hits Hamas after 'projectile' fired – army

White House says new Israeli settlements 'may not be helpful'

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The statement is a break from Donald Trump's previously full-throated defense of Israeli settlement building

White House says new Israeli settlements 'may not be helpful'

Hidden away in Jakarta's back streets, refugees wait for years to live decently

Feb 02, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Tucked behind malls and in small streets in Jakarta, are refugees trying their best to hang on to hope – as they wait for a chance to start life anew.

Hidden away in Jakarta's back streets, refugees wait for years to live decently

Israel authorizes 3,000 settler homes in West Bank – ministry

Feb 01, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Since the January 20 inauguration of Trump, Israel has approved the construction of 566 housing units in 3 settlement areas of east Jerusalem and announced the building of 2,502 more in the West Bank

Israel authorizes 3,000 settler homes in West Bank – ministry

Israel plans 2,500 settler homes in post-Trump expansion

Jan 25, 2017 - 8:24 AM

The United Nations denounces the move, stressing 'unilateral actions' were an obstacle to peace

Israel plans 2,500 settler homes in post-Trump expansion

Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The agreement between the top Palestinian parties comes after 3 days of reconciliation talks in Moscow

Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict

Jan 15, 2017 - 10:19 PM

(UPDATED) Around 70 countries attending talks in Paris calls on the two sides to avoid moves that 'prejudge the outcome of negotiations on final status issues, including inter alia, Jerusalem, borders, security, refugees'

Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict

Abbas opens Vatican mission, warns over US embassy move

Jan 14, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Abbas reiterates his opposition to the possible transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem, as pledged by US President-elect Donald Trump

Abbas opens Vatican mission, warns over US embassy move

U.S. House votes to repudiate anti-Israel UN resolution

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Incensed US lawmakers have assailed Barack Obama's outgoing administration for abstaining in the December 23 vote instead of vetoing the UN resolution, essentially clearing the way for its passage

U.S. House votes to repudiate anti-Israel UN resolution

Israeli soldier guilty of manslaughter for shooting Palestinian

Jan 04, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Sentencing is expected at a later date. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Israeli soldier guilty of manslaughter for shooting Palestinian

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 29, 2016

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 29, 2016

Kerry warns Israel settlements threaten democracy

Dec 29, 2016 - 7:53 AM

'Trends indicate a comprehensive effort to take West Bank land for Israel and prevent any Palestinian development there,' says US Secretary of State John Kerry in a landmark speech criticizing Israel for its 'settler agenda'

Kerry warns Israel settlements threaten democracy

Israel says 'reducing' ties with nations over UN vote

Dec 27, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Israeli media have reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked officials to visit the countries that voted for the resolution as little as possible for now

Israel says 'reducing' ties with nations over UN vote

Netanyahu calls in US envoy in fallout over UN vote

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:39 AM

Their meeting comes after Israel earlier Sunday, December 25, called in 10 representatives of 14 other states that voted for the resolution

Netanyahu calls in US envoy in fallout over UN vote

Trump: UN Israel vote to make peace negotiations 'much harder'

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:34 AM

'The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace. Too bad, but we will get it done anyway!'

Trump: UN Israel vote to make peace negotiations 'much harder'

Questions and answers on Israeli settlements

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:26 PM

The UN Security Council has recently passed a landmark resolution condemning Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank

Questions and answers on Israeli settlements

Israel on defensive after landmark UN vote

Dec 24, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Michael Oren, a former Israeli envoy to Washington, says he saw the resolution as 'a lot like anti-Semitism'

Israel on defensive after landmark UN vote

After Israel vote, Trump promises change at UN

Dec 24, 2016 - 1:30 PM

His remarks come after the United States refrained from vetoing the adoption of a Security Council measure calling on Israel – its closest Middle East ally – to halt settlement activities in Palestinian territory

After Israel vote, Trump promises change at UN

UN demands end to Israeli settlements after U.S. abstains

Dec 24, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately rejects the UN resolution that demands that Israel cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory

UN demands end to Israeli settlements after U.S. abstains

Trump calls for veto of UN resolution on Israel settlements

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:02 PM

United States President-elect Donald Trump says peace between Israel and Palestine will only come through direct negotiations and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations

Trump calls for veto of UN resolution on Israel settlements

UN Security Council to vote on Israel settlements

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) A similar resolution was vetoed by the United States in 2011, and it remains uncertain if the measure will be adopted this time

UN Security Council to vote on Israel settlements

Kerry accuses Israeli right of sabotaging peace process

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:59 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry dismisses the idea that more Arab states would strike peace deals with Israel without any moves towards an agreement with the Palestinians

Kerry accuses Israeli right of sabotaging peace process