Tag: Israel

Syria Warns Israel Over West Bank Annexation

The Syrian authorities have condemned Israel’s plans to annex territories in the West Bank “Syria expresses strong condemnation and rejection concerning the statements by Israel’s prime minister regarding the annexation of additional Palestinian territories in the West Bank, which is interpreted as aggression … This is a continuous violation and disrespect toward the international laws […]

PM warns of possible 4th elections if High Court intervenes in coalition deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said that the High Court of Justice should not interfere with his efforts to form a government between his Likud party and Blue and White, and warned that if it did so it would increase the chances of a fourth election. The High Court on Sunday heard petitions against […]

Settler leader: preliminary Knesset vote on annexation bill can happen now

The Knesset should hold an immediate preliminary reading of a private members bill filed by MK May Golan (Likud) that would allow for the application of sovereignty over West Bank settlements, Yesha Council head David Elhayani said on Sunday. “The bill can already be brought now for a preliminary reading” in the Knesset plenum, Elhayani […]

Alleged Israeli airstrikes target research center in Aleppo

Alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted a research center and a military base in Syria on Monday night where Iranian militias are based, the fifth such strike in two weeks, according to Syrian media. Further airstrikes by unidentified aircraft on Iranian militias were reported near the Syria-Iraq border shortly after. A source from the Syrian military told […]

UAE slams Israel’s plan to impose sovereignty in parts of West Bank

Abu Dhabi: Dr Anwar Gargash, UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said Israel’s plan to use parts of the Occupied Territories is “a dangerous development that impedes the peace process and undermines international efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict”. Dr Gargash made this comment at the emergency Arab League session of foreign ministers on […]

UN: Israeli annexation plans ‘entirely unacceptable’

An independent UN human rights expert warned Friday that the new Israeli coalition government’s plan to proceed with annexing significant parts of the occupied West Bank, will be a blow to the international order and undermine prospects for a negotiated settlement, Anadolu Agency reports. “Israel’s decision to unilaterally march ahead with the planned annexation on July 1 […]

Abbas calls emergency meetings to discuss annexation

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to chair emergency meetings of PLO and Fatah officials in Ramallah in the coming days to discuss Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. The meetings will take place as Abbas faces increased pressure from some PLO and Fatah officials to take drastic measures […]

Israel at risk of fourth election as court probes Netanyahu eligibility

Israel’s Supreme Court began a two-day hearing yesterday to determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment on criminal charges disqualifies him from forming a new government. A ruling against Mr Netanyahu would be likely to trigger a snap election, the fourth since April 2019. Mr Netanyahu and main rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement last […]

Top PLO official urges world action, not words, to block West Bank annexation

The senior Palestinian official leading Ramallah’s diplomatic effort to thwart Israel’s annexation plans is calling on world leaders to go beyond rebuke and demonstrate to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there will be real-world repercussions if he moves forward with the measure. “What we’re telling them is that Netanyahu can survive statements of condemnation, but […]

Arab League slams Israeli plan to annex occupied West Bank

The Arab League has condemned Israel’s controversial proposal to annex much of the occupied West Bank, saying the move would constitute a “new war crime” against the Palestinians. The remarks came in a joint statement issued by Arab foreign ministers on Thursday following a virtual conference chaired in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. “The implementation of plans […]