Tag: Israel

UN chief Guterres meets Israels Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist.On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Netanyahu […]

Trump Sending Kushner to Middle East for Israel-Palestine Talks

President Donald Trump is dispatching a team led by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to Israel in pursuit of a Middle East peace deal. Trump is sending the delegation to try to take advantage of a period of relative calm following violent clashes last month over Israeli security arrangements at the Jerusalem shrine, known […]

Six Major Problems with China’s Israeli-Palestinian ‘Peace’ Plan

China’s UN ambassador has been calling on the international community to support a four-point proposal from President Xi Jinping to guide Israeli-Palestinian negotiations leading to the creation of a Palestinian state. The Chinese plan would harm Israel’s national security, concede strategic Israeli territory and result in the creation of a terrorist-supporting Palestinian state. The four points of […]

Mideast Cauldron: How Iran May Target Israel in the Aftermath of ISIS

GOLAN HEIGHTS, Israel – After a nine-month battle, Iraq took control of the ISIS stronghold in Mosul. Now the U.S.-led coalition remains focused on taking the fight to ISIS in Raaqa, Syria, the terror group’s self-proclaimed capital. Some experts are warning the battle against the Islamic State might just be a prelude to a much […]

Top PLO official to Post: Kushner cannot broker peace with Israel

President Donald Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner has “disqualified himself” from overseeing US Middle East peace efforts because he has adopted Israel’s positions in the dispute, PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi said on Thursday. She also castigated Kushner for voicing doubts about whether the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be solved.Be the first to know – Join […]

Liberman orders advancement of Judea, Samaria security plans

The heads of the Yesha Council met on Wednesday morning with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and the staff of the Defense Ministry, in order to discuss the issue of security for communities in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley. In light of recent incidents, culminating in the horrific terrorist attack in Neve Tzuf (Halamish), the […]

Taylor Force Act Passes Senate

With bipartisan backing, the Taylor Force act was approved by the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Thursday. The act, named after an American veteran slain by a Palestinian while visiting Israel in 2016, will cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it does not stop paying salaries to terrorists and their […]

‘Pride Parade is causing more damage than benefit’

Holding the LGBT pride parade in the streets of Jerusalem  is contradicting its characteristics as a holy city, said the capital’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi Aryeh Stern on Thursday. Stern stressed that he objects and condemns any form of violence against the parade, but believes that there is no room for such events in Jerusalem. “It […]

Poll: Drop in Support for Two-State Solution in Both Israelis and Palestinians

Researchers have found a drop in support for a two-state solution among both the Israeli and Palestinian populations. Lead researchers Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin and Dr. Khalil Shikaki Tuesday revealed the results of a survey, conducted in June and early July, which included interviews with 1,200 Palestinians and 900 Israelis. According to the poll, 53 percent […]

Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths

Israel and Jordan are involved in a diplomatic standoff after an Israeli guard reportedly shot dead a Jordanian attacker near the embassy in Amman. Jordanian police want to question the guard and have sealed off the area, but Israel says he has diplomatic immunity. A second Jordanian hit by the gunfire died in hospital. Israel […]