Jerusalem expert Danny Seidemann explains why accepting Israeli settlement construction inside the settlement “blocs” is “arguably the most dangerous option being put in front of the international community today,” and would likely destroy prospects for a two-state solution.
“US President Donald Trump’s inclination toward a regional peace process has driven the Palestinians to create a new formula for a confederation with Jordan,” writes Uri Savir.
Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood have been threatened with residency revocation after recent attacks.
Fighting back against Israel’s incursions has become second nature for residents of the West Bank village.
Israeli police began removing settlers and hundreds of supporters on Tuesday from nine houses built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
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“The Mozes transcripts have increased concern among Israeli journalists that the media may be subject to political influence,” writes Uri Blau.
Arab Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh denounced the Israeli Labor Party in biting terms Sunday, accusing it at a conference of dovish pro-Israel lobby J Street of betraying its principles and failing to stand up to the country’s right-wing coalition government.
There were flaws, mistakes, bad decisions and failures – and yet it brought the longest period of quiet on the front between Gaza and Israel. These are the main conclusions which can be drawn from the report published on Tuesday by the Israeli State Comptroller on Israel’s war with Hamas in the summer of 2014.
“The circumstances in Gaza are heading towards a certain disaster, unless serious action is taken to reverse the Strip’s de-development,” writes Ahmad Alkhatib.
“The developments during the early months of 2017 show that the Palestinian Authority continues to prefer to express its opposition to Israeli policy through diplomatic means, including attempts to promote stronger international pressure on Israel,” writes Ido Zelkovitz.
“By organizing a youth conference in Cairo, dismissed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan sought to assert his strong position as statesman to potentially replace President Mahmoud Abbas,” writes Mohammed Othman.