Israeli prime minister urges clemency after military court convicts soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian.
“From the army’s perspective, Azaria’s guilty verdict ostensibly answers the critique that it is unable to deal with soldier violence against Palestinians — or that it doesn’t want to. But there is one reason and one reason only that the lowly soldier was indicted to begin with,” writes Edo Konrad.
“The army turned the Israeli soldier’s trial into a showcase, but the reaction to the verdict proved just how wrong they were,” writes Meron Rapoport.
Israeli politicians use problematic archeological findings to drum up support for exclusionary nationalist narratives under East Jerusalem.
ore Americans support last month’s United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements than those who oppose it, while a plurality of respondents hold no viewpoint on the matter, according to new polling.
Kerry’s six principles,Senior White House official Ben Rhodes said, were offered in the spirit of efforts to restart negotiations – not impose a solution – and there is much in the principles that Israel could perceive as “gains and wins.”
An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian UN worker to seven months in jail on Wednesday for aiding the group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, according to the UN agency that employed him.
In an interview with Al-Monitor, Abdel-Hakim Awad, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council who was excluded from the movement’s seventh congress, talks about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ political failures, his exclusionary policies and his collusion with Israel.