“Ties to and donations from pro-Israel groups may affect senators’ decisions. This is how David Friedman’s confirmation hearing will play out,” writes Amir Tibon.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on Friedman Thursday and even though he is likely to win the confirmation, liberal groups are launching a full court press to try and block the pro-settlement, anti-two-state solution bankruptcy lawyer from becoming Trump’s top diplomat in Israel.
Americans back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu more than ever, a poll found Monday on the eve of his first visit there since the election of US President Donald Trump, though more than ever also oppose him.
Dozens of Palestinian families live with the constant threat of eviction by Israeli settler groups in the occupied city.
German officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, suggested the real reason for the cancellation was the feeling that the two governments were too far apart on the issue of Middle East peace to make such a meeting worthwhile.
Yuli Novak, who has headed Breaking the Silence for the past five years, wrote in a Facebook post that she felt it was “the right time” for her departure. She explained her decision to step down as director of the group as part of a need for “organizations involved in such an intense political struggle” to “refresh themselves.”
The Palestinian Authority angrily denied an accusation from Qatar’s special envoy to the Gaza Strip that it is not doing its best to solve an electricity crisis in Hamas-ruled Gaza.
Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat says total ban on West Bank-made goods is needed to thwart Israel’s ‘colonization plans.’
Even locked in Israeli prisons, Hamas members contribute to the movement’s decision-making process by holding leadership elections every two years.
Hebrew daily says prime minister’s move brought about by High Court petition that alleges conflict of interest.
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Tuesday that a fresh conflict with Gaza is simply a matter of time, after Hamas picked a hardliner to lead the Palestinian enclave.
Predicting a sharp and somewhat bewildering shift in policy, Minister Ayoub Kara said Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump will discuss a plan to establish a Palestinian state in Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula and not in the West Bank, reviving an idea long rejected by the international community.
A new study shows that Israeli Jews publushed 675,000 racist posts on social media in 2016 — a dangerous increase from 2015, when only 280,000 such posts were published.
This Valentine’s Day Gisha offers three stories of love as experienced under closure in Gaza.