Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: April 19, 2019

What We’re Reading

US-Israeli/Palestinian relations

Trump Can’t Kill the Peace Process,

“While past U.S. presidents had spent years trying to fit the proverbial square peg in the round hole, Trump’s approach appears to be aimed at convincing us that the square is actually a circle,” writes Khaled Elgindy.

Democratic Senators Introduce Resolution to Restore U.S. Aid to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza,

Six Democratic senators have introduced a resolution to restore U.S. humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

More than a dozen right-wing groups want Trump to recognize an Israeli annexation of the West Bank,

A coalition of more than a dozen conservative groups, most of them Jewish, sent a letter to President Donald Trump tacitly asking him to respect a potential Israeli annexation of West Bank settlements.

Occupation/Human rights

Settlers 'Executed' a Palestinian, and the Israeli Army Covered It Up, Rights Group Reports,

Two settlers shot and killed a Palestinian who threw stones at cars, and then the army deleted video-taped evidence, according to an investigation by B’Tselem.

Easter Travellers To The Holy Lands Should Avoid Supporting Israel’s Settlement Tourism Industry,

For some people, not all devout Christian believers by any means, Easter is also the perfect time to visit the place where it all began.

After Almost 20 Years, Netanyahu May Finally Realize His Vision for 'Durable Peace',

Netanyahu likes to say Palestinians should have the powers to run their lives but not to threaten Israel. With the help of Trump, he may now be able to move ahead with his annexation plans.

Israeli Police Detain Journalists Documenting Temple Mount Activists, Confiscate Equipment,

Two journalists were detained for five and a half hours overnight Wednesday and their equipment confiscated after they documented Temple Mount activists trying to smuggle goat kids into Jerusalem’s Old City.

Let's stop talking about a false 'Jewish-Arab partnership',

By creating symmetry between Israelis and Arabs, Jews on the left are not only missing the bigger picture — they are actively taking part in erasing the Palestinian struggle.