Trump peace plan
With President Trump’s promised Middle East peace plan stalled, administration officials are focusing on improving conditions in the impoverished Gaza Strip — a move that could put political pressure on Palestinian leaders to come to the negotiating table.
Faced with a continuing decline in foreign funding and the Arab states’ lack of commitment to their financial obligations, [Palestinian economic analyst Adel] Samara believes the only choice remaining for the PA is to “immediately dissolve itself and transfer all its responsibilities to the occupying Israeli powers.”
Nasser Laham, the editor-in-chief of Palestine’s biggest independent media outlet, used to be an ardent supporter Abbas and the peace process. But after decades of failed attempts, something inside him changed. Today he believes Palestinians must stop talking about peace. ‘We’ll wait a thousand years, the Israelis will be defeated. What’s the hurry?’
Israeli forces killed one Palestinian and injured hundreds during Friday’s protests by the fence separating Gaza and Israel.
Emad Zibar said his Facebook posts were only offering words of support to his people. Israeli authorities said they were instigating violence.
Israeli forces detained two Palestinians and six international solidarity activists, during a protest against the seizure of land in al-Hamra neighborhood on Saturday, east of occupied West Bank Hebron district.
An amended version of the controversial nationality bill features Hebrew as Israel’s main official language, with the official state use of Arabic to be determined in separate legislation, Ynet learned on Monday.
Uri Ariel’s visit to the Temple Mount came after the three-year ban on Member’s of Knesset visiting the holy site was revoked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Benzion Netanyahu, the late father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, looked to historian Joseph Klausner as his intellectual mentor and fully embraced his view of Arabs as a nation of half-savages to be defended against.”