Israel’s government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press.
Three months before the U.S. State Department refused to grant a visa to senior Palestinian official Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, she was publicly invited to the White House by President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy to “speak in person” about the administration’s peace plan.
Construction starts in settlements were 9% above average in 2018.
More than a million people in Gaza risk going hungry next month unless international donors fill a $60m (£46m) funding black hole largely created by cuts to Palestinian refugee aid by the Trump administration, a UN agency has said.
Israelis and Palestinians commemorate a year since Israeli troops killed over 60 Palestinian demonstrators in a single day during the Great March of Return. Some protesters call to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Tel Aviv.
As Palestinians mark Nakba day, those wounded in last year’s ‘March of Return’ protests discuss how their lives changed.
Three generations later, the Nakba seems both long ago and ever present.
When 71 years ago this month, the creation of the State of Israel led to a mass Palestinian exodus, only about 150,000 Palestinians out of nearly one million who had lived on the territory managed to remain within the new state. Among them were my grandparents.
“Ultimately we would like Airbnb to reverse its decision but we know that won’t be easy,” Salem Barahmeh, executive director of the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy, told AFP.
The head of a far-right anti-coexistence organization sent an open letter to a prominent Likud lawmaker on Tuesday, urging him to break up his daughter’s relationship with an Arab Israeli.
There has been speculation that Egypt has given up on mediating a reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Fatah in the West Bank, but so far Egypt hasn’t said it will throw in the towel.