Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: November 8, 2018

What We’re Reading

As a journalist, I learned not to believe anything the Israeli army says,

In March 1987, Oren Cohen, then a reporter in the occupied territories, received a tip about a female Palestinian detainee who had been tortured and had a miscarriage in prison. Authorities denied she even existed, until Cohen exposed their lies. Today, he says, no one would even care.

The Democrats Are Heading for a Clash Over Israel,

“Left-wing criticism of Israel is nothing new, but it’s mostly remained outside of the halls of power. This new generation of candidates could bring the views long expressed in activist communities—and reflected in those polls—to Capitol Hill in a way we haven’t previously seen.”

In Jerusalem, new envoys from Cairo and Amman recommit to peace with Israel,

The incoming ambassadors of Jordan and Egypt on Thursday recommitted to their respective countries’ peace agreements with Israel, while stressing the need to achieve progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.