Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip have recently conveyed messages to Israel indicating their willingness to negotiate a long term cease-fire in the enclave.
The Israel Defense Forces bombed a Hamas position in Gaza after it was used to launch kites carrying explosives.
Notwithstanding rumors that security considerations could lead to a delay, the opening of the first-ever U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is expected to take place, as originally announced, on May 14.
U.S. Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week’s opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said his country will have to pay “a price” for the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
A weekly round-up of Middle East-related activity on Capitol Hill, produced in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now.
Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri ordered April 29 the permanent deportation of four Palestinian public figures from Jerusalem. The decision culminates a 12-year legal and political Israeli battle against three members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) and a former minister in the Palestinian government.
A Palestinian child knocked down signs to which papers were attached. The soldiers didn’t stop, even when they were forced to tear him out of the arms of his mother.
“Yehoshua’s plan for escaping the despair – establishing a binational federation – is the mirror image of the right thing to do,” writes Stav Shaffir.