Israel-Palestine conflict

David Brog: Trump Tries to Wake the Palestinians from Their Dark Dream

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is being widely criticized as a move that will damage efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Those who make this claim fail to understand the true obstacle to peace between these two peoples. Far from harming the prospects for peace, President Trump’s actions might finally make a deal possible.

TOPSHOT - A Palestinian protestor uses a sling shot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after the Friday prayers in the city centre of the West Bank town of Hebron on December 8, 2017. Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces after calls for a 'day of rage' …

France Insists on Two State Middle-East Peace Deal

France is committed to a two state solution for the Middle East conflict, President Francois Hollande said, a week after Donald Trump broke with international consensus by stepping back from the goal.


Facebook Apologizes For Taking Down Pro-Israel Post

After an Israeli politician publicly questioned Facebook’s apparent double standards regarding political stances on the Israel-Palestine conflict, the social media company apologized for taking down a pro-Israel post and restored its presence online.


EXCLUSIVE – Hamas Official Says Group Set Conditions for Release of Captive Israelis

TEL AVIV – Speaking to Breitbart Jerusalem, a top Hamas official has responded to an Arab news media report about the prospect for negotiations to release four Israelis – two soldiers and two civilians – that the terrorist group claims to be holding in captivity, and whose pictures the movement published over the weekend.

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Jordanian Parliament Bans Selling, Renting Property to Israelis

JAFFA, Israel – Jordan’s parliament has banned selling or renting property in the Petra area to Israelis following a heated plenary debate. Lawmakers defied calls to strike down the bill as unlawful because Israel doesn’t have a similar law and

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NYT: New Plan to Separate Jerusalem Arabs and Jews Divides Left and Right

TEL AVIV – A new plan to separate Jerusalem’s Jewish and Arab neighborhoods has been rejected by both sides of the Israeli political spectrum as well as the Palestinians, according to an article in The New York Times. The plan, which was promoted by a group of liberal Israelis and supported in principle by the leftwing Labor party, would divide eastern Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhoods from the rest of the city and transfer responsibility for about two-thirds of the capital’s Arabs to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

A partial view shows the Dome of the Rock mosque situated in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, sacred for both Muslims and Jews, in Jerusalem's Old City, on February 11, 2016

Israel Reportedly Preparing Plan to Boost Palestinian Economy

The Times of Israel reports: Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has met several times with his Palestinian counterpart Shukri Bishara in recent weeks to hammer out a plan for boosting economic assistance to the Palestinians, according to a Sunday report. Kahlon

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PA: Palestinians to ‘Never’ Again Negotiate Directly With Israel

The Times of Israel reports: In a striking rejection of relentless international efforts to broker new talks, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said Monday that the Palestinians will “never” return to direct negotiations with Israel. Peace talks collapsed in