Germany voices support for Israel, Palestinians

Germany’s Foreign Minister says his flying visit to the Mideast is intended as a show of solidarity with Israeli and Palestinian civilians suffering from the latest eruption of conflict, and part an effort to push for a cease-fire and resumption of peace talks. Continue Reading

Editorial: No more clashes

Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have escalated dramatically as militant groups in Gaza fired rockets into Israel and Israel responded with strikes on the Palestinian coastal territory following a police raid on the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem that left more than 300 people injured. Continue Reading

Israel, Kosovo establish diplomatic relations

Israel and Kosovo established diplomatic relations on Monday, via online links due to the Coronavirus crisis, under a U.S.-brokered deal that includes a pledge by the Muslim-majority country to open an embassy in Jerusalem. Continue Reading

Israel president taps Gantz to form government

Israel’s president said Sunday that he will give Benny Gantz the chance to form a government, but will first hold talks on a possible interim alliance involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Continue Reading

Women at forefront of Israel’s Arabic surge

Newly elected Israeli MP Iman al-Khatib, greeting supporters in Nazareth, shook hands with women but tapped her heart with her right hand for men. The gestures signalled the Muslim identity of the woman who is about to become Israel’s first hijab-wearing MP and part of a group of Arab women poised to expand their voice in Israel’s male-dominated politics. Continue Reading

International Criminal Court to probe war crimes in Palestine

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has said she wanted to open a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, sparking a furious reaction from Israel and condemnation from the United States. Continue Reading

Israel attacks Hamas again

Israel’s air force targeted Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas for a second time in 24 hours late after renewed fire from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.
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