Shin Bet arrests Palestinian terrorist responsible for deadly attacks

Israeli security forces have managed to locate and arrest a Palestinian terrorist who, according to the country’s security agency the ‘Shin Bet’, is responsible for two deadly shooting attacks in December, at the West Bank junctions of Givat Assaf and Ofra, in which three Israelis were killed and another was severely wounded. The suspect, Asem … Read more

Egypt considers ending Israeli-Palestinian mediation efforts amid deadlock

Against the backdrop of the mounting tension on the Gazan border with Israel, Egyptian intelligence officials, who have been acting as mediators in efforts to calm tempers and reach a cessation of hostilities arrangement in the Palestinian enclave and implement an intra-Palestinian reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas, are reportedly considering bringing Egypt’s involvement to … Read more

U.S. freezes bank accounts and expels members of the PLO

The Trump Administration has reportedly decided to freeze all bank accounts belonging to members of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the United States, just one week after the White House decided to close the PLO’s offices in the American capitol. According to the Palestinian envoy to the U.S. Husam Zomlot, his permit to stay in … Read more

U.N. report: unemployment in the Palestinian territories highest world-wide

An annual report published by the United Nations Trade and Development Agency warned that the Palestinians are trapped in an economy of jobless growth with no prospects, especially in the Gaza Strip, which the report claimed, ‘is undergoing de-development’.  According to the report, unemployment in the Palestinian territories was the highest in the world in … Read more

Arab League condemns Washington, pledges to preserve UNRWA

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit announced that “Arab countries would not accept the dissolution of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, UNRWA.” The Arab League’s Secretary General claimed that while “the ultimate goal of U.S. policy is to undermine the legitimacy of UNRWA and the UN mandate granted to … Read more

Trump: Peace between Israel and the Palestinians absolutely viable

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting last night in New York city with US President Donald Trump, during which the two leaders discussed regional challenges, including the growing threats posed to Israel by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies, Washington’s aspiration to restart the long-stalled negotiations for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well … Read more

Washington’s Mideast Delegation meetings with Israeli-Palestinian leaders

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Washington’s delegation to the Middle East, declared Jerusalem’s dedication and hope to advance peace, stability and security in the region, as well as advancing a viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Netanyahu said, “I am very pleased to see you again Jared, with your delegation. We have a lot of … Read more

China seeks to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

China's Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi speaks at a news conference at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S. July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTS19VR3

China’s Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi urged the international community to support a new initiative by his country’s President Xi Jinping, aimed at ending the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and realize a viable two state solution. The Chinese diplomat revealed that the initiative proposes four-points that tackle the core issues … Read more

UN report indicates decrease in Israeli-Palestinian casualties during 2016

Palestinian protesters burn tyres as cla...Palestinian protesters burn tyres as clashes broke out with Israeli security forces during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 16, 2013. Earlier in the week the United States sharply criticized Israel's plans to move ahead with 1,000 new settlers homes on the West Bank, saying it was unhelpful to US efforts to kickstart peace talks. AFP PHOTO /JAAFAR ASHTIYEHJAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images

According to an annual report of the United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian territories, ‘the number of Palestinians killed in security related incidents in 2016 has decreased, while the number of homes and shops that were deemed illegal by Israel’s judicial system and demolished, has increased.’   The report, … Read more