Congress approves funding of Israel’s Iron Dome

Allocation of $1 billion for the resupplying Israel’s anti-missile defense system, as well as $3.8 billion in defense aid for Israel in accordance with the 2015 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)signed…

Israel rejects report alleging human rights violations

Israel has denounced the latest report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) as “fictional claims” that “are both preposterous and false.” The strong condemnation comes after the New York-based NGO published…

Mashaal elected as int’l Hamas head

Former Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has been elected as the next head of the Palestinian Islamist group’s office abroad, announced a spokesman. The 64-year-old Mashaal was chief of the Hamas…

Israel: ICC has no authority

Jerusalem will not cooperate with an inquiry into alleged war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Dismissing the ICC’s self-proclaimed jurisdiction over Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu branded the…

Israel strips travel pass for PA FM

Israeli authorities confiscated the VIP travel pass of Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki as he crossed into the West Bank through the Allenby crossing from Jordan. Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign…

Clock ticks on ICC probe deferral

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it has formally notified Israel and the Palestinians about its impending investigation of war crimes during the 2014 war in Gaza. The development…

Israel mulls defense ties with Gulf allies

Israel’s Alternate Premier and Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the Jerusalem is working to develop a “special security arrangement” with Gulf Arab allies, who share common concerns over Iran. In…

Gantz: Palestinians must return to negotiations

Israeli Alternate Premier and Defense Minister Gantz declared that revival of peace talks with the Palestinians will be a priority by the next government in Jerusalem following the upcoming elections.…

Israel rejects ICC ruling

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, or, ruled in a vote of 15 to 1, that it has “territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in Palestine,” namely “in Gaza,…

Israel, Kosovo form ties via Zoom

The world’s first peace treaty to be formalized in an virtual ceremony took place between Israel and Kosovo today. Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi presided over the event with his…