New Israeli settlement permits anger EU

The European Union insists Israel’s building of new homes for Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria is “illegal.” By Erin Viner The Israel Land Authority published tenders on Sunday for…

US: Israel occupying lands

Attempts by the administration of United States President Joe Biden to balance its Mideast policy between Israel and the Palestinians is evident in wording of the latest world human rights…

Israel bids farewell to US Amb. Friedman

The Israeli government held a special cabinet meeting in the presence of outgoing United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. The session was devoted to honoring the American envoy for…

Netanyahu okays 800 new settlement homes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has officially authorized that the construction of hundreds of housing units in Judea and Samaria, also known part as the West Bank. In a statement obtained…

New UN envoys to mediate Mideast, Libya conflicts

The United Nations Security Council has approved Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposal to appoint Norwegian Tor Wennesland as the U.N.’s new Middle East envoy, while his predecessor Bulgarian Nickolay Mladenov will…

Bahrain okays Israeli settlement imports

[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect later statements by Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani that Manama will distinguish between Israeli goods from disputed territories…

Pompeo makes historic Golan, West Bank visits

Mike Pompeo has become the first United States Secretary of State to visit an Israeli West Bank settlement and the Golan Heights. Last year, Pompeo, an evangelical Christian, broke with…

Israel to build new settlement near Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heralded the creation of a new settlement in the Sdot Negev Regional Council of the northwestern Negev, near the separation fence with Gaza. “This is…

Israel to resume settlement building

Israel’s Civil Administration Higher Planning Committee (HPC) has given final approval for the construction of 1,313 new housing units at several settlements. The move marks the first such decision since…