Arab Israeli Conflict

The Arab Israeli Conflict: From peace efforts to suicide bombers. News updates and breaking news from the heart of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict that has been shaping the Holy Land for a century.

Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed al-Sabah attends the opening session of the Syrian Donors Conference at Bayan Palace Liberation Hall in Kuwait City January 15, 2014
Kuwait, Qatar: Guessing game of who will sign deal with Israel continues
PICTURES DEPICTING Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan are burned by Palestinians during a protest against the United Arab Emirates’ and Bahrain’s deals with Israel to normalize relations, in Gaza City, Tuesday.
Palestinian leadership is on a collision course with Arab countries
Hamas members burn a coffin draped in an Israeli flag, rally marking 13th anniversary of Second Intifada, 2013
The Second Intifada: A look back at the Palestinian terror campaign
A gaping hole is left in the shop front of the Sbarro pizzeria after a suicide bombing, August 9, 2001
The Second Intifada: A defining event that reshaped the nation
Global Imams Council
Global Imams Council builds bridges with all religions
By ABDULLAH MUTAQI
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants attend a military parade in Gaza October 19, 2016.
PIJ leader: Gaza terror groups have military presence in West Bank
Tel Aviv Municipality lit up with the UAE flag, August 13, 2020.
Normalizing relations with UAE does nothing to fix existential problems
By HADAR SUSSKIND/JTA
Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel, in the city of Ashkelon, Israel, February 23, 2020
Israeli aircraft strike in Gaza, more rockets hit southern Israel
Border Police officers at outpost near Yitzhar, August 12, 2020
Border policemen who robbed, struck Palestinians released to house arrest
The flags of the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Israel and Bahrain flutter along a road in Netanya
Jews have lived in Bahrain for 140 years, Israel deal changes their lives
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures beneath a poster of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian anger should be directed inward - analysis
Israeli security personnel check the scene of an explosion following a rocket attack fired from Gaza in Ashdod
13 injured as rockets fired at southern Israel
Israeli and U.S. officials fly to UAE to cement "normalization" deal.
Have Israeli-Arab ties revived the 2002 Peace Initiative? - analysis
Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State of the UAE, attends the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Kuala Lumpur September 14, 2011
UAE minister: Historic deal with Israel doesn’t forgo Palestinian cause
RABBI AMI PYKOVSKI celebrating on the field with Beitar Jerusalem
Emirati businessman to invest in Beitar Jerusalem following UAE-Israel deal
A PALESTINIAN woman protests for Palestinian prisoners
Hamas TV glorifies jihad, urges 'Death to Israel!'
Palestinian Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City February 28, 2019
Egypt resumes effort to achieve prisoner exchange agreement
THE CAR DRIVEN by Beduin teacher Yacoub Abu al-Kaeean is seen where it ran into policemen during the fatal January 18 demolition operation in the Negev village of Umm al-Hiran.
Netanyahu apologizes for calling Bedouin killed by police a terrorist
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
PALESTINIANS TAKE part in a rally in support of Qatar, inside Qatari-funded construction project ‘Hamad City,’ in the southern Gaza Strip.
Israel and Qatar have an unlikely partnership for dealing with Gaza
YOUSEF AL OTAIBA, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, ‘understands Washington, its DNA and its rhythms incredibly well.’
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, the man behind the UAE-Israel deal
Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, U.S. President's senior adviser Jared Kushner and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates Anwar Gargash hold a meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates August 31, 2020.
Former Israeli diplomats on Abraham Accord signing: What's the rush?
By URI COHEN/THE MEDIA LINE
GIRLS STAND next to a poster depicting Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (right) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2017.
Saudi Arabia favors comprehensive solution to Israel-Palestinian conflict
By REUTERS
The cover of Rashid Khalidi’s book
Controlling the Palestinian narrative
By ROBERT HORENSTEIN
Jews at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron over the Passover holiday
Palestinian leaders: Disabled access to Tomb of Patriarchs is 'war crime'
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the weekly cabinet meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, in Ramallah
Palestinians set to soften stance on UAE-Israel normalization - statement
By REUTERS
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is greeted by Chad's President Idriss Deby upon his arrival in N'Djamena, Chad January 20, 2019
Delegation from Chad to meet with Netanyahu, Ashkenazi
Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci attends a ceremony of security forces a day before parliament's vote on whether to form a national army, in Pristina, Kosovo, December 13, 2018.
Why Israel stopped worrying about Palestinians copying Kosovo - analysis
A view of the West Bank
Gantz urges Netanyahu to end de-facto settler building freeze
Palestinians gather in front of the gate of Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza during a protest against the blockade, in the southern Gaza Strip July 3, 2017.
WHO to facilitate permits for Gaza medical patients
Bilu Center, next to Bilu Junction, Israel
Israeli citizens indicted for planning bomb attack for Hamas
Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi attends the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 16, 2019
Iran claims getting closer to cracking 'Natanz nuclear sabotage case'
Arab League foreign ministers gather at their annual meeting earlier this year.
Palestinians: Gulf states working to foil anti-normalization resolution
Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat meets with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (not pictured) in Amman, Jordan, September 6, 2020.
Palestinians: We'll sever ties with nations that open a Jerusalem embassy
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media at his office in Gaza City, June 20, 2019; Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a public appearance at a religious procession
Hamas and Hezbollah seek global terror front against Israel
THE El Al airliner carrying Israeli and US delegates approaches to land at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Sunday.
The UAE-Israel deal shows the Netanyahu Doctrine at work
NATIONAL SECURITY Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat meets with his Emirati counterpart, Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi, August 2020
Netanyahu gave Israel a place among the nations in a new Middle East
ABU DHABI’S Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi in November.
Arab solidarity was already dead before UAE deal
JEWISH MEMBERS OF the visiting Israeli and American delegations (including National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, second right) hold a morning minyan this week in Abu Dhabi.
How the UAE-Israel deal showcases tolerance for Jewish faith
High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the next government, May 3, 2020
High Court rejects petition for IDF to indict Col. who killed Palestinian
BERKOWITZ AT the bar mitzvah of his oldest grandchild, Labor Day weekend (September) 2019
Black September: 'I didn’t know if my wife and daughter were alive'
SCOUTS GUARD torches above the names of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by terrorists from the Black September movement, at the memorial ceremony in Tel Aviv.
Black September - How September turned black
DAVID RAAB (left) meets with US president Richard Nixon in Rome on the way home from his hostage ordeal in September 1970
Black September - The story of the other 9/11
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat looks on during a news conference following his meeting with foreign diplomats, in Ramallah, West Bank January 30, 2019
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to mentor students at Harvard
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Ofer Prison
Guard injured in clashes following prisoner's death
By LEON SVERDLOV
The T4 airbase before and after an alleged Israeli airstrike
Arabic media: Israeli airstrikes made on strategic T-4 airbase in Syria
Palestinians burn cutouts depicting US President Donald Trump and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a protest against the United Arab Emirates' deal with Israel to normalise relations, in Nablus in the West Bank August 14, 2020.
Palestinian leaders to discuss ways to foil Israel-UAE deal
Jared Kushner beside Robert O'Brien on the first Israeli flight to UAE
Qatar to Kushner: Two states needed to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict
By REUTERS
HAMAS MEMBERS in Gaza.
Hamas used COVID-19 as a weapon of war - analysis
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag waves alongside an Israeli flag
UAE-Israel deal has guarantee that annexation not happening, UAE official
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran's Khamenei: UAE 'disgraced forever' by Israel deal
By REUTERS
Kiryat Gat
Hamas media, Qatar’s Al-Jazeera call Israel’s Kiryat Gat a 'settlement'
FATAH LEADER Jibril Rajoub (right)
Senior Fatah figure urges violence in wake of UAE-Israel peace deal
Palestinian men prepare to release balloon-borne explosive and incendiary devices towards Israeli lands near Rafah, along the Israel-Gaza border, on August 21, 2020.
Hamas announces ceasefire understandings with Israel
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh speaks before the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah, West Bank May 11, 2020
Palestinians outraged by Israeli delegation's visit to UAE
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (C) shakes hands with an unidentified UAE official upon his arrival at al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates September 19, 2019.
Israel, UAE 'normalization' moves follow years of failed peace initiatives
By REUTERS
A Smith & Wesson handgun stolen from an Israeli citizen 20 years ago was found by border crossing officials in the possession of two attempted smugglers.
Gun smugglers found with 20-year-old stolen weapon
FILE PHOTO: A student takes classes online with his companions using the Zoom app at home
Israeli and Emirati women to lead 'Peace Starts from Within' conference
NO OTHER area in the world has so many complex conflicts than the Middle East
Does Israel prefer peace with authoritarians?
PALESTINIANS HOLD a picture depicting Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan wearing a Jewish star during a protest against the UAE normalizing relations with Israel, in Turmus Aiya near Ramallah, on Wednesday.
Why aren’t pro-peace voices celebrating the UAE-Israel deal? – analysis
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah gives a televised speech following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 7, 2020 in this still picture taken from a video
Hezbollah's Nasrallah: For every operative killed we will kill one soldier
Gilad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrah
Families of three murdered teenagers sue Hamas for over NIS 500m.
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh gestures as he speaks during a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 16, 2018
IDF strikes Hamas targets as Haniyeh demands end to blockade
Palestinian men prepare to release balloon-borne explosive and incendiary devices towards Israeli lands near Rafah, along the Israel-Gaza border, on August 21, 2020.
Mladenov: Gaza escalation imminent, rockets must stop, fuel must go in
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Gaza Strip August 28, 2020
IDF strikes Gaza after 6 rockets fired towards southern Israel
A MAN takes a picture as Tel Aviv City Hall is lit in the image of the United Arab Emirates national flag, following the announcement of a deal to normalize relations.
The UAE-Israel deal is a paradigm shift for the Middle East
A US Marine Corps F-35B fighter jet drops a laser-guided bomb at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Even if UAE gets F-35s, Israel will retain the military edge
Iyad al-Halak, who was killed by Border Police a few weeks ago.
Police reconstruct killing of Arab-Israeli Iyad al-Halak
 Palestinians, wearing masks as a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease, work in a bakery in Gaza City
Palestinian factions blame Israel for coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Gaza
Agreement between Israel and UAE on normalizing relations
Israel may be drawn into more Gulf media innuendoes with UAE deal
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip March 25, 2019
IDF launches airstrikes on Hamas targets in southern Gaza
A flare dropped by the Israeli army lights up the sky in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on February 24, 2020.
IDF strikes Hezbollah targets following shots fired at IDF position
Mohammad Massad as a Black Panther terrorist
Mohammad Massad: From terrorist to peace activist
By SHERI OZ
President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting with the Palestinian leadership to discuss the United Arab Emirates' deal with Israel to normalize relations, in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 18, 2020
Abbas: Normalization between Arabs, Israel won’t achieve peace
A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.
IDF strikes targets in southern Gaza Strip
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on January 28
Netanyahu and Trump’s three-month race for Israeli-Arab history – analysis
Abdel-Rahman Al-Shantti, an 11-year-old Gaza rapper, is surrounded by students as he performs in his school in Gaza City August 16, 2020.
Young Gazan rapper criticized for expressing reconciliation with Israel
A FIRE caused by a balloon launched from Gaza.
What is Hamas trying to achieve by provoking Israel? – analysis
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) address the media at the Presidential Palace in Ankara January 12, 2015.
Erdogan talks with Abbas, says he opposes Arab-Israeli normalization
Palestinians run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia on May 14, 2018
The failure of Israel's non-strategy in Gaza
Fires caused by incendiary balloons in Israel near the Gaza Strip, August 2020
Incendiary balloon launches continue, as Gaza restrictions tightened
Drone Dome Rafael laser defense system
Hezbollah shot down an Israeli drone in southern Lebanon
A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.
Sderot mayor to Netanyahu, Gantz: Wake up, we're at war
By LEON SVERDLOV
‘SO, WHY are east Jerusalem Palestinians determined to remain in the city?’
EU spent €5m. promoting east Jerusalem as Palestine's capital in 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump announces that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a peace deal that will lead to the full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations in an agreement that Trump helped broker, at White House in Washington, U.S., August 13, 20
With UAE-Israel normalization, Trump's plan finally lifts off
PALESTINIANS HOLD a picture depicting Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan wearing a Jewish star during a protest against the UAE normalizing relations with Israel, in Turmus Aiya near Ramallah, on Wednesday.
After UAE deal, Palestinian Authority prepares for battle within, without
ISRAELI F-35 takes off from an airbase in southern Israel
UAE senior official: Requests for F-35 fighter jet precedes Israel deal
By REUTERS
Benjamin Netanyahu and Jason Greenblatt
Jason Greenblatt: Sovereignty is not question of if, but when
WORSHIPERS ATTEND a prayer service at al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on July 31.
PA's Grand Mufti issues fatwa banning Muslims from praying at al-Aqsa
Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan al-Saud attends the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 24, 2020.
Saudi FM says no ties with Israel until peace with Palestinians
‘EACH FLOOR had two apartments and each apartment had three rooms’: The home of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata after it was hit by the Israeli strike that killed him, in Gaza City on November 12, 2019
Surgical precision - The story behind Israel's targeted killings
Gaza balloon units prepare incendiary and explosive balloons to launch towards Israel, August 2020
Incendiary balloons continue to land in Israel as talks falter
Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, display home-made rockets during an anti-Israel military parade, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 21, 2016
Netanyahu to South mayors: 'These acts of terror won't go unpunished'
A tourist takes a photograph in front of the skyline of Abu Dhabi December 15, 2009. Abu Dhabi threw its flashy but debt-laden neighbour Dubai a $10 billion lifeline to head off a bond default, cheering Gulf and global markets on Monday but raising questions about the undisclosed terms
Israeli travel agency signs deal to sell packages to UAE's Rixos hotels
By REUTERS
A view shows Gaza's power plant through a barbed fence in the central Gaza Strip January 16, 2017
Gaza's lone power plant shuts down amid tension with Israel
By REUTERS
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein (L) alongside Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, August 18, 2020
Edelstein: I won’t let us create a Palestinian state on our territory
Balloon units launch incendiary and explosive units towards Israel from Gaza Strip
Balloon launches into Israel continue, as Hamas threatens escalation
Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed al-Sabah attends the opening session of the Syrian Donors Conference at Bayan Palace Liberation Hall in Kuwait City January 15, 2014
Kuwait’s anti-Israel rhetoric in spotlight after UAE deal
JASON GREENBLATT, US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy, arriving in Jerusalem in March.
Former US envoy Jason Greenblatt says still supports, expects sovereignty
Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip March 25, 2019
Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas targets near Rafah crossing in Gaza
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a telephone conversation in his office with US President Donald Trump and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, August 13, 2020
Israel-UAE deal nullifies Arab Peace Initiative, Yadlin says
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