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.

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel
IDF strikes Hamas targets following Gaza rocket fire
Hamas founder calls on PA, Fatah to join forces in armed resistance
Blue and White leader and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz speaks at a Blue and White faction meeting, May 27, 2020
Gantz: Trump’s peace plan shouldn’t be advanced during COVID-19 pandemic
A truck displays a counter-protest slogan in the vicinity of pro-Palestinian rallies held across America, July 2020
American protestors chant 'Death to Israel' at US Day of Rage
'People Against Annexation' mural painted on Tel Aviv Museum of Arts square near IDF HQ
Tel Aviv 'People Against Annexation' mural set up near IDF HQ
Settlement of Elon Moreh, near Nablus, West Bank, June 11, 2020
PLO official lauds open letter penned by female leaders opposing annexation
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz – a table apart.
Is the Netanyahu-Gantz tension keeping annexation hostage?
Palestinians participate in a march rejecting Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank. Rafah, Gaza Strip, June 11, 2020.
Understanding the Arab world's response to annexation
PALESTINIAN DEMONSTRATORS take part in a ‘day of rage’ rally to protest against Israel’s annexation plan, in Gaza City.
Delayed annexation is a minor Palestinian victory
Attempted arson from a suspected "Price Tag" attack on April 13th, 2018.
Man indicted after setting fire to non-kosher Arabic restaurant – twice
FILE PHOTO: European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, holds a virtual news conference on the approval of Operation Irini, at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium March 31, 2020
Borrell: No proof of EU-funded NGOs working with Palestinian terror groups
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media at his office in Gaza City, June 20, 2019
Iran speaks to Hamas about annexation
Senior Fatah leader Jibril Rajoub
Fatah, Hamas agree to cooperate against Israel, US 'plots'
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wears a protective face mask during a leadership meeting in Ramallah on May 19, 2020
Palestinians slash public wages in tax dispute with Israel over annexation
University of Miami
University of Miami students discuss Israel’s annexation plans
NITSANA DARSHAN-LEITNER, president of Shurat HaDin
Pulling the annexation trigger – Shurat HaDin’s legal roundtable
A Palestinian demonstrator returns a tear gas canister as a car carrying a bride and groom passes by during a protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank, near the Beit El settlement. July 1, 2020.
Israel heading into annexation abyss without a safety net – analysis
Ofer Shelah
MK Shelah: 'How have we gotten to July 1 without an annexation map?'
The Palestinians participate in a march rejecting the policy of the Israeli annexation project in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley and the deal of the century, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on June 11, 2020.
Gazans protest annexation as West Bank copes with coronavirus spike
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne speaks with a delegate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo during an event hosted by the U.S. Department of State's Energy Resources Governance Initiative at the Palace Hotel on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in
Australia warns Israel against annexation
Abu Dhabi. UAE
European sticks won’t stop annexation, but UAE carrots give pause
A view shows the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim, June 30, 2020.
10 things to know about West Bank annexation D-Day
Jerusalem protest calling for sovereign now.
Likud minister: Annexation will happen in July after Trump statement
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), answers questions from journalists after voting early in the Democratic congressional primary election at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Bronx borough of New York City, U.S., June 20, 2020
AOC annexation letter: Full letter on Israel's West Bank annexation
Jordanian official Marwan Muasher (L) welcomes Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (C) and Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie on their arrival in Amman 29, 2004.
Former Jordanian FM says annexation would kill two-state solution
THE WEST BANK town of Efrat, with Bethlehem in the background.
Four reasons why Israeli annexation is not happening July 1
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu: We are still working on sovereignty
HEADED TOWARD conflict? Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh arrives for a cabinet meeting of the new Palestinian government, in Ramallah, earlier this week
Having declared the Quartet a failure in the past, PA turns to it again
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a leadership meeting in Ramallah, in the West Bank May 19, 2020
Palestinians: Peace talks only through UN-sponsored international parley
Settlement of Elon Moreh, near Nablus, West Bank, June 11, 2020
Homeland star lends voice to chorus of West Bank annexation opponents
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the weekly cabinet meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, in Ramallah
Palestinians offer negotiations days before planned annexation - report
Settlement of Elon Moreh, near Nablus, West Bank, June 11, 2020
Settler leader to US envoy: Visit West Bank before deciding its fate
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Mevo'ot Yericho in the Jordan Valley
Shaked: Netanyahu has given up on sovereignty over the Jordan Valley
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu convenes weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem
Netanyahu: Annexation will advance peace, not set it back
A member of security forces loyal to Hamas stands guard as supporters of former senior Fatah official Mohammad Dahlan take part in a rally marking the death anniversary of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in Gaza City November 9, 2017
Palestinian factions call for 'day of rage' to foil annexation
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat looks on during a news conference following his meeting with foreign diplomats, in Ramallah, West Bank January 30, 2019
Palestinians reject partial annexation, warn of PA collapse
A Palestinian woman steps on a replica of an Israeli flag during an event marking Land Day near the Israel-Gaza border as mass rallies planned to commemorate the event were cancelled amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus, east of Gaza City March 30, 2020
Gaza terror groups said ‘preparing response’ to annexation
Palestinian militants of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades take part in a military show as they protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank, in Nablus June 07, 2020
Jordanian MP: If we don't die for Palestine, what is the point of life?
A CHECKPOINT near Jerusalem. Will it become an official border or Israel?
Will Netanyahu follow through on annexation?
THE ANNOUNCEMENT of the United States’ annexation of Hawaii in the ‘Pacific Commerical Advertiser,’ on July 14, 1898.
A history of annexation, and how to make it last
David Friedman
No American decision on annexation as Friedman returns to Israel
HAGEE: ‘ISRAEL and the Jewish people face many threats, thus we must continue to grow.’
Pastor John Hagee: Gulf states should offer Israel normalized ties
THE MOSSAD’S current head, Yossi Cohen
Mossad head met with Jordan's King Abdullah, discussed annexation - report
Israeli Police and soldiers at a temporary "checkpoint" at Bar Ilan junction in Jerusalem, April 13, 2020,
Accident or ramming? Different versions for Israeli checkpoint shooting
PA PRESIDENT Mahmoud Abbas – ‘He makes threats and engages in fiery rhetoric as part of a strategy to appease the Palestinian public.’
Abbas hints at dissolving PA in response to annexation
A bird’s eye view of Kfar Bara, a thriving Muslim Arab community in central Israel with some 3,000 residents
Kfar Bara leads the way among Israeli-Arab localities
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington, DC, U.S., May 20, 2020
US puts onus on Palestinians week before earliest annexation date
Prison cell block
Givat Assaf terrorist given four life sentences
Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham at the King David Hotel ahead of the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem
Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton: Trump should support annexation
The Palestinians participate in a march rejecting the policy of the Israeli annexation project in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley and the deal of the century, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on June 11, 2020.
Palestinians pessimistic on annexation, say will harm two-state solution
Israeli security forces arrest  PFLP terror cell members in the Ramallah area
MEPs call for further investigations into EU funding of Palestinian terror
Hamas hints terror attacks would stop annexation
Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, attends an election campaign event, in Kfar Ahim, Israel, September 16, 2019
Gantz on annexation: 'We won't get into Palestinian deep sh*t'
KOCHAVI (RIGHT) and predecessor Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Gadi Eisenkot flank Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the chief of staff switchover ceremony. (Amos Ben Gershom
IDF generals urge Trump to stand behind Netanyahu’s sovereignty plan
David SchenkerAssistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker
US envoy hopes Israel will weigh UAE, Arab concerns about annexation
Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz is seen meeting with settler leaders.
What’s the rush?
A member of medical staff swabs the nose of a Palestinian worker for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing upon his return from Israel, outside the Israeli-controlled Tarqumiya checkpoint near Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 26, 2020
The reasons behind Palestinian apathy towards annexation
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman looks on as he speaks during a briefing at The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs in Jerusalem February 9, 2020.
Ambassador Friedman to travel to Washington amid annexation speculations
Overview of the Human Rights Council one day after the U.S. announced their withdraw at the United Nations in Geneva,
UNHRC arms embargo call against Israel passes by only slim margin
Palestinian children wearing Hamas headbands take part in a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the Gaza Strip
Comprehensive report reveals endemic hate education in Palestinian schools
Iyad al-Hallak's grave, his death sparked mass protests over what some say is police brutality
Killing of autistic man by Israeli police draws George Floyd parallels
Blue and White leader and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz speaks at a Blue and White faction meeting, May 27, 2020
Gantz won’t support annexation of areas with Palestinian residents
NADAV SHRAGAI tracks terror acts perpetrated in the name of the legendary ‘Al-Aqsa is in danger’ libel.
The truth is in danger: Al-Aqsa Terror – From Libel to Blood
Tzipi Livni takes the podium at a press conference announcing her resignation from politics, February 18th, 2019
Hamas condemns international award to ‘war criminal’ Tzipi Livni
Sbarro pizzeria after Palestinian terrorists detonated a bomb
Failure to extradite Sbarro terrorist ‘egregious denial of justice’
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018
PA shreds sensitive files, fearing Israeli raids after annexation - report
Navy, Shin Bet thwart attempted weapons smuggling into Gaza from Sinai
Israel thwarts weapons smuggling into Gaza Strip
The basic error is to treat all the settlements alike
Settlers push annexation map without enclaves
Netanyahu meets with settler leaders in Gush Etzion after the US stated that settlements are not illegal on November 19, 2019.
Blue and White pushing a Gush Etzion, Ma’aleh Adumim annexation plan
King of Jordan Abdullah II addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France January 15, 2020.
King Abdullah presses Congress to oppose annexation
Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf
PA TV re-releases pop video glorifying Palestinian terrorists
A rocket is fired towards Israel, in the southern Gaza Strip February 24, 2020
IDF strikes Gaza after rocket fired into Israel
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu: Sovereignty may start small if Gantz insists
Qatari envoy Mohammed Al-Emadi gestures during an interview with Reuters in Gaza City, August 24, 2019
Qatar: Israel hasn’t stopped cash grants to Gaza
Molotov cocktail in hand
IDF arrests 3 Palestinians in Hebron about to throw Molotov cocktails
Benjamin Netanyahu announces that if reelected, he will extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, September 10 2019
400 Jewish studies scholars denounce Israeli annexation as ‘apartheid’
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat looks on during a news conference following his meeting with foreign diplomats, in Ramallah, West Bank January 30, 2019
Erekat: EU’s double standard on annexation must stop
The temple mount on the Ninth of Av, July 22, 2018.
Temple Mount guard issued with five month ban for praising terrorist
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with the Emirati Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 13, 2019
UAE: Annexation could destroy Israeli normalization with Arab world
Explosive balloon in the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council, Jan. 30, 2020
Balloon units threaten to turn Gaza envelope into 'hell'
NGO threatens to sue Citibank as ‘pay for slay’ terrorist funds conduit
THE SETTLEMENT OF Elon Moreh, with Nablus in the background.
IDF prepares for violent worst-case-scenarios after West Bank annexation
AFGHAN CHILDREN in Jalalablad celebrate in February the US-Taliban agreement to allow a US troop reduction and a permanent ceasefire.
How will the ‘end’ of the global war on terror affect Israel?
THE WEST BANK town of Efrat, with Bethlehem in the background.
Stop the hubris – annexation is important for Israel, not Trump
Ari Fuld, 2018
Court considers life sentence for murderer of Ari Fuld
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on June 10, 2020
Netanyahu to German FM: Evacuating settlements is a delusion
PALESTINIANS PROTEST the planned annexation.
Israeli judges send tacit message to ICC: ‘We respect international law’
Joint List faction chairman Ahmad Tibi
Arab MKs blast Jewish terrorist attacker of Duma at sentencing hearing
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh addresses journalists during a meeting with members of the Foreign Press Association in Ramallah in the West Bank June 9, 2020
Shtayyeh: We will declare state on 1967 lines if Israel annexes W. Bank
ICC CHIEF PROSECUTOR Fatou Bensouda in The Hague earlier this year
ICC Prosecutor: Israel war crimes probe can go on despite Oslo Accords
Protesters gather in Rabin Square to demonstrate against annexation on June 6, 2020
Palestinians hold anti-annexation protest in Ramallah
Israeli security forces guard as Palestinians protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank, near Tulkarm, in the West Bank on June 5, 2020.
Police detain Fatah activists for 'illegal' activities in Jerusalem
The 49-year-old Palestinian who is suspected of throwing the large stone that killed Golani soldier First Sergeant Amit Ben Yigal
Shin Bet, IDF arrest Palestinian responsible for killing of IDF soldier
The UN General Assembly sign outside of the United Nations building in New York
Palestinians advancing UN resolution condemning Israeli annexation
Gazan citizens line up to receive their Qatari grant for humanitarian aid
Qatari envoy expected to return to Gaza, distribute funds
THE WEST BANK town of Efrat, with Bethlehem in the background.
Prominent British Jews urge Israel not to annex West Bank lands
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett (left) and YESHA head David ElHayani
Has Israel lost the battle for sovereignty now?
IDF SOLDIERS take part in a flag-lowering ceremony as they prepare to withdraw from Girit outpost, in the southern Gaza Strip, in 2005.
Annexation has parallels in Israel's withdrawal from Gaza in 2005
The ultimate decider: President Reuven Rivlin
Rivlin advocates discussion on annexation – But without verbal violence
A Palestinian man waits at a counter to make a withdrawal at the Housing Bank for Trade & Finance in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 22, 2013
Palestinians snub tax handover by Israel over annexation plan
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