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.

THEN-US VICE-PRESIDENT Joe Biden shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in 2016.

PLO slams US for ignoring Palestinian misery, pro-Israel, anti-ICC bias

The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague March 3, 2011.

ICC prosecutor announces formal investigation into Israeli 'war crimes'

Palestinian fishermen riding a boat cast their net as birds fly off the coast of Gaza City February 19, 2020

Three Palestinian fishermen killed off Gaza coast - report

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a memorial ceremony for Joseph Trumpeldor in Tel-Hai, northern Israel, February 23, 2021

Fatah publishes caricature of Netanyahu as Hitler, covered in blood

Fences are seen on the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights March 25, 2019.

Syrian hand grenades from mid-late 20th century found in Golan Heights

IDF soldiers complete urban warfare training at the Israel National Urban Training Center in Tze’elim

IDF completes underground wall as Israel readies for Hamas war

A general view picture shows a section of Itamar, a Jewish settlement, in the foreground as Nablus is seen in the background, in the West Bank June 15, 2020.

European parliamentarians warn against de facto West Bank annexation

A general view of IDF forces before the withdrawal from South Lebanon on May 1, 2000

IDF to award medal to SLA, IDF soldiers who fought in Lebanon buffer zone

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes part in a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019

Pompeo: I know 'many' inside Saudi Arabia want normalization with Israel

The view from Mount Bental, overlooking the border with Syria in the Golan Heights, August 22, 2020

Israel-US attacks against Iran in Syria pave way for increased cooperation

The Golden Gate also known as the Mercy Gate (R) and the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem's Old City

Jordan, PA accuse ‘Jewish extremists’ of storming Temple Mount

 Palestinian medical worker collects a swab sample from a boy to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2021.

Is Israel legally obligated to provide Palestinians with vaccines?

ANCHOR COLIN JOST (left) and anchor Michael Che during Weekend Update on ‘Saturday Night Live’ last year.

Israel’s ‘vaccine diplomacy’ is a scandal, not Michael Che’s ‘SNL’ joke

By ADI ADAMIT-GORSTEIN/JTA
Attending an IAF pilot graduation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu: Only response to Iran is sanctions, military threat

PALESTINIANS AND the Wakf Islamic religious trust have made it clear that Emiratis and Bahrainis are not welcome to pray in al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

PA, Israel deny reports of a vaccination center on the Temple Mount

IDF gets ready for Hezbollah along the Israeli-Lebanese border

IDF gets ready for Hezbollah along the Israeli-Lebanese border

Jordan’s King Abdullah meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Royal Palace in Amman on March 12, 2018

There is no alternative to the two-state solution, says King Abdullah

THE FAMOUS KKL-JNF blue box is promoted by a rather tall and lanky David Ben-Gurion impersonator on Independence Day in Tel Aviv in 2009.

KKL-JNF allocate NIS 38 million to advance West Bank settlement building

A Palestinian woman makes tea inside her house during power cut at Shatti (beach) refugee camp in Gaza City July 23, 2015. Palestinian Energy officials said residents of Gaza

Qatar says to fund $60 mln pipeline from Israel to Gaza

By REUTERS
Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide

AHLC chair: End Israeli-Palestinian conflict with land for peace formula

A young Palestinian has his face painted as he looks on during a Hamas rally in Gaza January 3, 2020

Hamas: Israel trying to stop us from running in Palestinian election

Palestinian women walk past a money changer in the West Bank city of Ramallah February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo

Palestinian Authority paid terrorists over $150 million in 2020

FISHING BOATS on the coast of Gaza.

IDF thwarts naval activity that posed threat to Navy

A protest calling for the return of Avera Mengistu

Why can’t Netanyahu free Israelis from Gaza as easily as from Syria?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden

Israel's strategy as the US reaches out to Iran - analysis

The view from Mount Bental, overlooking the border with Syria in the Golan Heights, August 22, 2020

Netanyahu: Israeli COVID-19 vaccines not part of prisoner swap with Syria

View of Mount Hermon covered with snow as it seen from the northern Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, January 20, 2021.

Israeli woman released, returns home as two shepherds freed to Syria

A gavel in a court of law

Supreme Court orders Halabi to remain in detention pending trial verdict

A Palestinian demonstrator returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest against Israeli settlements, In Beit Dajan in the West Bank February 12, 2021.

ME Quartet pushes to renew involvement in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Civil Administration confiscates tents at the site of the contested Humsa village in the Jordan Valley.

UN calls for international support in Palestinian battle to rebuild Humsa

Prison cell block

Three Jewish terrorist suspects may be released by Friday

Palestinians receive Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Palestinians call for pressure on Israel to allow vaccines into Gaza

An IAF fighter jet is seen taking off amid the Vered Hagalil drill in Israel's North.

In message to Hezbollah, IAF practices striking 3,000 targets in 24 hours

Iran holds military drills as tensions rise with US

Iran could deploy 200 missiles in Iraq to attack Israel

A general view picture shows a section of Itamar, a Jewish settlement, in the foreground as Nablus is seen in the background, in the West Bank June 15, 2020.

Israeli settlers arrested on terrorism charges amid rise in violence

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
 Palestinian medical worker collects a swab sample from a boy to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the southern Gaza Strip January 14, 2021.

Israel debates banning COVID-19 vaccines for Gaza until captives released

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett is seen at the site of Joshua's altar near Nablus in the West Bank.

Naftali Bennett compares Palestinian Authority to ISIS

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Hamas' Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh shake hands during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara January 3, 2012

Shin Bet nabs Turkish-Hamas funding channel

A car is seen on fire in the West Bank town of Kusra.

Jewish settlers set fire to Palestinian vehicle, stone homes - Yesh Din

An aerial view of the biblical site of Joshua's altar on Mount Ebal.

Rivlin: IDF must investigate Palestinian damage to Joshua altar site

GIDEON SAAR in his Knesset office this week: Leadership is based on advancing your ideology, and the public respects that.

Sa’ar says West Bank Annexation still a goal, even if not implemented now

DEMONSTRATORS IN Gaza City protest in 2016 in solidarity with Mohammad El Halabi, who was accused of funneling millions of dollars of aid money to Hamas.

World Vision case controversy continues after 4.5 years

New Civil Administration head Brig.-Gen. Fares Atila called on the Palestinian Authority to work together with him to ensure security, when he spoke during his swearing in ceremony on February 10, 2021.

PA, Israel partners in ensuring stability - new Civil Administration head

Attendees wave flags as Iranian Americans from across California converge in Los Angeles to participate in the California Convention for a Free Iran and to express support for nationwide protests in Iran from Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 11, 2020.

IDF intelligence: Iran at least two years from nuclear bomb

A POSTER of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in living color in Nakoura, near the Lebanese-Israeli border, last month.

Iran is strategic threat, battle with Hezbollah more likely - analysis

Palestinian students look inside a classroom that witnesses said was shelled by Israel during its offensive, on the first day of the new school year east of Gaza City September 14, 2014.

ICC begins tweeting in Hebrew and Arabic, in clear message to Israelis

A young Palestinian has his face painted as he looks on during a Hamas rally in Gaza January 3, 2020

Palestinian elections: Hamas will promise Islamic law, change and reform

Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) poses for pictures at The Hague, Netherlands October 26, 2016

Former ICC chief prosecutor: Investigation could take 18 months

IDF Artillery Corps fires 155 mm M-109 howitzer gun during Operation Protective Edge, Gaza, 2014

Eight things to know about the ICC war crimes suits against Israel

Palestinian employees of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) take part in a protest against job cuts by UNRWA, in Gaza City September 19, 2018.

European Parliament raises issue with UNRWA textbooks promoting hate

The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague March 3, 2011.

ICC rules it has jurisdiction to probe war crimes charges against Israelis

Prof. Yuval Shany

ICC ruling: What are the real implications for Israel?

A Palestinian woman walks in Khirbet Humsah in Jordan Valley in the West Bank, November 5, 2020.

UN calls for a stop to IDF demolitions on Bedouin villages in West Bank

Palestinian Authority President Mohammed Shtayyeh is seen alongside EU Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff is seen at the site of the illegal village of Khirbet Humsa, which the IDF demolished, on February 4, 2021.

Palestinian PM in Area C calls for sanctions on Israel over demolitions

Israeli Arabs and their supporters take part in a rally to protest against Jewish nation-state law in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel August 11, 2018

Court rejects use of nation state law to block funds to bus Arab students

Esther Horgen, murdered 30 days ago, with her arms outstretched, embracing the world

Palestinian terrorist indicted in murder of Esther Horgen

Jordan's King Abdullah speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Jordan’s King Abdullah II exhorts Israel to vaccinate Palestinians

Palestinian cave-dwellers worry over Israeli settler incursions

Palestinian cave-dwellers worry over Israeli settler incursions

By REUTERS
Syrian air defence batteries responding to what the Syrian state media said were Israeli missiles targeting Damascus, in a picture taken early on January 21st, 2019

Alleged Israeli airstrike reported in southern Syria

YAHYA SINWAR, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, has proven more than once he is pragmatic and is willing to deal with Israel.

Hamas urges Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions to facilitate elections

IAI Heron UAV

IDF drone targeted by anti-aircraft fire over southern Lebanon

THROUGHOUT ISRAEL, the vine and olive tree grow together, as can be seen in the Upper Galilee.

Palestinian Authority to honor 'martyrs' by planting 35,000 olive trees

Gaza wasted scrap metals gains value as Israel clears exports

Rust never sleeps: Gaza's car graveyards turn to profit

By REUTERS
Palestinian demonstrators hurl molotov cocktails at Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against Trump's decision on Jerusalem, in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank March 9, 2018.

Palestinian teen arrested while throwing molotov cocktails - watch

People examine a damaged Israeli embassy car after an explosion in New Delhi in 2012.

Iranian rationale behind the New Delhi terrorist attack

The Higher Planning Council is set to advance West Bank settler housing projects Sunday, including in Itamar. Picture taken June 15, 2020.

Palestinian permits blocked, thousands of Israeli housing units approved

Then-vice president Joe Biden greets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 10, 2010.

Israel not expecting Palestinian peace push from Biden administration

FATAH GUNMEN hold rifles during a demonstration in the West Bank.

Palestinian Authority praises Munich massacre as a 'quality operation'

FILE PHOTO: Palestinian workers make their way to disinfect religious sites as preventive measures against the coronavirus, in Ramallah in the in the West Bank March 7, 2020

Palestinian workers entrance a tool for regional stability - analysis

Then-vice president Joe Biden greets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 10, 2010.

Biden pledge to reopen PLO mission in Washington faces legal hurdles

By REUTERS
Having fun with some local Sudanese kids on the Nile River shores on Tuti Island in Khartoum

Israeli travelers trek Sudan in search of dialogue, Jewish past

By MELANIE SWAN/THE MEDIA LINE
WORSHIPERS ATTEND a prayer service at al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on July 31.

Tensions growing between Israel, Jordan over al-Aqsa restoration work

By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
PALESTINIANS AND the Wakf Islamic religious trust have made it clear that Emiratis and Bahrainis are not welcome to pray in al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Palestinian fatwa bans Muslims from following 'modern Abrahamic faith'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner applaud as US President Donald Trump is seen on the phone with leaders of Israel and Sudan, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, October 23, 2020.

Israel-Sudan signing ceremony in Washington within months, minister says

By REUTERS
Will they work together again? Benjamin Netanyahu and Joe Biden in Jerusalem in 2016.

Renewed talk of two-state solution illustrates US influence - analysis

THE HAR Bracha vineyard in the Shomron Hills, one of the areas Harcavi was pleased to help develop

Settlers: Israeli jogger attacked by Palestinians near Har Bracha

A medic of the regional hospital receives Russia's "Sputnik V" vaccine shot against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tver, Russia October 12, 2020.

Russian COVID-19 vaccines for Palestinians delayed for technical reasons

The Gulf-Israel Women's Forum brings children draped in the flags of Bahrain, Israel and the UAE to Jerusalem's Old City.

UAE-Israel-Bahrain launch joint trade forum

SHOWING NATIONAL pride in the Givat Hamatos neighborhood on November 16.

UK condemns Jerusalem's Givat Hamatos project after contract awarded

Then US Vice-President Joe Biden (L) meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah March 9, 2016

Palestinian Authority: We are waiting to hear from Biden administration

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed display their copies of signed agreements normalizing relations between Israel and the UAE, in Washington, in September.

Yaakov Katz: In time, all Mideast will have relations with Israel

A SHIPMENT of UAE medical aid enters Gaza through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt

Gaza: Long-awaited oxygen production plant, UAE medical aid enter Strip

By SANAA ALSWERKY/THE MEDIA LINE
The meeting room where an EU leaders summit will take place is seen especially adapted to keep the social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 16, 2020.

EU hints Israeli settlement activity harms Abraham Accords

JOINT LIST MKs (from left) Mtanes Shehadeh, Ayman Odeh and Ahmad Tibi, and former MK Abd al-Hakeem Hajj Yahya meet at the Knesset, September 17, 2020

‘PA, not Arab MKs, responsible for establishing Palestinian state’

Settlers from Yitzhar throw rocks at houses, break window in the Palestinian village of Madama, south of Nablus. January 17, 2021.

11-year-old Palestinian injured by rock-throwing Jewish settlers - report

Palestinian farmer and son injured in territorial dispute

West Bank territorial dispute ends in violence, as attacks rise

FILE PHOTO: General view shows houses in Shvut Rachel, a West Bank Jewish settlement located close to the Jewish settlement of Shilo, near Ramallah October 6, 2016

Hanegbi: Palestinian building approvals must go to Security Cabinet

A Palestinian boy wearing a Hamas headband attends a protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in the southern Gaza Strip June 26, 2020

UNRWA 'mistakenly' gave Palestinian kids textbooks calling for jihad

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
NICKOLAY MLADENOV – he won the confidence and trust of all the relevant players.

Nickolay Mladenov: Israelis, Palestinians lose envoy of peace

An employee works inside the office of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network in Jerusalem

Aljazeera removes an anti-Israel fake report, but damage already done

A motorbike burns after an airstrike in this screen grab taken from a social media video said to be taken in Idlib, Syria on July 16, 2019

Why were there massive airstrikes against Syria? - analysis

A Palestinian boy wearing a Hamas headband attends a protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in the southern Gaza Strip June 26, 2020

UNRWA's education filled with hate, calls to jihad and violence - report

Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi

Ashkenazi, Palestinian FM were invited to launch talks in Cairo

A Hamas militant hands out a protective face mask to a Palestinian boy during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the central Gaza Strip September 12, 2020.

Abbas rival oversees UAE medical aid to Gaza

A Hezbollah flag flutters in the southern Lebanese village of Khiam, near the border with Israel, Lebanon July 28, 2020

IDF arrests shepherd crossing the border from Lebanon

A young Palestinian sits and two IDF soldiers stand at the entrance of the Qalandiya crossing, 2019.

Border Police officer lightly injured in attempted stabbing at checkpoint

Abdelnaser Soboh, Emergency Health Lead in the World Health Organization's Gaza sub-office, stands next to boxes containing ventilators delivered by the World Health Organization (WHO) and donated by Kuwait, in Gaza City November 29, 2020.

PA: Israel responsible for providing vaccine to Palestinians

THEN-US vice president Joe Biden gestures as he walks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after their meeting in Ramallah in 2010.

17th year of a four-year term; Will Abbas hold Palestinian elections?

Syrian air defence batteries responding to what the Syrian state media said were Israeli missiles targeting Damascus, in a picture taken early on January 21st, 2019

Alleged Israeli airstrike reported in southern Syria

Israeli authorities demolish a house and a shed near the West Bank city of Hebron, on October 18, 2020.

IDF: Soldier who shot Palestinian felt his life was in danger

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