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.

The flag of the Czech Republic is seen waving.
PA slams Czech Republic’s decision to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem
A map with the colors of the Palestinian flag reading 'Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine' near Bilin.
PA TV teaches children they're refugees, will 'return' to Israeli cities
SOCIAL DISTANCE doesn’t seem to be a thing among those attending Eid al-Adha prayers in the Old City’s al-Aqsa compound on July 31
Jordan: Israel attempting to impose new fait accompli on al-Aqsa mosque
Palestinians buy food during the holy month of Ramadan, at a market in the West Bank city of Hebron, May 22, 2019.
Palestinians invest more abroad than foreigners invest in territories
By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
TZIPI HOTOVELY: People should also feel proud to be Jewish.
Hotovely: Direct negotiations in Israeli-Palestinian talks only option
ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI
Sisi: Egypt supports resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
A Palestinian employee paid by the Palestinian Authority gestures as he holds money after withdrawing cash from an ATM machine outside a bank, in Gaza City
Cabinet authorizes tax transfer to PA, minus pay-for-slay funds
Israeli authorities demolish a house and a shed near the West Bank city of Hebron, on October 18, 2020.
State has until July to update court on failure to evacuate Khan Al-Ahmar
JOE BIDEN
PA informs Biden admin, European nations, it's ready to negotiate with Israel
Screenshot of video presenting PM Benjamin Netanyahu's presentation on the Iranian nuclear program, during which he speaks about nuclear scientist Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Warning from the past comes back to haunt Iran’s top nuclear scientist
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands with US President Donald Trump after signing the Abraham Accords, at the White House earlier this year.
Netanyahu likely to visit Manama, Abu Dhabi after Hanukkah
Fences are seen on the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights March 25, 2019.
Israel: UN Security Council must demand Iranian ouster from Syria
Palestinian children learn Islamic lessons on summer vacation as COVID-19 restrictions ease in Gaza.
PA TV kids program claims Israel 'deliberately' kills Palestinian children
Palestinian security forces guard outside al-Istishari hospital in Ramallah
Hamas: Security coordination with Israel foiled unity talks
Participants of the Jewish Arab Hackerthon in Jerusalem
Hacking for Peace: First Jewish-Arab Hackathon in Jerusalem
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al-Zayani meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, November 18, 2020
Netanyahu to follow Saudi visit with Bahrain trip
HAMAS MEMBERS in Gaza.
Hamas threatens Israel as Gaza COVID-19 cases surge
Books
Arab authors call for UAE boycott
Palestinian demonstrators pray as an IDF soldier stands guard during a protest against Israel’s planned annexation, near Hebron, on July 17.
Report reignites controversy over night arrests of Palestinian minors
Democratic 2020 US presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at his election rally, after news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, US, November 7, 2020
Netanyahu, MBS close ranks against Iran ahead of Biden presidency
Sudan's Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, and Chad President Idriss Deby attend the signing of peace agreement between the Sudan's transitional government and Sudanese revolutionary movements to end decades-old conflict, in Juba, South Sudan
Israeli delegation heads to Sudan to firm up ties, Israeli radio says
By REUTERS
Lightning strikes over Gaza City November 15, 2020.
It wasn't lightning silly, the rockets were a message by Hamas - Analysis
Workers rake up the glorious olive harvest
Three Israelis indicted for assaulting Palestinian olive pickers
The view from Mount Bental, overlooking the border with Syria in the Golan Heights, August 22, 2020
Is there a new phase for Iran in Syria?
IDF combat soldiers identify camouflaged IEDs in al-Mugghayyir, northeast of Ramallah, 22.11.2020
IDF fighters thwart bombing in northern West Bank
A Palestinian woman waits before leaving Rafah border crossing with Egypt, which was reopened for the first time since it was closed in March over Covid-19 concerns, in the southern Gaza strip August 11, 2020.
Gaza's health system days from being overwhelmed by COVID-19
By REUTERS
A war jet flies above Syria near the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Golan Heights, Israel July 23, 2018
Iran vows to crush any Israeli attempt to hit its 'advisory' role in Syria
By REUTERS
A general view of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris
Israel’s shortsighted UNESCO decision in focus amid US election - analysis
Army Commander General Joseph Aoun speaks during the offical funeral ceremony for the Lebanese soldiers who were killed in Islamic State captivity
Lebanon army chief: No compromise with Israel on sea border sovereignty
Former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat addresses the Egyptian parliament before traveling to Israel, 1977
When Egyptian President Anwar Sadat addressed the Knesset
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, D.C., US, July 30, 2020
Are Pompeo’s Israel announcements easy come, easy go? - analysis
A new line of wines in the Psagot winery was named after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pompeo and a settler vintner’s battle for ‘Made in Israel’ wine
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Sudan, 2020.
Palestinians slam Pompeo move labeling West Bank goods as 'made in Israel'
PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan. Last month, a Pakistani minister said the 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack was a ‘success of the whole nation.’
Saudi Arabia is pressuring Pakistan to recognize Israel - report
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al-Zayani meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, November 18, 2020
Two summits: Arab kings gather in UAE as Bahrain, Israel meet - analysis
Attack in Syria on August 25, 2019.
Three militants killed in Israeli attack in Damascus, Syria - report
Palestinian security forces guard outside al-Istishari hospital in Ramallah
Palestinians restore ties with Israel
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. October 26, 2019
Palestinians say they look forward to working with Biden administration
Protesters carry Al-Qaeda flags during an anti-government protest after Friday prayers in the town of Marat Numan in Idlib province, Syria
Al-Qaeda’s threat to Jews spurred operation to kill top leader - report
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh  in Ramallah. August 25, 2020
PLO: Pompeo can't resurrect Trump administration with settler winery visit
A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.
IDF strikes Hamas targets in response to rocket fire
General Ariel Sharon and chief of southern command, Aluf Shmuel Gonen, visiting an IDF outpost in the Sinai
Fallen heroes of Sinai war remembered
Shi'ite Houthi rebels, Ansar al-Sharia flag in Almnash, stronghold of Ansar al-Sharia, local wing of Al Qaeda
Israeli agents killed al-Qaeda’s No. 2 in Iran in August - NYT
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures after disembarking from a plane upon landing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel March 8, 2016
What a Biden gov't might mean for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
By MOHAMMAD AL-KASSIM/THE MEDIA LINE
A SECTION of the security barrier that runs along the Shuafat refugee camp.
A Biden presidency resurrects ’67 lines, Palestinian state
Democratic 2020 US presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at his election rally, after news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 US presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, US, November 7, 2020.
A Biden presidency resurrects ’67 lines, Palestinian state - analysis
Football / soccer ball
PA Olympic C'mtee chair slams 'sports normalization' with Israel
THE IRON Dome defense system.
IDF on heightened alert as PIJ marks one-year since Al-Ata assassination
Palestinian Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat holds a map as he speaks to media about the Israeli plan to appropriate land, in Jordan Valley near the West Bank city of Jericho, January 20, 2016
Erekat was the face of ’67, and died as idea was revived - analysis
Passports and messages of support which were sent to Israel's Foreign Ministry from residents of Arab countries
Arab world sends Foreign Min. messages of support after peace deals
THE BEDOUIN encampment of Khan al-Ahmar near Ma’aleh Adumim.
Court rejects Netanyahu bid to delay Khan al-Ahmar response
Emirati Norah al-Awadhi and friend, Israeli Ronny Gonen, stand facing the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, draped in their countries' flags
Israel, UAE, Bahrain officials show how tourism can be bridge for peace
A young Palestinian has his face painted as he looks on during a Hamas rally in Gaza January 3, 2020
Minors arrested for planning terror attacks in the West Bank for Hamas
Palestinians protest the 100th anniversary of Britain's Balfour Declaration
PA daily: Israel is Europe's 'revenge for Crusades,' Jews are 'pawns'
Palestinian students walk past a Fatah poster at the Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron
Palestinian U. gate named after planner of Munich Olympics massacre
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY President Mahmoud Abbas attends a virtual meeting about Israel and the UAE normalizing ties, in Ramallah on September 3.
PMW: For PA, peace means a Judenfrei state, ethnically cleaned of Jews
Palestinian prisoners wait to be released from Ketziot prison, southern Israel, October 1, 2007
Hamas expresses outrage after 65 infected with COVID-19 at Gilboa Prison
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media at his office in Gaza City, June 20, 2019
Egypt tells Hamas to keep ceasefire until after US elections - report
Sbarro pizzeria after Palestinian terrorists detonated a bomb
Lawfare project looks to extradite convicted Palestinian terrorist to US
5th century baptismal font recovered by COGAT on July 20, 2020.
Palestinian envoy to UNESCO: Pressure Israel to return 'stolen' artifact
An Israeli military observation tower overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and part of the maritime border with Lebanon, near Rosh Hanikra last week.
Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks to resume next month
Residents hold Hezbollah and Qatari flags during the visit of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to the village of Bint Jbeil, southern Lebanon July 31, 2010.
Hezbollah threatens Sudan over ties with Israel
Lining Rehov Rupin and all over the park were flowers in great profusion.
What will Israel look like in 2068?
Shurat Hadin President Nitsana Darshan-Leitner with farmers from the Gaza border communities whose fields were damaged by incendiary balloons, protesting at the ICC at the Hague.
Does the ICC war crimes investigation threaten Israel?
THE SETTLEMENT of Elazar, 18 km. south of Jerusalem, as it looked last week.
Palestinians slam US funding of science projects in 'illegal' settlements
Dan Shaham
Israel's behind-the-scenes ambassador to UAE - revealed
Claudine and Mireille Aoun, daughters of Lebanon's President Aoun arrive for a state dinner given at the Elysee palace in Paris
Lebanese president's daughter 'doesn't mind' conditional peace with Israel
IDF's LOTAR Counter-Terror School training troops for future warfare
Palestinian TV glorifies efforts of terrorists who murdered Israelis
  Nickolay Mladenov: We are very much at the early stages of this [reconciliation] process, and there are too many things that can go wrong, and most of them probably will
Mladenov: PA at risk of economic collapse unless ties with Israel renewed
Prison cell block
Hamas frees Palestinian activists arrested after Zoom call with Israelis
By REUTERS
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan.
Head of Sudan's ruling council defends deal for ties with Israel
By REUTERS
Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen speaks during a news conference after an extraordinary meeting of the OIC Executive Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, August 1, 2017.
Saudi politician: Palestinians need to 'think outside the box' on peace
Gaza balloon units prepare incendiary and explosive balloons to launch towards Israel, August 2020
Explosive balloons reported in southern Israel
Border Police officers at outpost near Yitzhar, August 12, 2020
In lieu of annexation, settlers pressure PM to legalize outposts
IAF, USAF hold joint F-35 drill in southern Israel
Qatar might get F-35s despite Israel's objections, Israeli minister says
By REUTERS
ISLAMIC JIHAD terrorists ride on pickup trucks during a symbolic funeral for Ramadan Shallah, a former leader of their group, in Gaza City on June 7
PIJ calls-up forces as Palestinian's hunger strike passes 90 days - report
Felice Friedson speaks with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman at the ambassador’s residence in Herzliya.
US amb. to Israel: Change of administration can damage Abraham Accords
By FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE
EU representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff trying to convince First grader Taleb to go to school after the little boy told him that he is getting tired of walking every day so much to his primary school which is 5 km. away.
EU opposes Palestinian uprooting, MKs work to legalize settler outposts
Palestinians attend a protest against the reduction of the food basket provided by the United Nations for Palestinian Refugees in Khan Yunis on October 18, 2020.
Palestinians condemn ‘shameful’ Israel-Sudan accord
A Palestinian woman walks past a mural against Israel's plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 14, 2020.
EU funding to NGOs: €30m. to antisemitism, terror-tied groups - report
TEXTBOOKS SAID to be produced by the Palestinian Authority which contain anti-Israel and anti-Western bias are put on display on Capitol Hill by the NGO Palestine Media Watch.
EU parliamentarians: Hate has no place in the Palestinian curriculum
Hamas cyberwarfare (illustrative)
Hamas has secret cyber headquarters in Turkey - report
Sudanese protesters shout slogans and wave flags during a rally honouring fallen protesters at the Green Square in Khartoum, Sudan July 18, 2019
Sudan-Israel normalization announcement likely this weekend
A Sudanese protester carries their national flag as they march in a demonstration to mark the anniversary of a transitional power-sharing deal with demands for quicker political reforms in Khartoum, Sudan August 17, 2020
Palestinians: ‘Big disaster’ if we lose Sudan
Marching around the gates to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City on Tisha Be'av eve, 2019
Fatah posts song calling for Jerusalem to 'be freed of Jews'
 Pilot Tal Becker waves as he departs on the historic flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi, August 31, 2020
Bahrain and Israel sign direct flights agreement
Now, when Israel looks out at the map, it has an alliance with two countries that face Iran directly across the Gulf
Gulf media speculates on Israel-Sudan relations, secret Lebanese talks
Eli Cohen
Another possible normalization deal with Arab, Muslim country - Eli Cohen
By REUTERS
A Sudanese protester carries their national flag as they march in a demonstration to mark the anniversary of a transitional power-sharing deal with demands for quicker political reforms in Khartoum, Sudan August 17, 2020
Normalization seen as part of deal to remove Sudan from US terror list
By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
Route of the exposed terror tunnel.
Terror tunnel found along Gaza border belonged to Hamas - IDF
Kingdom of Bahrain flag
Israel had a secret embassy in Bahrain for 11 years - report
The coffin of Vadim Norzhich, draped in an Israeli flag, is lowered to his grave in Or Akiva ,October 13, 2000
Ramallah lynching victim's brother: Israel's gov'ts have let us down
A memorial ceremony for former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, November 7, 2019
No Justice, No Peace: Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy under fire after AOC pullout
By MIKE WAGENHEIM / THE MEDIA LINE
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon March 22, 2019
Pompeo discusses Israel-Lebanon common maritime boundary with Aoun
President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Josef Schuster gives a statement in Wuerzburg, Germany, October 9, 2019
German Jewish president wants assertive policy against Iran's regime
United Arab Emirates delegates wave to the departing El Al plane at the end of IsraelUAE normalization talks in Abu Dhabi on September 1
Israel, United Arab Emirates agree to sign commercial aviation deal
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting to discuss the UAE’S deal with Israel to normalize relations, in Ramallah last month.
Abbas’s Fatah warns Jerusalem Arabs against UAE funding
Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour at the United Nations in New York, U.S., October 16, 2018
Palestinians warn of apartheid, one state with new settler housing plans
EUROPEAN HIGH Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell attends a news conference earlier this month in Brussels, Belgium.
Five European nations condemn Israeli approval of 5,288 new settler homes
A Palestinian woman wearing the headband of Hamas' armed wing takes part in a protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, near Israeli Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip July 9, 2020
Hamas' TV: Islam allows for murder of Jews as they are criminals
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