Anger in Israel over US plans to reopen Jerusalem consulate – TRT World

In an attempt to restore ties with Palestinians, the US plans to reopen its consulate in occupied East Jerusalem which was shut by former US President Donald Trump in 2019. But, the move has sparked backlash from the Israeli government.

Israel ‘quietly’ allows Jews to pray in Al-Aqsa compound: Report

Israeli government allowing Jews to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, stoking fears of shifting the revered site’s status quo, NYT reports. The Israeli government is allowing Jews to conduct prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem – also known to Jews as the Temple Mount – in a move that risksContinue reading “Israel ‘quietly’ allows Jews to pray in Al-Aqsa compound: Report”

Egypt closes Gaza border amid tensions with Hamas

Rafah closure linked to Cairo’s efforts to broker a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Egyptian officials say. Egypt has closed its main border crossing point with the Gaza Strip amid tensions with the territory’s Hamas rulers, officials have said. It was the first time the Rafah crossing was shuttered during a workday since earlyContinue reading “Egypt closes Gaza border amid tensions with Hamas”

Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after border clashes

The violence is one of the worst since the 11-day Israel-Hamas conflict in May. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli Border Police solider were among those critically injured. Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas sites in Gaza late on Saturday following clashes between Palestinians and border troops that left dozens wounded. A 13-year-old Palestinian boy and an Israeli BorderContinue reading “Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after border clashes”

‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ – AJ+

“Inside Israel, we are Palestinians too.” When solidarity protests erupted across the country in May, a Palestinian resident in the city of Lydd (or Lod, as Israel renamed it) told AJ+ that local Jewish Israelis marked their homes with red paint so they could be targeted for attacks by armed settlers. This is part ofContinue reading “‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ – AJ+”

France to boycott UN anti-racism conference

Macron joins a growing list of Western countries to boycott the event, saying the decision is due to ‘anti-Semitic statements’ at previous editions. French President Emmanuel Macron will boycott a United Nations conference on the fight against racism next month over concerns about “anti-Semitic statements” at previous editions, the presidency said on Friday. The follow-upContinue reading “France to boycott UN anti-racism conference”

Footage of Palestinian Boy Killed by IDF Shows Troops Fire as Car Backs Up

The videos made public by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem were filmed from two vantage points near the West Bank town of Beit Ummar, where the boy, Mohammed al-Alami, was fatally shot in the chest Footage of last week’s fatal shooting of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy by Israeli soldiers near the West Bank cityContinue reading “Footage of Palestinian Boy Killed by IDF Shows Troops Fire as Car Backs Up”

Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank funeral protest

Israeli troops shoot dead Shawkat Awad, 20, during the funeral of a Palestinian boy killed by army fire the previous day. Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man in a protest that erupted on Thursday during the funeral of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by soldiers a day earlier, the Palestinian health ministryContinue reading “Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank funeral protest”

Israeli forces shoot and kill 11-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron

Israeli forces shot and killed 11-year-old Mohammad Mo’ayyad Bahjat Abu Sara in Beit Ummar north of Hebron on July 28, 2021. Israeli forces shot and killed an 11-year-old Palestinian boy today in the southern occupied West Bank. Mohammad Mo’ayyad Bahjat Abu Sara, 11, was shot and killed by Israeli forces around 3 p.m. as heContinue reading “Israeli forces shoot and kill 11-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron”

Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report

Cable includes instructions for working with pro-Israel groups to foment demonstrations outside corporate offices as part of pressure campaign seeking to reverse boycott decision A report Tuesday detailed plans for a campaign by Israel’s diplomatic corps to stir popular sentiment in the US and elsewhere against Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever, which announced this monthContinue reading “Israeli campaign aims to whip up US protests against Ben & Jerry’s — report”

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