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 Gave U.S. Two-hour Notice on Iran Attack. CIA ‘Demanded Answers’

New York Times reports that the attack at Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility – for which Israel never took responsibility – reflected Netanyahu’s distrust of the Biden administration Israel gave the United States less than two hours’ warning of its plans to attack Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility in April, reflecting then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policyContinue reading “Israel Gave U.S. Two-hour Notice on Iran Attack. CIA ‘Demanded Answers’”

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”

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”

Palestinian protester shot by Israeli army dies

Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, 17, who suffered gunshot wounds during Friday’s protests, died in hospital, the Palestinian health ministry says. A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli soldiers at a protest over illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said on Saturday. Seventeen-year-old Mohammed Munir al-Tamimi, who suffered gunshot wounds,Continue reading “Palestinian protester shot by Israeli army dies”

Israel again demolishes Palestinian village in West Bank

Israel on Wednesday demolished the Bedouin herding community of Khirbet Humsu in the occupied West Bank, the latest chapter in the military’s attempts to uproot the Palestinian village of makeshift homes. At least 65 people, including 35 children, were displaced, said Christopher Holt of the West Bank Protection Consortium, a group of international aid agenciesContinue reading “Israel again demolishes Palestinian village in West Bank”

Israel looks to renew law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

Israel’s parliament is set to vote Monday on whether to renew a temporary law first enacted in 2003 that bars Arab citizens of Israel from extending citizenship or even residency to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Critics, including many left-wing and Arab lawmakers, say it’s a racist measure aimed at restricting theContinue reading “Israel looks to renew law that keeps out Palestinian spouses”

West Bank: Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian being attacked by settlers

Death of Mohammed Hassan is the latest in a catalogue of violence being meted out by Israeli soldiers and settlers Late on Saturday afternoon, not long before sunset, Mohammed Hassan, 21, and a group of local construction workers were wrapping up their work for the day. The group were working on Mohammed’s new family home,Continue reading “West Bank: Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian being attacked by settlers”

Israeli settlers refuse to vacate illegal West Bank settlement

As settler violence and Palestinian protests spread, a major focal point is Beita in the northern occupied West Bank. Tensions in the occupied West Bank have reached boiling point as Israeli settlers continue their expropriation of Palestinian land, in some cases defying Israeli authorities by refusing to evacuate land that Palestinians depend on for theirContinue reading “Israeli settlers refuse to vacate illegal West Bank settlement”

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