New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh describes the planned march through occupied East Jerusalem as ‘a provocation of our people’. Israeli far-right groups are expected to participate in a so-called “March of the Flags” through the Damascus Gate of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City and into its Muslim quarter on Tuesday, drawing warnings from Hamas ofContinue reading “New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem”

Benjamin Netanyahu Feels ‘Cheated,’ Won’t Give ‘the Slightest Legitimacy’ to New Government, Lawmaker Says

Aformal ceremony was not held as Naftali Bennett took over as Israel’s prime minister due to Benjamin Netanyahu feeling “cheated” by the new government, the Associated Press reported. David Bitan told Kan public radio Netanyahu “doesn’t want to give even the slightest legitimacy to this matter.” The Sunday election ended Netanyahu’s 12-year rule with a close voteContinue reading “Benjamin Netanyahu Feels ‘Cheated,’ Won’t Give ‘the Slightest Legitimacy’ to New Government, Lawmaker Says”

Israel domestic security warns of violence as Netanyahu faces unseating

The head of Israel’s domestic security service issued a rare warning on Saturday of possible violence during one of the most politically charged periods in decades, with the country on the verge of unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, its longest serving leader. Netanyahu is facing the prospect of an end to his 12-year run asContinue reading “Israel domestic security warns of violence as Netanyahu faces unseating”

Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists

Two Palestinian journalists were arrested by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem yesterday and were placed in administrative detention today, bringing the total now held administratively by the Israelis to 13. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Israel’s misuse of administrative detention to hound Palestinian reporters. A video showing yesterday’s arrest of the two Alkofiya TV journalists has angered local organisations. It showsContinue reading “Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists”

As Violence in Jerusalem Spirals, Netanyahu ‘Firmly Rejects’ Pressure Not to Expand Jewish Presence

The prime minister’s comments come as Palestinians face evictions in East Jerusalem neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah, which have sparked local and international outrage Israel “firmly rejects” pressure not to build in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday following spreading international condemnation of planned evictions of Palestinians from homes in the city claimed by JewishContinue reading “As Violence in Jerusalem Spirals, Netanyahu ‘Firmly Rejects’ Pressure Not to Expand Jewish Presence”

Video shows Israeli settler trying to take over Palestinian house

Video captures Palestinian woman confronting Jewish settler in her family home in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah. “If I don’t steal your home, someone else will steal it,” was the answer given by an Israeli settler to Mona al-Kurd, a young Palestinian woman who accused him of stealing her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhoodContinue reading “Video shows Israeli settler trying to take over Palestinian house”

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