Middle East deadlock: ‘Palestinians don’t want to legitimise Trump’

“The problem here goes back to 2017. Once the #Trump administration moved this embassy to #Jerusalem, the #Palestinians boycotted the administration. There are no talks officially between the Trump administration and the Palestinians. The Palestinians think the US is illegitimate. That’s how they see this administration. There’s no doubt that if the Palestinians wanted to … Read more Middle East deadlock: ‘Palestinians don’t want to legitimise Trump’

Trump’s peace plan: A blueprint for more Middle East conflict?

Israel is seriously examining the plan named Peace to Prosperity, US President Trump’s vision for the Middle East, which was formally unveiled in Washington in January in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Notably absent, the Palestinians, whose input was not sought for the proposal. There are so many reasons why Netanyahu is happy with … Read more Trump’s peace plan: A blueprint for more Middle East conflict?

Protesters in Gaza Rally Against Israel’s Planned Annexation of the West Bank

Protesters gathered in Gaza on July 1 against Israel’s planned annexation of sections of the West Bank. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, meanwhile, urged Israel to abandon the plan, in an article published in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, as well as by the British government. Discussion of the proposed annexation had been due to begin … Read more Protesters in Gaza Rally Against Israel’s Planned Annexation of the West Bank

Will West Bank annexation trigger turmoil? | Inside Story

The West Bank and East Jerusalem are at the heart of any future Palestinian state. But, occupied by Israeli forces since 1967 and now threatened by annexation, Palestinian dreams of their own homeland look increasingly impossible. Israel’s Prime Minister wants to declare sovereignty over illegal settlements, both in the west bank and the Jordan valley. … Read more Will West Bank annexation trigger turmoil? | Inside Story

UK Prime Minister Johnson tells Israel not to annex West Bank

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned Israel against annexation in the occupied West Bank, saying it would violate international law and harm its drive to improve relations with the Arab world. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is … Read more UK Prime Minister Johnson tells Israel not to annex West Bank

Analysis: why the delay to Israel’s annexation plans?

Claire Pryde talks to Yossi Mekelberg from Chatham House about Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on … Read more Analysis: why the delay to Israel’s annexation plans?

Israeli PM hints at delay to controversial annexation plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is yet to implement a controversial peace plan that includes annexation of parts of the West Bank, despite a July 1 timeline to start the process. As FRANCE 24 correspondent Irris Mackler reports, the delay could indicate cold feet from Washington, while Israel itself is divided over the plan. Subscribe … Read more Israeli PM hints at delay to controversial annexation plan

Special edition: Israel’s contentious annexation plan for the West bank

In this edition, we’re focusing our entire programme on Israel’s planned annexation of settlements in the West Bank. The term ‘annexation’ is used when a state unilaterally incorporates another territory within its borders. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called these zones “an integral part of the historic Jewish homeland.” Palestinians say the plan is an “existential … Read more Special edition: Israel’s contentious annexation plan for the West bank

Trump and Netanyahu’s peace plan word-play

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu hopes for a green light from U.S. President Donald Trump on his plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. But there have been divergences in their messaging in the past Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation … Read more Trump and Netanyahu’s peace plan word-play

Israel annexation: What is the West Bank? – BBC News

Concerns have been expressed around the world over plans by Israel’s prime minister to annex parts of the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu could make an announcement as early as 1 July – but what is the West Bank, and what might happen? BBC’s diplomatic correspondent, Paul Adams, explains what’s at stake. Editing and production: Rachael … Read more Israel annexation: What is the West Bank? – BBC News

Keeping a ‘fragile’ peace on Lebanon’s border with Israel

Stationed in Lebanon for more than 40 years, the UN’s blue helmets work to preserve a fragile peace along the border with Israel. Since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, the border area has enjoyed a period of relative calm, one which UNIFIL hopes to maintain. But just a few weeks away from the … Read more Keeping a ‘fragile’ peace on Lebanon’s border with Israel

Analyst: Netanyahu wants to move ahead in case Trump loses re-election

Israel is set to move ahead with annexation plans in the occupied West Bank in two days – in line with U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Middle East plan.” Why is there a rush to do so? The international community has opposed the annexation, which could lead to EU sanctions and an end to Netanyahu’s coalition … Read more Analyst: Netanyahu wants to move ahead in case Trump loses re-election

Israeli campaigners want Jewish ruins included in West Bank annexations

The Israeli government faces calls from campaigners to declare sovereignty over ancient Jewish ruins on land in the occupied West Bank that Israel does not plan to annex under U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace blueprint. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Israeli campaigners want Jewish ruins included in West Bank annexations

Israel Mark Global Pride Day Amid Rise in Coronavirus Cases

Hundreds of LGBTQ supporters attended the annual gay pride rally in Jerusalem on Sunday, under police protection and amid Covid-19 social distancing measures. Events were also held in the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beersheva. During the Jerusalem rally, a minute of silence was held for Shira Banki, a 16-year-old girl who was … Read more Israel Mark Global Pride Day Amid Rise in Coronavirus Cases

ICC to launch investigation into war crimes by Israel

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor is expected to launch an investigation into potential war crimes committed by Israelis. The court’s pre-trial chamber is looking at what jurisdiction it has over illegally occupied Palestinian territory. Palestinians have long called for the ICC to begin examining cases. Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim spoke to a family whose son … Read more ICC to launch investigation into war crimes by Israel