China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has rejected international criticism on China’s human rights record during a visit to Berlin. Wang also criticised some countries for over-reacting to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which has now killed more than 1500 people. Speaking in the German capital, Wang said containing the spread of the virus remained … Read more China ‘stood with Palestinians and with other oppressed people’
Israeli security forces stormed East #Jerusalem’s #alAqsa Mosque on Friday, during the early dawn prayer, and clashed with worshippers there. Footage shows Israeli police pushing worshippers who were reportedly praying in the streets near the mosque. The Israeli police reportedly prevented Palestinian activist Nizam Abu al-Ramuz, who was expelled from al-Aqsa mosque for six months, … Read more Israeli forces storm al-Aqsa Mosque & clash with worshippers
How is President Trump’s plan to solve the Israeli Palestinian conflict being received on the ground? The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman went to visit two homes in the occupied West Bank; starting with a Palestinian family whose house is in a fenced off enclave within an Israeli settlement. Israel has said it intends … Read more The Palestinian family with its own checkpoint – BBC News
The United Nations has released a list of 112 companies that has business ties to Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Israel settlements there are considered illegal under international law. The Palestinians have cheered this report as a “victory’ and threatened legal action, Israel dismissed it as shameful. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE … Read more UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank
Palestinians have welcomed a United Nations report listing companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The UN and most of the international community recognise these settlements as illegal. The UN says it has identified more than 100 firms including the US-based home-rental company Airbnb. Israel has described the publication as … Read more UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank
Palestinians have welcomed a United Nations report on companies with business ties to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. In a statement, the UN said it had identified 112 business entities with reasonable grounds to conclude they have ties with Israeli settlements. Among these was the US-based home-renting company Airbnb. In 2018, Airbnb … Read more Airbnb on UN list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements
A Middle East plan that will bring neither peace nor stability and leave Palestinians with a fragmented state. That is how Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan at the United Nations Security Council. Under the plan, Israel would annex parts of the occupied West Bank. But Palestinians did not … Read more Palestinian president urges world to reject ‘Swiss cheese’ plan
In an address to the U.N. Security Council Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his rejection of Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan. There is profound mistrust between Israel and the Palestinians and key obstacles to peace remain as they have for decades. France 24 takes a look at the main sticking points Subscribe to … Read more What are the main sticking points in the Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts?
Our guest is Khalil Tafakji, director of the cartography department at the Jerusalem-based Arab Studies Society. He is also a former member of the Palestinian peace delegation and the author of a new book which examines the geographical extent of Israeli colonies in the occupied West Bank. He tells us why he thinks the US “deal of the … Read more Israel and the Palestinians: An impossible peace process?
Israel has put a ban on Palestinian agricultural exports which are transferred through Jordan, cutting off the occupied West Bank’s only direct export route. That is expected to cost the West Bank farmers millions of dollars in revenue. Israel’s move is in response to Palestinians stopping the buying of Israeli beef in September. Israel says … Read more Israel blocks Palestinian agricultural exports via Jordan