Court hearing for Sheikh Jarrah evictions set for August 2

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The High Court of Justice is set to hold a hearing on August 2 regarding the pending eviction of four Palestinian families from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The families had turned to the High Court after two … Read More

On This day: UN Resolution 425 finalizes Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon

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In a surprise move, on May 24, 2000, the IDF unilaterally pulled back from southern Lebanon to the international border, known as the Blue Line, in compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 425. A few weeks later, former-UN secretary-general Kofi … Read More

Fires ignited by incendiary balloons rage in southern Israel

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Four fires broke out in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel for a second day in a row on Wednesday, just hours after the Israeli Air Force struck terror targets in the Gaza Strip. All four fires were caused … Read More

Lenient sentence expected for Rina Shnerb terror murder accomplice

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The IDF West Bank Prosecution on Wednesday requested a lenient sentence from the Judea Military Court for an accomplice in the terror murder of Rina Shnerb as part of a plea bargain. The accomplice, Ravchi Karaja, was convicted by the … Read More

Palestinians warn PA against resuming peace talks with Israel

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Palestinian factions on Wednesday warned the Palestinian Authority against conducting peace negotiations with the new Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. The warning came in response to a report on Channel 12 that claimed that the PA has … Read More

Elharrar: Israel mulling creative solutions to Lebanon gas dispute

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Maritime border talks between Israel and Lebanon continued indirectly on Wednesday, with new Energy Minister Karin Elharrar meeting with US negotiator John Desrocher. Elharrar said that “despite Israel’s strong legal case, we are willing to consider creative solutions to bring … Read More

Despite threats, neither Hamas nor Israel want war

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It seemed like we were watching the news on repeat: Jewish nationalists marching through Jerusalem waving Israeli flags as Hamas in the Gaza Strip warned they would fire rockets. Everyone was on the edge of their seats. Less than a … Read More

Gaza war increased Hamas’s popularity, poll shows

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Support for Hamas has increased dramatically while support for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling Fatah faction dropped significantly, according to a public opinion poll published on Tuesday. A majority of the Palestinians think that Hamas is more deserving of … Read More

Guardian of the Walls is over, but Hamas still sets the rules – analysis

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Less than a month after a ceasefire was signed between Israel and Hamas ending the 11-day Operation Guardian of the Walls, Jerusalem is once again bracing for violence over the far-right flag march.Police have been reinforced in Jerusalem’s Old City … Read More

Hamas launched three rockets into the sea, clashes along border – report

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Hamas launched three experimental projectiles into the sea ahead of Israel’s Jerusalem Flag Day March, N12 reported. Later in the day, clashes broke out between the IDF and Palestinians in the area surrounding the border fence between Israel and the … Read More

Ra’am leader Abbas on Jerusalem flag march: we’re against any provocation

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 The head of the Ra’am Party MK Mansour Abbas said his party, a coalition partner, was “opposed to any provocation” in reference to the flag march which will proceed through the Old City of Jerusalem and called on the police … Read More

Palestinians call for day of rage to combat rescheduled J’lem flag march

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Palestinians have called for a day of rage in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem among Israeli-Arabs, in protest of and during the rescheduled Jerusalem Day Flag March Tuesday, Ynet reported. As part of the protests, Hamas demanded that its … Read More

Bennett’s first four under-fire tests on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Incoming prime minister Naftali Bennett will be sworn in on Sunday in the shadow of last month’s Gaza war, domestic Jewish-Arab unrest and amid the threat of renewed IDF-Hamas hostilities, particularly over Jerusalem. The sequence of events that are likely … Read More

Arab-Israeli relations: A check-in with the Palestinian peace camp

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Israeli and Palestinian staff members of the Geneva Initiative jumped into a spontaneous conference call two weeks ago, the fourth in half as many days. With sirens in central Israel and increasingly violent confrontations in the West Bank, we sprinted … Read More

Palestinians: Bennett gov’t will continue Netanyahu policies

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The Palestinians believe that a new Israeli government headed by Yamina leader Naftalie Bennett will pursue the same policies of the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, especially in Jerusalem and the West Bank. A report issued on Saturday by … Read More

War of the words: The social media battleground of Israel-Gaza clashes

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Social media became another battleground during Operation Guardian of the Walls and in the weeks leading up to the operation, as tensions climbed during Ramadan over Jewish-Arab violence and pending evictions in Sheikh Jarrah. While it may not be known … Read More

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