Large percentage of Palestinians support Hamas, oppose Abbas – poll

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A poll conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research this month revealed public opinions in the West Bank and Gaza on various issues such as the Hamas-Israel war in May, presidential and legislative elections, responses to … Read More

Gilboa Prison break follows the pattern of Yom Kippur War

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The story followed a well-worn pattern: Sloppy, overconfident planning and work led to a bad blunder, which led to apocalyptic hand-wringing and forecast of catastrophe, which led to intensive action to forestall disaster, which led to a satisfactory conclusion, which … Read More

King Abdullah: Status quo in Israeli-Palestinian conflict unsustainable

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The status quo in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is unsustainable, Jordan’s King Abdullah told the United Nations General Assembly as he called for a two-state resolution to the conflict. “How many more children will die, before the world wake up?” King … Read More

‘Significant progress’ achieved in prisoner swap negotiations – report

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“Significant progress” has been made towards reaching a prisoner exchange agreement between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian sources told the Quds News Network news agency on Wednesday. According to the unnamed sources, the alleged progress was achieved after Israel reportedly made … Read More

#Arab_Lives_Matter: Activists demand to stop raging crime in Arab sector

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The hashtag #Arab_Lives_Matter, alongside its Arabic and Hebrew translations, has been gaining traction on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, targeted at raising awareness of the incessant shootings and killings plaguing the Arab communities in Israel over the recent … Read More

Barkat to meet senators on Jerusalem consulate for Palestinians

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Future Likud leadership candidate Nir Barkat will lobby senators and congressmen in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday against reopening a consulate in Jerusalem that would exclusively serve the Palestinians. Barkat will meet with more than ten senators and congressmen from … Read More

Hamas presents ‘roadmap’ for prisoner swap with Israel

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Hamas has presented mediators with a “clear road map” for a prisoner exchange agreement with Israel, Zaher Jabarin, member of the Hamas political bureau,” said on Monday. Jabarin did not provide details about the alleged road map. He also did … Read More

Jenin gunmen ready to foil possible IDF ‘incursion’

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Palestinian gunmen in Jenin said over the weekend that they are prepared to thwart any attempt by the IDF to enter the city or its refugee camp in search of two security prisoners who escaped from Gilboa Prison. The gunmen … Read More

US Palestinian Affairs Unit refuses to acknowledge Yom Kippur

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The US Palestinian Affairs Unit closed its Jerusalem offices during Yom Kippur on Tuesday, due to a “local holiday.” The refusal to acknowledge Yom Kippur by the PAU, which operates out of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, has baffled … Read More

AJC’s Arabic video series challenges misconceptions on Israel

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The sixth installment of the American Jewish Committee’s Arabic-language video series “About the Jews” was released on Tuesday. “About the Jews” is a YouTube video series released by AJC on their Arabic-language platforms and aims to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions … Read More

On This Day: Camp David Accords signed, leading to Israel-Egypt peace

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September 17, 2021 marks 43 years since the signing of the Camp David Accords between former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, under the auspices of then US president Jimmy Carter. It paved the way … Read More

Social media fuels polarization in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Polarization of opinions in political issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is being directly promoted and fueled by social media, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights said on Monday. A report, titled “Fueling the Fire: How Social Media … Read More

Palestinian security prisoners call off hunger strike

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The Palestinian Prisoners Club announced on Wednesday morning that the Palestinian security prisoners have suspended their hunger strike, which was supposed to begin on Friday. The club said in a statement that the “prisoners, in a unified and harmonious manner, … Read More

Israeli sources deny recaptured prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi in hospital

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Palestinian media spread rumors that Zakaria Zubeidi, one of the four Palestinian prisoners who was recently recaptured after escaping Gilboa Prison, had entered the intensive care unit in an Israeli hospital on Monday night, despite Israeli sources stressing that Zubeidi’s … Read More

Rocket fired from Gaza intercepted over Israel for third straight day

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A rocket, fired from the Gaza Strip, was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system over the southern city of Sderot Sunday night, in the third straight day of rocket attacks against Israel. Some five residents of Sderot were … Read More

Red alert sounds in southern Israel, clashes in W. Bank

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Rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, September 11, 2021. (Credit: Dudi Fuld) Rocket sirens across the Gaza border communities in the south of Israel at 9 p.m. on Saturday night. IDF Spokesperson confirmed that one launch was identified from Gaza … Read More

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