May 24, 2019

Israel approves 1100 new settler homes in West Bank

Israel has approved a plan to build 1100 new homes in the southern Jerusalem settlement of Gilo. "The Israeli interior ministry announced on Tuesday that the plan for 1100 new housing units in Gilo had passed its district planning committee, and will now be available for public objections for 60 … [Read more...]

Egypt to open Rafah border crossing with Gaza

Egypt is to permanently open the Rafah border crossing into Gaza permanently to most Palestinians from Saturday, the Egyptian state news agency Mena is reporting. Gaza has been under blockade since 2007, when the Islamist Hamas movement took control of the territory. The Mubarak regime in Egypt … [Read more...]

Obama wants Israel to return to pre-1967 borders

United States President Barack Obama has officially announced that it is U.S. policy that a future Palestinian state should be based on borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war. Israel seized the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula in the so called 'six day … [Read more...]

Israeli soldiers fire on palestinian protesters

Israeli soldiers have fired on groups of palestinian protesters on Israel's border Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon. Reports say that at least 12 people have been killed and dozens injured. Clashes have been taking place at four separate borders or crossing points - at Erez in Gaza, … [Read more...]

Hamas and Fatah agree Palestinian reconciliation deal

Egypt has brokered an agreement between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party and Hamas, to bury their differences and form an interim unity government. The deal will once again unite the Fatah controlled West Bank, and the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. A date will be fixed … [Read more...]

Egypt hosts Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheik next week. Hillary is going to have another crack at Middle-East peace. It is hard not to get cynical when … [Read more...]