During the course of the last two weeks, the Jerusalem municipality approved 2.000 construction permits in the settlement of Gilo near Jerusalem, followed by the Israeli planning and construction committee for the central district’s approval..
Recently, the Knesset passed the so-called “Youth Bill”, allowing the imprisonment of minors even under the age of 14 for “Crimes such as murder, attempted murder or manslaughter”, as officially stated by the Knesset. So far, Israeli m..
Speaking at the 27th Arab League Summit in Mauritania earlier this week, Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, speaking on behalf of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, announced to the world that the PA plans to sue th..
Tuesday marked a significant turning point in Turkish-Israeli relations as a reconciliation deal between the two countries was finally agreed upon and their respective ambassadors will soon be returning to Ankara and Tel Aviv. Relations betwee..
Temperatures have risen in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past week to well above 30 degrees Celsius. Being the month of Ramadan, fasting Palestinians have to go without food and drink for over twelve hours in the sweltering hea..
This week, the Israeli Knesset extended the “Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law” for another year. The law heavily restricts the issuing of residency permits for spouses from the West Bank and Gaza who are married to Israelis and East J..
The European Union (EU) is often criticised by Palestinians for its minimal political role in the Palestine/Israel conflict. Some scoffed at the 2015 EU guidelines on the labelling of Israeli settlement products as too soft, arguing that all p..
After months of rumours, disagreements and even outright rejection, France will be hosting a peace conference on the Palestine/Israel conflict on 3 June. The international conference will be attended by over 20 foreign ministers, but no Palest..
Over the past weeks, France has been trying to gain support for its new initiative to renew peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Observers both inside and outside Palestine have been following events closely as the French efforts sig..
Last Sunday marked the 68th anniversary of the ‘Nakba’. Palestinians in Israel, the occupied territories and those living in exile commemorate the Nakba with marches and festivals. On 15 May, to demonstrate national unity, most of the acti..