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  • Israel to lift freeze on marketing of 454 settler homes in East Jerusalem

    1 week ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.

    The building of 436 of the housing units, in the settlement of Ramat Shlomo on...

  • Abbas’ Fatah party blames Paris attacks on Israel

    1 week ago

    The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has blamed the terror attacks in Paris on Israel.

    Cartoons blaming Israel for the attacks were published on the party’s official Facebook page, Palestinian Media Watch reported Monday, one day after an Op-Ed in the...

  • Is Abbas responsible for inciting the terror in Israel?

    3 weeks ago

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of tampering with the status quo on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. He railed against Jews defiling the holy site with their “filthy feet.” He claimed, falsely, that Israeli security forces had killed a 13-year old Palestinian...

  • Response to David Suissa’s claim about terror

    October 26, 2015 | 10:03 am

    I wish David Suissa had reached out to me before he tried guessing at the motives behind the statement UC Irvine Hillel students released on the violence in Israel.  Though he says the statement put him to sleep, it was but one small, non-contextualized piece of a larger success...

  • Israeli gov’t minister says Abbas’ incitement reaches Hitler’s level

    October 19, 2015 | 10:54 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ incitement against Israel is on the same level as Adolf Hitler’s anti-Jewish propaganda, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

    “The level and intensity of the incitement and the level of anti-Semitism is the same level as...

  • U.N. Security Council to discuss violence in Israel, West Bank

    October 16, 2015 | 9:34 am

    The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting on the spate of violence in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    The meeting, which diplomats told Reuters was called at the request of council member Jordan, is to include a briefing from the U.N....

  • Israel slams Palestinian Authority incitement

    October 14, 2015 | 9:39 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Jerusalem was quiet on Wednesday, a day after Palestinian attackers killed three Israelis and wounded more than 12 others. Police said that in the late afternoon, a young Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli policeman near...

  • U.N. set to approve Palestinian bid to fly flag at U.N. headquarters

    September 4, 2015 | 9:27 am

    The Palestinian Authority’s draft resolution for raising its flag at the U.N. headquarters will easily pass a vote by the U.N. General Assembly, diplomats said.

    Israel and the United States oppose the Palestinian Authority’s bid to have its flag at the United Nations headquarters...

  • France drops investigation into Arafat’s death

    September 2, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    French investigating magistrates have decided to drop an inquiry into the death in France of former Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleged he was poisoned, the prosecutors office said on Wednesday.

    A lawyer for his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued that...

  • U.S. judge says Palestinian Authority must post bond in terrorism case

    August 25, 2015 | 11:02 am

    A U.S. judge ordered the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday to post $10 million in cash or bond while they appeal a jury's finding that they supported militant attacks in Israel.

    At a court hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge George...

  • Israel proposes 3G mobile network deal to Palestinians

    August 13, 2015 | 9:40 am

    Israel presented a proposal to the Palestinian Authority that could enable the opening of a long-awaited Palestinian 3G mobile network in the West Bank.

    Meetings held on Thursday had led to an agreement in principle and hinged on the Palestinians meeting Israeli conditions, said...

  • Palestinian unity government resigns

    June 17, 2015 | 10:32 am

    The Palestinian unity government between Hamas and Fatah has resigned and the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister has been asked to form a new government.

    Resignation letters were given to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday, the French news agency AFP...

  • Fatah official: Palestinian unity government on verge of collapse

    June 16, 2015 | 2:08 pm

    The Palestinians’ unity government forged last year between Hamas and Fatah will dissolve within the next 24 hours, a senior Palestinian official said.

    “The government will resign in the next 24 hours because this one is weak and there is no chance that Hamas will allow it to...

  • World’s silent acquiescence of Palestinian Jew-hatred is helping to destroy any chance for peace

    June 8, 2015 | 4:47 pm

    There have been repeated calls for President Barack Obama and the leaders of the P5+1 to denounce the Ayatollah Khamenei’s genocidal threats against the Jewish state. No such public protest has been or is likely to be made in the frantic push leading up to the June 30th deadline...

  • Op-Ed: Time for a regional solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    June 8, 2015 | 1:02 pm

    In the last 48 hours, rockets from Gaza were again fired at innocent civilians. This cannot be tolerated. The Israel Defense Forces must respond swiftly and without hesitation. We, as the opposition, will support strong government action.

    Yet such action cannot stand alone. We...

  • Palestinians tackle green energy

    May 26, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinians plan to begin using solar, wind and geothermal power in an effort to cut their dependence on Israeli energy and save money at the same time. The Palestinian Authority has approved a national plan to reach ten percent...

  • FIFA’s Blatter sketches compromise in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

    May 20, 2015 | 6:53 am

    The head of world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday Israel had proposed easing travel restrictions for Palestinian players but the head of the Palestine FA insisted he would pursue a move to have Israel suspended from FIFA.

    After meeting Palestinian Authority President...

  • Blatter fears Israel vote could set dangerous precedent

    May 15, 2015 | 10:18 am

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter is worried that a dangerous precedent will be set if the Palestinian Authority goes ahead and asks for a vote to suspend Israel at the annual Congress of soccer's governing body on May 29.

    Blatter, who is standing for re-election at the Congress, said...

  • Vatican officially recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in new treaty

    May 13, 2015 | 9:42 am

    The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognizes the State of Palestine, with an agreement on Catholic Church activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the Holy See said on Wednesday.

    The agreement "aims to enhance the life and activities of the...

  • On Independence Day, thousands of Arab-Israelis march for Palestinians’ right of return

    April 23, 2015 | 4:09 pm

    (JTA) — Several thousand Arab-Israelis at a protest march in the Galilee on Israel’s Independence Day commemorated Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948.

    Near Tiberias, the participants in Thursday’s March of Return, as organizers called it, carried Palestinian Authority flags...

  • Qatar lends Palestinians $100 million to pay salaries

    April 8, 2015 | 9:14 am

    The Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday it had received a $100 million loan from Qatar to help pay civil servants salaries and alleviate an economic crisis triggered by a row with Israel over taxes.

    President Mahmoud Abbas, who is visiting the Gulf state, issued a statement...

  • Abbas rejects Israel’s partial transfer of Palestinian tax revenue

    April 6, 2015 | 8:27 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday Israel had released frozen tax revenue to the Authority but that he had ordered the funds to be returned because money had been deducted to cover debts to Israeli utility companies.

    Israel started withholding around...

  • Palestinian Authority officially joins International Criminal Court

    April 1, 2015 | 9:48 am

    The Palestinian Authority officially became a member of the International Criminal Court.

    A ceremony was held at the Geneva court on Wednesday to mark the P.A.’s ascension.

    P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas signed the requests to join the ICC and other international conventions at...

  • Palestinians disappointed with Israeli election results

    March 18, 2015 | 10:33 am

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Palestinians throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are unhappy about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dramatic win in the Israeli election results favoring the right, as it seems to set back the chances for a...

  • Israel Electric cuts Palestinian power again

    February 25, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    Two West Bank cities had their electricity cut for the second time in a week because of unpaid bills.

    The state-owned Israel Electric Corp. cut power for an hour to Nablus and Jenin on Wednesday to protest what it says is $482 million in debt. The company also briefly cut power...

  • New Zealand appoints separate envoys to Israel, P.A.

    February 24, 2015 | 11:29 am

    New Zealand appointed separate envoys to Israel and the Palestinian Authority six months after rejecting a new ambassador because he was responsible for both entities.

    Jim McLay, New Zealand’s representative at the United Nations in New York, was appointed Friday the special...

  • Israel attack victims awarded over $218 million in PLO trial in NY

    February 23, 2015 | 10:20 am

    A U.S. jury on Monday ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218 million for providing material support to terrorists, a victory for Americans suing over attacks in the Jerusalem area more than a decade ago.

    The verdict in the...

  • Kerry warns on viability of Palestinian Authority if Israel blocks funds

    February 23, 2015 | 8:46 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday expressed concern about the viability of the Palestinian Authority if it does not soon receive tax revenue which has been withheld by Israel.

    The funds have been held back from the Authority since last month in retaliation for...

  • How Bibi could surprise the world

    By David Suissa

    February 18, 2015 | 10:02 am

    When the eyes of the world are on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu on March 3 as he speaks to the U.S. Congress, he’ll have an opportunity to shock them all – Congressmen, Israeli voters, the foreign press, European leaders, Arab dictators, the United Nations and...

  • Boycott tests depth of Palestinian market

    February 17, 2015 | 11:23 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Responding to Israel's decision to withhold tax and tariff revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian officials have initiated a boycott against products manufactured by six leading Israeli...

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