Egypt Israel & Palestine Middle East

Hamas and Fatah Sign Deal to ‘Finally and Forever’ Rid Palestine of Division

Cairo (MEE) – Rival factions hail Cairo deal, but some Palestinians express skepticism about motives behind agreement and prospects for real reconciliation. Leaders of Fatah and Hamas on Thursday hailed a unity deal signed in Cairo which they said would end the decade-long rift between the rival Palestinian factions, but many Palestinians expressed scepticism that the agreement would […]

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Trump calls Netanyahu ‘a bigger problem’ than Abbas: Reports

New York (MEE) – Comments are said to have come during a meeting between US president and UN chief in New York last month. The US President Donald Trump described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the harder side to convince in his efforts to mediate between the Israelis and Palestinians, according to well-placed sources. A Western diplomat […]

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Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israelis Speak Candidly to Abby Martin About Palestinians [VIDEO]

Tel Aviv (MR) – On the streets of Jerusalem, Abby Martin interviews Jewish Israeli citizens from all walks of life. In several candid interviews, disturbing comments reveal commonly-held views about Palestinians and their future in the region. Israeli-born human rights activist Ronnie Barkan explains why these attitudes dominate Israeli society. On September, 12th an Israeli party […]

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Iraq Israel & Palestine Middle East Turkey

Netanyahu and Erdogan Face Off Over Kurdish Referendum

Ankara (GPA) – Following the referendum in “Kurdistan,” Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now engaged in a war of words over who is responsible for balkanizing the Middle East. During a televised speech following the Kurdish referendum in Northern Iraq Recep Erdogan accused Israel and their intelligence agency, the Mossad, of […]

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EU Europe Israel & Palestine Middle East

Goods from Israel Settlements Granted Preferential EU Trade Deals

Brussels (MEMO) – Goods from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank have been bypassing European Union (EU) laws and profiting from the preferential trade tariffs with the EU, MEMO has learned. The EU has admitted that it has become “impossible” to monitor the source of goods imported to Europe from Israel despite a […]

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Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israeli Settlements: Plans for 2,000 Homes to be Approved Next Week

Jerusalem (MEMO) – Israeli authorities are expected to advance plans as soon as next week for up to 2,000 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank. According to a report in Haaretz on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government official, most of the homes in question will be advancing to another stage in the planning process. However, some plans will be […]

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Analysis Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israel Threatens War with Syria Over Iranian Presence in The Country

Tel Aviv (AHT) – Ayelet Shaked, the Justice Minister of Israel, has just threatened the Syrian government stating that Israel “will do what is necessary” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not keep Iran out of Syria. The Israeli government – who last week bombed a Syrian military outpost, killing two soldiers – have now […]

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Americas Israel & Palestine Mexico Middle East United States

Israeli Firm Chosen to Build Trump’s Wall in Mexico as Netanyahu Visits

Tel Aviv (TLS) – Netanyahu’s trip comes amid news that a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, an IDF contractor, has won a bid to help build Trump’s border wall. As Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for talks with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto on the latest stage of his Latin American tour, a report […]

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Bahrain Israel & Palestine Middle East Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates

Saudi Dignitary’s Travel to Israel Sparks Speculation

Tel Aviv (MEE) – An ‘emir of the Saudi royal court’ visited Israel, according to a Voice of Israel radio report. An unidentified Saudi dignitary travelled to Israel recently, Arab and Israeli media speculated, even though the country does not share formal diplomatic relations with Israel. Local media reports said the Gulf official went to Israel to discuss […]