A team of US officials has left Israel without coming to an agreement on when the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank will take place, Al-Watan Voice reported yesterday. Headed by US Special Representative for the Middle East, Avi Berkowitz, the team met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign[…]
In an unusual move, the Vatican summoned both American and Israeli envoys to express the Holy See’s concern about Israel’s plans to extend its sovereignty to large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Vatican said that meetings between the Vatican’s secretary of state,[…]
Despite a delay in the long-anticipated declaration of an Israeli plan to annex one-third of the already illegally occupied West Bank, including parts of the strategic Jordan Valley, Palestinians decried the plan with some holding protests in Ramallah and Gaza City. Israel’s Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said in a radio[…]
In a rare display of unity, several South African political parties have condemned Israel’s intentions to annex more than 30 percent of Palestinian land, as part of a plan announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in late January. The parties have collectively called on governments around the globe to take[…]
Palestinian civil society organisations have formed a national campaign that rejects the European Union’s conditional funding based its “anti-terror clause”. The stipulation, which was included in EU grant proposals late last year, identifies at least seven Palestinian political parties as “terrorist groups”, and calls for Palestinian civil society organisations to[…]
By Tasneem Adams Criticism against Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is mounting, with several more organisations voicing their indignation in response to his remarks on Israel. The head of the Constitutional Court in South Africa is facing a furore after he criticised the ANC government’s position on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In[…]
By Iqbal Jassat South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogeong Mogeong has come under intense fire for publically expressing his love for Israel. His pro-Israeli comments on an online platform hosted by the Jerusalem Post have come under severe attack from numerous human rights organizations, legal minds as well as the governing party,[…]
South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday said it was concerned about sentiments attributed to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng expressing his apparent support for “apartheid Israel”. ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe said the former liberation movement was “deeply concerned” by the remarks made by Mogoeng during[…]
A “watershed moment” that will constitute a “most serious violation of international law” – that is how United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has described Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley. Addressing a virtual meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Guterres repeated[…]
Jordan’s King Abdulllah II warned on Tuesday that Israel’s planned annexation of large parts of occupied West Bank would threaten stability in the Middle East, news agencies reported. King Abdullah “warned that any unilateral Israeli measure to annex lands in the West Bank is unacceptable and undermines the prospects of[…]
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