Palestinian groups have dismissed the change in Israel’s government, saying new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is likely to pursue the same right-wing agenda as his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s office called the Israeli parliamentary vote on Sunday an “internal Israeli affair” while groups in the besieged[…]
Three Palestinians were killed early on Thursday in Jenin by Israeli Yamam special forces who were on an arrest mission in the northern West Bank, sources on both sides said. One of the Palestinians killed was suspected of having carried out a shooting attack against Israeli soldiers, according to an[…]
The founders of a new Palestinian legal centre based in the UK say they will use the law where politics has failed to bring justice and accountability for Palestinians. The International Centre of Justice for Palestinians (ICJP), which launched in London on Wednesday, brings together lawyers, UK politicians and academics[…]
Israel’s parliament speaker has scheduled a vote for Sunday on a new government that would end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule, the longest in the country’s history. “The debate and vote on the new government will take place Sunday… during a special session of parliament,” speaker Yariv Levin, a[…]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned what he branded the “biggest election fraud in the history of the country” as a group of opposition parties prepare to form a government to unseat the premiere. Speaking to a gathering of members of his Likud party on Sunday, he lashed out[…]
Israeli police have arrested activists Muna al-Kurd and Mohammed al-Kurd, who have been at the forefront of the campaign to stop the forced expulsions of Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. The arrests of the activists, who are twins, come a day after Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Givara[…]
Israel’s opposition parties reached an agreement on Wednesday to form a new coalition government that would bring an end to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-years in power. Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, informed President Reuven Rivlin that a unity coalition of eight parties had been formed,[…]
Israel was gripped by political drama on Sunday over the possibly imminent end of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record run as the country’s leader. After four inconclusive parliamentary elections in two years, a 28-day mandate for opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a new government runs out on Wednesday, and media reports[…]
An international rights watchdog accused Israel on Tuesday of pursuing policies of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians – and against its own Arab minority – that amount to crimes against humanity. New York-based Human Rights Watch published a 213-page report which, it said, was not aimed at comparing Israel with[…]
Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said would strengthen political and economic ties between the countries as the two countries’ air forces launched a joint exercise. The agreement includes a $1.65bn contract for the establishment and operation of a training centre for the[…]
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