The Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has been found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv, according to the Israeli foreign ministry and police. No cause of death was given, and Israeli police on Sunday said it had opened an investigation. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed that Du[…]
Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to crush Hezbollah if it launches an attack against Israel, after the militant group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, claimed that Tel Aviv was within rocket range. Speaking at a weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, The Israeli prime minister warned of a “crushing” retaliation should the Iran-backed, Lebanese group[…]
Israel informed the Jerusalem District Court that it will retroactively legalize structures built in part on private Palestinian lands in the illegal Israeli settlement of Alei Zahav in the occupied West Bank, and will for the first time invoke a legal mechanism approved in December 2018. Alei Zahav is an[…]
Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday he was open to shifting the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump‘s decision to recognise the contested holy city as Israel’s capital. Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a press conference to say he was “open-minded” to proposals to formally recognise Jerusalem[…]
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, speaking in a recording released on Sunday, the eve of plans by the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem, said that Tel Aviv was also Muslim land. The United States has finalised preparations to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in[…]
US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city, according to senior White House officials. The announcement, which is expected at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, comes amid global[…]
The Israeli NGO Peace Now, an advocate of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, organized a demonstration in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Saturday night, showcasing Israeli speakers and performances by Israeli artists, to voice opposition to Israel’s 50-year-long occupation of the Palestinian territory. Tens of thousands[…]
The fall of Aleppo to Iran-backed pro-government forces has brought a bubbling conflict between Iran and Hamas to the boil, with the former making thinly-veiled threats to cut off the Palestinian group. The threats came from Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a member of the Iranian Foreign Affairs and National Security Committee, in[…]
A 13-foot-high golden effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was secretly erected in the centre of Tel Aviv in protest against Israel’s “culture war” on artistic expression on Tuesday, sparking online controversy and political debate. The gilded statue was raised overnight in front of the Tel Aviv city hall[…]
Israel has deployed hundreds of additional troops to the occupied West Bank in response to an attack that killed four people at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot. The Israeli military announced on Thursday that it was deploying two additional battalions to the West Bank “in accordance with situation assessments”. The[…]
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