Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank poured onto the streets to celebrate the ceasefire, waving flags and flashing the “V” sign for victory.
Putin, UN urge Israel, Palestinians to halt fighting
Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday jointly called for an end to fighting between Israel and Palestinians.
The Day the UN Buried its Report on Apartheid in Israel
When the UN’s Beirut-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), released a landmark 2017 report on “apartheid” in Israel, the United Nations disassociated itself with the study and left it to die— unceremoniously and unsung.
Israel is non-democratic apartheid regime, says rights group
Embassy spokesperson rejects ‘false claims’ in a report that alleges policies perpetuate supremacy of Jews over Palestinians Israel is not a democracy but an “apartheid regime” that enforces Jewish supremacy over all the land it controls, a leading domestic rights…
US, Israel worked together to track and kill al-Qaida No. 2
The United States and Israel worked together to track and kill a senior al-Qaida operative in Iran earlier this year, a bold intelligence operation by the two allied nations that came as the Trump administration was ramping up pressure on…
How Israel wages war on Palestinian history
By Jonathan Cook Nazareth: When the Palestinian actor Mohammed Bakri made a documentary about Jenin in 2002 – filming immediately after the Israeli army had completed rampaging through the West Bank city, leaving death and destruction in its wake –…
Israel and Bahrain establish formal diplomatic relations
Israel and Bahrain have formally established diplomatic relations. The deal – brokered by the US – was signed in the Bahrain capital, Manama, on Sunday. For decades, most Arab states have boycotted Israel, insisting they would only establish ties after…
Bahrain becomes fourth Arab nation to recognise Israel
Washington, AP/UNB, Sept 12 – Bahrain on Friday agreed to normalise relations with Israel, becoming the fourth Arab nation to recognise Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel, Turkey Hydrocarbon Conflict Brewing in Mediterranean
By Dr Ramzy Baroud Massive natural gas discoveries off the eastern coast of Israel and Palestine is slated to make Tel Aviv a regional energy hub. Whether Israel will be able to translate positive indicators of the largely untapped gas…
Israeli foreign minister slams Sanders ‘horrifying comment’
Israel’s foreign minister denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for what he called his “horrifying comment” about Jerusalem, saying that those who support Israel would not back Sanders’ presidential candidacy after such remarks.
Israel headed for clash with ICC over West Bank settlements
Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the West Bank.
Western media bias helps Israel get away with murder in Gaza
By Dr Ramzy Baroud An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation was foreseeable because it factors neatly in Israel’s contentious political…
Israel discovers 5,000-year-old Canaanite city with temple
A huge 5,000-year-old Canaanite city with a ritual temple was discovered in the center of Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported on Sunday.
Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah missile plant in Lebanon
Jerusalem, Sept 4 (AP/UNB) — The Israeli military said Tuesday the militant group Hezbollah and Iran have built a precision-missile factory in neighbouring Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
Israel seeks to beat PTSD with ‘ecstasy’ therapy
Nachum Pachenick says he lived a nightmare for nearly two decades after being sexually abused and developing post-traumatic stress disorder — until MDMA therapy came to his rescue. “It’s a life full of stress, pressure, nerves, anxiety, fatigue,” the 46-year-old…
US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias
The United States and Israel officially quit of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias.
Israel approves controversial law, Arabs condemn
Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also…
Israel, Iran engage in most serious confrontation in Syria
Beirut, May 11 (AP/UNB) — Israeli forces unleashed a heavy bombardment against Iranian military installations in Syria on Thursday in what Israel called retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on its positions in the occupied Golan Heights, the most serious…
Israel, Hamas may have done war crimes in Gaza Strip: ICC
Jerusalem, Apr 9 (AP/UNB) — The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court raised concerns Sunday that Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes during a current flare-up of violence in the Gaza Strip.