Arab-Israeli Conflict

Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu

Obama, Netanyahu minimize differences, renew call for peace

Minimizing sharp differences, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed their commitment to seeking elusive Middle East peace on Monday, though prospects for an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians appear ever further out of reach.
November 10, 2015
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Report: Israel hit Hezbollah and Syrian targets

IDF forces attacked targets belonging to Hezbollah and the Assad regime in Syria on Friday night, media sources claim, although the details cited in the different sources are contradictory.
November 1, 2015
Abbas EU

Abbas seeks EU help to pressure Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is working to shore up support from countries sympathetic to the Palestinian narrative in his attempts to blame Israel for ongoing Palestinian terror attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers.
October 28, 2015
Saudi prince al-Waleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabian prince sides with Israel

Billionaire Saudi prince al-Waleed bin Talal emphasised that if the Palestinians launch another uprising, he will side with Israel. Taking into account the upheaval in the Middle East, he says his country should work with Israel to contend with the Iranian threat.
October 28, 2015
Jerusalem's mufti Muhammad Ahmad Hussein

Grand Mufti Denies Existence of Jewish Temple on Temple Mount

'There has never been a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount', claims the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, even though its existence is clearly proven by archaeological finds and documentary evidence from the Roman period, as well as historical Islamic texts.
October 26, 2015
Beit Shemesh attack

Two Palestinian terrorists shot after stabbing Israeli in Beit Shemesh

The current wave of Palestinian terrorism continues into Thursday as two terrorists attempted to board a school bus, but after being blocked from doing so, managed to stab a Jewish man nearby. Both terrorists were shot by security forces and one died later of his wounds.
October 22, 2015

Netanyahu: Abbas has joined forces with ISIS and Hamas

While Netanyahu demanded that the world condemn Abbas for incitement and support of terror, UN Chief Ban Ki-moon equated Palestinian terrorism with Israeli self-defense, calling for the reduction of violence on both sides.
October 21, 2015
Ban Ki Moon

UN chief makes surprise visit to Israel

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is in Israel to meet with leaders in wake of the Palestinian terrorism that has shaken the country in recent weeks.
October 20, 2015
John Kerry

Quartet cancels trip to Israel over bad timing

On Netanyahu's behest, an international delegation of foreign ministers will not land in Israel and will postpone its efforts to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
October 13, 2015
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YouTube shuts down Hamas channel

YouTube has shut down a Hamas channel, possibly in response to a letter from Israel's Foreign Ministry asking it to remove videos that promote killing Jews. Social media continues to play a prominent role in Palestinian incitement.
October 12, 2015
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Khamenei Bans Further Talks with US

Iran's leader warned against further negotiations with the US and the negative influence they will have on Iran, possibly dashing Obama's hopes for closer relations with the Islamic Republic.
October 8, 2015