Israeli ministers reject calls to halt settlement expansion

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Feb 12, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) JERUSALEM – Ministers of the Israeli cabinet on Tuesday rejected calls by Western powers to halt settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank, vowing to build thousands of new housing units and legalizing unauthorized outposts. Foreign ministers […]

Protests continue across Israel against judicial reform

Israeli protesters lift national flags as they rally in central Tel Aviv, on Feb 11, 2023, against controversial legal reforms being touted by the country's hard-right government. (PHOTO / AFP) JERUSALEM – Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated late Saturday against a controversial government-proposed reform of the country's judicial system, according to Israeli media. Footage […]

New Turkish envoy presents credentials to Israeli president

Israeli President Isaac Herzog speaks during the Jerusalem Post 10th annual conference in Jerusalem on Oct 12, 2021. (Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP) JERUSALEM – Turkish Ambassador Sakir Ozkan Torunlar presented his credentials to Israel's President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday, marking the latest step in rebuilding relations between the two countries after years of acrimony.In a […]

Israeli military warn against Netanyahu’s partners’ control

Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu (center) attends a session to elect the new speaker of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) at its Plenum Hall in Jerusalem on Dec 13, 2022. (GIL COHEN-MAGEN / AFP) JERUSALEM – Senior Israeli military officials and veterans have voiced concerns over possible control over key posts by the ultra-nationalist partners in […]

PLO slams draft resolutions of Israeli Knesset on West Bank

A view shows the plenum at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, June 30, 2022. (ARIEL SCHALIT / AP) RAMALLAH – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Wednesday rejected some draft resolutions of the Israeli Knesset, or parliament, calling them a political decision to fully annex most of the West Bank territories.On Tuesday, the Israeli […]

5 Palestinians killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli soldiers

Israeli security forces take up positions during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, Nov 29, 2022. (MAHMOUD ILLEAN / AP) RAMALLAH/GAZA – Five Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in four separate incidents in the West Bank, prompting condemnation and calls for stopping the Israeli […]

Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc wins Israeli polls with clear majority

Israel's ex-premier and leader of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu addresses supporters at campaign headquarters in Jerusalem early on Nov 2, 2022, after the end of voting for national elections. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP) JERUSALEM – The right-wing bloc of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the general elections with a clear majority in […]

Palestinian PM: Israeli election would not produce a partner for peace

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye speaks during a joint press conference with Libya's interim prime minister in the Libyan capital Tripoli, on Feb 14, 2022. (MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP) RAMALLAH – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Wednesday said that the results of the Israeli parliamentary elections would not produce a peace partner with the […]