Tag Archives: Palestine

Reuven Rivlin chosen as Israeli president

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament has chosen Reuven Rivlin, a stalwart in the ruling Likud Party, as the country’s next president. It chose Rivlin, a former parliament speaker and Cabinet minister, in a secret runoff ballot Tuesday, over longtime legislator … read more

How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

By Kenneth R. Timmerman In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and … read more

Israel seeks return of PA forces to Gaza, dismantling of Hamas

Israel launches diplomatic campaign in effort to pressure Abbas to assert control over Gaza, following formation of Palestinian unity government.       Israel launched an international diplomatic campaign last week aimed at putting pressure on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas … read more

Islamic prayers and Quran readings to be held in Vatican

Staff writer, Al Arabyia News Friday, 6 June 2014 For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace … read more

Palestinians urge U.S. to toughen up on Israel

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Thursday, 5 June 2014 The Palestinians demanded Thursday that Washington take “serious steps” against Israeli settlement building, after the Jewish state announced plans to build 1,500 new settler homes. “It is time for … read more

Israel ‘deeply disappointed’ by US and Europe reaction to Palestinian govt

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday swore in the country’s unity government after a last-minute hitch in the formation of the cabinet was resolved. “Today, with the formation of a national consensus government, we announce the end of a Palestinian … read more

Mahmoud Abbas swore in Palestinian unity govt

Reuters, Occupied Jerusalem Monday, 2 June 2014 A last-minute hitch in the formation of a Palestinian unity government was resolved on Monday, a Hamas official said, before President Mahmoud Abbas swore in the new ministers. Hamas had announced that it … read more

Israeli warplanes raided targets in the Gaza Strip

Israeli Air Force C-130 Hercules (L) and C-130J Super Hercules (R) planes fly over the Negev Desert. (File photo: Reuters)   AFP, Occupied Jerusalem Monday, 2 June 2014 Israeli warplanes raided targets in the Gaza Strip Monday after Palestinians fired … read more

Israeli police clash with Palestinian protesters at Temple Mount

Four Palestinians said seriously hurt by rubber bullets and tear gas in Jerusalem Day clashes; Israeli police officer lightly hurt by rock. Israeli police vehicles at Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza in February. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi Four Muslim worshipers were … read more