Iranian Guards commander warns :” West Bank to turn into Israel’s hell”

All Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied territories will soon join forces and transform the West Bank into a “hell” for the Zionist regime, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned according to a report by Iran’s Press TV website. “The Palestinians in the West Bank will […]

Arab FMs set to call for U.N. Security Council vote on Palestinian state

Arab foreign ministers met on Saturday to agree a draft resolution setting a deadline for the creation of a Palestinian state and to agree on a date to present it to the United Nations Security Council for a vote. In October, the Palestinians informally shared a draft resolution with Arab states and some council members, […]

Israeli FM suggests bribing Palestinian Arabs to forfeit citizenship

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has proposed giving financial incentives to Israeli Arabs to encourage them to forfeit their citizenship and move to a new Palestinian state. In an updated platform for his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, Lieberman advocates economic incentives for Arab citizens of Israel, who make up 20 percent of the population, to […]

Push for Palestinian statehood grows in Europe

France has become the latest country in Europe to consider recognizing the state of Palestine. With a non-binding vote getting under way Friday, its National Assembly is following the lead of four other European nations that have taken similar steps. By Sara Miller Llana, As France’s National Assembly began debating a non-binding vote on recognizing […]

63 % of French people support a Palestinian state, poll

France warned on Friday it would recognize a Palestinian state if an international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a U.N.-backed resolution. Lawmakers will hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on Dec. 2 on whether the French government should recognize Palestine as […]

Israel Plans to Outlaw Al-Aqsa Muslim Guards

Israel’s security authorities are pushing a bill that will outlaw Muslim ‘guards’ at Al-Aqsa mosque – a revered Muslim holy site on Temple Mount, which has been at the center of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police, Haaretz reported. The bill is being drafted on behalf of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, the Israel Police […]

Israel set to make Arabs second class citizens

AFTER an angry debate, the Israeli cabinet has endorsed a controversial bill declaring the country a Jewish state, a move that will alienate the Palestinian minority further and push the government closer to early elections. The bill affirms that Jewish law should inspire the Israeli legal system, and reserves other “national rights” for Jews, including […]

Amid talks Israel weighs action against Iran

The nuclear agreement being negotiated between Iran and world powers is unpalatable to Israel, and may hasten the prospect of a military confrontation with Tehran, The Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday. As the globe’s six major nuclear powers inch toward a Nov. 24 deadline to strike a comprehensive deal with Iran, sources within Israel’s government […]

Israel’s Cabinet approved a bill that defines Israel as Jewish state

Israel’s Cabinet has approved a contentious bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The bill still needs to be passed in parliament to become a law, but Sunday’s vote looks to further inflame tensions with Arab Israelis and Palestinians. It could also shake up Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government due to […]