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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Trying to ‘Deny Palestinian Heritage’: Shakdam, Director of Shafaqna Institute

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Trying to ‘Deny Palestinian Heritage’: Shakdam, Director of Shafaqna Institute

Catherine Shakdam, director of Shafaqna Middle Eastern Studies, Israeli regime is trying to “exacerbate hatred and divisions” within religious communities.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Muslim World Denounces Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

ISRAEL POLITICS: Muslim World Denounces Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

“We insist on reaching al-Aqsa mosque and performing prayers there. The occupation preventing us from praying marks an assault against our right to worship in this pure Islamic mosque,” Sheikh Muhammad said.

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LEBANON POLITICS: Israel to be ‘Surprised’ if Attacks Lebanon: Hezbollah Official

LEBANON POLITICS: Israel to be ‘Surprised’ if Attacks Lebanon: Hezbollah Official

Hezbollah can produce over 500 kilometers missiles, surface-to- air and antitank missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles capable of carrying explosives.

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ISREAL POLITICS: Israel Not Bound By US-Russian Ceasefire Deal in Syria: Liberman

ISREAL POLITICS: Israel Not Bound By US-Russian Ceasefire Deal in Syria: Liberman

“Israel reserves its complete freedom of action, regardless of any understandings or developments,” minister of military affairs Avigdor Liberman said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa Hashem Dajani also described the decision as an “advanced move to put pressure on the apartheid government of Israel in order to end occupation of the state of Palestine.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Pro-Zionist Lobbies Against Peace in Palestine: Analyst

PALESTINE POLITICS: Pro-Zionist Lobbies Against Peace in Palestine: Analyst

Dean said lobbying groups, which are seeking to exert influence on Israeli and US officials, want the prolongation of conflict in Palestine.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Freeze on Western Wall Plan Backfires

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Freeze on Western Wall Plan Backfires

Ultra-Orthodox parties in Netanyahu’s coalition administration and the religious authorities that manage the site protested the agreement.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

Guterres said: “Generations of Palestinians have grown up in crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Deal With Saudi Arabia Prerequisite to End Conflict With Palestine: Lieberman, Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs

ISRAEL POLITICS: Deal With Saudi Arabia Prerequisite to End Conflict With Palestine: Lieberman, Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs

“The only light at end of the tunnel is complete regional agreement. Full diplomatic and economic relations. Not under the table, but on table,” Lieberman added.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

Faris, 18, chose to study the Israeli curriculum instead of the Palestinian equivalent in the hope that it will open more doors at colleges in Israel and help him get work there.

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IRAN POLITICS: Muslims Obliged to Fight Against Israel: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

IRAN POLITICS: Muslims Obliged to Fight Against Israel: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

“Today the fight against the Zionist regime is obligatory and necessary for Muslims. Why do some evade this duty?” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

“Israel’s continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under international law,” said Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in a statement on Friday.

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USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

“Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected,” the measure stated.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Waives Law Requiring US Embassy in Jerusalem

USA POLITICS: Trump Waives Law Requiring US Embassy in Jerusalem

“President Donald Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” White House.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel ‘Key Driver’ of Palestinian Suffering: UN Report

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel ‘Key Driver’ of Palestinian Suffering: UN Report

UN report says Palestinians forcibly displaced from their homes reached record high last year, affecting 1,601 people, including 759 children.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Must Keep West Bank Military Control Under Any Deal: Netanyahu

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Must Keep West Bank Military Control Under Any Deal: Netanyahu

“In order to assure our existence, we need to have military and security control over all territory west of Jordan [River],” Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli PM.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 60 Palestinian Hunger Strikers Taken to Hospital

ISRAEL POLITICS: 60 Palestinian Hunger Strikers Taken to Hospital

Palestinian Prisoners’ Society lawyers said many of them were in serious condition and had to be hospitalized after refusing to eat for 38 days.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’

“During my travels in recent days, I have found new reasons for hope,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a brief speech on arrival.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Faces Diplomatic Hurdles During 28 Hours in Jerusalem

USA POLITICS: Trump Faces Diplomatic Hurdles During 28 Hours in Jerusalem

Perhaps the most sensitive is what Trump ends up saying — or not saying — about a promise he made during the election campaign to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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