US hopeful of plan for lasting peace between Israel and Palestinians | World


The White House is drawing up a plan for “an enduring peace” between Israel and the Palestinians as a shift in Arab-Israeli relations, led by Saudi Arabia, stirs tentative hopes that decades of deadlock could be overcome. Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, is drafting a potential blueprint with Jason Greenblatt, …

A possible peace between Palestinians who hate each other

Usually the US and Israel are on the same page when it comes to reconciling the two rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah. Until Hamas renounces terror and disarms, both Washington and Jerusalem have opposed its integration into the Palestinian Authority. That’s why it’s important that the reaction from the …

Israel using trapped Palestinians as ‘bargaining chips’ | News

Rescue teams in Gaza have been unable to reach five Palestinians trapped in a tunnel destroyed earlier this week by Israeli forces in the Khan Younis area. Seven Palestinians belonging to Gaza’s military brigades of Islamic Jihad and Hamas were killed and a dozen others wounded after Israel blew up a …

U.S.: If Hamas wants any role in Palestinian government, it must disarm and recognize Israel – Israel News

Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for the peace process, issued on Thursday the first American response to the Palestinian reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah. According to Greenblatt, any Palestinian government must “unambiguously and explicitly” commit to the conditions set by the Quartet: Refraining from violence, recognizing …

Palestinians mark 100 years since Balfour Declaration in the UN – Israel News

Palestinians protest the 100th anniversary of Britain’s Balfour Declaration. (photo credit:ABBAS MOMANI / AFP) NEW YORK – While people in Gaza and the West Bank took to the streets in protest against the 100-year-old Balfour Declaration which contributed to the establishment of the State of Israel, Palestinian representatives slammed the …

Israeli Arabs, Palestinians to protest Balfour Declaration – Israel News

PALESTINIANS PROTEST the Balfour Declaration in Ramallah last week. . (photo credit:MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS) Leaders of Israel’s Arab minority are organizing a protest outside the British Embassy in Tel Aviv to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.The demonstration on November 7 comes five days after the anniversary of the …

Hamas agreed not to carry out terror attacks against Israel, Palestinian sources say – Palestinians

Hamas has agreed not carry out terror attacks or fire rockets against Israel as part of the Palestinian reconciliation deal, the London-based Asharq Alawsat reported on Sunday, citing Palestinian sources. …

UN rapporteur urges sanctions on Israel for driving Palestinians ‘back to the dark ages’

Last week there was a significant development in the international response to the Israeli occupation when the UN rapporteur for human rights in the occupied territories came out with a harsh report saying the world was too passive about the occupation. The “duration of this occupation is without precedent or …