Israel-Palestine relations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Israel-Palestine relations


Kushner: Mideast plan to come after Ramadan

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, says he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace proposal around June and that it would include a 'robust business plan' for the Palestinians

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner speaks during the Time 100 Summit event April 23, 2019 in New York. Kushner said that he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace plan after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan ends in early June. Don Emmert / AFP

Turkey says U.S. embassy Jerusalem opening in May 'extremely worrying'

Feb 24, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Ankara says the decision showed the US does not hear, 'and worse still, does not care about the voice of the international community’s conscience'

'WORRYING.' Turkey says the United States' decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem is 'extremely worrying'. AFP file photo

White House says new Israeli settlements 'may not be helpful'

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The statement is a break from Donald Trump s previously full throated defense of Israeli settlement building

SETTLEMENTS. A picture taken on October 2, 2016 shows a general view of an Israeli building site of new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Shilo in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. File photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Questions and answers on Israeli settlements

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:26 PM

The UN Security Council has recently passed a landmark resolution condemning Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank

SETTLEMENTS. A picture taken on October 2, 2016 shows a general view of an Israeli building site of new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Shilo in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. File photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

EU joins criticism of east Jerusalem settlement plan

May 09, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Moving forward with the construction of housing units in the annexed area is damaging adds the US State Department

SETTLEMENTS. A picture taken on May 6, 2015, shows buildings in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish settlement in the mainly Palestinian eastern sector of Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Israel charges 8 Palestinians over Facebook incitement

Dec 22, 2014 - 11:34 PM

The incriminating posts are put online in recent months as a wave of violence rocked the city during which several Palestinians staged lone wolf attacks killing nine people

AFTERMATH. In this file photo, Palestinians look at the wreckage from a damaged window following an Israeli strike, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 2, 2014. Photo by Said Khatib / AFP

Israel warns on security as Gaza truce talks resume

Aug 17, 2014 - 8:05 PM

While the deadly fighting has abated millions in Gaza are suffering a chronic water shortage

Hamas to blame for civilian dead in Gaza – Netanyahu

Jul 14, 2014 - 12:57 AM

As he defends Israel s use of air strikes to counter attacks from Gaza Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames Hamas for civilian deaths

WAR. Flames erupt from a building hit by an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City. Thomas Coex/AFP

Israeli troops kill two West Bankers in teen manhunt

Jun 22, 2014 - 8:35 PM

I said the kidnapping was a crime but does that justify the killing of Palestinian teens in cold blood? decries Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

TEEN MANHUNT FATALITIES. The body of 26-year-old Ahmed Abu Shino, who was allegedly killed by Israeli soldiers at Al Ein Refugee Camp, is brought to Rafedya Hospital Morgue near Nablus, the West Bank, on June 22, 2014. Photo by Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Abbas, Hamas chief hold first talks since unity deal

May 05, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The two leaders are expected to discuss the reconciliation agreement and how to implement it

US calls for 'holding period' after Mideast talks fail

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:22 PM

Analysts say the end of the negotiating period meant the situation would simply go back to square one

No peace talks unless Hamas recognizes Israel: Netanyahu

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:17 AM

The Israeli PM says the preferable course of action to get peace talks back on track would be for Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to renounce Hamas

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. File photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

Abbas: Holocaust 'most heinous crime' of modern era

Apr 27, 2014 - 9:23 PM

The Palestinian president expressed sympathy with families of the 6 million Jews who were killed by the Nazi regime during World War II

Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet on crisis-hit peace talks

Apr 14, 2014 - 12:39 AM

It was a fresh bid to save their teetering US brokered peace talks

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Apr 06, 2014 - 7:35 PM

Israel would retaliate if the Palestinians proceed with applications to adhere to 15 international treaties said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

WARNING TO PALESTINE. Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, during the weekly cabinet meeting on April 6, 2014, warned that Israel would take unilateral measures against the Palestinians if they go ahead with applications to adhere to international treaties. Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

Kerry heads to Israel as peace talks near collapse

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:00 AM

A Palestinian official confirmed that Palestine had rejected an Israeli offer to extend talks beyond an April 29 deadline

ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT. A member of Israeli security forces stands at sunset during clashes with Palestinians following a protest against the expansion of the nearby Israeli settlement of Ofra on March 28, 2014 in the West Bank village of Silwad, north of Ramallah. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

British PM pledges to fight attempts to boycott Israel

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:44 AM

British PM David Cameron: Israel s place as a homeland for the Jewish people is founded in international law

File photo of British Prime Minister David Cameron from AFP.

Israel intercepts 'Iranian weapons shipment' to Gaza

Mar 05, 2014 - 11:48 PM

Israel claims that the Iranian shipment of advanced rockets bound for Palestinian militants proved that Tehran could not be trusted in nuclear talks

IN THE RED SEA. A handout picture released by the Israeli Army shows a missile on an intercepted ship in the Red Sea on March 5, 2014 carrying what Israeli military says was Iranian "advanced weaponry" bound for Palestinian militants in Gaza. Photo from Agence France-Presse/ Israeli Army