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UN envoy calls on Security Council for Israel action

AP | Jordan Times – Mar 26, 2015 | 22:33 UNITED NATIONS — The UN’s top Mideast envoy challenged the Security Council on Thursday to step up and lead the…

Israeli settlements may have already killed two-state bid – U.N.

MAR 26, 2015 By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israeli settlements on occupied land wanted by the Palestinians may have already killed a possible two-state solution, said the United…

Exploit the new openings on Palestine

Summary by Rami G. Khouri, The Daily Star, Lebanon Other than the occasional, momentary and superficial rap on Israel’s knuckles by Secretary of State James Baker or President Ronald Reagan,…

Jordan, Palestine hold conference on Jerusalem

by JORDAN TIMES | Mar 21, 2015 | 23:42 AMMAN — Jordan and Palestine organised a conference in Ankara on Saturday to highlight the importance of Jerusalem and the Muslim…

Israel is supposedly the only democracy in the Middle East, yet 4.5 million Palestinians under its control can’t vote

Source: The Independent YARA HAWARI Tuesday 17 March 2015 A state that ignores the rights of its indigenous non-Jewish people is not a democracy Today Israeli citizens are going to…

Netanyahu Backs Away From Rejection Of Palestinian State; White House Unmoved

Source: Huffington Post Reuters  |  By Matt Spetalnick & Doina Chiacu Posted: 03/19/2015 WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied on Thursday abandoning his commitment to the…

Palestine isn’t waiting for Netanyahu

Abbas and Co. have several diplomatic options now that the prime minister has retracted Bar-Ilan speech. Source: Haaretz.com By Zvi Bar’el | Mar. 20, 2015 By Khaled Diab | Mar.…

Jerusalem: Should it be the Tourism Mecca for the Middle East?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac and they did love and honor each other.  According to…

The White House hoped a new Israeli prime minister would resume peace talks with the Palestinians. With Netanyahu holding on, the administration is weighing a turn to the U.N. to help force a deal.

FP: After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council…

35 Settlers Break Into Al-Aqsa Mosque Under the Israeli Police Tight Protection

Published on Sunday, 08 March 2015 13:17 PNN/Jerusalem A large number of extremist settlers on Sunday morning broke into Al-Aqsa mosque under the protection of special Israeli police units. According…

UN Envoy Says Israel Must Investigate Killing of 1,500 Gaza Civilians

Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:21 PNN/ Bethlehem/ A United Nations envoy Tuesday called on Israel to investigate the killing of about 1563 Palestinian civilians, one third of them…

10-year-old Palestinian boy, an autistic, memorises entire Qur’an

Gaza (Palestine): A ten-year-old Palestinian boy from Gaza, despite suffering from autism – a disorder of brain development, experience difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors,…

40% rise in new West Bank settlement homes in 2014 — NGO

  AFP | Feb 24, 2015 | Jordan Times In this November 2, 2011 file photo, a worker stands by construction material to unload at a new housing unit in…

500 rabbis urge Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

RT: Over 500 rabbis from Israel, Britain, the US and Canada have called on the Israeli prime minister to stop demolishing Palestinian homes. Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) say Benjamin…

Head of UN war crimes inquiry resigns after Israel accuses him of pro-Gaza bias

theguardian — William Schabas quits to prevent consultancy work for Palestine Liberation Organisation overshadowing report on last summer’s military offensive    A Palestinian woman amid destroyed buildings in the Gaza…

German rights chief says Israel must work with ICC

Source: Arab News BERLIN: Germany’s top human rights official has urged Israel to cooperate with the International Criminal Court probe into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories. After the…

Palestinians throw eggs at Canadian FM for pro-Israel stand

RAMALLAH, West Bank: Palestinian protesters heckled and threw eggs at Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird during a visit to the occupied West Bank on Sunday, denouncing Ottawa’s diplomatic support for…

ICC probe into Israel’s Gaza invasion welcomed

Source: Arab News GAZA: The Palestinian group Hamas said on Saturday it welcomed a decision by the International Criminal Court to launch an inquiry into possible war crimes in the…

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