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Jordan’s Palestinian draft calls for peace with Israel in a year

UNITED NATIONS: Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year that “fulfills the…

MIDDLE EAST PEACE : Israel criticised at Geneva meeting

DEC 17, 2014 – 15:56 Construction materials being unloaded at a new housing unit in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Har Homa (Keystone) A total of 126 of 196 parties…

‘Palestinians to press’ UN vote despite US veto warning

AFP | Dec 16, 2014 | JORDAN TIMES RAMALLAH — The Palestinians are to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council on Wednesday as planned although US Secretary…

Israel hits back at Swiss over rights conference

Israel on Friday condemned Switzerland’s plan to host a conference on respect for international human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, charging it was a deviation from the country’s traditional…

Irish parliament backs recognition of Palestinian state

Epigraph: “Do not unto your neighbor what you would not have him do to you; this is the whole Law; the rest is commentary.” Beit Hillel, a Jewish teacher from…

Amnesty: Death of Palestinian Minister Highlights Excessive Force By Israeli Army

The death of a Palestinian minister during a protest against land confiscations in the West Bank may have resulted from arbitrary and abusive force by Israeli forces against demonstrators, said…

Gaza engineer develops new technology to replace cement

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Salameh Bihar, 56, who was displaced after Israel destroyed his house in Gaza’s Shajaiya neighborhood in the recent war, is still waiting to rebuild his…

Last stop: Fearful Arab drivers quit Jerusalem buses

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Fadi has endured verbal abuse and even the threat of suicide bombers during 15 years at the wheel of Jerusalem’s public buses, but like dozens of Palestinian…

Exasperated Abbas pushes UN end-of-occupation bid

BY MERRIT KENNEDY | AP Published — Saturday 29 November 2014 CAIRO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he is moving ahead with a proposed UN Security Council resolution on…

Ahmadiyya Muslims in Kababir Condemn the Attack on Synagogue

Why I condemn the crime of the synagogue attack? By Mohammed Sharif Audeh National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim community in the Holy Land Allah has given Muslims the permission to…

Slouching towards the abyss

Saturday, 22 November 2014 Hisham Melhem Let’s begin with some basic truths. The Palestinian and Israeli peoples are condemned to live together; even though the fundamental question was, is and…

This cycle of death will only continue

Summary by Rami G. Khouri The escalating cycle of tensions in recent weeks, Israeli settlements expansion, murderous attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians, and reprisal demolitions of Palestinian homes may…

Clergy, Interfaith Activists Aim To Prevent ‘Religious War’ Among Israelis And Palestinians

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush In the area around Gush Etzion, a series of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Shaul David Judelman on Tuesday joined Palestinian friends to write a…

Israel is in a trap of its own making

Summary by Michael Young, The Daily Star, Lebanon Doubtless, it was a shock to many Israelis that the Spanish parliament recognized the state of Palestine – well sort of –…

Israel approves 78 new settler units in East Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new housing units in two settlements on West Bank land annexed to Jerusalem, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at…

King meets Kerry, Netanyahu for talks on Jerusalem tension

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday hosted a trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cool tempers arising as…

Disunity and distress

The Daily Star Ten years after the death of Yasser Arafat, and the situation for Palestinians is at its direst in years, and any hope of unity between different factions…

Is Jerusalem the Palestinians’ last battle?

by Rami G. Khouri, Daily Star, Lebanon The escalating isolated incidents of violence between Israelis and Palestinians during the past few months have focused heavily on Jerusalem, and for good…

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