Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

May 22, 2017

Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

Israel on Sunday authorized a few economic concessions to the Palestinians requested by President Donald Trump, hours before the U.S. leader begins a visit in which he hopes to revive peace talks frozen since 2014. As well as the concessions, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ...

Abbas in India to boost ties ahead of Modi's Israel trip

/ May 15, 2017

Abbas in India to boost ties ahead of Modi's Israel trip

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas landed in New Delhi late Sunday for a three-day visit looking to strengthen ties with India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic trip to Israel. Abbas arrived with a delegation for his third state visit to India, where he ...

Hezbollah leader vows future war would be fought on Israeli territory

May 12, 2017

Hezbollah leader vows future war would be fought on Israeli territory

Lebanese Hezbollah said on Thursday that any future conflict between the Shiite group and Israel could take place inside Israeli territory, as tensions rise between the arch foes. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, also said in a speech televised live that the group was ...

Palestinians say Pizza Hut mocked hunger striker, call for boycott

May 10, 2017

Palestinians say Pizza Hut mocked hunger striker, call for boycott

Palestinians called for a boycott of Pizza Hut on Tuesday after the company’s franchise in Israel was accused of mocking hunger-striking prisoners. The franchise’s Facebook page was said to have shared an image released by Israeli police which appears to show Palestinian hunger-strike leader ...

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

May 6, 2017

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

Hamas said its former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, was elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group Saturday, succeeding Khaled Meshaal. Haniya, seen as a pragmatist within the movement, is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Hamas ...