Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace plan

World / Social Issues Jan 30, 2020

Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace plan

The Israeli army announced an increased presence in the West Bank and near Gaza Wednesday evening, as U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan sparked outrage among Palestinians. The plan, seen as overwhelmingly supportive of Israeli goals and drafted with no Palestinian input, gives the ...

First Gaza rockets fired against Israel since Qassem Soleimani killing

World Jan 16, 2020

First Gaza rockets fired against Israel since Qassem Soleimani killing

The Israeli military said four rockets were fired Wednesday from Hamas-controlled Gaza, the first since Israel's ally the U.S. killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. "Four rockets were just fired from Gaza at Israel. Two rockets were intercepted mid-air by the Iron Dome aerial defence ...

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

World / Politics Apr 8, 2019

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity on Sunday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's sudden election promise to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Some Israeli commentators saw the right-wing leader's pledge on Saturday, as Tuesday's national ballot approaches, as mainly a ...