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 ...

Trump tweets U.S. recognizes Israel sovereignty of Golan Heights

World / Politics Mar 22, 2019

Trump tweets U.S. recognizes Israel sovereignty of Golan Heights

President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election. The ...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

World Dec 15, 2018

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Morrison also committed to recognizing a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as ...

Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements

Business Nov 20, 2018

Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements

Short-term rental company Airbnb Inc. said it will remove listings in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, enclaves that most world powers consider illegal for taking up land where Palestinians seek statehood. "We concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the ...