User: newstrust Topic: Israel-Palestine Conflict
Category: Conflict
Last updated: May 27 2016 01:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 7,054    
‘The will to advance towards peace clearly exists’ in the Middle East – UN envoy 27.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for the peace process in the Middle East on Wednesday warned the Security Council that, as circumstances on the ground continue to deteriorate, lamenting the disappearance of a negotiated two-state solution has become a "default narrative" for many.
Also found in: [+]
Gaza ‘Spiderboy’ aims to climb to Guinness world records 23.5.2016 Hindu: News
Mohammed al-Sheikh is only 12 and feels trapped in Gaza but he dreams of a Guinness world record for a series of stunning backflips and his almost unbelievable body contortions.Mohammed, just 1.37 me...
Also found in: [+]
Israel Veers Even Further Right 22.5.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Hillary Clinton says she wants to take the U.S.-Israeli relationship “to the next level” even as Prime Minister Netanyahu’s right-wing regime plumbs new depths of extremism, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar notes. By Paul R. Pillar There already shouldn’t…Read more →
DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession 20.5.2016 Washington Post
DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession
Also found in: [+]
The Battle for Palestine 19.5.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
From the Archive: On the centennial of the British-French Sykes-Picot deal to carve up the Mideast, it’s worth recalling other ways Europe worsened the region’s problems, including the Israeli-Palestinian mess, ex-JFK adviser William R. Polk recalled in 2014. By William R. Polk…Read more →
Also found in: [+]
Israeli woman becomes longest jailed military objector 18.5.2016 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A 19-year-old Israeli woman has spent more than three months in military prison in what supporters say is the longest sentence ever handed down to a female conscientious objector....
Also found in: [+]
Kerry explores Egyptian proposal for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks 18.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Egypt is offering warmer relations with Israel if it restarts negotiations with the Palestinians.
Also found in: [+]
France postpones peace conference on Israeli-Palestinian conflict 18.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Paris, May 18 : The peace conference planned by France to seek a solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine will not be held as scheduled on May 30, but later this summer, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.
Also found in: [+]
Israel-Palestine peace conference postponed 18.5.2016 Hindu: News
French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday an international conference due in late May in Paris to relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis had been postponed but would take pla...
Also found in: [+]
Israel tells France it’s not interested in multilateral peace talks 16.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Paris had been hoping to sponsor a conference later this year.
Also found in: [+]
Paris peace summit to proceed despite Israeli concerns 16.5.2016 Washington Post: World
The French foreign minister met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Sunday and said an upcoming Paris summit aimed at restarting peace talks will proceed, despite Israeli objections that direct negotiations are the only way forward.
Also found in: [+]
UN envoy warns that Hezbollah expansion can threaten Lebanon 14.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Hezbollah’s involvement in the conflicts in Syria and more recently Iraq risks a spillover of sectarian tensions into Lebanon where the Islamic State extremist group and the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front are reported to be expanding, a U.N. envoy warned Friday.
Also found in: [+]
Israel celebrates 68th birthday after solemn Memorial Day 12.5.2016 Washington Post: World
In a jarring contrast, Israel transitioned Wednesday night from melancholic reflection to remember its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day festivities in celebration of 68 years since the modern Jewish state was formed.
Also found in: [+]
Number of stabbing attacks on Israeli soldiers diminishes 11.5.2016 L.A. Times - World News

Not long ago, 20-year-old Akram Wuswus and his friends routinely posted online praise for Palestinians who stabbed Israelis and subsequently were killed by authorities.

The friends were among many young people who gravitated to an imposing checkpoint that separates Palestinian and Israeli sections...

Also found in: [+]
Jordan official: Extremism a result of no Palestinian state 10.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Jordan’s foreign minister says that Palestinian statehood is the most important issue now facing the world and that it fuels extremism gripping the Mideast.
Also found in: [+]
As Methodists gather, LGBT issues may determine future of the church 10.5.2016 Washington Post
A church conference beginning this week will consider more than 100 pieces of legislation on human sexuality, a topic that has divided United Methodists for years.
Also found in: [+]
Here’s what happened when some famous writers went to visit some hardcore Jewish settlers 8.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Research for a book to mark 50 years of Israeli occupation provides plenty of drama, outrage and the finger.
Also found in: [+]
Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan 29.4.2016 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain "under Israel's sovereignty permanently."...
Also found in: [+]
The Guardian view on antisemitism: stay vigilant on the left flank | Editorial 29.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Anti-Jewish prejudice has been a recurrent problem across the political spectrum. After the Livingstone fiasco, Jeremy Corbyn must wake up to it – and root it out from his party No decent person wants to be called racist, and for those on the left the charge has a particular sting. The Labour party, and especially the radical fringe from which Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Livingstone emerged, has a proud history of anti-racist activism. But the party and the broad movement – which turned out on wet weekends to confront the National Front in the 70s, made noise against apartheid in the 80s, and then the BNP in the 90s – finds itself charged with being contaminated by antisemitism. And with singular crassness, instead of clearing the air on Thursday, Mr Livingstone encouraged the accusation. Complaints about antisemitism on the left have often cropped up over the years, and there is always an ill-advised temptation to shrug them off. Before the latest Livingstone fiasco, some of the Westminster voices who had ...
Also found in: [+]
Syria’s peace talks begin to look like a cover for more war 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Parties are paying lip-service to a ‘political solution’ even as a dysfunctional truce collapses around them

Bombs hitting hospitals, doctors and rescue workers killed, civilians starving, scores of dead and injured every day – the raw, bleeding statistics of Syria’s unending war are making a nonsense of an already fragile truce and destroying the slim hopes that peace talks can even carry on.

Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria, is a consummate diplomat, but this week he has struggled to mask a sense of rising panic – appealing to the US and Russia to come together to stave off what his humanitarian coordinator warned on Thursday would be a new “catastrophe” if violence did not stop.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 7,054