ARTICLES RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST

SA academic in Gaza aid flotilla not on boat seized by Israelis

2015-06-29 15:25

A Kwazulu-Natal University academic‚ theologian and activist - who is part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip oby boat - is not on a vessel that has been seized by the Israeli military, the National Coalition for Palestine says.

Mom begs Australia to help daughter, grandchildren flee ISIS

2015-06-24 14:51

The mother-in-law of one of Australia’s most notorious ISIS fighters has pleaded for the government to help her "desperate" daughter and five grandchildren flee the Middle East, saying she made "the mistake of a lifetime".

Israel's Rivlin gives Netanyahu extra 14 days to form govt

2015-04-20 16:15

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an extension of 14 days to form a new government.

KZN Jews appalled by university SRC

2015-02-12 19:48

Calls by the Durban University of Technology's (DUT) SRC for Jewish students who do not support the Palestinian cause to deregister are appalling, the KZN Council of Jewry says.

West Bank mosque torched in 'revenge attack'

2014-11-12 15:43

Suspected extremists torched a West Bank mosque in an apparent revenge attack, as the Palestinian leader and the US top diplomat were to meet Jordan's King Abdullah over the spiralling violence.

Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

2014-07-30 22:34

Even as the Gaza war rages and cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, a few endgame scenarios can be glimpsed.

UN Security Council holds urgent talks on Gaza

2014-07-21 15:39

The UN Security Council opened urgent talks on the escalating violence in Gaza, stepping up ceasefire efforts after more than 100 Palestinians died in a single day.

EU pressing for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

2014-07-14 15:47

The European Union says it was in touch with 'parties in the region' to press for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Israel shoots down Gaza drone

2014-07-14 12:52

Israel says it has shot down a drone from Gaza, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted.

Palestinian shot dead in West Bank clashes

2014-07-14 10:14

A Palestinian has been killed by the Israeli army in a clash near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, his family says.

 

#BoycottWoolworths top trends in SA after spoof video

2015-06-28 13:09

Retailer Woolworths was a top trending topic on social media this weekend after an activist group put out a spoof video of its collaboration with US pop star Pharrell Williams.

Kuwait arrests ex-lawmaker over Iran tweet

2015-05-02 07:30

Kuwait has arrested a former opposition lawmaker for alleging Iran was pressuring the oil-rich emirate to change the crown prince, the government and relatives say.

US to reassess policy on Israel, Mideast diplomacy

2015-03-20 08:36

President Barack Obama has told Benjamin Netanyahu that Washington would "reassess" its options on US-Israel relations and Middle East diplomacy, a White House official says.

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

2014-11-18 10:44

Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.

Palestinians want urgent session on Israeli settlements

2014-10-28 15:57

Palestinian officials say they would push for an “urgent session” of the UN Security Council, a bid to stop an Israeli plan to build 1 000 new flats in East Jerusalem.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24h truce' - PLO

2014-07-29 16:28

The Palestinian leadership, along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are willing to observe a 24-hour ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, a senior PLO official says.

Tutu: Gaza a human rights issue

2014-07-18 17:00

The escalated conflict between Israel and Palestine is the result of a void in global leadership, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Israel hopes to cause long-term damage to Hamas

2014-07-14 14:06

Israel is hoping to cause long-term damage to Hamas' military infrastructure before agreeing to ceasefire talks as the deadly confrontation entered its seventh day.

Israel: We want to inflict so much pain on Hamas

2014-07-14 11:37

Israeli military says its goal is to inflict so much pain on Hamas so that it will be deterred from attacking Israel again.

Israel keeps up air strikes on Gaza Strip

2014-07-14 07:56

Israel has kept up air strikes and artillery fire on Gaza Strip despite diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed, as its offensive enters the seventh day.

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