US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran

2017-10-23 07:08

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pressing Saudi Arabia and Iraq to form a united front to counter Iran's growing assertiveness in the Middle East.

Israel frees Palestinian clown held without charge for 20 months

2017-09-01 06:25

A Palestinian clown accused by Israel of membership in a banned leftist group and held without charge for 20 months has been released.

Kushner meets Abbas, Netanyahu to try to restart talks

2017-08-25 13:08

Meetings between Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser and Palestinian and Israeli leaders have been met with scepticism.

Macron urges resumption of Mideast talks based on two states

2017-07-16 18:36

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a resumption of long-stalled Middle East peace talks based on a two-state solution.

Trump aide Kushner meets Netanyahu

2017-06-21 22:00

US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner has held talks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

SA director withdraws from Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival over human rights issues

2017-05-26 19:34

A South African film director has pulled out of the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, citing Israel's human rights violations as his reason.

West Bank votes in polls underlining split

2017-05-13 19:04

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are voting in municipal elections that underscored deep rifts between the Fatah party and Islamist rival Hamas.

Hamas to announce new principles easing stance on Israel

2017-05-01 22:49

Hamas was to unveil a new policy document that eases its stance on Israel after earlier calling for the country's destruction, party officials have said.

Israeli soldiers, four others held for anti-Arab attacks

2017-04-23 16:03

Six Israelis, including two soldiers, have been arrested for racist attacks against Arabs with knives and other weapons and charged with "terrorist" offences.

Israel reopens Egypt crossing after security assessment

2017-04-21 18:14

Israel has reopened its border crossing to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula shut over a week ago over intelligence warnings of possible attacks.


Israel carries out raids on Palestinian media firms

2017-10-18 18:21

Israeli forces have raided Palestinian media offices across the occupied West Bank in what a military spokesperson called a "large-scale operation" against incitement.

Israeli prime minister says no withdrawal from settlements

2017-08-29 21:25

Israel's prime minister says he will never uproot any West Bank settlement, infuriating the Palestinians at a time when the United States is trying to revive peace talks.

Clashes as Palestinians end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

2017-07-27 21:19

Clashes erupted between Israeli police and Palestinians at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site as thousands of Muslim worshippers entered to end a boycott of the compound over new Israeli security measures.

Israel launches raid on Syria

2017-06-25 08:00

An Israeli aircraft has carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights, an army spokesperson says.

Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation

2017-05-27 23:32

Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.

Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

2017-05-23 20:01

President Donald Trump has called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises that could lead to peace.

Israel's Netanyahu says Palestinians don't educate to peace

2017-05-07 16:26

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinians are not educating their children toward peace.

Call for mass action in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners

2017-04-24 18:26

South African civil society has been urged to take part in mass action in support of Palestinian political prisoners currently on a hunger strike.

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

2017-04-23 13:05

An Israeli attack on a Syrian camp for pro-government forces has killed three fighters near the Golan Heights.

Israel treats thousands of war-wounded Syrians

2017-04-08 15:18

Israel has treated about 3 000 patients as fighting heats up in neighbouring Syria, in a programme that has changed perceptions and has helped ease tensions across the hostile border.

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