Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid

2018-04-22 14:06

The Israeli military says it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid.

Gaza war crimes may be prosecuted: ICC prosecutor

2018-04-08 23:00

The world war crimes court's chief prosecutor has called for an end to ongoing bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, warning that the court could try those who commit gross atrocities.

UN chiefs warns of 'one-state reality' in Middle East

2018-02-06 11:02

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that recent developments in the Middle East could create "an irreversible one-state reality" that would bury the two-state solution of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

2018-01-03 11:03

US President Donald Trump has admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300m a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be "blackmailed".

Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

2017-12-27 16:03

Israel's transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to extend Jerusalem's soon-to-open high speed rail line to the Western Wall.

UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem

2017-12-21 20:07

The UN General Assembly has adopted by a decisive vote of 128 to nine, with 35 abstentions, a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

US move on Jerusalem will 'move the ball forward'

2017-12-11 08:12

US President Donald Trump's administration has insisted that its recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will help the cause of peace.

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

2017-12-06 06:16

US officials say President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

Hitler, Saddam: Palestinians cope with loaded names

2017-11-03 19:14

Hitler, Castro and Saddam Hussein meet in a bar. It may sound like the beginning of a joke, but in the Palestinian territories it is actually possible.

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.


Western Cape ANC to march in solidarity with Palestine

2018-04-20 05:35

The Western Cape ANC will march for Palestine on the same day the US President Donald Trump has declared he will move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Dirco condemns attack in Gaza Strip

2018-04-04 11:48

The South African government has joined other nations in condemning an attack in the Gaza strip, in which 17 Palestinians have been killed.

Jordan's King Abdullah sees no Mideast peace without US role

2018-02-05 19:13

King Abdullah II of Jordan has said in an interview that the United States remains essential to any hope of a peaceful solution between Israel and the Palestinians, despite widespread criticism of the new US stance on Jerusalem.

New Israeli law would make it harder to divide Jerusalem

2018-01-03 06:17

Israel's parliament has passed a law requiring a super-majority to relinquish control over any part of Jerusalem, a move that could hamstring the city's division in any future peace deal

ANC resolution to downgrade SA embassy in Israel is simple-minded – COPE

2017-12-22 13:25

Opposition party COPE has lambasted the ANC's resolution to downgrade South Africa's embassy in Israel to a liaison office, calling the decision myopic.

Erdogan says US 'partner to bloodshed' over Jerusalem

2017-12-11 21:51

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the United States it was a "partner to bloodshed" after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel sparked violence.

World, bar Israel, condemns Trump's Jerusalem announcement

2017-12-07 08:26

Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has drawn sharp criticism, with the significant exception of Israel.

Israel approves 240 east Jerusalem settler homes

2017-11-08 20:28

Israeli authorities have approved building permits for 240 new homes in settlement neighbourhoods in Jerusalem's eastern sector.

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.

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