Israeli Government Collapse Gives Netanyahu Another Chance at Power

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, lost power last year. But his base hasn’t abandoned him, and he could return to office after a snap election this fall.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #lapid-yair, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government

The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: Tracing a Bullet to an Israeli Convoy

A New York Times investigation found that the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist was fired from the approximate position of an Israeli military vehicle.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #middle-east, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Netanyahu’s Plan to Regain Power in Israel: Vote Against His Views

To topple Israel’s government, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, is voting down its initiatives — even if he agrees with them.

#bennett-naftali, #israeli-settlements, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Israel’s Government Teeters Again, Losing Vote on Law that Supports West Bank Settlers

The vote’s failure — from defections within the governing bloc and a power move by usually pro-settler opposition lawmakers — could topple the government and throw a lifeline to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

#arabs, #bennett-naftali, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #saar-gideon, #west-bank

Tanned, Buff and Ready to Pose, Gaza Bodybuilders Feel Weight of Blockade

Bodybuilding is popular among Palestinians living in Gaza, but travel restrictions and other obstacles as a result of the Israeli blockade make competing abroad a struggle.

#body-building, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #exercise, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #suhail-al-asaad

Palestinian Inquiry Accuses Israel of Intentionally Killing Al Jazeera Journalist

The Palestinian Authority reported its final findings from a two-week investigation into the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said it was still conducting its own inquiry.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #bullet-proof-clothing, #defense-and-military-forces, #funerals-and-memorials, #israel, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #ramallah-west-bank, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Was Killed in Jenin. Who Will Be Next?

A transparent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh will lead to much-needed accountability.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #israel, #palestinians, #west-bank

Chaos in Israel Gives New Chance to Old Face: Benjamin Netanyahu

Mr. Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, lost office last summer. Now the coalition that replaced him is crumbling — potentially leading to new elections that could return him to power.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #raam-party-israel, #rinawie-zoabi-ghaida

Israeli Police Attack Mourners Before Funeral for Shireen Abu Akleh

As hundreds gathered to witness the start of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral procession, riot police assaulted the people carrying her coffin.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #freedom-of-the-press, #funerals-and-memorials, #israel, #palestinians, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #west-bank

Israeli Police Attack Funeral of Slain Palestinian Journalist

Video showed police officers in Jerusalem beating and kicking mourners next to the coffin of Shireen Abu Akleh, an Al Jazeera reporter who was killed on Wednesday, forcing one to the ground.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #news-and-news-media, #palestinians, #west-bank

Why a Bullet Is the Focus of Investigations In Journalist’s Killing

The Palestinian Authority said it would not let Israeli officials examine the bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said that is the only way to determine who fired it.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #defense-and-military-forces, #funerals-and-memorials, #israel, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Shireen Abu Akleh, Palestinian Journalist, Dies, Aged 51

Ms. Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American reporter who was killed in the West Bank on Wednesday, was a household name across the Middle East.

#al-jazeera, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #palestinians, #shireen-abu-akleh, #west-bank

‘Tantura’ Documentary Reopens Debate About Israel’s Foundational Story

Israeli soldiers had long denied killing prisoners after capturing an Arab seaside town, days after Israel’s creation. A new film provides fresh evidence — reopening a debate about Israel’s foundational story.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #arabs, #defense-and-military-forces, #documentary-films-and-programs, #dor-israel, #israel, #palestinians, #schwarz-alon, #tantura-israel, #tantura-movie, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Al Jazeera Journalist Is Killed During Clashes in West Bank

The circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran journalist, are still unclear.

#deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #news-and-news-media, #palestinians, #west-bank

Israel Captures 2 Palestinian Suspects Linked to Deadly Ax Attack

The two men were caught hiding in a forest not far from the central town of Elad, where the killings were carried out. The detentions ended an intensive search.

#detainees, #elad-israel, #palestinians, #terrorism

Israel Plans Zip Line for Ancient Jerusalem

A Jewish settler group is promoting projects that opponents say will change the delicate historic, religious and political balance in highly symbolic areas around Jerusalem’s Old City.

#cable-cars-and-trams, #christians-and-christianity, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #religion-and-belief, #temple-mount-jerusalem

A Site Holy to Jews and Muslims Returns as the Nexus of Conflict

The skirmishes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Aqsa Mosque, known to Jews as Temple Mount, are laden with national and religious symbolism.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #arabs, #bennett-naftali, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #olmert-ehud, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #western-wall-jerusalem

Gazan Militants and Israeli Air Force Exchange Fire

The flare-up followed a rise in tensions over holy places in Jerusalem and a deadly wave of Arab attacks in Israel, answered by a lethal Israeli crackdown in the occupied West Bank.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mosques, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem

Israeli Police Stop Muslim Worshipers From Entering Holy Site

Brief clashes broke out Sunday in side streets near the Aqsa Mosque compound, two days after violence at the site left more than 150 people injured.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #mosques, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem

Israel Steps Up Raids in Palestinian Territories in Response to Attacks

At least 14 Palestinians have been killed in a widespread Israeli military operation in the West Bank, launched in response to a string of attacks in Israel that killed 14 people.

#israel, #jerusalem-israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

Clashes Erupt at Jerusalem Holy Site on Day With Overlapping Holidays

Calm returned after more than 150 people were injured and hundreds were arrested by the Israeli police on Friday, when Ramadan, Easter and Passover coincided for the first time in thirty years.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #ramadan, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #terrorism

Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Erupt in Jerusalem as Holidays Converge

The violence broke out at the Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, on the first day of a rare concurrence of Ramadan, Passover and Easter.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #ramadan, #temple-mount-jerusalem

Israel’s Oldest Museum Takes a New Look at Israeli Art

For decades, museums presented Israeli art as a companion to the country’s history. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art breaks away from that approach — with surprising results.

#art, #herzl-theodor, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #museums, #palestinians, #sculpture, #tel-aviv-israel, #west-bank, #zionism

In a Village Divided, Palestinians See Their Hold on Territory Eroding

Carved up over decades, the village of Walaja sits partly in the occupied West Bank and partly in Jerusalem. Palestinians say this type of fragmentation undermines prospects for a state.

#border-barriers, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #middle-east, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Wave of Terrorism in Israel Defies a Simple Narrative

Four recent deadly attacks have highlighted Palestinian anger over vanishing prospects of a Palestinian state, but the assailants’ diverse backgrounds have left many questions unanswered.

#abbas-mahmoud, #bennett-naftali, #defense-and-military-forces, #easter-and-holy-week, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #passover, #ramadan, #terrorism

Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinian Militants in West Bank After Rise in Attacks

The Israeli authorities said the men were killed in a shootout. The security forces have ramped up their operations after a wave of violence.

#israel, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #west-bank

Spike in Violence Poses Test for Israel’s Fragile Government

A rash of terrorist attacks has spawned criticism of the government from the left and right, and for opposite reasons. But the coalition’s diversity has constrained its options.

#abbas-mahmoud, #abbas-mansour, #bennett-naftali, #bnei-brak-israel, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #raam-party-israel, #terrorism

Israel Bolsters Security Amid Deadliest Wave of Terrorist Attacks in Years

The Army and the police scaled up their ground presence the morning after the latest shooting brought the death toll from attacks in Israel this month to 11.

#abbas-mahmoud, #al-aqsa-martyrsbrigades, #bnei-brak-israel, #fatah-al, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #terrorism, #west-bank

Israeli Summit Mixes Historic Symbolism With Sharp Disputes

The meeting of diplomats from Israel, the U.S. and four Arab countries was momentous just for taking place. But in private, they tried to hash out differences over Iran and the war in Ukraine.

#bahrain, #egypt, #international-relations, #iran, #israel, #morocco, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Arab Gunmen Kill 2 in Hadera, on Eve of Historic Summit

The unusually brazen attack in Hadera, a city on the Mediterranean coast, came as four Arab foreign ministers arrived for an unprecedented summit that shows Israel’s growing role in the Middle East

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #terrorism

Blinken to Press Mideast Allies for Stronger Support for Ukraine

The countries, which have their own relationships with Russia, have provided some modest backing, but Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will ask for more.

#bahrain, #blinken-antony-j, #international-relations, #israel, #middle-east, #morocco, #nahyan-mohamed-bin-zayed-al-1961, #palestinians, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-arab-emirates

What to Know About Israel’s Summit With 4 Arab Countries

Four Arab foreign ministers will meet in Israel’s Negev desert on Sunday, along with their U.S. counterpart. The talks mark a realignment of Middle Eastern powers, accelerated by the war in Ukraine.

#arabs, #bahrain, #blinken-antony-j, #egypt, #europe, #international-relations, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #morocco, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.N. Investigator Accuses Israel of Apartheid, Citing Permanence of Occupation

Strongly denied by Israel and its supporters, the claim is the first time that a U.N.-appointed rapporteur has accused Israel of apartheid in such an unequivocal way.

#amnesty-international, #apartheid-policy, #btselem, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #united-nations, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #west-bank

Four Killed in Southern Israel in Latest in Spate of Attacks

The attacks have heightened fears of further violence in April, when the convergence of three religious holidays has leaders on edge.

#abbas-mansour, #bedouins, #beersheba-israel, #bennett-naftali, #hamas, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #passover, #raam-party-israel, #ramadan, #terrorism

The Sunday Read: ‘What Rashida Tlaib Represents’

She changed the Israeli-Palestinian debate in Congress by reminding her colleagues of the human stakes. It’s a burden she would rather not carry.

#boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #israel, #palestinians, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Israel’s President Visits Turkey in Sign of Thawing Relations

In their highest-level meeting in 14 years, Israel and Turkey sought to rekindle an alliance after years of turbulence.

#erdogan-recep-tayyip, #herzog-isaac, #international-relations, #israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #turkey

What Rashida Tlaib Represents

She changed the Israeli-Palestinian debate in Congress by reminding her colleagues of the human stakes. It’s a burden she would rather not carry.

#black-people, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #mccollum-betty, #michigan, #muslim-americans, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #palestinians, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tlaib-rashida, #united-states-politics-and-government

Palestinians Threatened With Eviction Can Stay in Their Homes — for Now

Israel’s high court stayed the eviction of four Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes. The eviction threat had stoked tensions that led to war in Gaza.

#east-jerusalem, #evictions, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #west-bank

Israeli leader, Naftali Bennett, Meets Bahrain Counterpart, Signaling Regional Shift

The trip by Naftali Bennett, the first official visit to Bahrain by an Israeli prime minister, showcased growing ties between his country and several Arab governments.

#arabs, #bennett-naftali, #international-relations, #khalifa-hamad-bin-isa-al, #khalifa-salman-bin-hamad-bin-isa-al-1969, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #palestinians, #peace-process

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to Make Historic Visit to Bahrain

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was set to fly to Bahrain on Monday in the first visit by an Israeli premier to the Gulf state, which is seen as a proxy for Saudi Arabia.

#bahrain, #bennett-naftali, #international-relations, #israel, #khalifa-salman-bin-hamad-bin-isa-al-1969, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government

As Violence Rises in the West Bank, Settler Attacks Raise Alarm

Attacks by settlers and Palestinians have both reached a five-year high. But unlike Palestinian suspects, violent settlers are rarely prosecuted.

#btselem, #defense-and-military-forces, #gantz-benny, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #land-use-policies, #olives, #palestinians, #rock-and-stone, #united-nations, #vandalism, #west-bank, #yesh-din

A Jewish Teacher Criticized Israel. She Was Fired.

Jessie Sander had just started a job at a synagogue in Scarsdale. But then a blog post she had written was found.

#american-jewish-committee, #beinart-peter, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #scarsdale-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #synagogues, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #westchester-reform-temple, #zionism

Israeli Commanders Disciplined in Death of Palestinian-American Man

Three Israeli military commanders have been reprimanded and reassigned after an investigation into the death of a 78-year-old man after he was detained.

#autopsies, #btselem, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jiljilya-west-bank, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Palestinian American Held by Israel Died of Heart Attack, Autopsy Shows

The coroner’s report suggested that Omar Assad, 78, had a stress-induced heart attack as a result of injuries he sustained while in Israeli military custody.

#israel, #jiljilya-west-bank, #omar-abdelmajed-assad, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Palestinian-American Died Handcuffed in Israeli Custody, Witnesses Say

Omar Assad, 78, had hoped to see his children in the U.S. one more time. Instead he died after being detained by Israeli soldiers.

#deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #detainees, #israel, #palestinians, #west-bank

Israel Evicts Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah Area of Jerusalem

Israelis evicted an extended family and destroyed their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where attempted evictions last year helped spark a war with Gaza.

#east-jerusalem, #evictions, #israel, #palestinians

Palestinian American Dies of Heart Attack After Brief Detention by Israeli Troops

The elderly man, who was identified as Omar Asad, had been held during a raid by the Israeli Army on a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank.

#deaths-fatalities, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #state-department, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Leads to Deal for Release

A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest, Israel agreed to release him.

#detainees, #gaza-strip, #hebron-west-bank, #human-rights-watch, #hunger-strikes, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #shakir-omar, #shin-bet, #tel-aviv-israel, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

A New Israeli Wonderland, Where You Can Almost Forget Where You Are

An alien spaceship theme park, an Italian Renaissance-style mall, a canal with gondolas. “Nothing in Israel compares with it,” the developer says. There’s just one catch.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #judean-desert-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #west-bank

Hamas, Claiming Victory Over Israel, Is Stuck in Same Old Cycle

Seven months after a war with Israel, hundreds are dead but otherwise little has changed. It’s a familiar pattern.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #egypt, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fatah-al, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #international-relations, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #nepotism, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #wages-and-salaries, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank, #zahar-mahmoud-al