Israeli Forces Destroy Nature Reserve, Uproot 10,000 Trees in Jordan Valley

The Israeli army on Wednesday destroyed a natural reserve and uprooted at least 10,000 trees in a military campaign in the northern West Bank in a move that Palestinians termed a “crime”. Moataz Bisharat, who is responsible for monitoring Israeli settlement activity in the Jordan…

Israeli Forces Demolish Mosque in Masafer Yatta

Israeli forces Wednesday demolished a mosque in the Bedouin community of Azwadeen, east of Yatta city, south of Hebron, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA. Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees, Fuad al-‘Amour, told WAFA that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers into Khirbet Umm…

Netanyahu reelection hopes jeopardized by ultra-Orthodox unrest

Premier hopes to fully vaccinate the population, open the economy so ‘the problem will be forgotten’ as days tick on toward the March 23 election AP — As he seeks reelection, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned to a straightforward strategy: Count on the rock-solid…

Report: Israeli settler population surged during Trump era

By JOSEPH KRAUSSyesterday JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s West Bank settler population has grown at a far higher rate than the country as a whole over the last four years, a pro-settler group said Wednesday, a period that coincides with the Trump administration’s unprecedented acceptance of…

Court rejects Netanyahu’s request to delay next hearing of his corruption trial

Judges find no reason to accept claim by prime minister’s legal team that case must wait and see if indictments are filed against corporations linked to alleged crimes The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday rejected a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attorneys to delay…

Israeli envoy reopens Morocco liaison office after 20 years

David Govrin will build up Israel’s diplomatic presence in the country after normalization, expanding bilateral political, tourism, economic, and cultural ties Israel’s chargé d’affaires to Morocco arrived in the capital city of Rabat on Tuesday, 20 years after Israel closed its liaison office in the…

As US vows to coordinate with Israel, Iran says no changes to nuke deal

FM Zarif says Tehran’s ‘return to the table’ at stake if Washington and its allies demands new terms for lifting sanctions Ahead of expected efforts to reconstitute Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, the Islamic Republic’s foreign minister has warned that his country would not…

Israel to almost completely shut Ben Gurion Airport for week amid mutation fears

Ministers approve proposal barring incoming and outgoing flights, with minor exceptions, from Tuesday until the end of the month Cabinet ministers on Sunday approved the near-complete shuttering of Ben Gurion Airport until the end of January, amid fears over fast-spreading or vaccine-resistant coronavirus variants entering…

Israel officially opens embassy in United Arab Emirates with arrival of envoy

Ambassador Eitan Na’eh takes up post in Abu Dhabi, as Emirati cabinet approves opening of mission in Tel Aviv; cabinet approves normalization with Morocco Israel officially opened its embassy to the United Arab Emirates in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, as Ambassador Eitan Na’eh arrived in Abu Dhabi….

As US vows to coordinate with Israel, Iran says no changes to nuke deal

FM Zarif says Tehran’s ‘return to the table’ at stake if Washington and its allies demands new terms for lifting sanctions Ahead of expected efforts to reconstitute Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, the Islamic Republic’s foreign minister has warned that his country would not…