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By James M. Dorsey Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organisations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral victory by Benjamin Netanyahu. The contours of the coming battles …
Future Israeli governing coalition still unclear, Palestinian authorities pushing to bring Israel to ICC
Western leaders alleged to welcome “terrorists” in march against terrorist attacks, and to decry anti-Semitism while allowing Islamophobia
International community representatives at the Gaza Reconstruction Conference in Cairo called Sunday for a lasting solution to the Gaza conflict to avoid another turn in the cycle of destructive conflict. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s support for Palestine as he opened the conference, emphasising to Israel that it is “time to end the conflict”. …
Egypt and Norway are co-hosting the conference in conjunction with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Middle East Quarter envoy Tony Blair, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon among the attendees.
Obama is now consumed by Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, which is developing into the biggest transatlantic crisis since the end of the Cold War.
The meeting comes less than a fortnight after US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Israel was facing a growing campaign of delegitimisation which could worsen if peace talks with the Palestinians collapsed.
“PM Netanyahu: What was achieved yesterday in Geneva is not a historic agreement but rather a historic mistake,”
The Israeli Prime Minister says Israel will not accept terrorist attacks on Israeli targets
The Israel Prisons Service said Abu Hamdiyeh had been diagnosed in February
A spokesman for Netanyahu said the decision was to take effect “immediately”.
“I am determined to drive the Israeli army… and the security forces to new heights in facing the challenges of the future,” Yaalon wrote on his Facebook page after his nomination.
Some reports suggested the man now identified as Ben Zygier may have been a loose-lipped braggart with psychological problems
Observers say Israeli settlement there would effectively prevent the future establishment of a contiguous Palestinian state, dooming the two-state solution
Reports of an Egypt-mediated ceasefire emerge as the death toll rises
Iran denies Israeli and Western suspicions that its nuclear programme is a front for a drive for a weapons capability