As Obama trip nears, experts predict Israel’s government will be ‘more right wing’ than the previous one.
As the new Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took shape this week, one the eve of President Obama’s first visit to Israel, a prominent political science professor voiced concerns that, counter to most expectations, it would shift to the political right.
Despite moves toward unity, extremists seen unlikely to give Abbas power in Gaza.
Tel Aviv — For a moment last week in the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinians became heady with visions of unity.
After thousands of youths turned out in the squares of the Palestinian territories draped in flags and raising posters calling for an end to the feud between the two main political factions, President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas seemed headed for a détente consecrated at a Gaza Strip summit.
“God has answered my prayers,” said Palestinian oil and gas tycoon Munib Masri, a member of the Palestine Legislative Council.
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel deprives Palestinian residents of the West Bank of basic necessities while Jewish settlements flourish, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
The 166-page report, “Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” released Sunday, is based on case studies comparing Israel's treatment of settlements and next-door Palestinian communities in the same areas.
The main umbrella settlers' group called the report "Goebbels-like propaganda."