US ‘extremely troubled’ by Israeli parliament vote legitimizing settlements

WASHINGTON D.C.: The United States said Tuesday it was “extremely troubled” by the Israeli parliament’s vote legitimizing some settlements, calling the move “provocative” and in violation of promises to ally Washington. “The United... Read more »

Palestinian anger as Israel allows settlers to return to 4 outposts

RAMALLAH: Palestinians on Tuesday voiced outrage after Israel approved a law that will allow Israeli settlers to rebuild four West Bank outposts evacuated almost two decades ago. A bill overturning the so-called... Read more »

Arab League chief, Russian deputy FM discuss regional issues, Ukraine war

CAIRO: Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Sunday expressed his concerns at mounting violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. His comments regarding Israeli government actions came during a meeting in Cairo... Read more »

Israel shuts down Palestinian radio station’s Israeli operations

DUBAI: Itamar Ben-Gvir, Israel’s national security minister, ordered the Voice of Palestine radio station to shut down its Israeli operations on Monday.  Israeli police visited the radio station’s Jerusalem bureau to notify... Read more »

Jordan summons Israeli envoy to protest over flag of expanded Israel

AMMAN: Jordan on Monday summoned the Israeli ambassador to protest over the behavior of an Israel minister who spoke at a podium that had an Israeli flag with expanded borders that incorporated... Read more »

Palestinian PM blasts ‘racism’ of Israeli minister

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Monday blasted as “inflammatory” remarks made by far-right Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich that Palestinians do not exist.“There are no Palestinians, because there... Read more »

Biden in call with Netanyahu backs ‘compromise’ in Israeli judicial reform

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden expressed support in a call Sunday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “compromise” in controversial plans for reforms to the Israeli judiciary, the White House said.In his... Read more »

‘I am not here to take your job,’ ChatGPT tells Frankly Speaking host

DUBAI: The artificial intelligence-powered chatbot making waves since its release late last year has a message for humans — I am not here to take your job — but with a number... Read more »

More US Democrats have sympathy with Palestinians than Israelis, says Gallup poll

LONDON: Democrats in the US are sympathizing more with Palestinians than Israelis for the first time since 2001, according to a Gallup poll released on Thursday.  The survey, based on the most... Read more »

Egypt hosts Israeli-Palestinian talks in push for pre-Ramadan calm

CAIRO: Egypt hosts Israeli and Palestinian officials on Sunday in the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh in a US and Jordanian backed effort to calm a surge of violence in the West... Read more »