Lebanon Bans ‘Wonder Woman’ Because Its Star Is From Israel

Gal Gadot was singled out by protesters over her mandated service in the Israeli army and a 2014 Facebook post about the Gaza conflict.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/movies/lebanon-bans-wonder-woman-gal-gadot-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike in Israel After 40 Days

A leader of the strikers confirmed the end of the hunger strike, timed to the beginning of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/27/world/middleeast/palestinian-prisoners-hunger-strike-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Jerusalem Day Celebration Underscores Israeli-Palestinian Divide

The 50th anniversary of Israel’s annexation of territory — unrecognized by most nations — was fraught, but Jews in Jerusalem reveled in the day.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/world/middleeast/jerusalem-day-israel-palestinians-western-wall.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Trump Leaves Middle East With Hope for Peace, but No Plan for It

After 28 hours in Israel and the West Bank, President Trump was convinced he had partners in peace in Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas. However, he did not reveal what, if anything,... Read more »

Trump: I ‘Never Mentioned the Word Israel’ to Russians

President Trump, standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, brought up the Oval Office meeting he had with Russian officials. Mr. Trump told reporters that he “never mentioned the word or... Read more »

As Trump Arrives in Israel, His Deal-Making Skills Face a Test

The American president landed near Tel Aviv for the start of a two-day visit as he pursues what he has called the “ultimate deal.”Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/world/middleeast/trump-israel-visit.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Trump Shifts Stances on Key Israeli Issues

The president has backtracked on several issues that are key to Israel, including the location of the U.S. embassy and settlement-building.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000005119847/trump-israel-settlements.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Preparations for Trump’s Visit Expose Political Rifts in Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met resistance within his cabinet over measures aimed at showing President Trump Israel’s willingness to resume peace talks with the Palestinians.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/world/middleeast/trump-israel-visit.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israeli Fires on Palestinian Protesters Near Ramallah, Killing One

The Israeli police said the settler acted in self-defense after a hostile crowd surrounded his car in a West Bank village near Nablus.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/middleeast/israeli-settler-palestinian-protesters.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

As Trump Visit Nears, Israel Strains to Recognize Old Unquestioning Ally

When President Trump was elected, the Israeli prime minister said his country had “no greater friend,” but the relationship has since become much more complicated.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/world/middleeast/trump-israel-trip.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »