In Move Against Hamas, Palestinian Authority Cuts Payments for Gaza

The West Bank group says it won’t pay for electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, increasing pressure on its militant rivals there.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/world/middleeast/palestinian-authority-hamas-gaza-electricity.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Explosions Rock Damascus Airport; Syria Blames Israel

The Israeli news media said airport warehouses were being used to transfer weapons to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/world/middleeast/syria-damascus-airport-israel-hezbollah.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israeli Leader Cancels Meeting After German Official Visits Protest Group

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off a session with the German foreign minister on Tuesday after the minister met with a group opposed to the occupation of Palestinian territories.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/world/middleeast/israel-netanyahu-germany-foreign-minister.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Oldest Holocaust Museum Recasts Lessons as ‘a Warning Sign’

With fewer survivors to bear witness, the Ghetto Fighters’ House in Israel is focusing less on treating the Holocaust as static history and more on using it to inform ways to address... Read more »

Over 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Stage Hunger Strike

The protest to demand better conditions was led by Marwan Barghouti, the most prominent detainee and a figure often seen as a future Palestinian leader.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/world/middleeast/marwan-barghouti-hunger-strike-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Bethlehem Journal: ‘Weird,’ ‘Voyeuristic,’ ‘Decadent’: From $30 a Night in the West Bank

The Walled Off Hotel, opened by the British artist Banksy across an alley from the West Bank wall that separates Israelis from Palestinians, bears witness and whimsy.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/16/world/middleeast/banksy-hotel-bethlehem-west-bank-wall.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ex-President of Iran, Files to Run Again

The surprising decision by Mr. Ahmadinejad, who became notorious in the West by threatening Israel and denying the existence of the Holocaust, may test Iran’s establishment.Source Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/world/middleeast/mahmoud-ahmadinejad-iran-presidential-election.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israel Museum Once Again Searches for New Director

Just weeks after Eran Neuman began easing into the role, he left because of “differing perceptions regarding his role and terms of employment,” the museum said.Source Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/arts/design/israel-museum-director-eran-neuman.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Hamas Hangs 3 Men in Gaza Accused of Aiding Israel

The executions, though not said to be linked to the recent assassination of a top Hamas commander, took place during an intense hunt for collaborators.Source Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/world/middleeast/hamas-hangs-3-men-in-gaza-accused-of-aiding-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israel Says It Will Rein In ‘Footprint’ of West Bank Settlements

The change in policy was “out of consideration for” President Trump’s views and to further the peace process with Palestinians, the government said.Source Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/world/middleeast/israel-settlements-west-bank.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »