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Israel barred two Muslim US congresswomen from a planned visit to East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, after pressure from US President Donald Trump, who has accused the Democratic politicians of anti-Semitism.

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who have been scathing critics of both Mr Trump and Israeli human rights violations, will not be allowed into the country, Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, told Israel’s Reshet Bet Radio. 

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A pair of hardline ministers are slated to speak at an event this week honoring an extremist rabbi who has praised the Israeli settler responsible for mowing down 29 Muslim worshipers in a terror attack at Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs in 1994.

Education Minister Rafi Peretz and Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich will be attending an annual “Torah symposium” on Thursday put on by a religious NGO in the central town of Givat Shmuel. At the end of the day-long event, Rabbi...

Israeli police summoned a Palestinian man for interrogation on Tuesday, claiming that his four-year old son threw stones at one of their vehicles.

The summons has sparked anger in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya, where the family live.

Israeli forces issued a warrant for interrogation against Rabiaa Elayyan over the alleged stone-throwing by his toddler son Mohammad. 

Mohammad and his father went to the Israeli police station on Salaheddine Street...

A police officer whose killing of a 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli sparked nationwide protests was freed from house arrest Monday but faces court-ordered restrictions in light of expected charges of reckless homicide.

The suspect is barred from entering the Zevulun police station for 45 days and is prevented from visiting the scene of the killing. A representative of the Justice Ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Department told the Haifa Magistrate’s Court that a decision has...

When asked about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Peretz said he wants to “extend Israeli sovereignty to all of Judea and Samaria,” using to biblical name of the West Bank. He vowed to secure Palestinians’ rights, but said “they won’t have a right to vote.”

Asked whether this does not constitute apartheid, Peretz didn’t rule out the option that it is.

“We live in a very complex reality in Israeli society and in the State of Israel, and we’ll have to find the solutions,” he...

Teams from Israel’s Defence Ministry started a decade ago to remove and hide documents from the Israeli archives related to crimes against Palestinians during the Nakba of 1948, Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed yesterday.

In a long report, Haaretz said that in addition to removing documents related to Israel’s nuclear plant and external relations, the Defence Ministry team has been systematically hiding hundreds of documents in an attempt to remove evidence of the Nakba.

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The Lod District Court on Tuesday decided to send to house arrest with electronic shackles the Jewish youth accused of killing an Arab woman in an alleged stone-throwing incident.

The court delayed the release of the boy until tomorrow, in order to enable the state to decide whether to appeal to the Supreme Court against the release.

Arab woman Aisha A-Rabi was allegedly killed by a stone thrown at the vehicle in which she was traveling near the Samaria community of Rehelim in...

One year after the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump called it “a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel.”

The Jerusalem municipality projected Israeli and American flags onto the walls of the Old City.

Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017 and moved the embassy into the building formerly housing the US consulate in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.  The move was timed to coincide with the English...

With news reports focusing on recent deaths in Israel and Gaza, it’s valuable to enlarge the time period being examined. Israeli soldiers have been shooting Gazan men, women, and children every week for over the past year.

Israeli forces have killed approximately 290 Gazans and have injured over 29,000 since Gazans began their weekly Great March of Return protests on March 30th.  A few additional Gazans died during this time period from earlier wounds inflicted by Israeli forces....

National Union chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich (Union of Right-Wing Parties) excoriated the decision to accept a ceasefire agreement with Hamas on May 6 morning, saying Israel failed to restore its deterrence following two days of rocket attacks and Israeli retaliatory strikes.

Smotrich said that Israel needed to exact a heavy price from Hamas for the roughly 700 rockets fired into Israeli territory.

“The battle with Gaza needed to end with seven hundred terrorists killed – one...

Israeli settlers dawn on May 1 chopped down over 150 fruitful olive trees belonging to Burqa village, east of Ramallah.

Local sources confirmed that settlers from a neighboring illegal settlement outpost, under heavy Israeli military protection, uprooted and destroyed the olive trees belonging to the villagers of Burqa.

Ibrahim Kan'an, a local farmer whose olive trees were destroyed, said that settlers tried to assault him while he was ploughing his land two days ago.

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Home-sharing platform Airbnb has announced it will back off a plan to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from its rental listings to end lawsuits brought by the hosts.

Israeli lawyers filed a class action suit against Airbnb in November immediately after it said it planned to remove from its rental listings Jewish settler homes in the West Bank "that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians".

On Tuesday, the company said the agreement...

Around 40 children have been killed and many injured in one year of demonstrations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, the UN said Thursday, calling for an "urgent de-escalation".

Thousands of Palestinians have gathered at least weekly along the border in protests that have led to deadly clashes with the Israeli military.

Demonstrators are calling for Israel to lift its crippling decade-long blockade of Gaza, while also demanding refugees be allowed to return to...

Nearly 50 animals have been transferred from the besieged Gaza Strip to Jordan and will be making their way to new homes around the world, the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture said.

The Director of Information and Public Relations of the Ministry Fayez Al-Sheikh said the animals and birds have been moved from the Rafah Park in the southern Gaza Strip to the Highland Reserve in Jordan.

International animal rescue organisation Four Paws “transferred 47 zoo animals out of the...

A Palestinian man was killed during a clash with Israeli forces in a refugee camp near Jerusalem yesterday night amid the arrest of three brothers.

Mohammed Adwan, 23, was killed by Israeli gunfire whilst two others were wounded.

Soldiers fired at close range at a Palestinian vehicle driving at al-Matar Street, killing Adwan in his car.

He was killed on the scene and his corpse was rushed by ambulance to Ramallah Medical Complex.

Locals added Israeli forces denied...