The prisoners are demanding that the Israel Prison Service end detention without trial and solitary confinement, increase visitation rights, and improve amenities. Israel has 24-hours to respond affirmatively to the demands of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails, Abu Obeida, spokesman of Hamas' armed wing said on Tuesday. “We are setting a 24-hour deadline for the enemy’s [...]
Major powers will signal to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday that a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only solution, with France warning him that plans to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could derail peace efforts. Some 70 countries, including key European and Arab states as well as the permanent members of [...]
Obama’s Fitting Finish: In the list of low points in U.S. foreign policy, the betrayal of Israel ranks high.
Barack Obama’s decision to abstain from, and therefore allow, last week’s vote to censure Israel at the U.N. Security Council is a fitting capstone for what’s left of his foreign policy. Strategic half-measures, underhanded tactics and moralizing gestures have been the president’s style from the beginning. Israelis aren’t the only people to feel betrayed by [...]