Egypt’s embrace of Bennett highlights divisions in Israeli cabinet
While coalition partners from the center and left congratulated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, figures on the right are busy criticizing him over Gaza.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Sep 14, 2021
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (2nd L) chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Sept. 5, 2021.
Bennett, Lapid shift stance on Gaza
Despite his past support for attacking Hamas, the meeting between Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's plan to rehabilitate Gaza signal a very different policy.
Ben Caspit | Israel | Sep 14, 2021
Israeli goodwill gestures fail to hook Palestinian fishermen
Fishermen in Gaza are not celebrating Israel's expansion of their fishing zones, saying the measures are largely empty and there are no guarantees they will last.
Entsar Abu Jahal | Palestine | Sep 14, 2021
Israel, Hamas exchange fire after escaped Palestinian prisoners caught
Israel has arrested four of the six Palestinian prisoners who escaped from prison last week.
Al-Monitor Staff | Palestine | Sep 13, 2021
Lapid unveils Israeli economic plan for Gaza
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid presented an outline for improving the lives of Gazans, offering them economic rehabilitation steps in exchange for Hamas halting its military build-up.
Rina Bassist | Israel | Sep 13, 2021
Gaza blockade leaves horses hungry
Arabian horse owners in the Gaza Strip are struggling to keep their horses healthy amid crippling food and medicine shortages.
Taghreed Ali | Palestine | Sep 12, 2021
Gaza factions suspend popular activities to advance mediation efforts
Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip agreed to suspend popular activities until mid-September, to allow the mediators’ efforts for the reconstruction process to succeed.
Mai Abu Hasaneen | Palestine | Sep 10, 2021
Israel warns Gaza citizens living next door to Hamas members
Israel reportedly sent text messages to citizens in Gaza warning them that they are living in the same buildings as Hamas members and they may become targets in future fighting.
A correspondent in Gaza | Palestine | Sep 10, 2021
Road accidents increasingly common in Gaza Strip
Two young women were killed and another injured in a car accident in the Gaza Strip, which sparked a wave of angry reactions among citizens toward reckless drivers and laxity in applying laws and punishing lawbreakers.
Hadeel Al Gherbawi | Palestine | Sep 6, 2021
Netanyahu goes after Bennett, with IDF paying the price
In his zeal to attack Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, opposition head Benjamin Netanyahu and associates are even ready to tarnish the IDF and its commanders.
Ben Caspit | Israel | Sep 6, 2021
Israel asks Egypt to pressure Hamas to end border violence
In a meeting yesterday between senior Israeli and Egyptian defense officials, Israel asked Egypt to pressure Hamas to stop the ongoing nightly demonstrations by the Gaza border.
Rina Bassist | Israel | Sep 3, 2021
Gestures toward Palestinians leave Bennett in bind
With his rightwing base on the one side, the Biden administration and his coalition partners on the other, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place on bettering the lives of Palestinians.
Ben Caspit | Israel | Sep 3, 2021
Will popular pressure in Gaza lead to new clashes with Israel?
Palestinian youth are carrying out non-military activities, backed by military factions in Gaza, to pressure Israel to lift the siege, among other demands.
A correspondent in Gaza | Palestine | Sep 2, 2021
The Takeaway: Iranian foreign policy under Raisi takes shape
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Andrew Parasiliti, Elizabeth Hagedorn, Joe Snell | Iran | Sep 1, 2021
Israel announces 'civil steps' to alleviate conditions in Gaza
Israel says the measures are dependent on "preservation of security" and follow the announcement of $155 million to the Palestinian Authority.
Rina Bassist | Israel | Sep 1, 2021
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