March 29, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Nuclear talks continued Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, two days before a self-imposed deadline for a preliminary deal set by the six world powers involved in the negotiations with Iran. US Secretary of State John Kerry and French and German foreign ministers have cancelled travel plans to leave ...[read more]
January 4, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Israeli officials announced on Saturday that Israel will withhold the transfer of tax revenues to the government of the Palestinian Authority. The withholding of $127 million collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is a strategic response to Palestine's application to join the ...[read more]
November 24, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Cabinet of Israel on Sunday approved draft legislation that would official define Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. The controversial law, titled "Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish People," passed the Cabinet 14 votes to 6, and will now proceed to the Israeli parliament, the ...[read more]
November 16, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday gave his approval to a controversial bill that would make Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people. A ministerial debate is to occur on Sunday as well, during which the members will discuss whether the bill can codify Israel's definition as a ...[read more]
September 24, 2014
by William Helbling
Former US House Majority leader Eric Cantor has been subpoenaed in a terrorism financing case against Bank of China, media reported Tuesday. Cantor was subpoenaed by the Israel Law Center based on his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussing why former senior Mossad ...[read more]
October 28, 2013
by Addison Morris
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that Israel will participate in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) review of its human rights record, ending an 18-month boycott. All members of the UN are expected to undergo this review every four years to assess the state's human ...[read more]
September 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 3, 2011, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Turkey would go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the legality of Israel's Gaza Strip blockade. Davutoglu began the proceedings after the release of a UN report criticizing Israel for using ...[read more]
July 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
More than 40 prominent American Jewish leaders and scholars sent an appeal letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it was reported Monday, urging Netanyahu to reject a recent report advocating legitimizing Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The letter's signatories predicted that ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Israel's Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss released a report on Wednesday that criticized the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handled the May 2010 flotilla incident. In the 153-page report, Lindenstrauss stressed that there were "significant shortcomings" in the decision making process. ...[read more]
June 13, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 13, 2010, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an internal investigation headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Yakov Tirkel concerning the raids on Turkish ships headed to the Gaza Strip that occurred on May 31, 2010 and left nine pro-Palestine activists dead. The ...[read more]

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