Israel


U.S.-Palestinian Relationship Under Threat

On Saturday, Palestinian officials threatened to cease communication with the United States if the Trump Administration goes through with plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in Washington, DC. The U.S. government initially responded by stating this was a regular protocol under U.S. law for renewing the permission of […]


A Week After Resignation Announcement, Hariri Vows To Return To Lebanon “Very Soon”

In his first television interview since his shock resignation as Prime Minister about a week ago, Saad Hariri pledged to return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon” via his party’s Future TV. He denied rumours that he was under house arrest in Saudi Arabia, saying that he was free […]


Israeli’s Strike on Palestinian Tunnel Raises Tensions To Dangerous Heights

On the 30th of October, the Israeli army destroyed a tunnel dug by a Palestinian Islamic terrorist organization, the Islamic Jihad,  from extended from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.  7 militants were killed in the demolition, 4 of which were Islamic Jihad members. The demolition was asserted by the […]


Hariri Announces Shock Resignation, Raising Prospects Of Potential Political Turmoil In Lebanon And Beyond

Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister of Lebanon this past Saturday, citing Iran’s influence in his country and across the Middle East, whilst also claiming he feared the same fate as late father, Rafik Hariri who was assassinated in 2005.  His speech, which was broadcast from the Saudi Arabia, […]


Hope In Palestine: Rival Factions Announce Reconciliation Agreement

The two main rival factions in Palestine, Fatah and Hamas, signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday in an effort to unite Palestine. This deal gives hope for a united Palestine, and if it holds strong, would end the decade-long violent conflict between the two authorities. Although similar […]


Finally, An End To The Palestinian Rift?

Since the administrative rift of 2007, when Palestine was divided into the Hamas-controlled Gaza and Fatah’s West Bank, various attempts at governmental reconciliation have failed. One such attempt in 2014 under a ‘Unity Government’, a merger of the opposing political factions, created an institution considered to be greatly in favour […]


Israel-Africa Summit Cancelled As A Result Of Rising Political Unrest

The Israel-Africa Summit, scheduled to be held this October in Togo, has been postponed due to rising unrest in the country. President Gnassingbé Eyadéma’s recent regimes have been received with overwhelming dissatisfaction by the public, with mass protests resulting in Togo being an unstable city to host the Summit. In addition, […]