Israel-Jordan Relations Appear Precarious After Series Of Attacks

According to CNN, following a shooting at an Israeli embassy Sunday that killed two Jordanians and injured an Israeli, tensions between Israel and Jordan have risen further. The BBC reports that one of the two who died was the attacker, Mohammed Zakaria al-Jawawdeh, a 17-year-old who was shot after stabbing an embassy […]

Renewed Violence In Jerusalem: Why The Tension In Israel/Palestine Shows No Signs Of Abating

2017 marks a year of bitter anniversaries in Palestinian history. 10 years since the blockade of Gaza, 50 years of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, a seminal event which represents the first step in securing a Jewish homeland […]

UN Middle East Envoy Says Jerusalem Holy Site Tensions Must Ease By Friday

On Monday, July 24th, the United Nations Middle East Envoy Nikolay Mladenov stated that the tensions at a Jerusalem holy site, the Al-Aqsa mosque, must ease by Friday. This statement followed a closed door UN Security Council meeting to discuss the rising crisis between Israel and Palestine surrounding the site. […]

Muslim Youth Gather In Istanbul To Support Palestine

Members of student unions and youth organisations from 30 countries assembled in the Turkish city of Istanbul to participate in a two-day conference discussing recent and future developments in the Palestinian territories. Organised by the Turkish-based Anatolian Youth Association, National Youth Foundation and Platform for Youth Movement for Jerusalem and […]

Understanding The Significance Of Water In The Israeli-Palestine Conflict

On July 13, 2017, Israeli and Palestinian officials announced that the two nations have reached a water-sharing deal in order to bring relief to Palestinian communities who have been without water for days and in some cases weeks.  US Middle East representative Jason Greenblatt announced the deal in Jerusalem. This […]

Israeli-Palestine Conflict: Trump Meets Palestinian Leader At White House

President Trump is due to meet Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority President this week at the White House. This is the first time the pair have met and follows Trump’s meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February. Trump has ambitious plans for resolving the Israeli-Palestine conflict and […]

Protests Break Out In Solidarity With Over 1,500 Prisoners Held In Israeli Prisons

In Ramallah, West Bank at least 50 Palestinian protesters were injured in clashes with Israeli forces on a “day of rage” held across the occupied Palestinian territories to show solidarity with more than 1,500 prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. The “day of rage” was agitated and called for […]