Palestine


Arab League Discussing Plans To Reinstate 1967 Palestine Jerusalem Borders

Following the United States attempt at proclaiming the city of Jerusalem as belonging to the state of Israel, the Arab League are now in talks with each-other about Palestine’s claim on the city. The move comes in the wake of the United Nations failure to pass the vote on recognizing […]


Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO Confirmed

On December 29, 2017, after lengthy anticipation, Director-General Audrey Azoulay officially announced Israel’s withdrawal from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) after being a member since September 1, 1949. Azoulay’s statement makes it evident that Israel’s withdrawal was directly in line with the United States’s withdrawal earlier last […]


Pope Francis’ Christmas Message Prays For Peace In Israel

Pope Francis has used his annual Christmas Day message to pray for peace in Israel via a two-state solution. The Pope gave his traditional ‘Urbi et Orbi’ (to the city and to the world) speech in St Peter’s Square, urging that religious differences be set aside when he claimed “we see Jesus […]


United States Exploring Other Foreign Policy Options After United Nations Jerusalem Vote

The Trump administration has appeared to soften its stance on cutting aid to the United Nations, after the result of the United Nations’ vote on Jerusalem. The United Nations voted against the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with United States President Donald Trump initially threatening to cut […]


Does The General Assembly Rejection Of Trump’s Jerusalem Move Signal The End Of US Dominance?

On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution that was co-sponsored by Turkey and Yemen, condemning US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the emergency session, 128 countries voted in favour of the non-binding resolution, 9 voted against the resolution and 35 abstained from the vote. […]


Israel Strikes Hamas Targets In Response To Recent Palestinian Rocket Attacks

This Monday, the Israeli Air Force said it attacked a Hamas training compound to the north of the Gaza Strip. The strikes were carried out in response to recent rocket strikes from the Palestinian enclave, which have intensified in the two weeks since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as […]


The Middle East’s Quadrille Dances Around Palestinian Hopes

Once more, the turbulent Middle East appears to be on the cusp of a major geopolitical realignment. The rising pace of the region’s interstate quadrille (an 18th & 19th century dance which involves repeated changing of partners) is seeing the development of strange bedfellows. In particular, many observers remark that […]