Israel Lobbies US To Recognise Moroccan Sovereignty In Western Sahara

Israel is pushing for the U.S. to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara territory in exchange for the normalisation of Moroccan-Israeli relations. The proposed trilateral agreement has been under consideration since at least September 2018, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser […]

Trump Unveils Peace-Less Plan For The Middle East

On Tuesday evening, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his ‘peace to prosperity plan’ for the Middle East; by Wednesday morning, Trump had united world opinion, in near-consensus, that the ‘deal of the century’ would never work. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas immediately dismissed the plan, telling a press conference in Ramallah: […]

Netanyahu Criminally Indicted On Corruption Charges After Dropping Immunity Request

On Tuesday January 28th 2020, Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on three separate corruption cases, becoming Israel’s first Prime Minister to be criminally charged while holding office. Attorney General Avichai Mandelbilt formally submitted the indictment after Netanyahu withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity, a move which Al-Monitor’s Akiva Eldar claimed was […]

“Peace Transcends Politics”: Trump Releases “Ultimate Plan” For Peace In The Middle East, While Ulterior Motives Abound

Today, on 28 January, Donald Trump released a long-awaited, 80-page “peace plan” for the Middle East, claiming to seek to put an end to the Israeli-Palestine conflict. After holding separate talks in Washington, D.C. with the embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political opponent Benny Gantz, Trump revealed […]

Palestine Contests The Announcement of Seven New Nature Reserves In West Bank

Recently outlined Israeli plans to establish seven new nature reserves in the occupied West Bank have been swiftly and vehemently denounced by Palestine authorities, who have pledged to take the issue to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Defence Minister and leader of the right-wing New Right Party, […]