Israel's parliament, the Knesset, has passed a law to retro-actively legalize Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land in the West Bank. Critics say it legalizes the theft of Palestinian land. It is expected the law will be challenged.
A German court's ruling that allowed Kuwait Airlines to deny an Israeli travel has focused attention on an enduring multination boycott of Israel. Kuwaiti law prohibits companies from doing business with Israelis.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is visiting Gaza to negotiate a Hamas-Fatah unity government. But Netanyahu has said Hamas needs to make three specific concessions for Israel to accept any eventual deal.
Descriptions of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tend toward the superlative. The celebrated maestro is also a public relations mastermind who puts music in the service of a higher goal.
Israel has pushed ahead with the construction plans for some 3,000 homes across the occupied West Bank, an NGO claimed. In February, US President Trump urged Israeli PM Netanyahu to temporarily hold back on settlements.
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