Israel says it is getting set to announce plans next week to build new jewish settlements - at the same time as it frees a third round of Palestinian prisoners.
Palestinian officials have slammed plans by the Trump administration to shutter the PLO's mission in Washington DC. The rupture in relations could have major implications for the White House's Middle East policy.
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.
British Foreign Secretary Balfour endorsed creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine in 1917. It was a time shaped by ideas and empires long since gone. Yet a century later, arguing about Balfour is again in vogue.
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.
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