Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. The proposal envisions a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem but grants Israel control of long-disputed territory.
Israel's new government could unveil plans to annex large parts of the West Bank as soon as July — with full support from Washington. But the international community remains fiercely opposed to the unilateral move.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has declared an end to all agreements and understandings with Israel and the United States, saying Israeli annexation plans would ruin chances for peace.
Iran is in trouble, so leader Ayatollah Khamenei is resorting to a well-tested method: He is distracting the people with demagogy, and he doesn't shy away from the most evil historical terms, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
The top US diplomat will meet Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz for talks on Israel's plans to annex parts of the West Bank. His visit comes amid escalating tension in the region.
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