In an interview with DW, former Foreign Minister of Israel Tzipi Livni says she believes that a two-state solution is in the best interest for Israel and that her country should initiate negotiations.
The gesture to reopen Israel's only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip comes as Egypt and the UN seek a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Recent flare-ups in violence have threatened to escalate into war.
US President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has criticized Mahmoud Abbas for refusing to meet with him. Kushner said the peace plan would go on, with or without the Palestinian leader.
The Israeli and German leaders may have stressed commonalities, but on Iran's nuclear potential they're miles apart. Benjamin Netanyahu even warned that Iran's activities could unleash a new wave of refugees to Europe.
Israel's new nation-state law has jettisoned the standards it established in its own declaration of independence. The legislation enshrines a policy of superiority, says journalist Rainer Hermann.
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