The Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch is accused of promoting the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, but critics say the case is about trying to deter peaceful advocacy.
Klaus Iohannis's office says the Romanian president had "not been consulted or informed over this process," adding that in his opinion the decision by the governing left-wing SDP was "not based on firm, wide-ranging evaluations."
We chat with former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal about the political group's new charter, which advocates for Palestinians to resist against Zionists not Jews. He also reflects upon his own leadership of the movement.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and President Francois Hollande met in Paris after the Israeli parliament legalised dozens of illegal outposts and thousands of settler homes in the occupied West Bank.
A law adopted by the Israeli parliament gives legal cover to Jewish settlers who had forcefully occupied Palestinian property.
Though illegal under international law, Israel's military-backed settlements in the Occupied West Bank have been expanding for decades. With Trump now in the White House, Israel is expecting more overt backing for its presence on Palestinian land.
The resolution called Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem a "flagrant violation of international law."
The UN urges an end to Israeli settlements prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to recall his ambassadors from supporting nations.
Israel says it will confiscate 1,250 acres of land in occupied West Bank for more illegal settlements
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