In a telephone call with Israeli FM Gabi Ashkenazi, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken "emphasised the administration's belief that Israelis and Palestinians should enjoy equal measures of freedom, security, prosperity and democracy."
Coronavirus is still raging in Brazil, Philippines, France and other predominantly Christian countries, where worshippers are marking a second Holy Week under various lockdowns.
The man was shot in the head during a protest near the village of Beit Dajan, near Nablus, and was taken to a hospital where he later died.
If Hamas did not participate in the upcoming polls, observers say it would have been immediately outlawed.
Joe Biden's administration will build on "the success of Israel's normalisation arrangements with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco," Jake Sullivan, Biden's top security adviser, tells his Israeli counterpart.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal would lead to "full" peace with the Gulf Arab state.
Rania Elias of Yabous Cultural Centre and her husband Suhail Khoury, Director General of Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, arrested at home in Beit Hanina neighbourhood, police and a defence lawyer say.
Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh says economic workshop in Bahrain focusing on aid for Palestine "is really going to be nonsense." Meanwhile, hundreds protest in occupied West Bank against US "deal of the century" on Mideast conflict.
Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi says her brother has been arrested by Israeli soldiers who broke into their family home without giving reason. Ahed gained fame when she slapped two Israeli soldiers, becoming a national opposition icon.
With conflict, strife and disputes engulfing the region, leaders are once again meeting to come to a consensus on a range of burning issues.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar spent the last three days facing a chorus of criticism after suggesting the Israel lobby’s donations might have something to do with support for Israel in Washington.
The recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel does not improve America's standing in the world nor does it bode well for peace in the Middle East. Why? Because that's not the point.
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