Clandestine meeting reported by media follows Israel's deals to normalise ties with Saudi allies UAE and Bahrain but Riyadh denied the meeting took place.
The US Secretary of State becomes the first senior American official to visit an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo becomes first top US diplomat to visit occupied West Bank’s Israeli settlements – a move seen by many as Washington’s tacit acceptance of illegal construction and occupation.
Erakat, a member of the Palestinian parliament since 1996, was a key figure in the Palestinian political landscape, an indispensable briefer for foreign envoys and a suave tactician who could register indignation when necessary.
Nearly three quarters of Jewish Americans voted for Democratic Joe Biden, disappointing and angering Israel’s hardline Benjamin Netanyahu government.
Protesters waved Israeli and pink flags, which have become a symbol of the protest movement, as they marched through Jerusalem toward a square near Netanyahu’s official residence.
Tourism Minister Asaf Zamir resigns over PM Netanyahu's failure to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
The tough lockdown rules went into effect on September 18 but restrictions were tightened further on Friday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke via telephone with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa for the first time since a diplomatic deal was signed between the two nations, according to Israeli and Bahraini local media.
While some Arab countries like Algeria and Qatar strongly oppose any normalisations with Israel, others, like Saudi Arabia, are holding back their official position and treading cautiously.
Palestinian Foreign Ministry to consult with its ambassador necessary steps in response to Bahrain-Israel deal.
Israel's opposition to selling American F-35s to the UAE is the first blow to any Emirati notions of preferential treatment.
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