Some international media called Turkey's 'Yes' win the 'end of Turkish democracy.' The Yes camp won 51.41% to the No's 48.59% in the constitutional referendum.
Will Israeli PM Netanyahu Annex the West Bank?
Just days before Israel's election, embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the construction of thousands of new settlements in Occupied East Jerusalem. It followed an earlier promise he made to begin annexing territory in the West Bank immediately after the election. The move that’s been described by one Israeli NGO as ‘state suicide’ would effectively give Israel dominion over a third of the West Bank and all but eliminate the possibility of a sovereign Palestine. So, will Netanyahu fulfill his promises?
Director of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
National Policy Council Member of Arab American Institute
Attorney and Special Adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli police evict Palestinian family out of their home
The Siyam family has been in a legal battle with Israel's Elad settler organisation for more than 20 years. In a recent court hearing, an Israeli court dismissed the Palestinian family's appeal, resulting in the eviction from their home. #Elad #Israel #Palestine #EastJerusalem
Oslo 25 years: Oslo Accords followed by failed peace attempts
Thursday marks 25 years since the signing of the first Oslo Accords. The agreement was considered the cornerstone of the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.
ANI 1: Agreement laid out timetable for resolving conflict
It was signed in 1993 by the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin and leader of the PLO, Yasser Arafat. They laid out a 5 year timetable for resolving areas of conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis.
ANI 2: Israel formally recognised as a state but Palestine was not
In the accords, Israel was formally recognized as a state, but there was no official recognition of a Palestinian state. The agreement only recognized the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people.
ANI 3: No agreement to freeze Israeli settlements
And there was no agreement to freeze the expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Since the signing, according to EU statistics, the number of Israeli settlers has increased from about 100 thousand to more than 600 thousand. Caitlin McGee has more from East Jerusalem.
#OsloAccords #Palestine #MiddleEast
Ahed Tamimi Released: Teenage Palestinian activist freed from prison
Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has been released from prison after being sentenced to eight months in December last year for slapping an Israeli soldier. Her arrest sparked international condemnation over the treatment of Palestinian protesters by Israel. But Tamimi is now free and has spoken about her hopes following her release. Ben Said has this report.
Israel-Palestine Tensions: Hamas announces ceasefire agreed with Israel
Calm is returning to the streets of Gaza after an escalation of violence between Israeli forces and Hamas. As Joseph Hayat explains a reported ceasefire has reduced tensions- for now.
The family of the slain Palestinian medic Razan al Najjar has a message for you
Much of Razan al Najjar's family are now volunteer medics in Gaza, just one week after she was killed by an Israeli sniper. See what they had to say about her legacy and their hopes for Palestine.
Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell angry after Gaza-related work spiked
Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell shoots angry email to bosses after his cartoon showing Razan al Najjar burning in a fireplace while Israel leader meets UK's Theresa May is spiked by editor.
'Freedom for Palestine' flotilla aimed to break Israel's Gaza blockade arrives in Britain
‘Freedom for Palestine’ flotilla set off from Sweden to Palestine to break an 11-year illegal blockade imposed on over 2 million Palestinians in Gaza by Israel. The flotilla will stop at a number of European ports, including Denmark, France and Spain before sailing off to Gaza.
Future of Jerusalem: Palestinians hold general strike at Pence visit
On the final day of his trip to Israel, the US Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. He was following in the footsteps his boss, Donald Trump, who in May became the first sitting US president to visit the site. Many Palestinians took part in a general strike to protest against Pence's visit, as Shamim Chowdhury reports from East Jerusalem.
Significance of Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world - and its Old City is one of the most sacred for Muslims, Jews and Christians. Let's take a closer look.
Jerusalem from atop the Mosque of Omar
Traveling Palestine in search of the best konafa
We hunted down the best konafa in the world. Our quest took us to the Palestinian cities of Jerusalem and Nablus, where this classic Middle Eastern cheese pastry treat is a staple. Feast your eyes. You can thank us later
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation: Interview with Jan Egeland, Head of Norwegian Refugee Council
Speaking on Israel-Palestine tensions as 2017 marks 50 years of occupation by the Israelis, Jan Egeland says world leaders should be pushing both Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiation table.
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation: In Hebron's Old City, the battleground remains
Ever since the 1967 war, Hebron's Old City has remained a battleground. Here Palestinians and Jewish settlers live only meters apart and the city has become a scene on constant confrontation. Israeli soldiers have been deployed to protect the few hundred Jewish settlers living there. This means that almost 20% of the heart of Hebron is patrolled by the military and is off-limits to Palestinians. Abubakr al Shamahi has more.
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation: Extremist groups sow violence in refugee camps
This month marks 50 years since the 1976 war when Israel invaded Gaza and the West Bank. Half a century later, thousands of Palestinians are still living in refugee camps, unable to return home. Some of these camps have become recruiting ground for extremist groups like Daesh and Al Qaeda. And as Zeina Awad reports, they make life inside the camps even more challenging.
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation: Factions oppose Israeli invasion and occupation
How the war transformed Palestinians to take their fate into their own hands? Zeina Awad has more from Beirut.
How did Israel become a country?
US President Trump has announced plans to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the American embassy there from Tel Aviv. Will this be the end of a possible two-state solution?
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation: Five decades since 1967 Arab-Israel war
The 1967 Arab Israeli war had far reaching consequences for the entire region. Zeina Awad has more from Beirut.
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation: Refugees remember their ancestral homes
The right of the return of Palestinian refugees to their ancestral towns and villages is a central theme in the narrative of Palestinian resistance to Israel. But how strong is that belief among younger generations?
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation: June marks five decades of 1967 Arab-Israel war
This month marks 50 years since the start of a war that changed the face of the Middle East. In 1967 Israel launched a surprise attack against Egypt after the Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping. Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Egypt went to war with Israel. And within six days - Israel had won. The region has never been the same since. Nicole Johnston reports.
Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation: Renewed protests highlight years of oppression
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked for US mediation to end an ongoing hunger strike in Israeli jails. It's been on for more than a month and led by Palestinian political prisoners.
They want better living conditions, increased family visits and an end to solitary confinement. The prisoners have eaten nothing other than salt and water. TRT World's Nicole Johnston has more from the occupied West Bank.
Israel-Palestine Tensions: Israel marks 50 years of seizing East Jerusalem
This week Israel is marking 50 years since it occupied East Jerusalem and took control of the old city. On Wednesday, thousands of Israeli nationalists took to the streets in a massive celebratory parade. But as Nicole Johnston reports, for Palestinians, Occupied East Jerusalem will always be seen as the capital of their future state.
Israel-Palestine Part II: Where are we going?
Part Two of TRT World's explainer on the Israel-Palestine conflict and potential resolutions.
Israel-Palestine Part I: How did we get here?
Part One of TRT World's explainer on the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict and why a peaceful settlement has failed to materialise.