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.
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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
The Newsmakers: The Palestine Peace Process
Since the early 1990s, numerous attempts have been made to come up with a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Despite hope and optimism from the international community, no agreement has ever stuck, and deepening mistrust and anger on both sides have spiralled into endless cycles of war and violence.
Now France is hoping it can revive the peace process. On Friday, Paris hosted diplomats from more than twenty Western and Arab countries to work on a peace conference at the end of the year. Neither Israel or the Palestinians were represented, but Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the new effort. The Newsmakers' Yvette McCullough reports.
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