‘This is the time for unity – not new elections’

By David Rosenberg, Arutz 7— Israel is pursuing peace deals with additional Arab states, following the agreement with the United Arab Emirates earlier this month, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday. In a press conference Sunday evening, Netanyahu said Israel is working to reach deals normalizing the country’s relationship with additional Arab states, and predicted…

Palestinians part of intl. system despite rejecting every peace plan

By Jonathan Schachter and Jonathan Schanzer, Jerusalem Post— Last week’s announcement about the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE appears to have put annexation plans on ice. But the debate was revealing. The hand-wringing in America about annexation struck a stark contrast to Israelis and Palestinians, who have been more concerned about the…

Trump’s Deal of the Century Leaves Many Israeli Heritage Sites in PA Hands

By Israel Today— President Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century peace plan leaves hundreds of Israeli heritage and archeology sites under the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) jurisdiction, possibly endangering their existence. Hundreds of Israeli and Jewish heritage and archeology sites in Judea and Samaria would be removed from Israeli control and transferred to the PA, according…

Experts: Israeli sovereignty not expected to cause massive violence or backlash

By Israel Kasnett, JNS— As reports and discussions rev up concerning Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, as well as the Jordan Valley, concern is being increasingly raised by detractors of the plan over fears concerning potential fallout, including frayed relations with international and regional allies, an end to prospects…

Abbas: ‘If Israel annexes a single centimeter, all agreements with Israel, US canceled’

By JNS— If Israel annexes “even a single centimeter” of land in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Authority will consider itself no longer bound by any of the agreements it has signed with Israel or the United States, said P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas last week. In an address posted to Palestine…