A proposed cable-car line to the Old City of Jerusalem is facing multiple objections but may still get approval. The opening of tunnels under the Old City and the construction of a second tram line are also controversial.
The Great March of Return, taken over by Hamas, has lasted much longer than its initiators expected. But it has failed to ease the siege of Gaza and the refugees are no nearer returning.
Trump announces a U-turn on the Golan Heights. General condemnation. A boost for Netanyahu’s election prospects.
In an attempt to appeal to right-wing voters, Netanyahu has targetted Israel’s Arab citizens and their representatives, adding insult to the injury which resulted from last year’s Nation-State law.
A call to action from the Balfour Project in support of reconciliation in the Holy Land.
Mahmud Abbas, President of the PA, has appointed Muhammad Shtayeh as prime minister. It’s not clear what, if anything, will change.
Pompeo will face some difficult issues in Beirut: Hizbullah, maritime border with Israel, EastMed pipeline, Syrian refugees.
BDS – some feisty US congresswomen setting a new tone. News of the long-awaited UN blacklist of companies which work in the settlements.
A more assertive Jordan allies with the Palestinian Authority to defend its position in Jerusalem through a strengthened Waqf Council. Separately, part of the security barrier in Jerusalem collapses; Palestinians celebrate.
Kushner shows a little more leg, but the deal of the century remains a mystery – and is unlikely to work.