Hamas and Fatah have agreed to hold elections. But will they actually take place?
Emboldened by the indulgent attitude of the Trump Administration, the Israeli settler movement continues to pursue its West Bank agenda.
The response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that West Bank settlements are not illegal ran from positive to damning with notable delays and silences.
Jason Greenblatt leaves the Trump team but describes the peace plan as “one that can actually be achieved”. It’s not easy to see how or when that might happen.
The 25th anniversary of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty falls on 26 October but neither side sees much to celebrate. How will the future of the relationship evolve?
Some Arab regimes have continued to develop their relations with Israel despite the latter’s conduct towards the Palestinians. But there’s a limit to how far they will go.
Discussion of BDS in Congress stalled. Some action in England. For Germany BDS is anti-Semitic.
An agreement with Israel on revenue transfers brings some relief to the PA’s beleaguered finances. But “disengagement from the … occupation” will be very hard to achieve.
Following elections likely Israeli government move towards annexation. Time to recognise Palestine.
Gaza – an escalation of violence in the last fortnight may have been contained, for now. A new Israeli government could make things worse rather than better. Qatari envoy explains why living conditions are not likely to improve.