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.
Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem Affairs accuses Israel of making “war” on the Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem. Some but perhaps not much hyperbole in this.
Reported “honour killing” of a Palestinian woman by her brother causes outrage. Other recent examples. Israa Gharib (or Ghurayib), a 21-year-old Palestinian woman from Beit Sahour near Bethlehem (clearly Muslim although none of the reports say so outright), was reportedly killed on 22 August. Not all the facts are clear, but it appears that she had posted a video on social media showing herself and her fiancé, which was regarded by her relatives as having dishonoured the family. Her father ordered her brother Ihab, a Canadian resident, to beat her. …
Kuwaiti Amir taken ill, no details. Kuwait keeping out of regional disputes.
Israeli drones strike Hizbullah and Palestinians in Lebanon, first time since 2006. Tension rises.