EU foreign ministers discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but apparently without any serious consideration of the recognition of Palestine as a state. The EU has been sporadically assertive in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem.)
A week ago Hamas and Israel appeared to be close to a deal. The Suleimani assassination may, for the foreseeable future, have just scuppered it.
2019 has seen the biggest protests in the MENA region since 2011 together with ongoing wars, escalating tensions and economic and political insecurity.
A US presidential executive order and a declaration by the British government signal that the definition of what constitutes anti-Semitism is about to be significantly broadened.
A proposal for a major expansion of the Jewish settler presence in Hebron seems likely to go ahead.
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?