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Saudi football team to play Palestine in West Bank

The decision is aimed at ensuring the Palestinian team is not deprived of the chance to play at home.

All deals are off if Israel annexes territory, warns Palestine’s president

Mahmud Abbas says Palestine has a right to defend its rights by all possible means.

Israel to allow barred US lawmaker to make ‘humanitarian’ West Bank...

Rashida Tlaib promises not to promote the boycott of Israel during her stay.

Jerusalem’s Tomb of the Kings to reopen to public

Visits will be limited to 15 people in 45-minute stretches and visitors needs to dress 'properly' to enter the funeral site.

Arab nations renew pledge to give Palestinians US$100 mln in aid...

Arab finance ministers meeting in Cairo renewed a promise first made in April to boost the Palestinian Authority’s budget with a US$100 million monthly transfer.

Scholarships for Palestinians show govt has money after all, says PBS...

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy president Yee Moh Chai says there’s nothing wrong with giving Palestinian students scholarships but asks why the government is so hard on Malaysian students.

Trump says US backs Israel ‘100%’ over Gaza escalation

Trump's message came in the wake of the most serious escalation since the 2014 war.

Deadly escalation sees fresh rocket fire from Gaza, Israeli retaliation

Gazan authorities reports four Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes, but Israel disputed their account of the deaths of a pregnant mother and her baby.

Anti-Israelism not enough for a coherent foreign policy

A more articulate position on the Israeli role in Syria, and on other regional actors in both Syria and Yemen, still remains to be heard from Wisma Putra.

Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Netanyahu's comments came after two soldiers were shot dead at a central West Bank bus station near a settlement.

Clashes in West Bank as Israelis visit holy site

The tomb is holy to Jews but is deep inside the West Bank, territory that is supposed to form a key part of a future Palestinian state.

Philippines’ Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

The four-day visit to Israel will be the first by a Philippine leader in more than 60 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations, even though their links go back to Manila's sheltering of Jews during the Holocaust.

US cuts more than US$200 million in aid to Palestinians

Relations between the US administration and the Palestinian Authority took a nosedive after Trump announced the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Netanyahu demands ‘total’ Gaza ceasefire

An informal truce reached on Thursday night has largely held despite the deaths of three Palestinians since then from Israeli army fire during border protests and clashes.

Palestinian refugees at risk with UN agency in crisis

The UNRWA has faced a cash crisis since the US, long its biggest donor, slashed funding to the agency, providing just US$60 million of a promised $365 million this year.

Prince William arrives in Israel as part of regional tour

British officials say the tour, which also included Jordan, is heavily focussed on engaging with youth.

Britain’s Prince William in Jordan for historic Middle East tour

The 36-year-old Duke of Cambridge's Royal Air Force plane touched down at the small airport in eastern Amman, where he was given a red-carpet welcome by the heir to the Jordanian throne.

Saudis host Kushner, Trump envoy after Israel-Gaza flare-up

The meeting with Prince Mohammed bin Salman came as Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired from the Palestinian enclave.

United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

The General Assembly text condemned the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza.

US seeks UN vote on condemning Hamas over Gaza

The 193-nation assembly will vote on the US-drafted amendment before the vote on the resolution.

Britain’s Prince William to meet Netanyahu, Abbas

The Duke of Cambridge is the first royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on behalf of the British government, on a tour from June 24 to 28 that starts in Jordan.

Messi in middle of Israel-Palestinian spat over scrapped match

Israel accused the Palestinians of "football terror", saying their threats saw Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his team abandon what would have been Argentina's final friendly match ahead of the World Cup.

Thousands at funeral for Gaza volunteer killed on Israel border

Ambulances and medical crews attended the funeral, with her father holding the white blood-stained medics' jacket she wore when she was shot, as mourners called for revenge.

Haley: US will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians

Kuwait presented the draft two weeks ago, initially calling for an international protection mission for the Palestinians as protests turned violent on the Israeli-Gaza border.