Israeli rightist lawmaker Nir Barkat seeks to outlaw reinauguration of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

An Israeli right-wing opposition legislator is seeking to outlaw the planned reopening of a U.S. mission in Jerusalem that has traditionally been a base for diplomatic outreach to the Palestinians. Israel’s new cross-partisan government led by nationalist Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also opposes the reinauguration of the consulate, potentially buoying Likud lawmaker Nir Barkat’s effort… Read More Israeli rightist lawmaker Nir Barkat seeks to outlaw reinauguration of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, officials said. It was the highest-level meeting between Abbas and an Israeli minister to be made public since Israel’s new government was formed in June. Gantz, who heads a centrist party, told Abbas that Israel… Read More Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz

Palestine cancels coronavirus vaccine exchange deal with Israel over expiration date

The Palestinian Authority (PA) cancelled a deal on Friday to receive soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines from Israel after an initial Israeli shipment showed an expiration date sooner than had been agreed, the PA health minister said. Israel and the PA announced a vaccine swap deal earlier on Friday that would have seen Israel send up to… Read More Palestine cancels coronavirus vaccine exchange deal with Israel over expiration date

Israel to give Palestine at least one million coronavirus vaccine doses in exchange deal

Israel will give at least 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority (PA) under a deal to share shots, officials said on Friday, in a boost for the Palestinians’ vaccination campaign in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Under the terms of the deal, announced by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office, the… Read More Israel to give Palestine at least one million coronavirus vaccine doses in exchange deal