A French university defended its decision to shut down a pro-Israel event after disruptions by pro-Palestinian activists.
Eight Iranian Jews who went missing in the 1990s were murdered while attempting to reach Israel, Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
Israel has promoted building plans for 2,372 homes in eight Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank in the past month, on land the Palestinians want for a future state, an anti-settlement watchdog has said.
The United States will continue providing Israel with defence aid after a current package worth some $3 billion a year expires in 2017, and the grants are unlikely to wane despite Washington belt-tightening, two U.S. senators said on Thursday.
The U.S. ambassador for women’s issues is traveling to the Middle East in part to discuss the role of women in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.