For decades, the Palestinian authorities have sent payments to prisoners and the families of those killed in the conflict with Israel. The U.S. and Israel say those funds subsidize terror. Palestinians see it differently. The Forward unpacks this complicated history.
Palestinian officials said on Sunday they had arrested a member of their peace negotiating department for spying for Israel, a development likely to deepen distrust between the sides at a time of deadlocked diplomacy and simmering street violence.
Headlines suggested the Palestinians were cutting security ties to Israel. That would be a huge story, but J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s not really what it seems.
Seconds after the blast hit downtown Jerusalem, Jamie Sokolow lay on the ground, her right eye damaged by shrapnel and her face feeling as though someone had set it aflame.
A civil lawsuit filed by 11 families of American terrorist victims against the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian Liberation Organization can go to trial, a federal court ruled.
Israel’s decision to suspend the peace talks is really three separate decisions. J.J. Goldberg explains how the move is sensible, questionable and downright inexcusable.
A Palestinian leader asked the NBC television network to pull out of filming a drama series in the Old City of Jerusalem.
In June 2012, an anti-Israel billboard campaign was promoted in Los Angeles County by an organization with the cumbersome name of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. The group announced the billboard campaign in a press release that went on to warn that the “Israel lobby” might try to stop the campaign. It urged supporters not to “allow them to stifle dialogue.”
Punishing the Egyptian military by suspending aid might seem like the right thing to do. But it would likely have a catastrophic impact on Israel’s peace with Egypt.