IDF instructed to start preparing for possible annexation

It is not yet clear if and when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present his annexation plan, but the army has already been instructed to prepare for escalation scenarios.

Rina Bassist | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jun 3, 2020
al-monitor Israeli soldiers walk as Palestinian demonstrators gather on a hilltop during a protest against Israeli settlements in the town of Beita, in the West Bank, March 2, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman.

Intel: House Middle East panel chairman questions Trump’s commitment to two-state solution

The chairman of the House’s Middle East panel questioned the Donald Trump administration’s stated commitment to a two-state solution during a Zoom interview with the Israel Policy Forum today.

Bryant Harris | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jun 2, 2020

Palestinians draw parallels between disabled man's killing, US police violence against black people

When an Israeli soldier shot to death a disabled unarmed Palestinian, it triggered an angry reaction around the world and especially in the United States, which has been dealing with its own police brutality against unarmed black men.

Daoud Kuttab | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jun 2, 2020

Poverty could double in the West Bank as coronavirus takes toll, World Bank warns

The bank estimates the percentage of poor households in the West Bank will increase from 14% to 30% in 2020.

Al-Monitor Staff | Economy and trade | Jun 1, 2020

Israel apologies after police kill unarmed Palestinian in Jerusalem's Old City

Hundreds of mourners called for revenge during processions in East Jerusalem on Sunday.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Jun 1, 2020