Below you will find a selection of articles from Israel and Palestine. Please note that this is a random collection of news articles intended to give a 'heads-up' about current affairs in Israel-Palestine. It is not meant to reflect the views of OneVoice. Readers are encouraged to investigate headline stories further in other news sources for a variety of perspectives.
+972 Magazine, Noam Sheizaf: The real danger of outlawing Palestinian political movements
Banning and persecuting political groups like the Islamic Movement and Balad has the effect of disengaging Palestinian citizens of Israel from the state and its political system. That is very, very dangerous.
Haaretz, Barak Ravid: Kerry to Visit Next Week to Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Confidence-building Measures
In his first visit in over a year, the U.S. secretary of state is hoping to persuade Netanyahu to implement more serious measures than those he presented recently in Washington.
JPost: US ambassador to Israel warns against 'bi-national outcome'
Dan Shapiro speaks at Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, calls for creative and proactive solutions from Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
NY Times, Isabel Kershner: Israel Outlaws Northern Branch of Islamic Movement
In an effort to quell a recent wave of violence, the Israeli security cabinet said it had outlawed the northern branch of the group, accusing it of collaborating with Hamas.
YNet, Matan Tzuri: Netanyahu: In Europe, they blame Israel for terrorism
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday lamented the fact that not only is Israel blamed for the terror perpetrated against its citizens, it is also blamed for terror attacks in Europe.
Al Arabiya: Israel aircraft hit Gaza in response to rocket fire
Israeli aircraft hit two training camps in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to a rocket fired toward the south of the Jewish state, sources on both sides said Wednesday.
JPost, Moshe Arenstein: IAF commander: Israel will continue to eliminate regional threats
The main instability in the region is caused by Shiites organizations, explains Major General Amir Eshel.
Wafa: Five Students Injured in Jerusalem Clashes
At least five Palestinian students were injured during clashes which erupted on Wednesday between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters, mostly students, in the neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabir in Jerusalem.
Al Monitor, Hana Salah: Gaza's unemployed youth look online for work
Young professionals in the Gaza Strip use local and international online freelancing platforms to find job opportunities and a steady source of income.
Ma’an: EU delegation meets with PA to discuss Gaza reconstruction
Palestinian Authority officials on Wednesday met with the European Union's delegation to the West Bank and Gaza Strip to discuss Gaza's reconstruction effort, the Minister of Public Works and Housing said.
Times of Israel, Raphael Ahren: Netanyahu hints at possible annexations in West Bank
PM says he prefers ‘negotiated moves’ but will act if necessary, blasts EU’s ‘heinous’ settlement goods labeling scheme.
+972 Magazine, Leanne Gale: Hey Hillary Clinton, Palestinian lives matter too
You claim to support peace, but your words imply that Palestinian lives are less valuable to you than Israeli lives. I implore you: please do better.
Al Arabiya, Sharif Nashashibi: British Jews send a wake-up call to Israel
In September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told British-Jewish leaders in London that “settlements are not the issue” with regard to the conflict with the Palestinians. However, according to a poll published last week, British Jews would beg to differ.
Al Arabiya: Palestinian team ‘identifies Arafat assassin’
The head of the Palestinian team looking into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday has once again accused Israel of assassinating the iconic Palestinian leader in a Paris hospital.
Al Monitor, Adnan Abu Amer: Why was Hamas interested in the Turkish elections?
Hamas leaders were among the first to congratulate the AKP for its victory in the Turkish elections, as Turkey has always supported the Palestinian cause.
BBC: Boris Johnson cancels West Bank events amid Israeli boycott row
Boris Johnson has had to cancel planned public events in the West Bank because of security fears after he criticized backers of a boycott on Israeli goods.
NY Times, Sewell Chan: European Union Moves to Label Products From Israeli Settlements
The European Union pushed ahead on Wednesday with rules for labeling consumer goods from Jewish-owned businesses and farms in the land Israel captured during the 1967 war, creating new strains in relations between Europe and Israel.
BBC: Palestinian youths stab Israeli guard
Two Palestinians aged 12 and 13 have stabbed and wounded an Israeli security guard in East Jerusalem, police say.
JPost, Ariel Solomon: ISIS in Sinai threatens to attack Israel
The Islamic State released a new video threatening to attack Israel, but did not reveal when it would take place.
Ma’an: 70 injured in West Bank clashes during Arafat commemoration marches
Clashes erupted across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday after marches to mark the 11th anniversary of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death, with at least 70 Palestinians shot and injured by Israeli forces.
+972 Magazine, Amir Rotem: What Netanyahu can easily offer Obama on Gaza
Three ‘gestures’ Israel can easily make that will radically improve the lives of at least thousands of Palestinians — all without compromising one inch on its own security concerns.
Al Monitor, Daoud Kuttab: Jerusalem and Hebron: A tale of two cities
East Jerusalem and Hebron are bound by familial ties and shared solidarity from their experiences under Israeli occupation.
Ma’an: Clashes break out in al-Arrub refugee camp for 2nd day in a row
Clashes broke out Wednesday for the second day in a row in al-Arrub refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, a committee leader said.
Times of Israel: PA to take video of police shouting at teen terror suspect to ICC
Palestinians allege interrogation of Ahmed Manasra, 13, part of systematic torture of prisoners
+972 Magazine, Edo Konrad: Why the 'hijacking' of Israeli democracy is a myth
We often hear that that Israeli democracy is being ‘hijacked’ by a group of right-wing extremists. Too bad the alternatives aren’t any more appealing.
Haaretz, Steven Klein: To Regain Its Credibility, Israel's Left Must Hold Palestinians Accountable for Violence
Can the peace camp reboot its principles, while insisting the Palestinians also hold themselves accountable for their actions?
Israel Hayom, Aviad Hacohen: Two paths, one challenge
Two separate events, one by the Reform movement and one by Chabad, showed the vitality of the Jewish people as well as the challenges facing those who consider the preservation of the Jewish world important.
Al Monitor, Uri Savir: Negotiate Jerusalem first, not last
In the Oslo process, the issue of Jerusalem was purposefully delayed to be the last negotiated one; but in the next peace process it could be wise to begin negotiations by tackling Jerusalem's status first.
Washington Post, Steven Mufson: Obama administration concedes that Mideast peace is beyond reach on his watch
President Obama has concluded that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is beyond reach during his presidency and will press Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take steps to preserve the mere possibility of a two-state solution, senior administration officials said Thursday.
YNet, Yitzhak Benhorin: Netanyahu tells Obama: Israel hasn't given up on two-state solution
In White House meeting, US president switches focus from trying to push for peace accord to seeking ways to avoid further violence between Israel and the Palestinians; two leaders also expected to discuss Iran, Syria, and military aid package to Israel.
Al Arabiya: Knife, car attacks in West Bank wound 5, attackers shot
A car-ramming attack and a stabbing wounded five Israelis in the West Bank on Sunday while the two alleged assailants were shot, authorities said, the latest in a weeks-long wave of violence.
JPost, Yaakov Lappin: 'Current wave of Palestinian terrorism can continue for an unknown time'
In light of the ongoing wave of Palestinian terrorism, the IDF's Central Command will call up reserves at the start of 2016 in order to free up conscripted battalions for training, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Monday.
Times of Israel, Raoul Wootliff: Palestinian woman brandishing knife is shot dead at checkpoint
In note found after incident, would-be stabber said she was acting in ‘defense of her homeland’ and apologized to her family
YNet, Elisha Ben Kimon: Suspected attack foiled in West Bank, assailant killed
Female attacker carrying suicide letter attempts to stab guard at Eliyahu crossing in the West Bank; authorities searching for second suspected assailant.
Al Monitor, Barbara Slavin: Officials say new Israeli rules slow aid to Palestinians
New restrictions on importing lumber jeopardize temporary housing for Palestinians who lost their homes in the 2014 war with Israel and aid agencies report delays in other imports to Gaza and the West Bank.
NY Times, Diaa Hadid: Palestinians Channel Their Grief Through a Song for Solidarity
“My Homeland” was once a triumphant military song, played with drums and trumpets, long the anthem of Palestinians. It has since transformed into a lament of a tumultuous region.
Washington Post, William Booth: Hebron becomes the center of Palestinian voice
The knives and guns have come back to the heart of Hebron, where 80 families of hard-core Jewish settlers live in a walled garrison beside the ancient tombs of the biblical figures Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, surrounded by 200,000 Palestinians.
+972 Magazine, Israa Thiab: A Palestinian refugee's open letter to all Israelis
I know your fear is very real to you, even if it makes little sense to me. I know you see my desire to return to the land of my parents as an attack on your very existence. I wish our rights weren’t framed in zero-sum terms.
+972 Magazine, Amjad Iraqi: Can we call it one state and be done with it?
The debate over whether we are living in a single state is irrelevant – the answer is a resounding yes. The real problem is that freedom and equality are only extended to some of its subjects.
Haaretz, Peter Beinart: Given the U.S. Presidential Candidates' Views on Palestinians, I Miss Obama Already
The more you listen to the candidates running for U.S. president, the more you understand why the Palestinians have given up on the United States.
+972 Magazine, Yesh Din: How the government rewards its most violent settlers
One would expect the Israeli government to put an end to attacks by the settlers of Adei Ad on Palestinian civilians. In fact, it rewards them by planning to legalize their West Bank outpost.
+972 Magazine, Michael Omer-Man: Israel admits right-wing violence works
The highest court in the land delays the demolition of a synagogue built atop stolen Palestinian property, fearing retribution by right-wing extremists. Has terrorism officially won in Israel?
Al Arabiya: Israel begins easing some Jerusalem security measures
Israel has begun lifting some security measures in place over a wave of violence that raised fears of a full-scale Palestinian uprising, removing key roadblocks in annexed east Jerusalem, police said Thursday.
Al Monitor, Julian Pecquet: Congress wants to make Iran, Palestinians pay terror verdicts
Senators are weighing a slew of legislative proposals to ensure terrorism victims get compensated.
Haaretz, Barak Ravid: Obama Will Call on Netanyahu to Take Steps Against Slipping Toward One-state Solution
At press briefing, top White House advisers refuse to say whether steps include settlement construction freeze, but stress continued expansion isn't consistent with two-state solution.
Haaretz, Gili Cohen: Israeli Seriously Wounded in West Bank Stabbing Attack
Incident took place minutes after a Palestinian allegedly tried to ram her car into a group of soldiers near Hebron, but was shot and killed; one Palestinian man also died in clashes with the IDF on the Gaza border.
JPost, Yaakov Lappin: Three Israelis wounded, two seriously, in two Hebron area shooting attacks
The first shooting took place near the Cave of the Patriarchs site, where two civilians were wounded.
Al Monitor, Shlomi Eldar: The rise of 'shahada'
The concept of shahid re-emerges in the Palestinian discourse.
Times of Israel: Nasrallah: Palestinian attackers ‘sowing fear’ among Israelis
Hezbollah leader says ‘intifada’ will not liberate Palestine, but will drive the enemy away from Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Times of Israel: Gaza health ministry: Palestinian dies in clash with IDF
23-year-old said killed by army fire in southern Strip; dozens hurl stones near border fence in northern, central Gaza.
Ma’an: 200 Gazans pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in weekly visit
Around 200 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip prayed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday after crossing into Israel via the Erez crossing.
Al Arabiya, Abdulrahman al-Rashed: An Arab boycott of Palestine too
Palestinian citizens of Israel cannot enter Arab countries. This is how they are rewarded for holding on to their land and tolerating decades of Israeli oppression. It is prohibited to sell their products in Arab markets, while Jewish Israelis can visit Arab countries if they carry other passports.
Al Monitor, Asmaa al-Ghoul: Take me back to Gaza!
The author visits Jerusalem for the second time in her life and shares her feelings when she sets foot in the city.
Haaretz, Mira Sucharov: Can There Be Equality for Palestinian-Israelis in the Jewish State?
Meet Yousef Jabareen, the Joint List MK who accepts the two-state solution, pushes for Arab-Jewish equality – and thinks Israelis should accept the Palestinian right of return.