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.
NYTimes, Somini Sengupta: Palestinians Expects Flag Will Fly at U.N.
The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that he expected to raise the Palestinian flag at the gates of United Nations headquarters in time for the annual meeting of world leaders here at the end of the month.
Al Monitor, Shlomi Eldar: Hunger-stricken women’s group hopes to bring peace to Israel
Members of the Women Wage Peace movement — a group of women from all sectors, ages and communities — hope that their recent meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will add another layer to the public movement they are building for peace with the Palestinians.
Haaretz: Hamas Leader Praises Jeremy Corbyn’s Support for Palestinian Struggle
Hamas expects U.K. Labour Party leadership frontrunner to change British policy regarding Israeli-Palestinian conflict, deputy foreign minister tells The Telegraph.
Al Arabiya: Israel ‘frees alleged Hamas official’ seized in the West Bank
An alleged Hamas official arrested by Israeli forces in a West Bank refugee camp this week has been released without explanation on Thursday, Palestinian security officials said.
Times of Israel, Elhanan Miller: At Temple Mount gate banned Muslim activists vent their anger
‘We don’t go to their synagogue, why do they come to al-Aqsa?’ asks a member of Murabitat, a women’s group formed to defy Jewish aspirations on Temple Mount.
Al Monitor, Aziza Nofal: Palestinian archives remain scattered
The Palestinian Authority is unable to retrieve Palestinian archives from around the world and store them safely and accessibly, though items such as Jerusalem real estate records currently housed in Turkey would have helped the PA in its legal battle against Israeli settlers.
Al Monitor, Akiva Eldar: Bibi’s two-state solution: State of Israel and State of the Jews
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told peace activists that he is willing to go to Ramallah, knowing that his preconditions for such contacts will immediately dissuade Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from extending him an invitation.
Israel Hayom, David M. Weinberg: On peace and realism
This week, a nighttime Israel security raid in Jenin went down bad, and the elite police anti-terrorist unit got into a firefight. One of our commandos was wounded, perhaps by friendly fire, and the wanted terrorist slipped away.
Al Monitor, Mazal Mualem: MK Svetlova: Abbas not ideal partner, but best we have now
In an Al-Monitor interview, Zionist Camp Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova described Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a "missed opportunity'' and laid most of the blame for the current diplomatic impasse on Israel.
Al Monitor, Hamza Saftawi: Palestinians Paint Walls to Show Resilience
Two Palestinian men launched an initiative to paint the walls of al-Zaytoun neighborhood to show the world their ability to overcome wars and destruction.
Al Monitor, Ben Caspit: Is Abbas leaving legacy of failure?
For the moment, President Mahmoud Abbas' legacy is commendable for rejecting terrorism in the Palestinian movement, but condemnable for not accepting peace proposals with the caveat of continuing to negotiate the details.
Haaretz, Roy Isacowitz: Apartheid Policies Put Israel on Path to Becoming Failed State
It is not right-wing governments that institutionalized racial domination here; the process started decades before they took power.
Haaretz, Amira Hass: Palestinian Call for 'Apple Intifada' Elicits Jeers, Protest
Non-violent anti-occupation video clip greeted by barrage of virtual rotten tomatoes on social networks.
Israel Hayom: 2 Israeli homes damaged by 'errant fire' from Gaza
Israeli Air Force strikes Hamas training base in northern Gaza Strip Wednesday night, after gunfire from the base hits two homes in Israeli border community. "We can no longer put up with real threats to our lives," head of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council says.
Israel Hayom: Netanyahu orders beefed up security in Jerusalem
PM Benjamin Netanyahu mandates deployment of two additional Border Police companies and around 400 Israel Police personnel in Jerusalem due to recent surge of Palestinian violence. "The policy is zero tolerance for terrorism," Netanyahu says.
Times of Israel, Melissa Apter: J Street U’s New Muslim President Says She’s ‘culturally Jewish’
J Street U’s new president Amna Farooqi has made no secret of being a “Pakistani American Muslim.” Still, Farooqi’s election to president at J Street U’s summer leadership retreat in August triggered swift backlash from Israel supporters online. Negative comments ranged from (“Weren’t there any Jews running?”) to belligerent (calling her “an anti-Israel Muslim”).
YNet: Abbas’ political stunts
Palestinian president is once again threatening to resign. While it doesn't seem like he's quite done yet, Israel is preparing for the day after he retires, and someone else takes over.
Times of Israel, Avi Issacharoff: Abbas’s resignation from the PLO would be largely symbolic
The PA leader may be signaling he won’t be around forever, but stepping down from the executive body won’t affect his powers.
Al Monitor, Adnan Abu Amer: How will Israel deal with Palestinians in post-Abbas period?
As talks about President Mahmoud Abbas’ resignation intensify, Israel seems to be the main beneficiary of the Palestinian Authority's impending political vacuum.
YNet: Israel slams Palestinians’ push to fly their flag at UN
Ron Prosor, Israel's envoy to the UN, calls PA initiative 'another cynical misuse of the UN by the Palestinian Authority,' adding: 'It's time to unequivocally tell them: This is not the path to statehood, this is not the way for peace.'
Haaretz, Barak Ravid: Netanyahu to Peace Activists: I'm Ready to Go to Ramallah to Meet With Abbas
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of activists from the "Women Wage Peace" group on Tuesday that he supports a two-state solution and is ready to travel to Ramallah immediately if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agrees to meet with him.
Times of Israel, Stuart Winer: IDF shoots unarmed Palestinian swimming in from Gaza
Man hit in the leg after ignoring navy’s warning shots; motive for attempted infiltration unknown.
Al Arabiya: Gaza could be ‘uninhabitable’ by 2020, U.N. warns
A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue.
Haaretz, Barak Ravid: Netanyahu: IDF Must Show Zero Tolerance for Stone-throwing and Terror
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday ordered a reassessment of the Israel Defense Forces' standing orders for opening fire on stone and fire-bomb throwers.
NYTimes, Jodi Rudoren: In West Bank, Speculation Abounds Over Mahmoud Abbas’s Plans
Mahmoud Abbas, the aging Palestinian president, may be paving the way for his exit from political life — or he may be trying to consolidate power by crippling all his rivals.
+972 Magazine, Salwa Duaibis: The devastating effects of night raids on Palestinian families
IDF night raids, an everyday occurrence in the occupied territories, ensure that Palestinians cannot feels safe in the one place where safety should be assured.
Haaretz, Amira Hass: Only 16 Percent of Palestinians Back Abbas, but Support for Others Even Lower
Poll shows a crisis of trust in Palestinian leadership, but most in favor of keeping the Palestinian Authority.
Al Arabiya, Yossi Mekelberg: The case of Israeli occupation starving human rights
Mohammed Allan’s 65-day hunger strike has come to an end, and he is slowly recovering in an Israeli hospital. Nevertheless, the administrative detention of a suspected member of Islamic Jihad, and his readiness to die in an Israeli prison, leave many moral and political questions unanswered.