Israeli-Palestinian conflict

First UAE delegation visits Israel amid Palestinian opposition

Palestinians continue to oppose the UAE's normalization with Israel, as UAE and Israeli officials sign agreement on visa-free travel in Tel Aviv today.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Gulf relations | Oct 20, 2020
al-monitor An Etihad Airways plane carrying a delegation from the United Arab Emirates on a first official visit lands at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on Oct. 20, 2020. Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images.

European countries slam Israel over planned settlement expansion

The foreign ministries of France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain called for an immediate halt to settlement construction in the West Bank.

Al-Monitor Staff | Settlements | Oct 16, 2020

Middle East’s chronic woes exacerbate COVID impact, IMF says

Also: Israelis back Trump, Palestinians (kind of) tilt toward Biden.

Week in Review | Economy and trade | Oct 16, 2020

Saudi FM wants focus on Israeli-Palestinian talks over 'eventual normalization'

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said the focus of Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts should be on bringing the two sides back to the negotiating table.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Oct 15, 2020

Israel approves first West Bank settlement construction since normalization deals

Israel’s West Bank Civil Administration gave its final approval for more than 1,300 housing units in the West Bank and more are expected to follow.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Oct 14, 2020