Netanyahu says Palestinians must ‘consent’ to Israeli security control

The Israeli prime minister also discussed Palestinian citizenship and his critics on the right in an interview with Israel Hayom.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | May 28, 2020
al-monitor Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement before entering the courtroom where he is facing a trial for alleged corruption crimes, in Jerusalem, May 24, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Pool via REUTERS.

Netanyahu not destabilized over Palestinians cutting security coordination

The announcement by the Palestinian Authority of cutting security coordination and warnings by Jordan's King Abdullah have not destabilized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his settlement annexation plan.

Mazal Mualem | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | May 28, 2020

Settlers argue over Netanyahu’s annexation plan

Much to everyone’s surprise, there is growing opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's annexation plan among the settlers’ leadership.

Danny Zaken | Settlements | May 28, 2020

Bethlehem, Jerusalem churches reopen to limited number of worshipers

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Nativity opened to tourists and worshippers Tuesday for the first time since March.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 26, 2020

What are Jordan’s options if Israel annexes West Bank?

Jordan is considering suspending parts of the 1994 peace treaty with Israel, sources told Al-Monitor, if Israel goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

Osama Al Sharif | Border Disputes | May 25, 2020