UAE ‘clearly against’ Israeli annexation

The United Arab Emirates is “clearly against any annexation as being proposed by the current Israeli government,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash told the leading US Jewish organization on Tuesday. “The UAE today is part-and-parcel of the Arab consensus that basically looks at the solution [to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict] as a two-state solution,” Gargash said during the American Jewish Committee’s virtual … Continue reading UAE ‘clearly against’ Israeli annexation

Condolences from Netanyahu, a week after police kill autistic Palestinian

 More than a week after Israeli police shot dead an unarmed and autistic Palestinian in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the killing a tragedy and offered his condolences to the family. Iyad al-Halaq, 32, was killed during a police chase in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 30. A police spokesman said at the time officers suspected he was carrying a weapon. The … Continue reading Condolences from Netanyahu, a week after police kill autistic Palestinian

Al-Aqsa mosque to reopen for worship after Eid-ul-Fitr holidays

Masjid Al-Aqsa, the third holiest site in Islam will reopen to worshipers after the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. Two months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, following a statement from its governing body on Tuesday, “The council decided to lift the suspension on worshipers entering the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque after the Eid al-Fitr holiday,” a statement from the Waqf organisation said, referring to the three-day holiday … Continue reading Al-Aqsa mosque to reopen for worship after Eid-ul-Fitr holidays