Jun 20, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Negotiations have been going on in Vienna since April to iron out steps Iran and the United States must take on nuclear activities and sanctions to return to full compliance with the nuclear pact.
- Jun 18, 2021 04:24 PM IST
Loss of power blinds politicians to political realities. This appears to be as true for Benjamin Netanyahu as it has been for Donald Trump since he was ousted from the White House in last November’s election
- Jun 14, 2021 08:30 PM IST
On June 13, after a long political drama, the coalition won majority vote in the parliament with a razor-thin margin of 60 to 59 in a 120-seat chamber.
- Jun 14, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Unseating Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Premier for the past 12-years and a self-avowed close friend of India, the new prime ministership has implications for India's trade ties and foreign policy in the larger Middle East, officials say. However, given the current pace of growth in bilateral relations, no significant changes are foreseen currently, they add
- Jun 14, 2021 09:47 AM IST
Benjamin Netanyahu had long been seen as a treacherous partner, having repeatedly humiliated those who posed potential threats.
- Jun 14, 2021 09:17 AM IST
Naftali Bennett has long positioned himself to the right of Netanyahu. But he will be severely constrained by his unwieldy coalition, which has only a narrow majority in parliament and includes parties from the right, left, and centre.
- Jun 14, 2021 07:05 AM IST
Naftali Bennett, the 49-year-old leader of the right-wing Yamina party, took oath of office after the Knesset (Parliament) elected him as the 13th Prime Minister of Israel by a 60-59 vote in the 120-member house. One lawmaker abstained.
- Jun 13, 2021 10:23 AM IST
The coalition of parties from far-right to left is expected to focus mostly on economic and social issues rather than risk exposing internal rifts by trying to address major diplomatic issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Jun 03, 2021 08:26 AM IST
The deal comes at a tumultuous time for Israel, which fought an 11-day war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip last month while also experiencing mob violence between Jews and Arabs in cities across the country.
- Jun 03, 2021 02:48 AM IST
The 71-year-old right-winger looks set to be ousted by an unlikely coalition of right-wing, centrist and other parties who clinched a deal to form a government that would break a period of unprecedented political deadlock that saw four elections in two years.
- Jun 02, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Opposition leader Yair Lapid faces a midnight deadline to inform Israel's President Reuven Rivlin that he has formed a majority coalition of at least 61 seats in the country's parliament.
- Jun 01, 2021 12:01 PM IST
The main players in the latest twist in Israeli politics have very different agendas, but one common goal: unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- May 31, 2021 08:08 AM IST
The dramatic announcement by Naftali Bennett, leader of the small hardline Yamina party, set the stage for a series of steps that could push Netanyahu and his dominant Likud party into the opposition in the coming week.
- May 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Even on May 17, India’s permanent representative to the UN has made a statement at the UN Security Council reiterating India’s strong support to the ‘just Palestinian cause’. But India dropped the stock phrase of ‘strong support to the just Palestinian cause' in its statement at the UNHRC on May 27.
- May 25, 2021 10:27 PM IST
Hoping to reverse a move taken by former President Donald Trump that angered Palestinians, Blinken said the United States would advance the process of re-opening the Jerusalem consulate that had served as its diplomatic channel to the Palestinians.
- May 21, 2021 03:00 PM IST
It’s bad enough that there is no end in sight for this decades-old Israel-Palestine conflict; what makes it worse is that this fresh round takes place during a pandemic
- May 21, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Israel-Palestine News Highlights: Israel claimed to inflict heavy damage on Hamas but once again was unable to halt the Islamic militant group's nonstop rocket barrages. Hamas, the Islamic militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction, also claimed victory.
- May 21, 2021 07:32 AM IST
The truce brokered by Egypt, that also included Gaza's second-most powerful armed group, Islamic Jihad, was agreed following mounting international pressure to stem the bloodshed which erupted on May 10.
- May 21, 2021 07:25 AM IST
Hamas, the Islamic militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction, also claimed victory.
- May 20, 2021 08:45 AM IST
An Egyptian security source said the two sides had agreed in principle to a ceasefire after help from mediators, although details were still being negotiated in secret.
- May 20, 2021 07:56 AM IST
Israel Palestine News Highlights: A clear majority of Republicans in the US back Israel in its military confrontation with Gaza that authorities say has claimed more than 220 Palestinian lives and killed 12 people in Israel.
- May 19, 2021 06:13 PM IST
The hawkish premier insisted Israel "didn't seek" the escalation that began on May 10 when Hamas fired rockets towards Jerusalem after demanding that Israeli security personnel vacate the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site.
- May 19, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Deafening air strikes and rocket fire once more shook Gaza early Wednesday in the conflict that has claimed the lives of 219 Palestinians and 12 people in Israel, according to authorities on each side.
- May 18, 2021 07:02 PM IST
Germany made the comments before a video call of the EU's 27 foreign ministers chaired by chief Josep Borrell to discuss how to end the conflict, although diplomats warned that differing opinions over the Middle East would marginalise the bloc's role.
- May 18, 2021 05:27 PM IST
As the civilian casualties grow, the conflict has polarized Israeli society, and the world, like seldom before, and it has spurred unrest within Israel and the occupied territories that has been more intense than any in years.