Palestinian leaders under threats since ICC bid: Abbas

The Palestinian leadership has been under threats and pressure since its recent bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday.

Palestinian leaders under threats since ICC bid: Abbas

The Palestinian leadership has been under threats and pressure since its recent bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday.

EC criticises Israeli decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds

The European Commission on Tuesday criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s decision to withhold tax revenues from the Palestinians in reprisal for their bid to join The Hague-based International Criminal Court, ICC.

Netanyahu vows no concessions on Israel`s security

 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched his re-election campaign on Monday with a pledge not to make any territorial concessions to the Palestinians that would harm Israel`s security.

US opposes Israel's freeze on Palestinian tax revenue

The United States said on Monday it opposes a move by Israel to freeze the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority in retaliation for its bid to join the International Criminal Court.

Israel`s President against Palestinian tax freeze

 Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Monday he opposed a freeze in the transfer of taxes to the Palestinians in response to their application to join the International Criminal Court.

Palestinians to submit again UN Security Council bid: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday announced that he intends to resubmit again a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to schedule an end to the Israeli occupation until 2017.

Palestine to join Interpol in 2015: Official

The Palestinian national unity government has decided to join the International Criminal Police Organisation, commonly known as Interpol, a senior official says.

Palestine tax freeze new war crime: Palestine official

A senior Palestinian official condemned Israel`s freeze on Palestinian tax revenues as a "new war crime," media reported.

Palestinian ICC move will have implications for aid: US official

Further steps by the Palestinians on Friday to deliver to the UN documents on joining the International Criminal Court will have implications for US aid, a senior State Department official said.

Egypt border guards shoot dead Gazan: Medics

 Egyptian soldiers firing from across the border shot dead a Palestinian man in the Gaza frontier town of Rafah on Friday, medics said, although the motive was not immediately known.

Spanish vote on Palestinian state unhelpful: Israel

Israel denounced as unhelpful on Wednesday a vote by the Spanish Parliament, hours after a deadly Jerusalem synagogue attack, calling on Madrid to recognise a Palestinian state.

Jordan urges restraint after Jerusalem synagogue attack

Jordan on Wednesday called for self-restraint in Jerusalem after four Israelis were killed and eight injured in an attack at a synagogue in west Jerusalem on Tuesday, media reported.

Pope calls for `courageous decisions` after Jerusalem synagogue slaying

Pope Francis on Wednesday slammed the deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue and urged Israelis and Palestinians to take the "courageous decisions" needed to achieve reconciliation.

Police officer injured in Jerusalem synagogue attack dies

A police officer seriously injured in the attack by two Palestinians in a synagogue in West Jerusalem has died, bringing the number of fatalities to five Israelis, plus the two assailants.

US-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at UN Palestinian mission

Family and friends remembered three US-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family`s rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

Israel demolishes Jerusalem home of Palestinian car killer
Israel demolishes Jerusalem home of Palestinian car killer

Israeli forces on Wednesday razed the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who killed two Israelis with his car last month as it speeded up the application of a controversial demolition policy.

Israelis, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site

 Israeli security forces entered a Jerusalem holy compound and clashed with Palestinian stone throwers on Wednesday, officials said.

Sweden recognises Palestinian state
Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden`s centre-left government will officially recognise the state of Palestine on Thursday, becoming the first major European country to do so, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.

Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting far-right Jew

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday after he fired at them resisting arrest in East Jerusalem hours after the attempted assassination of a far-right Israeli activist, police said.