The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees today condemned Israel’s latest demolitions in the West Bank which have displaced 68 people, including 32 children, in the depths of winter, saying it is violating international law and calling on it to abide by its obligations, the UN news services informs.

Israel will stand alone against Iran if necessary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his speech at the UN General Assembly. He said President Rouhani is not a moderate but a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.

Five years blogging from this spot! Since my first post about the US presidential campaign, the first one for Obama, to this day, hundreds of stories have found a place in this blog. Comments, links, selected news about topics I considered interesting and I hope my readers and followers too.

Warning that time is running out, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations to end Israeli settlement building on Palestinian land and thus giving a last chance for renewed peace talks to resolve the Middle East conflict within the allotted nine-month timeframe.

Originally posted on PALESTINE FROM MY EYES:
This drawing of mine describes the way I feel: depressed, frustrated and suffocated while waiting for the Rafah border crossing to open. I have tried many times to write about my experience at the closed Rafah border crossing with Egypt that has left thousands of people in Gaza…

In the Jordan valley, the inhuman-yet-human bulldozers came at dawn – A visit to the West Bank village of Khirbet Makhoul, which was demolished on the grounds that the houses were built without permits | Haaretz.

Netanyahu: Israel will enter peace talks honestly, wont give up security demands – Diplomacy & Defense – Israel News | Haaretz. Summary: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he intended to embark on negotiations with the Palestinians honestly, but assured ministers at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem that he would stand his ground on Israel’s […]