Category: Middle East

Abbas accepts gradual Israeli withdrawal

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians could accept an Israeli military presence in the West Bank for a three-year transition period as part of a peace deal.  But Abbas says “whoever proposes 10 or 15…

Ariel Sharon: Warrior or war criminal?

  We discuss the complex legacy of Israel’s controversial former statesman and army commander. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is being remembered, both by those who loved and loathed him. The soldier-turned-statesman died on…

Israel’s Ariel Sharon dies at 85

Former Israeli prime minister dies eight years after going into a coma following a stroke.   He was 85 years old and had been in a coma since 2006, when a stroke incapacitated him at…

Israel arrested 4,000 Palestinians in 2013

Israeli occupation authorities arrested approximately 4,000 Palestinians, including parliamentarians, women, children and patients, in 2013. The vast majority of those arrested are from the occupied West Bank, with only a small number from the Gaza…