Arab–Israeli conflict http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22951/all en Egypt's Brotherhood says UAE arrests unfounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130102/egypts-brotherhood-says-uae-arrests-unfounded <p>* Claim is "devoid of truth", Brotherhood says</p> <p>* UAE-<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/egypt">Egypt</a> relations since Mubarak ouster</p> <p>By Shaimaa Fayed and Tamim Elyan</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday some of its members had been wrongfully arrested in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on allegations of helping to train local Islamists in subversion tactics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130102/egypts-brotherhood-says-uae-arrests-unfounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arab world Arab–Israeli conflict Egypt Egypt Egyptian people Egyptian revolution Family Relation Hosni Mubarak Islam in Egypt Middle East Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Person Career Person Location Politics of Egypt Quotation Tamim Elyan United Arab Emirates Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:15:31 +0000 5730920 at http://www.globalpost.com Walls and winter rains afflict Palestinian towns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/walls-and-winter-rains-afflict-palestinian-towns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Barrier exacerbates seasonal floods, residents say</p> <p>* Environment, livelihoods endangered</p> <p>* Rare cooperation to alleviate floods in conflict hotspot</p> <p>By Noah Browning</p> <p>QALQILYA, West Bank, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Heavy winter downpours have turned some Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank into a morass of filth and flooding as an Israeli barrier blocks the waters from draining away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/walls-and-winter-rains-afflict-palestinian-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Education Labor Law Politics Qalqilya Governorate Religion Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:00:22 +0000 5732149 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel removes Palestinian protest camp outside Jerusalem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/israel-removes-palestinian-protest-camp-outside-jerusalem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Israeli forces removed Palestinian protest tents from land adjoining a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the second such camp to be torn down in a week.</p> <p>Palestinian activists had pitched tents near the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of Jerusalem, where residents face difficulty building homes due to Israeli restrictions and may be surrounded by a separation barrier Israel plans for the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/israel-removes-palestinian-protest-camp-outside-jerusalem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian territories War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:16:03 +0000 5737192 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain says Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution almost dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/britain-says-israeli-palestinian-two-state-solution-almost-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are almost dead because of expanding Jewish settlement in occupied territory, and warned Israel it was losing international support.</p> <p>Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke as Israelis voted in an election likely to yield a hardline rightist government keener to thicken settlement on land where Palestinians want to establish statehood than seek peace.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/britain-says-israeli-palestinian-two-state-solution-almost-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Middle East War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:45:03 +0000 5737755 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel expected to boycott U.N. rights scrutiny session - U.S. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/israel-expected-boycott-un-rights-scrutiny-session-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Israel is expected to boycott the U.N. Human Rights Council next week despite the United States urging its ally to show up for an examination of its record, the U.S. ambassador said on Thursday.</p> <p>The Jewish state is scheduled to be in the dock of the Geneva rights forum on Tuesday, Jan. 29 as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, the council's regular scrutiny of all United Nations member states.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/israel-expected-boycott-un-rights-scrutiny-session-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Human rights United Nations Human Rights Council Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:37:30 +0000 5738858 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel vows Syria strike at any sign of chemical arms transfer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/israel-vows-syria-strike-at-any-sign-chemical-arms-transfer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Risk said not imminent though PM convenes security chiefs</p> <p>* Syrian crisis, and any Hezbollah role, alarms Israelis</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Any sign of Syria's grip on its suspected chemical weapons slipping as it battles an armed uprising could trigger Israeli military strikes, Israel's vice premier said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/israel-vows-syria-strike-at-any-sign-chemical-arms-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Fertile Crescent Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:15:29 +0000 5740046 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-UPDATE 3-Israel vows Syria strike at any sign of chemical arms transfer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-israel-threatens-syria-strike-if-rebels-get-chemical-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats to add dropped word "showed" in paragraph 8)</p> <p>* Risk said not imminent although PM convenes security chiefs</p> <p>* Syrian crisis, and any Hezbollah role, alarms Israelis</p> <p>* Israel stations missile interceptors near Syria border (Adds Israeli report of Syrian rebels nearing chemical arms depots)</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-israel-threatens-syria-strike-if-rebels-get-chemical-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Fertile Crescent Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:30:43 +0000 5740121 at http://www.globalpost.com UN says unable to verify Syria complaint about Israeli planes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers in a demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel were unable to verify a Syrian complaint that Israeli planes had flown over the Golan Heights area, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Fertile Crescent United Nations War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:46:14 +0000 5741986 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UN chief gravely concerned by report of Israeli air strike in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-un-chief-gravely-concerned-report-israeli-air-strike-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail)</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed "grave concern" on Thursday over reports that Israeli jets bombed an apparent convoy of weapons near the Lebanese border and urged respect for the sovereignty of countries in the region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-un-chief-gravely-concerned-report-israeli-air-strike-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Fertile Crescent War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:45:50 +0000 5742102 at http://www.globalpost.com UN leader has 'grave concern' over reported Israeli attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/un-leader-has-grave-concern-over-reported-israeli-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN leader Ban Ki-moon is gravely concerned about reports of an Israeli air strike on Syria but cannot independently verify what happened, a spokesman said Thursday.</p> <p>On top of a protest to the United Nations, Syria has also complained to the UN Security Council about the raid, diplomats said.</p> <p>"The secretary general calls on all concerned to prevent tensions or their escalation in the region," said deputy UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/un-leader-has-grave-concern-over-reported-israeli-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Politics of Syria Protests in Syria Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:00:22 +0000 5742113 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry likely to move cautiously on Middle East peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/kerry-likely-move-cautiously-middle-east-peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kerry has long-standing interest in Israeli-Palestinian issue</p> <p>* Will Obama be willing to invest political capital in a new push?</p> <p>* Strength of centrists in Israeli election may improve chances</p> <p>By Arshad Mohammed</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The United States has hinted it might try Middle East peace-making once again, but Secretary of State-designate John Kerry is likely to move cautiously, in contrast to U.S. President Barack Obama's failed, high-profile first-term initiative.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/kerry-likely-move-cautiously-middle-east-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Business Entertainment Environment Health Israeli–Palestinian conflict Israel–United States relations Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:46:07 +0000 5742156 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinians set up new West Bank protest camp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/palestinians-set-new-west-bank-protest-camp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinians and activists were on Saturday setting up camp near a village in the northern West Bank, in their third attempt at a new form of protest against Jewish settlements.</p> <p>An AFP correspondent said the structures at the site near Burin, south of Nablus, so far comprised of four huts and three tents.</p> <p>"The neighbourhood is called Al-Manatir," activist Abir Kopty told AFP.</p> <p>"Burin lost a lot of its land to the settlements around, Har Bracha and others, and is subject to settlers' terror and attacks on the people."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/palestinians-set-new-west-bank-protest-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli-occupied territories Israeli–Palestinian conflict Technology War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 14:46:03 +0000 5743919 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel mulls post-Assad security zone on Syrian frontier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/israel-mulls-post-assad-security-zone-syrian-frontier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel intends to declare a buffer zone inside the Syrian border to prevent radical groups from getting too close to its territory when the embattled Damascus regime topples, security sources said on Sunday.</p> <p>"There's a plan in the military's northern command for the 'day after' according to which, when Bashar Assad is no longer president of Syria, there's a fear that terror elements will try to approach the fence," the sources told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/israel-mulls-post-assad-security-zone-syrian-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Fertile Crescent AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:00:51 +0000 5744657 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel will 'regret aggression against Syria': Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/israel-will-regret-aggression-against-syria-iran-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel will regret its latest "aggression against Syria", Iran's security chief Saeed Jalili told reporters during a visit to Damascus on Monday.</p> <p>"Just like it regretted all its wars... the Zionist entity will regret its aggression against Syria," said Jalili, head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, a day after Israel implicitly confirmed it staged an air strike near Damascus last week.</p> <p>"The Syrian people and government are serious about this, and the Muslim world supports Syria," Jalili said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/israel-will-regret-aggression-against-syria-iran-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Fertile Crescent War AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:30:28 +0000 5745606 at http://www.globalpost.com Israeli troops block Palestinian protest camp near Hebron http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/israeli-troops-block-palestinian-protest-camp-near-hebron <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AL-TIWANEH, West Bank, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The Israeli military prevented Palestinians from setting up an encampment on Saturday to protest at Jewish settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank, land where they seek statehood.</p> <p>With peace talks stalled for more than two years, grassroots Palestinian activism has been on the rise. Four tent camps - dubbed nascent Palestinian towns by the activists - have been erected and swiftly dismantled by the Israelis since last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/israeli-troops-block-palestinian-protest-camp-near-hebron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab–Israeli conflict Asia Israeli–Palestinian conflict War Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:45:03 +0000 5750884 at http://www.globalpost.com