Explained:What change in US policy on Israeli settlements in West Bank means

News:Recently,the United States has declared that it does not consider Israeli settlements on the West Bank a violation of international law. Facts: About West Bank: West Bank is a landlocked territory in West Asia.It also contains a significant section of the western dead sea. It was captured by Jordan after the Arab-Israeli War(1948) but Israel… Continue reading Explained:What change in US policy on Israeli settlements in West Bank means

India sides with Israel against Palestine NGO at UN meet

India has voted in support of Israel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC) to deny observer status to a Palestinian human rights organisation named ‘Shahed’. This is the first time India has taken a step back from its decades-old position on the two-state theory under which India sees both Israel and Palestine as separate… Continue reading India sides with Israel against Palestine NGO at UN meet

What is Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system?

Israel has claimed that Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip has fired at least 90 rockets into southern Israel.It said that it’s Iron Dome aerial defence system had intercepted dozens of the incoming rockets and shot many of them. The Iron Dome is a mobile all-weather air defence system developed by Israel to intercept and… Continue reading What is Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system?

Arab League pledges $100m to Palestinian Authority in summit

The Arab League has pledged to pay $100m a month to the Palestinian Authority(PA) to plug the gap left after Israel had blocked tax transfers to Palestine earlier this year. Israel collects taxes on behalf of the Palestinian Authorities but had stopped the transfers.Israel has accused the Palestinian Authority of transferring the payments to political… Continue reading Arab League pledges $100m to Palestinian Authority in summit

UN probe accuses Israel of crimes against humanity

The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry has said Israel may have committed crimes against humanity in last year’s unrest in Gaza(Palestine).It found that Israel soldiers targeted children, health workers and journalists. Israel rejected the report outrightly and said that no institution can deny Israel’s right to self-defence and its duty to defend its residents and… Continue reading UN probe accuses Israel of crimes against humanity