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Bella Hadid went to a pro-Palestinian protest outside the US embassy. Now the internet can’t get enough of her

NEWS DESK: After expressing support for the Palestinians in an emotional Instagram post, international model Bella Hadid participated in a protest outside the US embassy in London. Bella Hadid at the Free Palestine protest outside the American Embassy in London today. Via @BellaHadidDaily — Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) December 9, 2017 Bella Hadid at the…

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Palestinian stabs Israeli guard in Jerusalem

Protesters are seen near the U.S. embassy in Awkar, in Beirut, Lebanon December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir JERUSALEM: A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reported…

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Bella Hadid stands up for Palestinians after Trump’s Jerusalem move

NEWS DESK: International supermodel Bella Hadid was unafraid to voice her political opinions in defense of Palestinians with her 16 million Instagram followers on Thursday. She denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. The 21-year-old’s father, Mohamed, posted a similar image of the Dome of The…

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All you need to know about Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem move

For centuries now, Jerusalem has been at the heart of many conflicts and wars. The city holds special importance and is revered by the three most important religions in the world–Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Which is exactly why Trump’s hasty decision to declare Jerusalem (all of it) as Israel’s capital and his announcement to shift…

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Watch: Muslims react to Trump’s move on Occupied Al-Quds

Muslim countries – governments as well as masses – condemned US recognition of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital. Watch this report…

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Germany warns US ‘will never be the same’ now Donald Trump is president

NEWS DESK: Germany’s foreign minister has warned the US “will never be the same” now Donald Trump is president, reported The Independent. Sigmar Gabriel, the European power’s top diplomat, delivered a stark warning over America’s new approach to international relations during a speech to foreign policy experts on Tuesday. “The US no longer sees the…

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World rejects Trump’s move on Occupied Al-Quds; protests break out

LONDON: Muslim countries across the world condemned the US recognition of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital. The Muslim world called it Washington’s incendiary move in a volatile region to abandon its leading role as a peace mediator. The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move…

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Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM: Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site.

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Palestinian film festival opens in Gaza

GAZA: The Gaza Strip’s film festival opened on Friday with artists and audience walking along a red carpet laid on a floor built from the rubble of homes destroyed in wars with Israel.

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Hamas accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders, eases stance on Israel

Doha, Qatar: Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, unveiled a new policy document Monday, easing its stance on Israel. The move comes ahead of a first face-to-face meeting on Wednesday between US President Donald Trump and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, whose Fatah party remains deeply divided from Hamas. The document was unveiled in the Qatari capital Doha…

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Viral video: Israeli policeman beating Palestinian truck driver

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: An Israeli policeman was caught on video physically assaulting a Palestinian in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi el-Joz. The video shows a plainclothes police officer aggressively confronting a Palestinian truck driver – later identified as 50-year-old Mazen Shweiki – after the latter hit the officer’s car. The verbal confrontation quickly turns…

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Trump slams ‘inflammatory’ Obama on Twitter

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump poured kerosene on a simmering dispute with Barack Obama Wednesday, accusing him of derailing a smooth transition with “inflammatory” statements and “roadblocks.”

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Gazan uses henna for stunning Palestinian landscape paintings

GAZA: An artist in Gaza is using henna to create a series of stunning drawings of historically important sites in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories. Painting with a paper cone filled with henna, 36-year-old Fatima al-Ghoul brings historic and religious monuments to life on canvas as a way to express her thoughts about the Palestinian…

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Arab wounds 4 Jews in north Israel stabbing attack: police

GAN SHMUEL: An Israeli Arab stabbed and wounded four Jews after ramming his car into them near the northern kibbutz of Gan Shmuel on Sunday, police said. Medics said a 19-year-old woman was left in serious condition, a girl of 14 was moderately wounded and two men aged 20 and 45 were lightly wounded. Police…

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Israeli strike kills Palestinian woman, child

GAZA: An Israeli air strike on a suspected Hamas target in the Gaza Strip on Sunday brought down a nearby house killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter, hospital officials said, as a wave of violence in the region triggered fears of wider escalation. The Israeli military said in a statement its air force had…

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Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack

NABLUS: A Palestinian toddler was burned to death and four family members wounded in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the occupied West Bank on Friday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the firebombing in the village of Duma near the northern city of Nablus “an act of terrorism in…

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Israel risks losing credibility over Palestinian state stance: Obama

JERUSALEM: US President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that Israel risks losing “credibility” over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's stance on the creation of a Palestinian state. Obama made the comments to an Israeli television station in response to a question about Netanyahu's comments regarding the establishment of a Palestinian state before and…

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Israel fires at Gaza boats, kills Palestinian fisherman

GAZA: The Israeli navy opened fire on boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing one Palestinian fisherman, Gaza hospital officials said. Citing security concerns, Israel keeps a naval blockade on Gaza, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas movement, and has designated a six nautical-mile fishing zone off the enclave's coast….

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Palestinian president calls Israel a “gangster”

RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “gangsterism” on Wednesday over its decision to withhold the transfer of more than $100 million a month in tax revenues it collects on the Palestinians' behalf. Opening a two-day meeting of senior Palestinian officials, when overall ties with Israel and the possibility of suspending security coordination with…

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Hamas welcomes ICC inquiry into Israeli-Palestinian conflict

GAZA: The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday it welcomed a decision by the International Criminal Court to launch an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories. ICC prosecutors said on Friday the preliminary examination would scrutinize “in full independence and impartiality” crimes that may have occurred since June 13 last year,…

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Kerry heads to talks on Palestinian statehood bid

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry left early Sunday for a series of meetings in Europe seeking to head off an end-of-year UN showdown over a Palestinian bid for statehood. His first stop was to be Rome where he will meet separately with both Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

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