Israel / Palestine

Over 400 Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Protest of Detention Policies

A hunger strike including over 400 Palestinian prisoners in Israel began this week in protest of Israeli’s arbitrary detention policies. The numbers continue to rise after the originally reported 80 Palestinian prisoners began their hunger strikes in the beginning of July. The detainees state that Israeli authorities have been conducting “humiliating” searches against them in …

Israel / Palestine

Palestinian Conflict on Primary Agenda for 27th Arab League Summit

The 27th Arab League Summit saw the situation in Palestine as the highest priority. Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit expressed that Palestine will “remain at the top of the league’s priorities, in order to ensure an end to the violence and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem.”

Israel / Turkey

Turkey and Israel reach a deal for normalizing relations

After Turkish and Israeli delegations met in Rome on June 26, it was announced that they had reached a deal for normalizing relations. This deal comes after 6 years of strained ties  following the Israeli attack on the Mari Marmara ship that was a part of the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla”.