Below you will find a selection of articles from Israel and Palestine. Please note that this is a random collection of news articles intended to give a 'heads-up' about current affairs in Israel-Palestine. It is not meant to reflect the views of OneVoice. Readers are encouraged to investigate headline stories further in other news sources for a variety of perspectives.
Times of Israel, Avi Issacharoff: Abbas’s resignation from the PLO would be largely symbolic
The PA leader may be signaling he won’t be around forever, but stepping down from the executive body won’t affect his powers.
Al Monitor, Adnan Abu Amer: How will Israel deal with Palestinians in post-Abbas period?
As talks about President Mahmoud Abbas’ resignation intensify, Israel seems to be the main beneficiary of the Palestinian Authority's impending political vacuum.
YNet: Israel slams Palestinians’ push to fly their flag at UN
Ron Prosor, Israel's envoy to the UN, calls PA initiative 'another cynical misuse of the UN by the Palestinian Authority,' adding: 'It's time to unequivocally tell them: This is not the path to statehood, this is not the way for peace.'
Haaretz, Barak Ravid: Netanyahu to Peace Activists: I'm Ready to Go to Ramallah to Meet With Abbas
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of activists from the "Women Wage Peace" group on Tuesday that he supports a two-state solution and is ready to travel to Ramallah immediately if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agrees to meet with him.
Times of Israel, Stuart Winer: IDF shoots unarmed Palestinian swimming in from Gaza
Man hit in the leg after ignoring navy’s warning shots; motive for attempted infiltration unknown.
Al Arabiya: Gaza could be ‘uninhabitable’ by 2020, U.N. warns
A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue.
Haaretz, Barak Ravid: Netanyahu: IDF Must Show Zero Tolerance for Stone-throwing and Terror
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday ordered a reassessment of the Israel Defense Forces' standing orders for opening fire on stone and fire-bomb throwers.
NYTimes, Jodi Rudoren: In West Bank, Speculation Abounds Over Mahmoud Abbas’s Plans
Mahmoud Abbas, the aging Palestinian president, may be paving the way for his exit from political life — or he may be trying to consolidate power by crippling all his rivals.
+972 Magazine, Salwa Duaibis: The devastating effects of night raids on Palestinian families
IDF night raids, an everyday occurrence in the occupied territories, ensure that Palestinians cannot feels safe in the one place where safety should be assured.
Haaretz, Amira Hass: Only 16 Percent of Palestinians Back Abbas, but Support for Others Even Lower
Poll shows a crisis of trust in Palestinian leadership, but most in favor of keeping the Palestinian Authority.
Al Arabiya, Yossi Mekelberg: The case of Israeli occupation starving human rights
Mohammed Allan’s 65-day hunger strike has come to an end, and he is slowly recovering in an Israeli hospital. Nevertheless, the administrative detention of a suspected member of Islamic Jihad, and his readiness to die in an Israeli prison, leave many moral and political questions unanswered.
Times of Israel: Knesset Speaker urges Arab leaders to visit Israel
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstain called on Israel’s Arab neighbors Monday to visit the Knesset and discuss environmental cooperation “people to people,” urging leaders not to wait for peace agreements but rather to build up confidence from the ground up.
YNet, Elior Levy: Abbas won't run for reelection as head of PLO
While opting to remain Palestinian president, Abbas won't return to role of PLO leader; current PLO head Erekat says he also won't run for reelection, leaving question of Abbas' successor up in the air.
+972 Magazine: WATCH: Israeli, Palestinian women ‘fast for peace’
To mark the anniversary of last summer’s Gaza war, a group of Jewish and Palestinian women from the “Women Wage Peace” movement launched a “protest fast” in a tent outside the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.
Times of Israel: Sirens blare in Gaza periphery in apparent failed rocket launch
Hours after West Bank firefight surrounding terror suspects’ arrest, Israelis living north of Strip are sent racing to shelters.
Ma’an: Israeli forces demolish 25 Bedouin structures north of Jerusalem
Israeli forces on Monday demolished at least 25 structures, including several homes, belonging to Palestinian Bedouins near the village of Jaba northeast of Jerusalem on Monday morning, an Israeli human rights group said.
NYTimes, Jodi Rudoren: Walking in War’s Path (Interactive)
For residents of Israel and Gaza, routine paths are full of reminders of last summer’s war.
NYTimes, Jodi Rudoren: Faking Doctors’ Notes to Escape Gaza War Zone
Patients waited to receive medical-transfer documents in Gaza City in August. Officials involved in the issuing of permits say a rise in fraudulent referrals has slowed approval for genuine cases.
+972 Magazine: Photos of the Month: A long, hot summer of hate crimes
A Palestinian family is burned alive in their sleep, a 16-year-old Israeli is stabbed to death during the Jerusalem pride march, a hunger-striker calls the shots, and more.
Wafa: Israeli Military Raid in Jenin, Preparations for Upcoming National Council’s Session Focus of Dailies
The Israeli military raid into the northern West Bank city and refugee camp of Jenin leading to clashes with Palestinians together with preparations for the upcoming meeting of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) scheduled on September 14-15 hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies.
Haaretz, Uri Misgav: Removing the Mask, Seeing the Occupation
The scene from Nabi Saleh encapsulates all the insanity, injustice, stupidity, purposelessness and pointlessness of the occupation.
Al Monitor, Ben Capsit: What happens when a young Israeli soldier chases children who throw rocks
Young Israeli soldiers, trained to fight wars, are finding themselves caught up in battles they can't win against a foe that knows how to use the power of imagery.
Foreign Affairs, Grant Rumley and Amir Tibon: The Death and Life of The Two-State Solution
On March 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection, thanks in part to a desperate last-minute pledge to his right-wing base that the Palestinians would never get a state so long as he was in power.
Haaretz, Odeh Bisharat: How to Get ISIS in the West Bank
The rumored Palestinian plan to build a $13-million presidential palace in the West Bank is a surefire way of gifting local rule to Hamas – or worse.
Al Jazeera, Mel Frykbery: Palestinians build case against Israel at ICC
A decision to challenge Israel on alleged war crimes at the ICC could put immense pressure on the Palestinian Authority.
Al Monitor, Ahmad Melhem: Is Abbas’ resignation from PLO bid to consolidate power?
Critics claim that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has resigned as chairman of the PLO's Executive Committee to force a re-election and then stack the new committee with his supporters.
Al Monitor, Uri Savir: Dangers of international ‘fatigue’ on Israel-Palestine issue
If the international community opts for passivity on a two-state solution instead of intervention, the policy vacuum might attract many negative factors and ignite violence.
Foreign Policy, Aaron David Miller: Israel-Palestine: What Would The Donald Do?
Five reasons why we shouldn’t discount how Donald Trump’s tough-talking deal-making and job-creating savvy might play in the Middle East.
Ma’an: Fatah official calls Hamas to participate in national council meetingFatah central committee member Mohammad Shtayyah on Thursday called on Hamas members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) to participate in the upcoming Palestinian National Council (PNC) meeting.
Ma’an: Palestinian congress to meet for 1st time in 20 years
Palestinian leaders have set September 15-16 as the dates for their first congress in nearly 20 years after President Mahmoud Abbas announced his resignation as head of a top PLO executive body.
Wafa: Israeli Army Targets Palestinian Homes, Farmers near Gaza Borders
Israeli army stationed at Gaza borderline Monday opened a hail of gunfire toward Palestinian homes and farmers to the east of the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
Israel Hayom: Soldiers on patrol escape vehicular attack near Hebron
Attempted ramming attack late Saturday night miraculously ends with no serious injuries.
Haaretz, Barak Ravid: Israel to Increase Security to Contend With Recent Spate of Attacks
PM tells cabinet ministers that in meeting with defense minister, transportation minister and public security minister, it was decided to augment forces and expand vehicle fortification.
Wafa: Foreign Ministry Calls for Emergency Islamic Summit to Discuss Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday said it has called for an emergency Islamic summit in light of the latest Israeli escalations at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.
Ma’an, Ramzy Baroud: Palestine’s crisis of leadership
The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure.