Reuters: Israel says finds bomb in Palestinian truck set for use on Independence Day

Israel said on Wednesday it had found explosives hidden in a Palestinian truck that were due to be smuggled from the occupied West Bank and used in an attack on the Jewish state’s Independence Day. The Defence Ministry said guards at the Reihan checkpoint in the northern West Bank found a “powerful explosive device” hidden…

TOI: Palestinians call for ‘day of rage’ Friday to mark US Jerusalem recognition

Palestinian groups in the West Bank and Gaza are urging mass protests Friday to mark 100 days since US President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The so-called “day of rage” would be the latest in a series of weekly demonstrations, many of them violent, which have taken place since…

Haaretz: White House to hold talks on Gaza crises with officials from Israel, Arab world, Europe

The White House will convene officials from the United States, Israel, and European and Arab countries Tuesday to discuss the humanitarian, economic and security crises in the Gaza Strip. A statement released Monday by the Trump administration described the discussion as a “brainstorming session” and said the United States will be represented by Jared Kushner,…

Jerusalem Post: Report: U.S. peace plan divides Jerusalem, keeps Israeli settlement blocks

Two days after EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned the US against taking “false steps” on the peace process, the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Wednesday that the Trump administration’s plan to jump-start peace talks calls for east Jerusalem as the capital of a demilitarized Palestinian state whose borders do not match the pre-1967…