South African minister: Israeli Army a ‘murderous machine’

The Levant News — The Israeli Foreign Ministry has called the South African ambassador to Israel to be officially reprimanded following statements made by two senior officials in the government accusing Israel of practicing an apartheid system, and describing the neutralized Palestinian terrorist killed by Elor Azaria as a helpless and innocent protester lying on …

Confusion over Trump’s first talks with foreign leader

By Alistair Bell and Ginger Gibson for Reuters | WASHINGTON | One day before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese officials said they had not finalized when or where in New York it would take place, who would be invited, or in some cases whom …

Palestinians suing Britain over 1917 Balfour Declaration

The Levant News — Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki asked the Arab League summit gathered in Mauritania on Monday to help the PA file a lawsuit against the British government over the Balfour Declaration, which allowed thousands of Jews to come to Palestine at the expense of the Palestinians. Malki further blamed the United …

Israel and Turkey announce reconciliation

The Levant News — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formally announced reconciliation between Israel and Turkey during a press conference today in Rome. The two nations hope an agreement due to be signed Tuesday will ease six years of tensions since the deadly Israeli attack on a Turkish blockade runner headed for Gaza. The agreement is …