Israel turned down Washington's request to reopen its consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem to avoid bringing any legitimacy to the question of Palestinian statehood, experts say.
Israel is "destroying prospect of political settlement based on two-state solution through its illegal settlements in occupied West Bank," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tells UN General Assembly.
Protest were called to reject crippling Israeli blockade and seek reconstruction of besieged Gaza after recent 11-day Israeli aggression in May.
The tension on the Gaza border, which saw Israeli troops firing at Palestinian protesters, came exactly three months after Israel and Hamas reached a truce following their deadliest standoff in years.
Devastating Israeli airstrikes have worsened the living conditions of people in Israel-blockaded Gaza who rely on external humanitarian aid.
Not only is the competition a patriarchal relic of the past, the venue for this year's pageant is a stark reminder of the Israeli occupation.
While Palestinians have no state, one of their diaspora members in Chile has a chance of winning the presidential elections in November, according to polls.
The channel has strong connections to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and will broadcast its content from the UAE in a bid to reach Arab audiences.
The police said in a statement that new plans would be considered regarding the procession, which Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem see as a provocation.
The arrests of siblings Muna and Muhammad el Kurd came a day after police detained a well-known Al Jazeera reporter who was covering a demonstration in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.
Pro-Israel groups along with thousands of troll Twitter accounts targetted the high-ranking Google employee for writing a blogpost 14 years ago criticising Israel.
A growing wave of labour unions in the US are coming out in support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli apartheid.
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