In Brief: PA refuses to accept aid from UAE after it arrives on historic flight to Israel

The Palestinian Authority is refusing to accept tonnes of coronavirus aid from the United Arab Emirates because it arrived on the first ever direct flight (pictured) from the Gulf state to Israel. The aid was being held at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport while United Nations officials seek ways to distribute it. The UAE, like[…]

In Brief: Annexation plans hit bump as settler leaders protest Trump plan map

Hardline leaders of Israel’s settlement movement are threatening to derail Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to annex parts of the West Bank. The prime minister told his Likud party on Monday that he intended to press ahead with applying Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley (pictured) after 1 July. “This is an opportunity[…]