BRUSSELS, May 11, 2013 (WAFA) The European Union Friday expressed concern by the developments on the ground inIsraeli-occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, warning that they might undermine peace efforts. A statement by the EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said that the developments over the past week in East Jerusalem and the West Bank have increased tensions on the ground and risk undermining current efforts to re-launch peace talks. Ashton, who expressed concern by these developments, said it is important that those concerned exercise maximum restraint and refrain from any actions which could drive the sides to the conflict further apart
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood staged an anti-Israel rally in Cairo on Friday, the first such protest by the main backers of President Mohammed Morsi since they rose to prominence in the wake of the country's 2011 uprising.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Monday praised Azerbaijan for playing a key role in countering Iran's influence in the Middle East as the Muslim country's foreign minister visited the Jewish state for the first time.
Students in classroom in Gaza school. Photo by Reuters New rules from the Education Ministry of the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip will bar men from teaching at girls’ schools and mandate separate classes for boys and girls from the age of nine. The law, published on Monday, would go into effect next school year and applies throughout the coastal enclave, including in private, Christian-led and United Nations schools