Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses lawmakers in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem.

Israel parliament votes to oppose Palestinian state

  • “The Knesset firmly opposes the creation of a Palestinian state (on land) west of Jordan,” said the resolution
  • The French foreign ministry expressed “consternation” at the resolution
By AFP ·

Israel bombards central Gaza as tanks advance deeper in Rafah

Israel bombards central Gaza as tanks advance deeper in Rafah

  • One Israeli airstrike kills six people in Zawayda town in central Gaza
  • An Israeli airstrike killed three people in a car in Deir Al-Balah
By Reuters ·

Lebanese media, Hamas-allied group says Israel strike kills commander

Lebanese media, Hamas-allied group says Israel strike kills commander

  • Jamaa Islamiya, formed in the 1960s, has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks against Israel
By AFP ·

Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir speaks at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on July 17, 2024. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia rejects, condemns Israeli security minister’s visit to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

  • The Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry also condemned an Israeli parliament vote to oppose a Palestinian state
  • Continuing and hostile practices toward Islamic sacred sites and international resolutions demonstrate the aggressive approach of Israeli authorities, ministry said
By Arab News ·

Special Saudi Arabia sets new tourism record

Saudi Arabia sets new tourism record

By Ghadi Joudah ·

Israeli soldiers take positions during military operations in the Gaza Strip on July 18, 2024. (AFP)

Netanyahu makes a surprise visit to southern Gaza, days before speech to US Congress

  • Netanyahu’s visit to Rafah was announced hours after Israel’s far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, visited Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site
By AP ·

British foreign secretary’s concern over former PM Johnson’s meeting with US presidential hopeful Trump

British foreign secretary’s concern over former PM Johnson’s meeting with US presidential hopeful Trump

  • Lammy admitted to LBC presenter Tom Swarbrick that he had not been aware the meeting was taking place
By Arab News ·

EU court rejects TikTok challenge against new EU digital rules

EU court rejects TikTok challenge against new EU digital rules

  • TikTok owner ByteDance is one of the six “gatekeepers” under Digital Markets Act facing the curbs
  • TikTok claimed to be acting as the “most capable challenger” to digital monopolies
By AFP ·

EU court rejects TikTok challenge against new EU digital rules

EU court rejects TikTok challenge against new EU digital rules

  • TikTok owner ByteDance is one of the six “gatekeepers” under Digital Markets Act facing the curbs
  • TikTok claimed to be acting as the “most capable challenger” to digital monopolies
By AFP ·