The latest updates on Israel. As a result of the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947, which formed an Arab and Jewish state—with Jerusalem designated as an international city—the Jewish Agency declared state independence in 1948 while Arab leaders rejected the plan. Tensions, and many wars, have persisted between the two factions ever since. A liberal democracy with a parliamentary government, Benjamin Netanyahu is the current and longest serving prime minister.  

The Other War

The Palestinians are at war with Israel, yes. But Hamas and Fatah are also at war with one another.