UN Security Council rebukes US on Israeli settlements

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All members of the UN Security Council — except the US — rejected Washington’s decision to no longer consider settlements a violation of international law. Four European nations said the move hindered peace efforts. The UN Security Council on Wednesday … Read More

Pompeo Issues Historic Policy Reversal: Israeli West Bank Settlements ‘Not Illegal’

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In a major, if entirely expected, complete reversal of Obama-era policy on the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the Trump administration is reversing the official US stance on the illegality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. “After … Read More

PA: Israel striving to establish Jewish state in Judea and Samaria

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Palestinian Authority claims Israel is striving to create settlement blocs that create a kind of Jewish state in Judea and Samaria. PA “foreign minister” Riad Al-Maliki – Flash 90 The Palestinian Authority’s “foreign ministry” on Tuesday blasted Israel’s policy regarding … Read More

Syria Warns All Options on Table for Liberating Golan Heights from Israel

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Damascus warned Tel Aviv not to go too far in its occupation of Syria’s Golan Heights, saying all options remain on the table for liberating the strategic region, which has been under Israeli occupation for more than five … Read More

Palestinians lash out at U.S. for Israeli settlement activity

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“Israel’s latest settlement announcement reaffirms the commitment of the Israeli government to colonization and apartheid,” Erekat said. > Bolton: U.S. not discussing recognition of Israel’s Golan hold > Police investigating report of Israeli assault against two Palestinians Settlement Regulation Law to save … Read More

Support for two-state solution drops to historic low

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Support for a two-state solution among Israelis and Palestinians has dropped to a record low following years of a moribund peace process and several rounds of violent military confrontation. According to a new poll conducted by Tel … Read More

Opinion Israel’s Only Policy on Gaza Is to Beat the Drums of War

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Israelis deserve a government that protects them. Instead it offers endless conflict, conscripts them, silences fallen soldiers’ families, and deflects responsibility for thousands of Palestinian deaths. Israeli soldiers from the Nahal Infantry Brigade wear night vision devices inside an underground … Read More

Hamas Seeks a Major Conflict With Israel, Defense Officials Warn

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Israel believes that Hamas sees another round of conflict as a possible fix for the crisis in Gaza, but the group is also afraid of the implications of a full-scale war. Palestinians trying to damage the border fence with Israel … Read More

US freezes Palestinian aid budget

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York on September 30, 2015Jewel Samad (AFP) The United States has quietly frozen its aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) pending review,i24NEWS has learned. The … Read More

U.S. close to releasing Mideast peace proposal that Palestinian leadership may immediately reject

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, is visiting Arab capitals and Israel to describe elements of the administration’s vision and seek help in drawing Palestinian leadership to the table. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) The Trump administration is close … Read More

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