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ISRAEL POLITICS: Muslim World Denounces Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

ISRAEL POLITICS: Muslim World Denounces Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

“We insist on reaching al-Aqsa mosque and performing prayers there. The occupation preventing us from praying marks an assault against our right to worship in this pure Islamic mosque,” Sheikh Muhammad said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Freeze on Western Wall Plan Backfires

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Freeze on Western Wall Plan Backfires

Ultra-Orthodox parties in Netanyahu’s coalition administration and the religious authorities that manage the site protested the agreement.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

“Israel’s continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under international law,” said Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in a statement on Friday.

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USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

USA POLITICS: Senate to Trump: Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds

“Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected,” the measure stated.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Waives Law Requiring US Embassy in Jerusalem

USA POLITICS: Trump Waives Law Requiring US Embassy in Jerusalem

“President Donald Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” White House.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Must Keep West Bank Military Control Under Any Deal: Netanyahu

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Must Keep West Bank Military Control Under Any Deal: Netanyahu

“In order to assure our existence, we need to have military and security control over all territory west of Jordan [River],” Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli PM.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Faces Diplomatic Hurdles During 28 Hours in Jerusalem

USA POLITICS: Trump Faces Diplomatic Hurdles During 28 Hours in Jerusalem

Perhaps the most sensitive is what Trump ends up saying — or not saying — about a promise he made during the election campaign to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel to Trump: Explain Western Wall Comment

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel to Trump: Explain Western Wall Comment

Trump’s administration has been sending mixed messages in its dealings with a right-wing Israeli government that had hoped for a more sympathetic attitude from the Republican president after a rocky relationship with his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Removes Call for Israel’s Destruction in New Policy Document

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Removes Call for Israel’s Destruction in New Policy Document

Hamas has fought three wars with Israel since 2007 and has carried out hundreds of armed attacks in Israel and in Israeli-occupied territories since it was founded three decades ago.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Woman Dies From Palestinian Stabbing in Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Woman Dies From Palestinian Stabbing in Jerusalem

“This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife … chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problems,” the Shin Bet statement said.

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USA POLITICS: Tel Aviv Embassy Moving to Jerusalem Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Tel Aviv Embassy Moving to Jerusalem Takes Center Stage

“The president of the United States is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Mike Pence said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Finally Approves Settlement Homes in East Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Finally Approves Settlement Homes in East Jerusalem

Israel’s right-wing expects Trump’s attitude towards settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, areas Israel captured in a 1967 war, to be far more supportive than that of his predecessor.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Says US Embassy Move in Israel to Jerusalem Bad For Peace

PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Says US Embassy Move in Israel to Jerusalem Bad For Peace

“We are waiting to see if it happens. If it does, it will not help peace and we hope it does not happen,” Palestinian President Mahmoud told reporters.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

ISRAEL POLITICS: Obama Says Israeli Settlements Making Two-State Solution Impossible

Some 570,000 Israelis now live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, together home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.

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JORDAN POLITICS: Jordanian Official Warns Trump of ‘Catastrophic’ Repercussions Moving US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem

JORDAN POLITICS: Jordanian Official Warns Trump of ‘Catastrophic’ Repercussions Moving US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem

Information Minister Mohammed Momani said that such a move would be a “red line” for Jordan and would “inflame the Islamic and Arab streets.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 2 Far-Right Azaria Supporters Arrested

ISRAEL POLITICS: 2 Far-Right Azaria Supporters Arrested

The judges found Sergeant Elor Azaria guilty of manslaughter, and supporters have set up several Facebook pages urging Israel’s president to pardon him.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: US Senators Introduce Bill to Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

PALESTINE POLITICS: US Senators Introduce Bill to Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Dean Heller introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act after being sworn into the 115th Congress in Washington.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Wants Palestinian Authority Foreign Aid Cut

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Abbott Wants Palestinian Authority Foreign Aid Cut

The former Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes aid to the Palestinian Authority is being used to fund pensions for terrorists and should be cut.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Police Probe Takes Center Stage

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Police Probe Takes Center Stage

The move was authorized by Attorney-General Mandelblit, who decided after a preliminary probe that there was sufficient evidence for criminal investigation.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Undeterred! Netanyahu Steps Up Construction in East Jerusalem After UN Vote

ISRAEL POLITICS: Undeterred! Netanyahu Steps Up Construction in East Jerusalem After UN Vote

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they seek to establish in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.

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