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ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

Guterres said: “Generations of Palestinians have grown up in crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Forces its Curriculum in Palestinian Schools

Faris, 18, chose to study the Israeli curriculum instead of the Palestinian equivalent in the hope that it will open more doors at colleges in Israel and help him get work there.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Heading to Palestine

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump’s Son-in-Law Kushner Heading to Palestine

Trump’s international envoy, Jason Greenblatt, will join meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Despite Tillerson Reassurance, Palestinians Not Stopping ‘Martyr’ Payments

PALESTINE POLITICS: Despite Tillerson Reassurance, Palestinians Not Stopping ‘Martyr’ Payments

Palestinian officials say there are no plans to stop payments to families of Palestinians killed or wounded carrying out attacks against Israelis, contradicting comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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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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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel ‘Key Driver’ of Palestinian Suffering: UN Report

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel ‘Key Driver’ of Palestinian Suffering: UN Report

UN report says Palestinians forcibly displaced from their homes reached record high last year, affecting 1,601 people, including 759 children.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Protesters Support Palestinian State, Urge End to Occupation

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Protesters Support Palestinian State, Urge End to Occupation

“The time has come to prove to the Israelis, the Palestinians and the entire world that an important segment of the Israeli population is opposed to occupation,” said Peace Now head Avi Buskila.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 60 Palestinian Hunger Strikers Taken to Hospital

ISRAEL POLITICS: 60 Palestinian Hunger Strikers Taken to Hospital

Palestinian Prisoners’ Society lawyers said many of them were in serious condition and had to be hospitalized after refusing to eat for 38 days.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Abbas Currently Meeting in Bethlehem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Abbas Currently Meeting in Bethlehem

The meeting follows US President Donald Trump’s Monday talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem al-Quds.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’

“During my travels in recent days, I have found new reasons for hope,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a brief speech on arrival.

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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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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank But Not Gaza

“No doubt this is the democratic life we have promised our people,” said Fatah Deputy Chief Mahmoud al-Aloul. “Unfortunately this joy is taking place in the West Bank alone because Hamas is preventing the people from practising this right in Gaza.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Worries Israel

ISRAEL POLITICS: Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Worries Israel

“They (Israelis) see the potency in this movement, which could not only spread across the prisons but actually trigger another intifada,” a journalist said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Hunger Strike Escalates With Israel

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Hunger Strike Escalates With Israel

A hunger strike by more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners over their treatment in Israeli jails has turned into a heated dispute over whether the leader of the protest secretly broke the fast, and whether Israel tempted him to do so.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Biography

PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Biography

Ismail Haniyeh was born 29 January 1963. He rose within Hamas as associate of its spiritual leader, the late Sheikh Ahmad Yassin. Ismail Haniyeh Biography.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Political Chief

PALESTINE POLITICS: Ismail Haniyeh Elected New Hamas Political Chief

Palestinian movement Hamas elected Ismail Haniyeh to lead its political office on Saturday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Reuters in Gaza.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas ‘Ready to Support’ 1967 Israeli-Palestinian Borders: Hamas New Political Charter

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas ‘Ready to Support’ 1967 Israeli-Palestinian Borders: Hamas New Political Charter

“Hamas advocates liberation of Palestine, ready to support the state on 1967 borders without recognising Israel or ceding any rights,” Khaled Meshal said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS:  IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

PALESTINE POLITICS: IDF Uses Stun Grenades, Tear Gas to Disperse Rally Supporting Palestinian Hunger Strikers (Video)

The hunger strike across Israeli prisons began Monday as Palestinian inmates protested against their conditions of incarceration.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 17 April Palestinian Prisoners Day

PALESTINE POLITICS: 17 April Palestinian Prisoners Day

Each year, on 17 April, in Palestine and around the world, Palestinians and supporters of justice in Palestine review the situation of Palestinian prisoners and demand their freedom.

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