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PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

Palestine, Gaza: “We have received no financial support from anyone. I buy the balls and I make the bats,” coach, Mahmoud Tafesh said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Mahmoud Abbas to Hold First Talks

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Mahmoud Abbas to Hold First Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone later on Friday, the White House and Palestinian officials said, their first contact since Trump took office.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Police Remove Settlers From Homes on Private Palestinian Land

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Police Remove Settlers From Homes on Private Palestinian Land

Israeli police began removing settlers and hundreds of supporters from nine houses built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Arab League, Egypt Back Only ‘Two-State’ Solution for Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

PALESTINE POLITICS: Arab League, Egypt Back Only ‘Two-State’ Solution for Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Netanyahu’s far-right political allies hailed the U.S. shift in support for a Palestinian state and shrugged off a call by Trump to curb Israeli settlements on occupied land.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: West Bank: Israeli Police Evicting Settlers

PALESTINE POLITICS: West Bank: Israeli Police Evicting Settlers

“We won’t leave out homes on our own. Pull us out, and we’ll go,” Avihai Bavaron, one of outpost’s leaders, told reporters. “It is a black day for Zionism.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 2,500 New West Bank Housing Units Approved By Israel

PALESTINE POLITICS: 2,500 New West Bank Housing Units Approved By Israel

Israeli settlement policy goes against international law and has been the subject of criticism from other nations, including US under Obama administration.

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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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PALESTINE POLITICS: Mahmoud Abbas Will Visit Paris

PALESTINE POLITICS: Mahmoud Abbas Will Visit Paris

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will visit Paris “in the coming weeks” for bilateral talks, an official at the French president’s office said.

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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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PALESTINE POLITICS: 2017 ‘Year Of Palestinian State’: Abbas Says

PALESTINE POLITICS: 2017 ‘Year Of Palestinian State’: Abbas Says

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Fatah party officials that 2017 would be “the year of the independent Palestinian state.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: 500 New Homes Approval Halted By Netanyahu

PALESTINE POLITICS: 500 New Homes Approval Halted By Netanyahu

Israel has for decades pursued a policy of building Jewish settlements on occupied territory Palestinians seek for a state.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Passes Resolution to End Israeli Settlements, US Abstained

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Passes Resolution to End Israeli Settlements, US Abstained

It was adopted with 14 votes in favor. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Settlers Agree To Government Deal To Leave Illegal Outpost

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israeli Settlers Agree To Government Deal To Leave Illegal Outpost

Supreme Court ruled that Amona outpost must be evacuated by Dec. 25. The court found that Amona was built illegally on privately-owned Palestinian land.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Muhammad Abu Jailed By Israel

PALESTINE POLITICS: Muhammad Abu Jailed By Israel

An Israeli military court in the central occupied West Bank sentenced Hamas-affiliated Palestinian lawmaker Muhammad Abu Tair to 17 months in prison.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Takes Center Stage In Fatah Congress Since 2009

PALESTINE POLITICS: Abbas Takes Center Stage In Fatah Congress Since 2009

President Mahmud Abbas was re-elected head of Fatah as congress opened. Speculation has mounted over who will succeed Abbas as Palestinian president.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Mahmoud Abbas Re-Elected Fatah Leader

PALESTINE POLITICS: Mahmoud Abbas Re-Elected Fatah Leader

Party official Salim Zanoun asked the hall to vote for Abbas, and participants all stood up and warmly cheered. A smiling Abbas then hugged Zanoun.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Proposes 500 New Settlement Homes Near Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel Proposes 500 New Settlement Homes Near Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s municipality has proposed building 500 more housing units in an area of the city annexed by Israel after the 1967 Middle East war.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel To Supply Palestinians With 40% Less Water Than Settlers

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel To Supply Palestinians With 40% Less Water Than Settlers

“Water should be a source of collaboration and should bring people together. They all share the same water resources.” Gregor von Medeazza, UNICEF.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Leaders Descend Into New Recriminations On Yasser Arafat Death Anniversary

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinian Leaders Descend Into New Recriminations On Yasser Arafat Death Anniversary

President Mahmoud Abbas said he knew who was behind Arafat’s death and that an investigating panel would soon reveal its findings.

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