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Israeli-Palestinian confrontations

What sparked the latest attacks? | THE INDEPENDENT | For weeks, tensions had been building between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem, with a confluence of recent events and longer-term trends leading to the latest violence. Israeli restrictions around holy sites during Ramadan; increasingly intense protests and violence on both the …

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Palestine’s president says to decide date for holding elections after agreement with factions

Ramallah,   Palestinian  | XINHUA |    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that holding the elections in Palestine will be decided after an agreement with the Palestinian factions is reached, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported on Thursday. Abbas made the announcement during a telephone conversation late on Wednesday night with Josep …

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Trump Mideast plan faces dim prospects

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump has boasted that his Middle East plan will find support but most experts believe its unabashed backing of Israel and tough conditions for the creation of a Palestinian state mean it is doomed to fail. “It is a non-starter,” said Steven Cook, …

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Trump’s Middle-East peace plan: from idea to reality

  Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  US President Donald Trump, who has announced his long promised “ultimate deal” for Israeli-Palestinian peace, has since coming to office maintained a staunchly pro-Israel stance. With the new US peace plan rejected in advance by the Palestinians and talks between the two sides stalled …

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Netanyahu hurries home after Hezbollah calls for revenge

  Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to Greece and flew home Friday as Lebanon’s Hezbollah demanded revenge for the killing of a top Iranian commander in a US strike. A source in Netanyahu’s office said that the premier was returning from …

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US faces Palestinian, international criticism of Israel settlement move

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | The United States faced stiff international and Palestinian criticism Tuesday over its decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements illegal, while the Jewish state’s premier cheered on the “historic” move. The United Nations and European Union stressed the decision would not change the reality that …

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‘A bribe’ — Palestinians unmoved by US economic offer

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories | AFP |  An economic conference intended to kickstart a Middle East peace initiative by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law has failed to convince Palestinians, who boycotted it and treated it with disdain or disinterest. In a rare show of unity, all Palestinian factions condemned the conference in …

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