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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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Italy doctor-to-be picks Gaza for semester abroad

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Seated with other students on the steps at the Islamic University of Gaza with his backpack, the young Italian doctor-to-be draws looks from passersby. Riccardo Corradini is the first exchange student in the Gaza Strip under a popular European programme known as Erasmus …

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Orthodox worshippers mark Christmas in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Hundreds of Orthodox Christians began marking Christmas in Bethlehem Sunday, as protesters demonstrated against the sale of church land to Israelis. Greek Orthodox patriarch Theophilos III arrived at the Church of the Nativity, built on the traditionally recognised site of Jesus’s birth, as a …

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Israel’s Netanyahu hails UN Hamas vote despite defeat

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hailed majority backing in the UN General Assembly for condemning militant group Hamas even though a draft resolution failed to win enough votes to pass. The US draft won 87 votes in the General Assembly on Thursday compared …

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