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Palestinians Need to Get Real About Israel

As Palestinian officials nervously await the Trump administration’s peace plan, one fundamental reality shapes their long and bitter contest with Israel. Diplomatically, economically, militarily, Israel has never been stronger than it is today. By contrast, the Palestinian cause has never been in worse shape. Neither Hamas, which alternates between firing rockets and begging Israel to admit to Gaza the supplies ...

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Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Representatives of nations at a conference aimed at kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have warned that neither side should take unilateral actions. In a statement, delegates at the summit in Paris also restated their commitment to the two-state solution. But they shied away from criticising President-elect Donald Trump’s suggested US embassy move to ...

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Why Trump’s Israel ambassador could upend relations in the Middle East

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump’s designated ambassador to Israel signals a potential shift in long-standing US policy that has implications for Washington’s relationships in the region, with Europe and even the American Jewish community. The President-elect tapped New York-based attorney David Friedman Thursday to represent the United States. Friedman, who maintains a residence in Jerusalem, is known for hardline ...

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Jerusalem shooting: Two killed by Palestinian gunman

BY KALAHAN DENG An Israeli pedestrian and a policeman have died after a Palestinian gunman opened fire from his car in an attack in East Jerusalem, Israeli police say. Six other people were wounded in the attack that began at Ammunition Hill. The gunman fired at a tram stop, then drove off. He stopped after a police pursuit and opened ...

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Israel Allows Building Supplies to Enter Gaza Again

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The Israeli military authorities on Monday allowed building supplies to start flowing into Gaza again, lifting a suspension that had blocked work for more than a month on thousands of houses destroyed in the 2014 summer war. Israel had suspended deliveries on April 4 after accusing Emad al-Baz, an official in Gaza’s economic ministry, of diverting ...

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ISLAMIC MILITANTS HAMAS REJECTS FRANCE’S EFFORT FOR PEACE TALKS

REPORTED BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG Hamas the Palestinian Islamic Movement that governs Gaza says that France initiative to hold an International Peace Conference in its words a WASTE OF TIME.The conference aims to end decades of conflicts between Palestinian and Israel. Hamas spokesperson says the French initiative propose in light to continues Israel occupation and denial of Palestinian human-rights.But the ...

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Shooting at Palestine High School leaves one injured

One person was shot during a high school basketball game here Friday night. The shooting occurred around 6:20 during a game between two out-of-town teams. Two people reportedly got into a disagreement. One person is in custody, Palestine Assistant Police Chief Jeffrey Powell told our sister station KYTX in Tyler. Palestine Police Capt. James Muniz said that the person shot ...

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Why some Gazan professors are selling their homes

The repercussions of this crisis have started to clearly manifest; the university closed its gates for three days in January following disagreements between its administration and its staff union about the rights of employees at the university. The union subsequently resigned. The Islamic University, which was founded in 1978 as the first university in the Gaza Strip, is now suffering ...

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Palestinians say UNRWA abandoning them

Palestinian protesters flocked to Downtown Beirut Friday to reaffirm their staunch rejection of what they consider a decision by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency to “gradually abandon” them.

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Israel agrees to surveillance at disputed Jerusalem holy site

Israel’s Prime Minister has agreed to 24-hour video surveillance at a disputed Jerusalem holy site — a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said could be “a game-changer” to reduce regional bloodshed. The round-the-clock observation “will provide comprehensive visibility and transparency” and discourage “anybody from disturbing the sanctity of this holy site,” Kerry said. “Today I hope that ...

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