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...argeting a second core issue: Palestinian refugees. As a first step toward ultimately dismantling UNRWA — the U.N. body tasked with providing humanitarian assistance to Palestine refugees &mdash...

By Rasha Abou Jalal, Al Monitor   GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Australian government announced July 2 its decision to cut direct financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), citing

By Moath al-Amoudi RABAT, Morocco — Morocco is becoming more involved in the Palestinian cause of late, staging a variety of events throughout May with the participation of Palestinian poli

...ommemorations would follow the first significant exchanges of fire across the Syrian border in 40 years — which also marked the first military aggression on Israel directly attributable to Iran....

...salemites are neither Israeli citizens nor Palestinian Authority residents. They have remained separate — in many ways, by choice, since Israel captured East Jerusalem and unified the city in 19...

...e published.   Abbas has denounced the purported plan as the “slap of the century” — a reference to the phrase “deal of the century” used by Trump himself to des...

...important to remember that a sustainable and mutually dignified resolution of the Israel-Palestine issue—ending the occupation that began in 1967 and providing security to two states, Israel and...

By Associated Press Via the Washington Post (click here for the full article)   UNITED NATIONS — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning that the two-state solution in the Israeli

...y works at the behest of Israel.   Abbas also appeared to attempt to walk back recent comments — derided as anti-Semitic — in which he denied the Jewish connection to Israel, sayi...

...wish neighborhoods of east Jerusalem and the Old City’s Jewish Quarter, including the Western Wall—under Israeli sovereignty; the Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem, the rest of the Old ...

...ys satellite imagery shows a two-state solution is still possible with land swaps   WASHINGTON — Marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations vote to partition the British Mandate...

...      Via the New York Times (click here for the full article)   WASHINGTON — President Trump and his advisers have begun developing their own concrete blueprint to e...

...   October 19, 2017 Via the NY Times (click here for the original article)   JERUSALEM — With Egypt brokering a reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian factions, Presid...

... administrative control of Gaza, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war.   The deal — brokered by Egypt — bridges a bitter gulf between the Western-backed Fatah party o...

...rder with Israel, or crawling out of a tunnel dug from Gaza into Israel with signs reading “Bread — work.” The Israeli government has rejected proposals to relieve the situation in t...

...shipers denied. The war dramatically changed that reality. Jews were reunited with their most holy site — and once again able to pray at the Western Wall. The reunification of Jerusalem brought ...

...again, we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967 — the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem, living alongside the state o...

...ditionally, Beijing also maintains cordial relations with Israel's conventional Middle East adversaries — Palestine, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.   On his part, Netanyahu, whose office has c...

...from getting into the details. He is a man of simplistic principles that can be summarized in a formula — the opposite of Barack Obama and Kerry. Trump rejected UN Security Council Resolution 23...

...oyed by these campaigns was dictated by aggressive marketing experts, not by members of the initiatives — some of them peace activists with proven track records. But this is, at the very least, ...

...ct during his remaining weeks in office. Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami conducted two surveys—one before and one after the U.S. elections—on American public attitudes toward the...

22. America Must Recognize Palestine
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...November 28 2016   Via the New York Times (click here for the full article)   ATLANTA — We do not yet know the policy of the next administration toward Israel and Palestine, bu...

...f readers wrote to tell me what the Palestinians actually believe. They seemed to think that the survey — conducted by two of the most respected research institutes in Jerusalem and Ramallah &md...

...state alongside Israel.” Unfortunately, it also found that solid majorities on both sides believe — incorrectly — that majorities on both sides are against the idea.   Put d...

...points, while soldiers made sure over and over again that he could cross to go to school, on this night — he was the keynote speaker. We worked for months to ensure that Iyad could come spe...

26. Is Israel annexing West Bank Area C?
(News Room/News - 2016)
...nian civilian jurisdiction (Area B). Israel will also be asked to halt its economic expansion in Area C — namely, the increased presence and development of Israeli factories, agriculture and tou...

...based on two states for two peoples is factually baseless and distracts from the real obstacle to peace — the persistent Palestinian refusal to recognize the Jewish state in any borders.” ...

...p, dictated by stark Egyptian fears and calculations concerning a 'hot summer' in the Palestinian arena — particularly if the cease-fire violations are repeated.” He noted that Egypt is wo...

...mes (click here for the orignial)   Egypt’s foreign minister arrived in Israel on Sunday — the first such high-level visit in nearly a decade — saying that he had come to pr...

30. Israel's six options for peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2016)
...choose: He can continue doing more of the same, meaning nothing, the results of which will be identical — that is, bereavement, despair and hatred — or he can take action. He can easily mu...

...t would have the Security Council state it's opposition to Israel's settlement activity in the West Bank— a position held by each individual permanent member of the Council.   The Paris...

...ve. At the same time, a public opinion poll indicates that Israeli Jews are still marching to the right — to the far right.   The Peace Index for March 2016, published by the Israel Dem...

...Rubin, USA Today  26.3.2016 via USA Today [to read the original article] RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian banker and peace activist Ahmad Abd Albaset was shocked to hear that a 19-ye...

...at Israel will stop building in 92 percent of the territory. If Palestinian building projects in Area C — the 60 percent of the West Bank that is controlled exclusively by Israel — were pe...

...pation saw the rise of a Palestinian national movement (PLO), a violent struggle and also peace efforts — all to no avail. Fifty years later, the West Bank is still under Israeli occupation, wit...

...e Netanyahu to another meeting with President Barack Obama to show that everything is business as usual — and then, as the Americans did, complain that Netanyahu rejected a White House visit wit...

...political debate over the value of the Quartet’s recommendations. In the long term, the mechanism — more than the specific recommendations — is of importance; it may be the beginning...

...s policies and actions are all unilateral, “The prime minister’s policy is very clear to us — to unilaterally prevent us from establishing a state.” He recited a long list of u...

...from the mothballs. The latter is actually a recycling of the realignment program (or convergence plan) — calling for a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from 90% of the West Bank — nurtured b...

...g Buji [Herzog] right now. To be honest, I don’t think so. This whole thing looks so unbelievable — to outflank Bibi [Netanyahu] from the right. … Just like that, in one fell swoop,...

41. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...Council (the Palestinian parliament) does not meet, the last elections to parliament and the presidency — which were set for 2009 — never took place, and do not seem to be anywhere on the ...

...ace,’ but in the bi-national state to which the right wing is leading us, Abbas will be a partner — in the cabinet,” he thundered. “And Khaled Mashaal is head of Hamas’s ...

...ia Relations at RAND. “Every scenario for our project entailed comparing two separate populations — but that would not have so obviously been the case if analyzing the one-state solution s...

... Council of French Jewish Institutions. “The reluctance to invest is not just because of Israel — it’s also due to the European economy with its own issues and concerns as reflecte...

... the siege and blockade over Gaza do not end remains very high. Similarly, support for an armed intifada—which witnessed some decline—remains high. Hamas’ armed approach remains pref...

46. Voting Out Israel's 1%
(News Room/News - 2015)
...ld be removed and relocated inside Israel. The number of the out-of-the-blocs settlers is around 83,000 — exactly 1% of the entire present Israeli population (8.3 million at the beginning of 201...

... Union, moved to Israel as a young child. To many, she represents the Israeli immigrants' success story — a woman who made it to the top echelon of the mainly Sabra-born military, serving as IDF...

...ering, according to Channel 2. “We do not want a bi-national state. But if we keep the status quo — we’ll get there. A lot of blood has been spilled and every few years we have anoth...

...ed decisions. Molcho is the person closest to Netanyahu when it comes to handling the Palestinian issue — the prime minister’s gatekeeper. So, what can he say? Pretty much the things ...

...with the Palestinians seem more distant than ever to most Israelis, the “demographic issue” — as it is often called — has taken center stage, shifting the political debate in I...

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