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First English library in Gaza to open window to world

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First English library in Gaza to open window to world

- GAZA CITY, Palestine: Mossab Abu Toha has never actually left Gaza, instead devouring books as an escape. Now he is struggling to open the first English-language library in the beleaguered Palestinian territory. “Send us books in English, new or used,” the 24-year-old reading enthusiast said on his Facebook page. Abu Toha, like so many Gazans effectively trapped in the Palestinian enclave by Israeli and Egyptian restrictions, dreams of traveling

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Palestinian factions to Rai: We did not cause 1975 Civil War

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Palestinian factions to Rai: We did not cause 1975 Civil War

- SIDON, Lebanon: Palestinian factions in south Lebanon denied causing the outbreak of the Lebanese 1975 Civil War in response to Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai. A statement signed by the coalition of the Palestinian popular and Islamist factions in Sidon refugee camps, circulated Saturday, described Rai’s words as a “blow to the Palestinian people in diaspora and Lebanon, in particular.” Speaking in an interview aired on Sky News Arabiya TV, Rai said that Palestinians “caused the war in Lebanon in 1975,” asking “why would not they return to Palestine?” “[In 1975] we were defending ourselves against a conspiracy,” the Palestinian factions said, demanding Rai to rectify what they called “a slip

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Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'

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Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'

- US President Donald Trump has invited Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas to visit the White House "soon", the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said on Friday. During their first phone call since Trump's inauguration in January, the US president invited Abbas "to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the (Palestinian-Israeli) political process," Wafa quoted Abbas's spokesman as saying. The spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeina, said that Trump stressed his "commitment to a peace process that would lead to a real peace between Palestinians and Israelis", Wafa reported

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Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

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Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

- US President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, in a first phone call between the two leaders since Trump took office. "President Trump has extended an official invitation to President Abbas to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the political process, stressing his commitment to a peace process that will lead to a real peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis," said Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah

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Trump invites Palestinian president Abbas to White House ‘soon’

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Trump invites Palestinian president Abbas to White House ‘soon’

- Ramallah: Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to visit the White House sometime soon, both sides said after the first phone call between the pair since the US president took office in January. Trump invited Abbas “to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the (Palestinian-Israeli) political process,” the official Palestinian news agency Wafa quoted Abbas’s spokesman as saying. The spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeina, said that Trump stressed his “commitment to a peace process that would lead to a real peace between Palestinians and Israelis”, Wafa reported

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Donald Trump invites Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to White House

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Donald Trump invites Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to White House

- Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, in a first phone call between the two leaders since Trump took office. "President Trump has extended an official invitation to President Abbas to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the political process, stressing his commitment to a peace process that will lead to a real peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis," said Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah

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In Palestine, wedding invitations embody fight for social change

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In Palestine, wedding invitations embody fight for social change

- Ramallah: The longstanding and controversial Palestinian tradition of omitting the bride’s given name on wedding invitations could be in the process of changing. Younger and contemporary women are rebelling against the tradition and demanding their names be on the wedding invitations. “I will not marry a man who refuses to put my name on the wedding invitation,” said Marwa Hussein, a university student in Nablus. “Someone who insists on this tradition is not a proper match for me anyways

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Tags: Weddings | 
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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

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Palestinian leader, President Trump to hold first phone call

- RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone with U.S President Donald Trump in the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office. Trump's planned phone call to Abbas was revealed in a White House notice Friday. Abbas has spent many hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state over the past decade but he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Trump

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Palestinian rock band dreams of a brighter future

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Palestinian rock band dreams of a brighter future

- Gaza City - From inside the Asayal Studio in Gaza City, five young musicians have made it their mission to convey an optimistic message about life in the besieged Palestinian territory. "We are simply trying to send out a message full of hope and peace from Gaza to the world. People of Gaza deserve to live in peace and dignity," Mohamed Zohud, the 25-year-old lead singer of Typo, told Al Jazeera, noting that the band's goal is to "bring joy to the faces of Palestinians in Gaza"

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Banksy's Art in West Bank Hotel With World's 'Worst View'

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Banksy's Art in West Bank Hotel With World's 'Worst View'

- A Palestinian guest house packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the worst view in the world." Wisam Salsaa, 42, said the nine-room establishment named "The Walled Off Hotel" will officially open on Mar. 11, but he offered a handful of reporters a tour of the hotel looking directly at the West Bank separation barrier erected by Israel to ward off potential Palestinian attackers

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Netanyahu says will not allow street to be named for Arafat

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Netanyahu says will not allow street to be named for Arafat

- Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday not to allow a street in an Arab Israeli town to be named after late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, promising new legislation if needed. The small Arab Israeli town of Jatt recently inaugurated Yasser Arafat Street in honour of the former Palestinian president, seen as a hero among Palestinians and many Arab Israelis. Arab Israelis are descendants of Palestinians who remained after Israel’s creation in 1948 and account for about 17

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Are British universities silencing critics of Israel?

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Are British universities silencing critics of Israel?

- Manchester, England - On a gloomy afternoon outside the University of Manchester Students' Union, pro-Palestinian activists took turns to man a small stall collecting signatures in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS. Huda Ammori, the head of the campus branch of Action Palestine, enthusiastically helped students asking how to get more involved in pro-Palestinian activism, as her colleagues considered the best way to move a

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Banksy’s art in West Bank hotel with world’s ‘worst view’

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Banksy’s art in West Bank hotel with world’s ‘worst view’

- BETHLEHEM (West Bank) — A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself on Friday (March 3) in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the “hotel with the worst view in the world”. Mr Wisam Salsaa, 42, said the nine-room establishment named “The Walled Off Hotel” will officially open on March 11, but he

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  • Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'
    Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'

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    US President Donald Trump has invited Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas to visit the White House "soon", the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said on Friday. During their first phone call since Trump's inauguration in January, the US president invited Abbas "to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the (Palestinian-Israeli) political process," Wafa quoted Abbas's spokesman as saying. The spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeina, said that Trump stressed his "commitment to a peace process that would lead to a real peace between Palestinians and Israelis", Wafa reported

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  • Asia presses FIFA for urgent solution to Israeli-Palestinian dispute - Football
    Asia presses FIFA for urgent solution to Israeli-Palestinian dispute - Football

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    ZURICH (Reuters) - Asian football's governing body (AFC) has called on FIFA to urgently solve a long-running dispute between Israelis and Palestinians. AFC president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said that a deadline for ending the matter had been repeatedly put off and that Palestinians merely wanted to see "football played on their land". The dispute centres on six teams from lower divisions of the Israeli league who are

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  • Palestinian Opens Fire in Israeli Market, Injuring Four
    Palestinian Opens Fire in Israeli Market, Injuring Four

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    PETAH TIKVA, ISRAEL — A Palestinian man opened fire in an Israeli market on Thursday, injuring four people, before being arrested by police, Israeli authorities said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the man from the West Bank opened fire with an automatic weapon in the city of Petah Tikva, 10 km (six miles) east of Tel Aviv. He shot two people in the legs and two others were also injured.

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  • In Palestine, wedding invitations embody fight for social change
    In Palestine, wedding invitations embody fight for social change

    , gulfnews.com

    Ramallah: The longstanding and controversial Palestinian tradition of omitting the bride’s given name on wedding invitations could be in the process of changing. Younger and contemporary women are rebelling against the tradition and demanding their names be on the wedding invitations. “I will not marry a man who refuses to put my name on the wedding invitation,” said Marwa Hussein, a university student in Nablus. “Someone who insists on this tradition is not a proper match for me anyways

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Books & Literature

  • Palestine writer says can't go home after novel banned
    Palestine writer says can't go home after novel banned

    , aljazeera.com

    A Palestinian author has said he is unable to go home to the occupied West Bank after Palestinian authorities confiscated copies of his latest novel and issued a warrant for his arrest. Abbad Yahya, 29, who is currently on a visit to Qatar, said that he learned of the warrant and the banning of his novel "Crime in Ramallah" through the official Palestinian news agency while abroad and that he

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