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Hamas rejects Arab League labeling of Hezbollah as ‘terrorists’

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Palestinian factions head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

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Israeli Jews hold rare prayers at West Bank holy site

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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if U.S. closes PLO mission

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3 detained for attacking police, Palestinians at protest over ramming attack

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US, Israel dismiss TV report claiming Trump ready to recognize Palestinian state

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Breaking the Silence says new video proves spokesman assaulted Palestinian
Breaking the Silence released footage Monday that appeared to corroborate the testimony of its spokesman who claimed he had assaulted a Palestinian during his army service, the latest twist in a bizarre saga during which Dean Issacharoff has tried to prove his guilt and defend the organization from charges of lying. Issacharoff was branded as a “liar” by right-wing lawmakers after the the State Attorney’s Office announced last Thursday that it had closed its investigation into his confessed assault, saying that it had never taken place   Read More ...
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UN special envoy: No peace with Arabs while ignoring Palestinian statehood
Israel can’t build ties to the Arab world based on the common regional threats they face without also resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov told The Jerusalem Post.“The Palestinian question” remains “a very emotional issue for the Arab public,” said Mladenov, who will be appearing at the Post’s Diplomatic Conference on December 6   Read More ...
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Spain hopes EU recognize Palestinian State in coming months
MADRID, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis Monday hoped the European Union (EU) act in the coming few months and recognize the Palestinian State. Dastis, at a joint news conference with his Palestinian counterpart Riyadh Al-Malki following their meeting, voiced confidence that the EU would deal with the issue of recognizing the Palestinian State in the few coming months, and in a way that would contribute to the peace process   Read More ...
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UN envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s Mideast envoy says reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed, warning that failure "will most likely result in another devastating conflict." Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council Monday that "critical intra-Palestinian talks" are scheduled to open in Cairo on Tuesday. He said the Oct. 12 agreement between the rivals, aimed at restoring the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority's rule in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, started "a long road that could lead to reconciliation   Read More ...
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Le jour où la Palestine a abandonné
Le 1er novembre, contre toute attente, les responsables du Hamas ont démantelé les points de passage frontaliers que l’organisation terroriste avait maintenus aux carrefours contrôlés par Israël à la frontière entre l’Etat juif et l’enclave de Gaza. Or, le Premier ministre palestinien Rami Hamdallah et le chef de la police palestinienne, Hazem Atallah, ont déclaré que l’Autorité palestinienne n’avait toujours pas le contrôle total de ces passages   Read More ...
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UN envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree
The U.N.'s Mideast envoy said Monday reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed, warning that failure "will most likely result in another devastating conflict".He said the Oct. 12 agreement between the rivals, aimed at restoring the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority's rule in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, started "a long road that could lead to reconciliation".But he said the rival factions must first solve the humanitarian crisis for Gaza's two million residents and return the territory to full civilian and security control by the Palestinian Authority   Read More ...
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Hamas rejects Arab League labeling of Hezbollah as ‘terrorists’
The Palestinian terror group Hamas rejected on Monday an Arab League resolution labeling Lebanon’s Hezbollah a terrorist organisation. In a statement, Hamas said it “rejects the description of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement as terrorist.” Rather, it added, Israel’s actions against Palestinians should be labelled “terrorism.” Hamas also called on Arab states to “support the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people,” and urged them to work together to solve their differences through dialogue   Read More ...
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UN envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s Mideast envoy says reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed, warning that failure "will most likely result in another devastating conflict." Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council Monday that "critical intra-Palestinian talks" are scheduled to open in Cairo on Tuesday. He said the Oct. 12 agreement between the rivals, aimed at restoring the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority's rule in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, started "a long road that could lead to reconciliation   Read More ...
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UN envoy says conflict likely if Palestinians fail to agree
UNITED NATIONS – The U.N.'s Mideast envoy says reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed, warning that failure "will most likely result in another devastating conflict." Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council Monday that "critical intra-Palestinian talks" are scheduled to open in Cairo on Tuesday. He said the Oct. 12 agreement between the rivals, aimed at restoring the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority's rule in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, started "a long road that could lead to reconciliation   Read More ...
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Why the PA wants full control of Gaza’s weapons and security
As the Palestinian Authority makes an effort to retake control of the Gaza Strip, a major concern for the Ramallah-based governing body is the future of the small territory’s arms and security. The PA has been demanding that it control all of Gaza’s weapons and take full responsibility of its security. “I will not accept reproducing the Hezbollah model,” PA President Mahmoud Abbas told Egyptian television in early October, adding in an interview a few weeks later, “There is no room for the presence of militias [in Gaza]   Read More ...
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Genuine change in Gaza could help restore confidence in peace process, UN envoy tells Security Council
“I believe and hope that a genuine change in Gaza […] would contribute to restoring confidence in the feasibility of a comprehensive peace agreement,” Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, told the Security Council Monday. “At a time when Palestinians in Gaza – who have lived with closures for a decade, survived three conflicts, and have had to struggle to merely exist – are seeing hope for the future, such actions and statements risk a dangerous escalation that could destroy the prospects for intra-Palestinian reconciliation   Read More ...
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Nick Cave says he will 'make a stand' against artists boycotting Israel
Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, is taking a "principled stand" against activists working to ostracise the Jewish state and credited the boycotters on Sunday with his decision to act against those trying to "bully" and "silence" musicians and go ahead with his shows here. The Australian artist whose music can be both melancholic and uplifting simultaneously is well loved in Israel and both shows were almost sold out   Read More ...
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Palestinian activists angry at Nick Cave over Israel show
JERUSALEM — Supporters of an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists of trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel called Cave's shows a "propaganda gift" that helps "art-wash" Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays Monday in Tel Aviv after an almost sold out show there the night before   Read More ...
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Photo of Israel president Reuven Rivlin in Palestinian scarf surfaces after he refuses to pardon soldier
Israeli police on Monday announced an investigation after a photoshopped picture of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a Palestinian scarf emerged amid anger over his decision to reject a soldier’s pardon request. Rivlin had on Sunday refused to pardon Elor Azaria, the soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground in March 2016   Read More ...
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Palestinian activists angry at Nick Cave over Israel show
JERUSALEM (AP) — Supporters of an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists of trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel called Cave's shows a "propaganda gift" that helps "art-wash" Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays Monday in Tel Aviv after an almost sold out show there the night before   Read More ...
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Palestinian factions head to Cairo for reconciliation talks
Leaders of various Palestinian factions headed for the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday ahead of talks aimed at moving forward with a reconciliation agreement. Senior figures from 13 political factions — including Gaza’s rulers Hamas and the West Bank-based Fatah — are due to meet on Tuesday for three-day talks, with potential topics of discussion including the formation of a new unity government   Read More ...
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2 years on, Palestinian arrested for stabbing Israeli
Israeli forces last week arrested a Palestinian man suspected of carrying out a stabbing attack in which an Israeli man was injured two years ago, the Shin Bet security service said Monday. On November 6, 2015, the 40-year-old Israeli was stabbed outside a grocery store in the Sha’ar Binyamin industrial park in the West Bank, and his attacker fled the scene   Read More ...
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Israel president rejects pardon appeal of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant. In September, Israel's military reduced by four months the 18-month jail term of Elor Azaria who was caught on videotape shooting dead a Palestinian who was lying wounded after taking part in a stabbing attack on other Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron in March 2015   Read More ...
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Israel president rejects pardon appeal of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant. In September, Israel’s military reduced by four months the 18-month jail term of Elor Azaria who was caught on videotape shooting dead a Palestinian who was lying wounded after taking part in a stabbing attack on other Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron in March 2015   Read More ...
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Israeli Jews hold rare prayers at West Bank holy site
HALHUL (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - Hundreds of Israeli Jews held a rare prayers session by a mosque in a Palestinian village on the occupied West Bank early Sunday, an AFP photographer said. The Israeli army accompanied busses carrying over 300 ultra-Orthodox men, mostly from the Breslov Hassidic sect, to Younis mosque in Halhul, north of Hebron, where according to Jewish tradition biblical prophets Gad and Nathan are buried   Read More ...
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For first time in 18 years, Jews pray at biblical tombs in Palestinian village
Hundreds of Israeli Jews held a rare prayer session by a mosque in a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Sunday, an AFP photographer said. The Israeli army accompanied buses carrying over 300 ultra-Orthodox men, mostly from the Breslov Hasidic sect, to Younis mosque in Halhul, north of Hebron, where according to Jewish tradition biblical prophets Gad and Nathan are buried   Read More ...
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Palestinians reject Trump team’s reasons for threatening closure of DC PLO office
The Palestinians have rejected the Trump administration’s explanation for why it did not renew the certification of the Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) representative office in Washington, D.C, a senior Palestinian official said on Sunday. Without a certification, the PLO office could be forced to close. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. According to Nabil Shaath, an adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner, US special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt and US State Department officials communicated with PLO ambassador Husam Zomlot on Saturday   Read More ...
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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace -- a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the U   Read More ...
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Palestinian factions to meet in Cairo for reconciliation push
Leading Palestinian political factions are to gather on Tuesday in Cairo to push ahead with reconciliation efforts, despite fundamental disputes ahead of a key December 1 deadline. The talks come as Palestinians face rising tensions with the United States over the threatened closure of their office in Washington, but this is seen as unlikely to affect the outcome. Tensions between the two largest Palestinian groups — Fatah and the Hamas terror group — have reemerged since they signed a reconciliation deal last month, but delegates hope the meeting of 13 factions could push the bid ahead   Read More ...
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Palestinian Authority ordered to pay for deadly attack
JERUSALEM: An Israeli judge has ordered the Palestinian Authority and perpetrators of a deadly 2001 attack to pay US$18 million (RM74.8 million) in damages to relatives of those killed, the court said Sunday.   Read More ...
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Palestinians threaten to cut US ties
RAMALLAH: The Palestinians will freeze ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday.   Read More ...
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Israeli Jews hold rare prayers at West Bank holy site
Halhul (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Hundreds of Israeli Jews held a rare prayers session by a mosque in a Palestinian village on the occupied West Bank early Sunday, an AFP photographer said. The Israeli army accompanied busses carrying over 300 ultra-Orthodox men, mostly from the Breslov Hassidic sect, to Younis mosque in Halhul, north of Hebron, where according to Jewish tradition biblical prophets Gad and Nathan are buried   Read More ...
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Court Orders Palestinian Authority, Terrorists to Pay $17 Million for Deadly 2001 Attack
Jerusalem judge says Palestinian Authority must pay 40 percent of damages to families of three Israeli victims of shooting ambush on road near Jerusalem during second intifada.   Read More ...
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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if U.S. closes PLO mission
WASHINGTON -- The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace -- a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the U   Read More ...
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U.S. threat to close PLO’s Washington office ‘dangerous’ for peace, Palestinian president says
Jerusalem • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he was "deeply surprised" by a U.S. threat to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization's office in Washington unless it enters direct peace negotiations with Israel. He said a U.S. decision not to recertify the office of the PLO, the main Palestinian negotiating body, was an "unprecedented step" in the history of U.S.-Palestinian relations and has "dangerous consequences" for peace   Read More ...
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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if U.S. closes PLO mission
By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump’s bid for Mideast peace – a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner   Read More ...
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'Unacceptable': Palestinians won't talk to U.S. if PLO office in Washington is closed
Palestinian official balks at 'extortion' after warning U.S. will shut its Washington office Related Stories The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shut the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington. The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will close their office in Washington unless they enter serious peace talks with Israel, U   Read More ...
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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if U.S. closes PLO mission
The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump’s bid for Mideast peace a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the U.S. decision was “very unfortunate and unacceptable,” and accused Washington of bowing to pressure from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government “at a time when we are trying to cooperate to achieve the ultimate deal   Read More ...
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The Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with US
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local): The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (sah-EEB' EHR'-ih-kaht) says the U.S. administration's decision is - in his words - "very unfortunate and unacceptable   Read More ...
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Palestinians speak out on anniversary of Resolution 242
The Six-Day War in June 1967 culminated in Israel's capture of the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. Apart from the Sinai Peninsula, the territories remain occupied to this day. The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 242 on November 22, 1967, calling for the "withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict"   Read More ...
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The Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with US
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local): The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (sah-EEB' EHR'-ih-kaht) says the U.S. administration's decision is — in his words — "very unfortunate and unacceptable   Read More ...
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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace - a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the U   Read More ...
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3 detained for attacking police, Palestinians at protest over ramming attack
Three youths were detained by police Saturday night outside Kiryat Arba during a protest over a Friday car-ramming terror attack in which a resident of the West Bank town was seriously injured. Dozens of members of the close-knit community were holding a demonstration at the entrance to Kiryat Arba when several youths attempted to block traffic on the main road passing the settlement, according to police   Read More ...
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PLO presence in Washington threatened: Palestinians
RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP) - The US State Department has refused to renew operating permission for the Palestine Liberation Organisation?s office in Washington for the first time since the 1980s, a Palestinian official said Saturday. The PLO, which the international community sees as representing all Palestinians, must have its permission to operate its premises in the American capital renewed every six months   Read More ...
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Palestine warns it will cut off relations with US if its DC office is shut down
Should Washington proceed with its reported plans to shut down the PLO mission, Palestine would cut off all communication with the Trump administration, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Saturday, AP reported. A warning letter had been sent to Washington, the official said. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Maliki also reacted to the news, saying that "extortion or pressure" would be unacceptable. On Friday, unidentified US officials told AP that the Trump administration was planning to close the Palestinian office in Washington unless Abbas’s administration enters into serious peace talks with Israel   Read More ...
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