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Israeli Documents from Days After War Have Familiar Ring 50 Years On

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, May 31 – Within days of capturing East Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war, Israel was examining options about their future ranging from Jewish settlement-building to the creation of a Palestinian state. As the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the war nears on June 5,

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Israeli Minister Expresses Concern Over U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal

JERUSALEM, May 21 (Reuters) – Israel expressed muted concern on Sunday to a major arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia announced a day earlier during the visit to the region by U.S. President Donald Trump. The central achievement of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia was nearly $110 billion in deals sealed on

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Hamas Sentences Three Palestinians to Death Over Commander’s Killing

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, May 21 – Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement delivered death sentences on Sunday to three Palestinians it ruled had taken part in what it said was an Israeli-directed assassination of one of the Islamist group’s senior commanders. A Hamas security court said the three men had confessed to the killing of Mazen

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Storied Jerusalem Hotel Readies for Arrival of President Trump

By Miriam Berger JERUSALEM, May 18 – The King David Hotel has hosted emperors, kings, prime ministers and divas in its 85-year history and on Monday it will add another salient name to its storied annals – U.S. President Donald Trump. Perched in the heart of Jerusalem, with sweeping views of its walled Old City,

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Disability No Barrier for Palestinian Harvest Volunteer

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, May 11 – Nine years ago, Louy al-Najar’s life was changed forever by an Israeli missile that exploded as he rushed to rescue wounded neighbours during a Gaza war between Palestinian militants and Israel. He lost both legs below the knee, a crushing blow that has not dented his spirit. Now,

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Hamas to soften stance on Israel

DOHA, May 1 – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas will remove a call for Israel’s destruction and drop its association with the Muslim Brotherhood in a new policy document to be issued on Monday, Gulf Arab sources said. Hamas’s move appears aimed at improving relations with Gulf Arab states and Egypt, which label the Brotherhood

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Netanyahu Says Israel “Mightier” as First F-35 Fighter Jets Arrive

By Ori Lewis NEVATIM AIR BASE, Israel, Dec 13 — Israel on Monday became the first country after the United States to receive the U.S.-built F-35 stealth jet which will increase its ability to attack distant targets, including Iran. The much-hyped arrival of the first two fighter jets was overshadowed by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s

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The Cave People of Palestine

Many Palestinians are forced to live underground By Maher Abukhater On a remote, barren hill overlooking Jordan Valley in the south of Palestine, Fadel Hamamdeh had set up a home in a cave. Hamamdeh, his wife and five children had been living in the cave since the Israeli military authorities told them that their two-room metal

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