palestine

Sleeping With The Enemy

Sometimes, love isn’t enough By Sami Abu Salem Pablo Neruda once wrote: “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” And so it was, that 21-year-old Rami Qedra, a Muslim Palestinian MAN from Beit Lahia, a town north of Gaza, fell in love with Galit Popok, a 17-year-old Jewish Israeli

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The Pursuit of Justice

Will boycotting Israel change it from within? BY BEN WHITE Israel’s ongoing military occupation of the West Bank and enforced siege on Gaza Strip, with its illegal policies from land colonization and settlements to blockade and collective punishment, has led to mounting frustration with the country’s conduct in political circles internationally. At the level of

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Thousands Celebrate as Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree

By Maher Abukhater WEB EXCLUSIVE BETHLEHEM Dec 6 – To the cheers of several thousand Palestinians and international visitors who battled zero degree temperatures and extraordinarily tight security to reach Manger Square in Bethlehem on December 5, the traditional 15-meter high Christmas tree was lit. Churches all over Bethlehem and Palestine—along with churches in 17

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Israeli Police Shoots Dead Two Palestinians in West Bank

JERUSALEM, Dec 1 – Israeli security forces shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinian assailants on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, Israeli authorities said, as a wave of Palestinian stabbings, car rammings and shootings entered its third month. Nineteen Israelis and a U.S. citizen have been killed since Oct. 1. Israeli forces have killed 97 Palestinians,

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Israel Threatens to Review Cooperation With EU, Citing Issue of Labelling Exports

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – Israel threatened on Monday to review its cooperation with European Union projects that benefit Palestinians in the West Bank, citing the bloc’s labelling of exports from Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied territory. The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that Israel was suspending its contacts with European

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EU Says it Will Continue Middle East Peace Role Despite Israel’s Move

BRUSSELS, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and the European Union said it would continue its role in Middle East peace diplomacy despite Israel saying it was suspending contact. Asked about Israel’s move on Sunday to suspend contact with the EU over the

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Israel Convicts Two Jewish Minors For Burning Alive a Palestinian Teen in 2014

JERUSALEM, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – An Israeli court on Monday found two Jewish defendants guilty of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, but held off on formally convicting a third man pending a psychological review, Israeli broadcasters said. Prosecutors said the three, two of whom were minors, had confessed to abducting, bludgeoning

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Israel Suspends EU Role in Peace Process with Palestinians

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Nov 29 – Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign ministry to carry out “a reassessment

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