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Israel Shuts Down Third Palestinian Radio Station This Month

By Maher Abukhater Ramallah, Nov 29 – Dozens of Israeli soldiers raided a radio station in the middle of the Palestinian-controlled city of Hebron, in the south of the West Bank early Sunday and ordered it shut down for six months, according to radio officials. The closure order for Radio Dream is the third against

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Kerry’s Visit to Israel-Palestine Focuses on Restoring Calm

By Maher Abukhater Ramallah, Nov 25 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rounded up on Tuesday a one day visit to Palestine and Israel that did not create any results that could resuscitate the moribund Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Upon arrival in Israel, Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before traveling to Ramallah

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American Reset?

The next U.S. president will have to take on the Middle East. But do contenders know their Baghdad from their Basra? BY Roshanak Taghavi, Safa Joudeh, Ammar Abdullah, Suadad Al Salhy and Maher Abu Khater It is a truth universally acknowledged that when it comes to the Middle East, pragmatism trumps idealism for U.S. presidents.

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Two Palestinian Men, Teenage Girl Fall Victim to Israeli Forces’ Gunfire

By Maher Abu Khater Ramallah Nov 22 –Israelis killed on Sunday in three separate incidents, three Palestinians in the West Bank, one of them a 16-year-old schoolgirl. Soldiers opened fire and killed a 31-year-old Palestinian resident of Beit Fajjar, north of Hebron, after he stabbed and killed an Israeli woman near the Gush Etzion settlement

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Israel-Palestine: The Unattainable Peace

Foreign brokers seem unwilling to pressure Israel BY Ben White October 2015 was one of the bloodiest months in Palestine/Israel since the Second Intifada, with 69 Palestinian fatalities (including some 40 attackers or alleged attackers) and 7,392 injuries, along with eight Israeli fatalities and 115 injuries. The number of Palestinians injured mainly during anti-occupation protests across the

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Israel’s Army Raid in Refugee Camp Kills Two Palestinians

By Maher Abukhater Jerusalem Nov 16 – An early Monday Israeli army raid on Qalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem left two Palestinians dead, three wounded, and many houses damaged. Camp residents said hundreds of Israeli soldiers raided the camp after midnight to demolish the home of Mohammad Abu Shaheen, who was arrested by Israel

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Israeli Troops Kill Two Palestinian Gunmen in West Bank Raid

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 16 – Israeli troops killed two Palestinian gunmen during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Monday that was sparked by an army incursion to demolish a jailed militant’s family home, Palestinian medical sources and residents said. At least three other Palestinians in Qalandia refugee camp, near

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Israeli Troops Raid West Bank Hospital, Kill Palestinian

HEBRON, West Bank, Nov 12: Israeli undercover forces raided a hospital in the West Bank on Thursday and shot dead a Palestinian during an operation to detain another man suspected of carrying out a stabbing, the Palestinian health ministry and doctors said. The Israeli army confirmed the raid and said they had detained Abdallah Azzam

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Gaza’s Stone Throwers

By Sami Abu Salem Young Palestinians, mainly teenagers, head to Beit Hanoun (Erez) border checkpoint north of Gaza every Friday to confront Israeli soldiers. At least 500 meters separate Palestinian groups from the advanced Israeli security line. As the groups grow larger and move closer to the checkpoint, chaos prevails. Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli

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What’s In a Label: EU Agrees Identifying of Israel ‘Settlement’ Goods

The EU executive approved on Wednesday new guidelines for labelling products from Israeli settlements on occupied land, a move Brussels says is technical but which an Israeli diplomat said might affect peace talks with the Palestinians. Drawn up over three years by the European Commission, the guidelines mean Israeli producers must explicitly label farm goods

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