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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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Israeli Officer Kills Palestinian Who Tried to Stab Him – Police

Nov 25 – An Israeli security officer shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab him at a checkpoint in East Jerusalem on Friday, Israeli police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the Palestinian approached the officer, pulled a knife from under his shirt and lunged at him. The assailant was shot during the struggle,

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Winds of Change Blow Softly as Palestinian Party Leaders Meet

By Luke Baker and Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 23 – Palestinian politics hasn’t seen much change in the past 10 years — President Mahmoud Abbas has been in power since 2004 and the last parliamentary elections were a decade ago. But next week, Fatah, the dominant force in Palestinian politics for half a

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Israel’s Administrative Detention

Palestinian journalist Mohammad Al Qeeq ended what has widely been reported as one of the longest hunger strikes on record. 44 Read more on the issue in this piece by Ben White http://newsweekme.com/palestine-hungr… SHOW MORE Social Streams

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In Crime-Ridden Israeli Arab City, Police Seek New Approach

By Sleiman Jad UMM AL-FAHM, Israel, Aug 25 – On the rundown streets of Umm Al Fahm, an Israeli-Arab city of 50,000, locals in smoky cafes are reluctant to speak. Violent crime at the hands of drug gangs is rife here. Reprisals are common. Israeli Jews rarely set foot in the city. “The gangs are

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Where is Palestine?

Google: a bug wiped some names! BY Ben White Google was at the center of a storm recently, after a group of Palestinian journalists claimed that the tech giant had removed ‘Palestine’ from its map. As the statement was picked up and circulated, the hashtag #PalestineIsHere went viral on Twitter, and international media outlets covered the

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Thirsty Gaza

Pollution, salinity and rationing are threatening Gaza’s water supply By Sami Abu Salem In Jabalia Refugee Camp, north of Gaza, children and old women carrying plastic bottles gather near water taps to fill them with drinking water from a newly established artesian well set up by the municipality. Dalal Awwad, an elderly Palestinian woman, who lives alone in a nearby house, says

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