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Abbas: Palestine ready to enter peace talks with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday voiced readiness to resume peace talks with Israel, either behind closed doors or in public. Speaking at a joint press conference in Paris with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Abbas said: “We’re ready for negotiations with Israel — either in public or behind closed doors …

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University of Michigan professor refuses to write a letter for student to study abroad in Israel

A University of Michigan professor refused to write a recommendation letter for a student to study abroad in Israel, claiming it was part of an “academic boycott” of the country. John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor in the American culture department, rejected student Abigail Ingber’s request in an email, a screenshot …

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Israel responds to Paraguay embassy move

Paraguay said on Wednesday it was moving its embassy in Israel back from Occupied Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to order the closure of Jewish state’s mission in the South American country in retaliation. Palestinian authorities reacted by deciding to “immediately” open an embassy in Paraguay’s …

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US peace plan: Palestinian state with east J’lem as capital, limited sovereignty

Asharq Al-Awsat reports on a developing US Mideast peace plan that recognizes east Jerusalem as Palestinian capital, no right of return, limited demilitarized sovereignty, billions in aid, Jordan Valley remaining in Israeli hands; Europeans offer arbitration assistance but unwilling to replace US. The US peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian …

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The deliberate pauperisation of Palestine

Say what you want about how American administrations, from former president Harry S. Truman downward, have, over the years, treated Palestinians. But none was so actively engaged in gunning for them as the current one. Relations between the present-day administration — an administration that from day one has trumpeted itself …

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Israel’s Total Control Over Palestinian Lives

By Mohamed Mohamed*   It is almost comical that recently, Israel finally decided to release more than 10 tons of mail that it has prevented from reaching Palestinians in the West Bank, much of which was sent eight years ago. Not eight weeks or months, but years. In the US, many people become …

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UK minority and ethnic groups slam attempts to silence discourse on Palestine

More than 80 prominent organisations from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in Britain published a letter on Friday slamming attempts to silence the discourse on Palestine and suppress information on human rights abuses “here and abroad”. The letter criticises the working definition of anti-Semitism adopted in 2016 by the International …

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Gaza assault amounts to state-sponsored atrocity

One can only assume by the latest attacks on the Gaza Strip that the occupation administration in Israel now believes that it is “open season” on every Palestinian living in the densely populated and largely undefended civilian enclave — and there is no other reasonable or rationale conclusion from its …

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Baby among three killed as Israel strikes Gaza

The Israeli military said early Thursday morning that it struck more than 140 targets in Gaza in retaliation to a massive barrage of rockets that was fired at Israel overnight. A baby and her pregnant mother were among three Palestinians killed by Israeli strikes on Gaza overnight on Wednesday, Palestinian …

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