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Kushner shares Jerusalem embassy spotlight

    Kushner shares Jerusalem embassy spotlight

The opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will reset the power balance within the administration on Israel-Palestine. Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jared Kushner has served as the

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UN envoy: conflict likely if Fatah-Hamas reconciliation fails

    UN envoy: conflict likely if Fatah-Hamas reconciliation fails

Reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed said the UN Middle East envoy, warning that failure “will most likely result in another devastating conflict.” Nickolay Mladenov told

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Gaza’s fishermen struggle to keep afloat

    Gaza’s fishermen struggle to keep afloat

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Fishing is not always a peaceful time at sea for Gaza’s fishermen, who follow in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers. They are allowed

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Both Israel and Palestine are convinced Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan

    Both Israel and Palestine are convinced Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan

Both Israeli and Palestinian officials believe President Donald Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan that could be unveiled within weeks. Meetings at the UN General Assembly last

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Gaza child swimmer death highlights deadly pollution crisis

    Gaza child swimmer death highlights deadly pollution crisis

The recent death of a five-year-old boy after swimming off Gaza’s coast has highlighted the deadly pollution crisis afflicting the

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Palestinians warn Abbas could dismantle PA in 2018

    Palestinians warn Abbas could dismantle PA in 2018

The Temple Mount crisis and violence has left the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah extremely frustrated. While the goal to restore

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Shopping With the Enemy: Why West Bank Palestinians Can’t Avoid Israeli Goods

Local economics trump the international BDS movement, as the West Bank's 'captive economy' is rough on businesses and consumers. It’s

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Eight Mideast Stories That Shaped Our World in 2016

In 2016, the Middle East continued to be a major focus of the US public, and it often came up

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France says it will recognise Palestinian state if new peace effort fails

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius says France is trying to convene an international peace summit to work towards a two-state solution

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These are all the countries that recognise Palestine as a state

Last month the Palestinian chargé d’affaires in Canada, Hamdi Abu Ali, asked the newly elected Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau

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