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User: newstrust Topic: Crisis in Gaza
Category: Peace
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Saeb Erekat: Key Palestinian negotiator dies of Covid-19 10.11.2020 BBC: World
The 65-year-old was in the public eye for decades as the Palestinians' chief negotiator with Israel.
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Israel and Bahrain to formalize diplomatic ties 18.10.2020 Raw Story
Israel and Bahrain will officially establish diplomatic relations Sunday at a ceremony in Manama, an Israeli official said, after the two states reached a US-brokered normalisation deal last month. An Israeli delegation led by National Security Council chief Meir Ben Sabbat took off from Tel Aviv for a one-day trip to Manama that will see […]
Column: In Peter Beinart's latest article, a liberal Jew rejects the two-state solution 11.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Once again, liberals are jolted by a rejection of the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Letters to the Editor: Palestinian intransigence has forced Israel to consider annexing the West Bank 15.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Palestinian refusals to accept peace offers or even negotiate have left Israel with no choice but to threaten annexing the West Bank.

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Column: Another resurrection story for the unsinkable Bibi Netanyahu 7.5.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Benjamin Netanyahu, who has dominated Israeli politics for a quarter of a century, survives yet another challenge. Too bad for Israel.

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Trump “Peace Plan” Too Extreme Even for Former Right-Wing Israeli Prime Minister 12.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump “Peace Plan” Too Extreme Even for Former Right-Wing Israeli Prime Minister
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Trump’s Middle East ‘vision’ is a disaster that will only make things worse 31.1.2020 Raw Story
US President Donald Trump’s “vision” for Israelis and Palestinians is not a realistic peace plan to end a decades-old conflict. Rather, it’s more like a real estate deal in which one side is a recipient of a low-ball offer. In the meantime, the other side is continuing to expand its hold on property to which […]
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Jimmy Carter declares that Trump’s plan for Israelis and Palestinians violates international law 31.1.2020 Raw Story
Jimmy Carter said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan would violate international law and urged the United Nations to stop Israel from annexing Palestinian land. “The new US plan undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” the former US president said in a statement. “If implemented, the plan will doom […]
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Letters to the Editor: Trump was right not to include Palestinian leaders in crafting a peace plan 30.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Palestinians have rejected good-faith offers for a two-state solution multiple times. They seem to prefer a one-state solution.

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Congressional candidate Gomez on Jews, Israel 19.1.2020 The Moderate Voice

SAN DIEGO — Last April, the San Diego region faced a horrific act of anti-Semitism when a man boiling with hate against the Jewish people entered the Chabad of Poway synagogue with an assault rifle and opened fire, killing a woman and wounding three others. Two days later, as I stood in solidarity with a […]

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US policy shift reduces chances of Mid-East peace deal 20.11.2019 BBC: World
The way forward is even less clear after the Trump administration's move, says Barbara Plett Usher.
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US settlement move endorses 'law of the jungle' - Palestinians 19.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Palestinians condemn the US for saying Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are not illegal.
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‘There is no more two-state solution’: Trump administration to further soften opposition to West Bank settlements 19.11.2019 Raw Story
“How the hell is it possible for the U.S. policy to be any softer?” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the President Donald Trump administration will “soften” its stance on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that reverses decades of precedent and effectively kills the two-state solution peace process. […]
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Israeli elections: What do the results reveal? 21.9.2019 BBC: World
Benjamin Netanyahu's political base has fractured, leading to an uncertain future.
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Israel's kingmaker — or is it king breaker? — could bring down Netanyahu 17.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Avigdor Lieberman, a right-wing nationalist and erstwhile ally of Netanyahu, is in the unusual position of having personally triggered not one but two elections this year.

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Anger at Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation pledge 12.9.2019 Raw Story
Arab and Muslim countries Wednesday led a wave of outcry after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex a key part of the occupied West Bank if re-elected. Netanyahu’s controversial pledge involves extending Israel’s sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea which account for one-third of the West Bank if he […]
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Netanyahu Throws Peace Process Out The Window 12.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
Faced with an election next week, Israel's Prime Minister is pushing a settlement plan that would be an utter disaster.
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Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders Condemn Netanyahu West Bank Annexation Plan: 'The Nail in the Coffin to a Two-state Solution' 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Netanyahu made his pledge on Tuesday in a bid to win over right-wing voters ahead of next week's election, which is expected to be close.
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MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin Raises Eyebrows With Anti-Israel, Pro-BDS Talking Point 17.8.2019 NewsBusters
MSNBC anchor and correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin joined MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi on Friday to chat about Israel's decision to  Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar into the country and Tlaib turning down a humanitarian exception to visit her grandmother. Throughout the segment, Mohyeldin made multiple eyebrow-raising statements including calling Bernie Sanders a centrist on the issue and insisting that those who support the BDS movement simply have different tactics for achieving peace between the Israelis and the ...
Religious fanatics have hijacked America’s Israel policy — and its not just the evangelicals 13.7.2019 Raw Story
With ten-pound hammers in their hands and ecstatic religious-nationalist zeal in their hearts, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and White House Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt stood underneath the most religiously volatile place on earth, and smashed a wall – and with it, any last semblance of reasonable U.S. policy towards the […]
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