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U.S. pledges aid increase to Jordan, hints at developments in Middle East peace process 15.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came to Jordan on Wednesday with the promise of a fattened aid package, engaging in a gilt-edged charm offensive designed to assuage tensions with Amman over moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as well cuts in aid to the Palestinians.

It was Tillerson’s...

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Who Are the Holy Land Foundation Five? 9.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In 2004 federal agents raided and arrested five Palestinian-American fathers, who had been leaders of a Texas-based charity called the Holy Land Foundation. This resulted in lengthy prison sentences for the men, who the government accused of "supporting terrorism" by donating to charities in Palestine that the US government itself had long worked with. People are seen at Qalandiya military checkpoint, located between Jerusalem and Ramallah on February 9, 2018, in Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo: Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) In July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian-American families, arresting the fathers, who had been leaders of a Texas-based charity called the Holy Land Foundation. Until 9/11, the HLF was the largest Muslim charity in the United States, but in December 2001 the federal government shuttered the organization and seized its assets. The first trial of the HLF-5, held in 2007, ended in a hung jury. The second trial was marked by highly questionable ...
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India can play a role in Middle East peace process: Palestine President Abbas 9.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Abbas said Mr. Modi’s visit to the region reflects India’s long-held position of supporting peace and stability in the region.
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Neither Israel nor Hamas wants another war in Gaza. That might not be enough to stop one 7.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

If one thing unites Israel and its Islamist archenemy Hamas, the militia that governs the Gaza Strip, it is the prospect of tens of thousands of angry Palestinians demonstrating at the fence that marks the border between the two.

For Hamas, this would symbolize loss of control over a territory...

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Who is responsible for solving Gaza's massive electricity crisis? 5.2.2018 Washington Post
Who is responsible for solving Gaza's massive electricity crisis?
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A Lebanese director's new film opens old wounds 4.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In movie theaters in Lebanon, “The Insult” is preceded by a terse disclaimer: The views in the film do not represent those of the Lebanese government.

Yet that official unease didn’t stop the Lebanese ministry of culture from choosing “The Insult” as the country’s entry for this year’s Academy...

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How Trump and the GOP Exploit Israel 31.1.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: Donald Trump’s Israel policies may have more to do with outmaneuvering Democrats than they do with any concern for Middle East peace, argues Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Israel last week revived warnings…Read more →
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Jordan king calls for Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem 28.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Jordan’s king has reaffirmed his support for establishing a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, highlighting his differences with the Trump administration on a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Long, uneasy love affair of Israel and U.S. evangelicals may have peaked 28.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The high-water mark, ironically, comes as younger members of the denomination grow less attached to the Middle East nation.
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The Latest: Israel PM praises Pence speech, approach to Iran 23.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel (all times local):
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Pence says he's proud to be in 'Israel's capital, Jerusalem' 22.1.2018 Hindu: News
Pence is set to deliver a speech to the Israeli Knesset, or parliament, later in the day.
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Pence arrives in Israel after being upbraided in Egypt and Jordan for White House policies in the Middle East 22.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

Vice President Mike Pence arrived on relatively friendly territory in Israel late Sunday after the leaders of Egypt and Jordan, two of the America’s closest Arab allies, publicly rebuked him for the Trump administration’s upending of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

A day after he heard pointed...

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Jordan’s king delivers pointed public remarks to Pence in wake of Jerusalem decision 21.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The vice president’s regional tour is partly aimed at smoothing over relations with U.S. allies in wake of the controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
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Pence’s hopes for Middle East trip likely to crash into reality on the ground 20.1.2018 Washington Post: Politics
President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will complicate his meetings. Pence usually avoids the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when asked about the trip, instead focusing on issues he wants to emphasize.
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Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency 19.1.2018 AP Politics
With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office....
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Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip 18.1.2018 AP Top News
KISSUFIM, Israel (AP) -- Massive earthworks and mounds of sandy soil line the Israel-Gaza border as the Israeli military forges ahead with an ambitious subterranean barrier to detect and prevent attack tunnels from reaching southern Israel from the Palestinian enclave....
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Two-state solution only way to end Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Sisi 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
Comes during his meeting with his Palestenian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas
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Behind the fiery rhetoric, the Palestinian leadership is cornered and flailing 17.1.2018 Washington Post
Behind the fiery rhetoric, the Palestinian leadership is cornered and flailing
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Analysis: With a vent at Trump, Abbas exits 'peace process' 16.1.2018 AP Top News
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- There seems to be no going back for Mahmoud Abbas after the Palestinian leader cursed and ridiculed President Donald Trump and his aides in a pugnacious speech - a very public break with the 82-year-old's long-standing efforts to cultivate Washington's goodwill as the sole pathway to Palestinian statehood....
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Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts 16.1.2018 AP Top News
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months....
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