User: newstrust Topic: Israel-Palestine Conflict
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Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return 17.4.2014 AP Top News
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world....
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Rigging the Game Against Palestinians 16.4.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
Rigging the Game Against Palestinians
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Bob Carr was right to start a debate on the influence of the Zionist lobby 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Carrs more eccentric quotes certainly makes it tempting to dismiss his book, but to do so would be missing the vital importance of his remarks on the Israel/Palestine conflict

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Palestinian doctors were caught in battle over Jerusalem; court says Israel must admit them 13.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Ethical gaming: can video games be a force for good? 12.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The online Games for Change Festival is linking with the Tribeca Film Festival to promote peace and creativity A decade ago Asi Burak developed a video game designed to encourage opposing parties in the Israel-Palestine dispute over land to better understand even empathise with each others' point of view. That conflict may be no closer to a resolution, but the concept that interactive games can be used for more than mere entertainment, even as a tool for positive change, is looking like the next big thing in online gaming. Next week, Burak's 11th annual Games for Change Festival will join forces with New York's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in an effort to give video games greater recognition and counter the stereotype that this £39bn global industry can specialise only in war games, urban chaos and medieval ...
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The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is dead, but there is a solution 10.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Sticking to an outdated plan which fails to reflect reality results in a deadlock each time, yet practical progress is still possible

I'll start with the bottom line: despite the goodwill and idealism, a final status agreement to put an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be signed in the current context.

The peace process as we know it is dead, and the international community is divided between those who are in denial and those who are torturing the corpse. It is time to stop grieving and find an alternative.

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Thousands of Palestinians in east Jerusalem go weeks without water 8.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Thousands of Jerusalem Arabs without water 7.4.2014 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in east Jerusalem have been without running water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man's land caused by the divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....
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Krauthammer: Kerry's dismal effort to salvage Arab-Israeli talks 7.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
John Kerry shows frantic effort to salvage Arab-Israeli ...
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Ex-Palestinian prisoner teaches Hebrew, tolerance 7.4.2014 AP Top News
DEIR JARIR, West Bank (AP) -- Facing a classroom of Palestinian 10th graders, Hebrew teacher Esmat Mansour asks his students who is for and against learning the language. A few raise their hands in favor, others against and he asks both sides to explain....
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Palestinian teaches Hebrew, tolerance as he builds life after 20 years in Israeli prisons 7.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Kerry: Mideast peace talks need ‘reality check’ 4.4.2014 Washington Post: World
RABAT, Morocco – The Obama administration is reassessing a year-long effort to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians in light of “unhelpful” actions by both sides this week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry warned ...
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Kerry’s folly, Chapter 3 4.4.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power. The talks collapse in acrimony and ...
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Kerry exhorts Israeli, Palestinian leaders to 'lead' as peace talks near collapse 3.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Kerry: Israeli, Palestinian leaders must 'lead' 3.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Frustrated by Israeli and Palestinian actions that have complicated his furious effort to salvage foundering peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday exhorted leaders on both sides to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from ...
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U.S. scrambles to save imperiled peace talks 3.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

JERUSALEM -- U.S. officials on Wednesday clung to the idea of revived Middle East peace talks even after tit-for-tat provocations by the Palestinians and Israelis in recent days signaled that Secretary of State John Kerry's signature diplomatic effort was in danger of collapse.

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New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic 2.4.2014 AP Top News
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to seek further international recognition of a "state of Palestine" - despite promises to hold off while negotiating with Israel - has thrown into disarray the troubled U.S. mediation efforts on a peace deal. Here's a look at the possible repercussions....
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Palestinians leave door open for continued talks with Israel, despite new recognition bid 2.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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U.S. considers release of Israeli spy as Kerry tries to save talks 1.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

JERUSALEM -- The Obama administration is considering the early release of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard as part of an effort to keep U.S.-backed peace talks from collapsing, according to U.S. and Israeli officials.

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Pollard spy cases enters Mideast peace talks 1.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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