User: newstrust Topic: Israel-Palestine Conflict
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Wildfire blamed on 'terror' roars through Israeli city 25.11.2016 AP Top News
HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- A wildfire roared through parts of Israel's third-largest city on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes as the country's leaders raised the possibility that Arab assailants had intentionally set the blaze....
Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians 23.11.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's presidential victory has dimmed hopes for reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and analysts say Israel may be given carte blanche from his administration....
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Israel's 'muezzin law' would muffle the call to prayer 18.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Is anyone surprised that Israel’s parliament is seeking to legalize thousands of homes built without authorization by settlers on privately owned land in the occupied West Bank? They shouldn’t be. The ex-post-facto approval is in line with 50 years of settlement building and expansion, which have continued...

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Israelis, Palestinians join forces in documentary 'Disturbing the Peace' 18.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Although Combatants for Peace (CFP), an extraordinary movement to fight violence through nonviolence, has been at work in Israel since 2005, it may just take the vital, absorbing documentary “Disturbing the Peace” to bring greater world awareness to this brave group’s crucial existence.

Directors...

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Death of the ‘Two-State Solution’ 16.11.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: For years, proposals for a “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – granting equal rights to all inhabitants – were called anti-Semitic. But Israel’s settlement building has now left no other rational choice, notes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Donald Trump’s…Read more →
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Trump: The whole world is watching, anxiously 12.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

It isn’t just many Americans who are astonished and fearful about the election of Donald J. Trump as their next president. A sense of foreboding has also gripped America’s longtime allies.

Their concern is understandable. In his statements about foreign policy during the campaign, Trump often displayed...

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With Trump, a major US shift in Mideast 11.11.2016 AP Top News
President-elect Donald Trump's positions on Middle East issues, if carried out, could bring yet more volatility to the world's most combustible region....
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Docudrama 'Anne Frank: Then and Now' brings the story to Palestinian teens 11.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

“Anne Frank: Then and Now” may be an oddly structured little docudrama but it makes the most of its eerily cogent message: The words of the famed World War II diarist are as timely today as when first penned by the Jewish teenager while she hid from German occupiers.

To that end, father-son filmmakers...

In Israel, a revived Lapid emerges as threat to Netanyahu 3.11.2016 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Political newcomer Yair Lapid believes he has finally found a formula that will allow him to do something that has eluded Israeli politicians for nearly a decade: defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an election....
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Women Call for Israel-Palestine Peace 26.10.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Though the Israel-Palestine conflict has been mostly off the mainstream media’s radar recently, this long-running crisis drew the attention this month of two women Nobel Peace Prize winners, reports Ann Wright. By Ann Wright On Oct. 5, two women Nobel…Read more →
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The Open Wounds of Mideast Conflicts 22.10.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Beyond Hillary Clinton’s insults about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin — and finger-pointing about ISIS — foreign policy has gotten little attention in Campaign 2016 and that’s especially true about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reports Dennis J Bernstein.  By Dennis J…Read more →
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In the West Bank, Samaritans provide a sanctuary 21.10.2016 AP Top News
MOUNT GERIZIM, West Bank (AP) -- In one of the tensest corners of the West Bank, Israeli settlers and Palestinians live in separate worlds. But there is a spot on the top of a mountain that connects them both: a village of Samaritans....
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: From Russia (but Nowhere Else) With Love 18.10.2016 NYT > World
Millions of Europeans support populist candidates. So why don’t they back Trump?
What the Bankruptcy of White House Policy Means for the Israelis and Palestinians 18.10.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Israeli troops participate in an urban warfare training exercise, November 26, 2015. With its latest promise of military aid, the United States has essentially sanctioned Israel's impunity, its endless colonization of Palestinian land, its military occupation of the West Bank, and its periodic attacks by F-16 fighter jets and Apache helicopters using Hellfire missiles on the civilians of Gaza. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Alexi Rosenfeld, IDF Spokesperson's Unit ) Washington has finally thrown in the towel on its long, tortured efforts to establish peace between Israel and the Palestinians. You won't find any acknowledgement of this in the official record. Formally, the U.S. still supports a two-state solution to the conflict. But the Obama administration's recent 10-year, $38-billion pledge to renew Israel's arsenal of weaponry, while still ostensibly pursuing "peace," makes clear just how bankrupt that policy is. For two decades, Israeli leaders and their neoconservative backers in this country, hell-bent on ...
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Settlement Debate Flares Again in Israel’s Quarrel With Rights Group 16.10.2016 NY Times: Middle East
A fierce exchange between the government and the human rights group B’Tselem has touched on arguments over patriotism and the character of Israel.
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Saudi Arabia at General Assembly calls for urgent UN reforms to confront world crises 22.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Saudi Arabia at General Assembly calls for urgent UN reforms to confront world crises
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A stormy alliance between Obama and Netanyahu reaches its end in New York 22.9.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Obama and the Israeli leader met amid dim prospects for Middle East peace.
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“We Are Adopting Principles of Fascism” 18.9.2016 ConsortiumNews.com
Retired Army JAG Major Todd Pierce explains how his perspective on U.S. foreign policy and politics has changed as he watched the nation’s slide into “perpetual war,” in Part Two of an interview with Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss. (Click here for…Read more →
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Israeli settlements have grown during the Obama years 16.9.2016 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. "It is time for these settlements to stop," he declared....
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Two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict at risk of giving way to 'one-state reality,' warns Ban 16.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict at risk of giving way to 'one-state reality,' warns Ban
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