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Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

Comment: In exchange for remarkably little from Gantz, Netanyahu has secured his future, and the threat of annexation looms clearer, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Ivanka Trump flouts federal guidelines, travels for Passover

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Ivanka Trump flouts federal guidelines, travels for Passover

Ivanka Trump travelled to New Jersey to celebrate Passover with her husband Jared Kushner's family despite Federal guidelines advising against travel over Covid-19 fears.

Could MbS' power grab unravel Al Saud rule?

Emile Nakhleh

Could MbS' power grab unravel Al Saud rule?

Comment: The Saudi crown prince's rise to power has in effect destabilised his country, and by extension Al Saud control, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Pope joins chorus of condemnation against Trump’s Mideast Plan

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Pope joins chorus of condemnation against Trump’s Mideast Plan

Pope Francis has called Donald Trump's Middle East plan 'unfair' to Palestinians.

Imad K. Harb

Lebanon mustn't use Trump's 'deal' to continue mistreating Palestinians

Comment: Lebanon must put solidarity with Palestinians, and their right of return at the heart of efforts to support refugees and resist Trump's deal, writes Imad K. Harb.

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Bahraini jailed for three years for burning Israeli flag

A Bahraini man is facing what is thought to be the first criminal punishment for burning an Israeli flag in the Arab world.

Faysal and Nizar Mohamad

Trump's 'Deal of the Century' hijacked the international order

Comment: The PA and EU have a chance to reclaim an international order hijacked by Israeli obstructionism and American unpredictability, write ...

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Tunisia's diplomacy called into question over UN envoy dismissal

Tunisia's new president is in hot water after he dismissed a UN envoy after condemned the US for its controversial peace plan.

How Sudan is ingratiating itself with Trump through Israel

Rose Worden

How Sudan is ingratiating itself with Trump through Israel

Comment: Despite fierce public opposition, leaders in Sudan, Morocco and Tunisia know their path to the US lies through Israel, writes Rose ...

James Reinl

Can the defunct Quartet keep Palestinian hopes alive?

Abbas laid out his roadmap for peace with the Israelis, calling for the reinvigoration of a defunct Quartet with new members to broker a deal, ...

Netanyahu has long run cover for Israel's biggest racists

David Sheen

Netanyahu has long run cover for Israel's biggest racists

Comment: Whether or not he's re-elected, the damage is done. Netanyahu has paved the way for the most maniacal racists in Israel's history, ...

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

James Reinl

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

PLO Secretary-General, Saeb Erekat, is railing against the 'Deal of the Century peace plan', saying it is really a cover for Israel to grab ...

Criticism of Mideast plan softened in UN draft resolution

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Criticism of Mideast plan softened in UN draft resolution

A reworked Palestinian resolution has dropped its initial condemnation of President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan, opting for less ...

Top EU diplomat discusses Iran, Palestine with US

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Top EU diplomat discusses Iran, Palestine with US

The High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, visited the US on Friday to discuss his recent trip to Iran and Trump’s ...

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Tunisia fires UN envoy ‘for criticizing US Mideast plan’

Tunisia has fired its ambassador to the United Nations, with diplomatic sources saying that this was because he was excessively critical of President Donald Trump’s much-condemned plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace

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Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian teenager in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, amid a deadly ...

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Saudi crown prince could meet Netanyahu in Cairo summit

Intensive talks are taking place between Washington, Tel Aviv, Riyadh and Cairo to arrange a summit in Egypt where Arab and Israeli leaders can ...

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Kushner points finger at Palestinian president over deadly violence

Trump's senior advisor alleged the Palestinian president was 'surprised with how good' Trump's plan was for Palestinians, but called for ...

Israeli forces kill three Palestinians as tensions spike

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Israeli forces kill three Palestinians as tensions spike

Israel shot dead two Palestinians in Jenin, including a police officer, and killed a gunman in Jerusalem as tensions spike a week following the ...

Courtney Freer

Gulf leaders can't ignore public opposition to Trump's deal

Comment: Those Gulf states that support normalising ties with Israel are facing opposition from the public's staunch support for Palestinians, ...

White House hosted secret Iran meeting with Israel, UAE

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White House hosted secret Iran meeting with Israel, UAE

The White House hosted a hushed trilateral meeting with the UAE and Israel to discuss countering Iran, according to an Axios report.

Jordan's cool criticism of the 'Deal of the Century'

Paul McLoughlin

Jordan's cool criticism of the 'Deal of the Century'

Jordan's Wadi Araba peace treaty with Israel is on ice, but rumours it could end are premature.

US-Israel circle wagons as Abbas heads to NYC

James Reinl

US-Israel circle wagons as Abbas heads to NYC

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to address the UN Security Council on February 11, hoping to rally international support behind the ...

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