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Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was allegedly told to slow down the controversial annexation process, according to an Israel Channel 13 report.

Benny Gantz has instructed the Israeli military to accelerate preparations for 'the upcoming diplomatic changes in the Palestinian arena', suggesting he foresees a wave of unrest.

UAE says Israeli annexation <em>plan</em> a 'serious setback'

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UAE says Israeli annexation plan a 'serious setback'

The UAE has said Israel's plan to annex large parts of the West Bank would 'constitute a rejection of the international... consensus towards stability and peace'.

The <em>Middle</em> <em>East</em> at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees cases jump to a two-month high as Turkey reopens restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand ...

Key Biden adviser offers little hope for Palestinians

Mitchell Plitnick

Key Biden adviser offers little hope for Palestinians

Comment: Biden and his adviser Blinken are insisting that Palestinians accept the Israeli view, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

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UN envoy demands Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the West Bank in line with US President ...

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Trump plan 'historic', peace deals crucial: Israel foreign minister

Plans by Israel's new unity government to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank could through regional peace agreements into ...

EU takes on Israel over 'illegal' West Bank annexations

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EU takes on Israel over 'illegal' West Bank annexations

In a bid to fend off an international diplomatic clash, European countries are attempting to stop Israel from illegally annexing the West Bank.

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Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over annexation

During an interview, Jordan's King Abdullah II warned of a 'massive conflict' if Israel moves ahead with plans to annex large parts of the West ...

EU to pressure Israel to ditch West Bank annexation

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EU to pressure Israel to ditch West Bank annexation

The European Union will begin a diplomatic push to try to dissuade the new Israeli governments from annexing large areas of the occupied ...

Erasing Palestinian refugees: Trump and the Nakba at 72

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Erasing Palestinian refugees: Trump and the Nakba at 72

Comment: Seventy-two years after the Nakba, Israel and the United States continue to deny the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ...

UK should punish Israel annexation with 'economic sanctions'

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UK should punish Israel annexation with 'economic sanctions'

Israel was the first country to secure a post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK, set to come into effect on January next year.

Pompeo says 'work to do' on Israel's annexation <em>plan</em>

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Pompeo says 'work to do' on Israel's annexation plan

Pompeo said 'there remains work yet to do' on Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank after talks with Netanyahu and Gantz during ...

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Pompeo in Israel for talks on West Bank annexations

Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran following his arrival in Israel for a rare mid-pandemic trip for talks with Netanyahu and Gantz on the impending annexation of the West Bank.

Alya Mooro

Growing closer to God during Ramadan under lockdown

For many Muslims around the world, Ramadan under lockdown is a chance to reconnect with God.

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Israel government swearing-in delayed by Pompeo visit: officials

The US top diplomat's upcoming visit has prompted Israel to delay its new government's inauguration.

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Palestinians say Israel targeting prisoners' bank accounts

Israel has reportedly targeted the families of Palestinian prisoners amid severe economic pressure caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Pompeo to break coronavirus travel restrictions to visit Israel

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Pompeo to break coronavirus travel restrictions to visit Israel

The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its plans to return to business as normal despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Annexation: Mahmoud Abbas threatens to cut agreements with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to cut all agreements with Israel and the US if annexation goes ahead.

UK MPs urge sanctions on Israel if annexation continues

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UK MPs urge sanctions on Israel if annexation continues

Nearly 130 UK MPs have urged to impose economic sanctions on Israel if the controversial annexation plan goes ahead.

US won't support Israel's annexations without Palestinian state negotiations

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US won't support Israel's annexations without Palestinian state negotiations

The Trump administration has informed Israel that the US will not support its plan to annex parts of the West Bank unless negotiations ...

Joe Biden 'opposes Israel's annexation of West Bank'

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Joe Biden 'opposes Israel's annexation of West Bank'

US presidential candidate Joe Biden has taken a softer approach to Donald Trump's hardline pro-Israel stance and has opposed the annexation of ...

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