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The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, called on EU leaders to consider suspending the 27-nation’s Association Agreement with Israel if annexation goes ahead.

Israeli FM casts doubt on annexation

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Israeli FM casts doubt on annexation

“I don’t know what will be. I’m not a prophet,” Gabi Ashkenazi told Israel’s Army Radio.

Arab League: Israeli annexation could ignite a religious war

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Arab League: Israeli annexation could ignite a religious war

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, secretary-general of the 22-member organization, said annexation will also have "broader ramifications on the international ...

UN Security Council announces meeting on Israeli annexation plans

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UN Security Council announces meeting on Israeli annexation plans

The United Nations will discuss Israel's decision to annex parts of the West Bank, which has been heavily criticised by the international ...

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German FM warns Israel over West Bank annexation plans

Germany will assume presidency of both the Council of the European Union and the UN Security Council on July 1, the same day Israel plans to begin annexation.

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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 ...

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UN envoy: Israeli annexation can destroy Mideast peace hopes

The UN's Middle East envoy has urged Israelis and Palestinians to support calls for a global cease-fire to all conflicts to tackle the ...

Muhammad Shehada

Trump's deal is designed to be unacceptable to Palestinians

Comment: From the very beginning, Trump and Kushner's plan was intended to drive Palestinians away, rather than back to the negotiating table, ...

Germany's parliament votes to ban Hezbollah

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Germany's parliament votes to ban Hezbollah

The German resolution comes as the US has been increasing its pressure on Hezbollah, placing several sets of sanctions on the group and its ...

Muhammad Shehada

How Israel turned the occupation into a moneymaking enterprise

Comment: Israel is looking stop the Palestinian Authority economically disengaging from its occupier, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Palestinian businessman 'friendly to Israel' welcomes Trump Bahrain conference

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Palestinian businessman 'friendly to Israel' welcomes Trump Bahrain conference

A Palestinian businessman who flouts political taboos by working with Israeli settlers in the West Bank could soon have a role in President ...

Palestinians want Russia, EU to counter US <em>peace</em> plan

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Palestinians want Russia, EU to counter US peace plan

The Palestinian Authority's UN envoy has said that the EU, Russia and the UN should act to ensure a two-state solution to the ...

Israel's illegal settlement expansion surges under Trump administration

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Israel's illegal settlement expansion surges under Trump administration

Israel has launched a new settlement push in the occupied West Bank since Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest ...

Trump's <em>peace</em> plan 'dead upon arrival', says Palestinian envoy

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Trump's peace plan 'dead upon arrival', says Palestinian envoy

Riyad Mansour said the US "lost the qualification to be the only party to supervise the political process" after it recognised ...

Malia Bouattia

Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Comment: The royal visit paid lip service to the Palestinian right to statehood, but remained silent on the causes that have stood in its way, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Trump Mideast envoy slams Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat

The international community and Palestinians were outraged by Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, breaking with decades ...

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Pence kicks off Israel visit with Netanyahu meeting

The visit is the final leg of a trip that included talks in Egypt and Jordan as well as a stop at a US military facility near the Syrian border.

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Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and ...

Trump's Jerusalem decision will end all hope of <em>peace</em>

Daoud Kuttab

Trump's Jerusalem decision will end all hope of peace

President Donald Trump's contentious decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will likely be the death knell for hopes of ...

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Macron chides Netanyahu on settlements, urges new Mideast talks

Emmanuel Macron stressed Israel must respect international law and halt the expansion of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, urging ...

Netanyahu-Trump love affair begins with anti-Palestinian measures, February meeting

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Netanyahu-Trump love affair begins with anti-Palestinian measures, February meeting

The much expected honeymoon between the US president Donald Trump and fellow right-wing leader, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, ...

France warns over 'impossible' US embassy move to Jerusalem

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France warns over 'impossible' US embassy move to Jerusalem

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warns of 'extremely serious consequences' if US President-elect Donald Trump moves the US embassy from ...

US joins Paris <em>peace</em> summit ahead of Trump inauguration

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US joins Paris peace summit ahead of Trump inauguration

US diplomats will take part in a Middle East peace conference in Paris on Sunday, just five days ahead of pro-Israel Donald Trump's ...

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