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The UK said Israeli expansion of settlements in the occupied West Bank is a 'serious concern'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged Israel to "halt and reverse" its decision last week to build 800 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinians urge EU to send monitors for summer elections

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Palestinians urge EU to send monitors for summer elections

The Palestinian prime minister called on the European Union to send observers to elections scheduled for later this year, specifically requesting EU monitors in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi says vaccine ‘can turn people gay’

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Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi says vaccine ‘can turn people gay’

An ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi told his followers the Covid-19 vaccine is a global conspiracy to “establish a new world order” and "turn people ...

Israel approves settler homes in occupied <em>West</em> <em>Bank</em>

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Israel approves settler homes in occupied West Bank

A settlement watchdog said that approving the 780 new settler homes, most of them deep in the West Bank, put Israel on a ...

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Human Rights Watch says Israel legally-obliged to vaccinate Palestinians

Human Rights Watch says that under the Geneva Convention, Israel must provide vaccinations to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza in the same way it vaccinates its own citizens.

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

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Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in providing ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> offers Palestinian-Israelis a 'new era' despite 'racist incitement'

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Netanyahu offers Palestinian-Israelis a 'new era' despite 'racist incitement'

The prime minister has previously 'warned' Israeli voters of crowds of Palestinian citizens of Israel heading to the polls.

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Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

Jordan's Foreign Minister, joined by Egyptian, French and German counterparts, said that if the two-state solution fails, the world must "say if ...

Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

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Israel approves 850 new settler homes in occupied territories

Israel's prime minister directs authorities to approve the construction of 850 new homes for Israeli settlers in the occupied West ...

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

Israel heads for tightened lockdown

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Israel heads for tightened lockdown

Israel tightened its coronavirus lockdown as cases remained high.

'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

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'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

As the US picks itself up after a night of violence in the Capitol Building, some pundits are being criticised for Orientalist takes on the ...

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Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

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Netanyahu invites Moroccan king to visit Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has invited Moroccan King Mohammed VI to visit Israel following a "friendly" telephone call.

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Israel arrests Palestinian over West Bank settler murder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to 'settle accounts' with whoever killed the French-Israeli dual national.

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

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Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

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Kushner lands in Rabat on first Israel-Morocco direct flight

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner landed in Rabat on Tuesday on the first first direct commercial flight between Israel and ...

<em>Netanyahu</em> gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

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Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days, ...

Israel set to deploy vaccine, Palestinians left waiting

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Israel set to deploy vaccine, Palestinians left waiting

Israelis could soon return to normal life and an economic revival, even as the virus continues to menace Palestinian towns and villages just a ...

Jerusalem has room for a Palestinian capital, Gantz says

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Jerusalem has room for a Palestinian capital, Gantz says

Jerusalem will remain Israel's 'undivided capital' but there will be a 'place for a Palestinian capital', Benny Gantz said.

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