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Veteran White House advisor Antony Blinken has been nominated as Joe Biden's Secretary of State.

In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, Pompeo touted the Trump administration's Mideast strategy.

Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

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Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties with the UAE.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

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Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

Social media users were left outraged after an official Israeli account posted an image of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan with Israel's Omer ...

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UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

The overwhelming majority of a UN panel backed the Palestinian right to self-determination.

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Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

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Pompeo visits Israel museum honouring Christian Zionists

The US secretary of state also visited an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank and announced new measures against the ...

Israel PM to undergo routine medical examination under sedation

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Israel PM to undergo routine medical examination under sedation

Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz will serve as acting prime minister during Prime Minister Netanyahu's examination.

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Palestinians say first meeting with Israeli official in months

A Palestinian minister said he spoke with an Israeli army officer, the first such meeting in six months.

Pompeo visits <em>West</em> <em>Bank</em> settlement, Golan Heights

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Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top American diplomat to visit a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the ...

Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

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Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Amnesty International said BDS is a 'form of non-violent advocacy and of free expression that must be protected'.

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

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PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will show sympathy to them is if ...

UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied <em>West</em> <em>Bank</em>

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UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

The UK has said Israel's settlement construction is 'incompatible' with its declared peace goals.

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Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

The US Secretary of State will be the first top American diplomat to visit Golan Heights.

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Senators push for 'Made in Israel' on settlement goods

A group of Republican Senators urged President Trump to issue an executive order allowing settlement goods to be labeled as 'Made in Israel'.

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State ...

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Palestinians angered by PA's restoration of Israel security agreement

Social media users have slammed the decision a 'humiliation' for the Palestinian people.

Pompeo lands in staunch ally Israel on farewell tour

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Pompeo lands in staunch ally Israel on farewell tour

MIke Pompeo arrived in Israel for a farewell visit after years of a staunchly pro-Israel US administration

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Bahrain FM in Israel on first official visit

Bahrain's foreign minister, Abdellatif al-Zayani, arrived in Israel on the first official visit from the Gulf kingdom

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

Palestinians say restoring cooperation with Israel

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Palestinians say restoring cooperation with Israel

The announcement comes as Palestinians have welcomed the victory of Joe Biden, who has pledged to restore US opposition to Israel building ...

Israelis return to <em>West</em> <em>Bank</em> settlement evacuated in 2005

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Israelis return to West Bank settlement evacuated in 2005

One Israeli lawmaker applauded the "Zionist" act of the settlers and urged Netanyahu to approve reconstruction of Sa-Nur, which Israelis had ...

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