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Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US leadership from President-elect Joe Biden, argues Daoud Kuttab

Pompeo visits Israel museum honouring Christian Zionists

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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 Palestinian-led boycott movement.

Pompeo visits West Bank 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 disputed Golan ...

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'.

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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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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 ...

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Lebanese army arrests Palestinian for unlawful 'entry from Israel'

A middle-aged Palestinian man, who was reportedly jailed twice, crossed over to Lebanon after fleeing the Israeli-occupied ...

UN Mideast envoy 'very concerned' over Israel's settlement project

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UN Mideast envoy 'very concerned' over Israel's settlement project

Plans to build beyond Green Line before Biden enters White House damages "prospects for a future contiguous Palestinian State and for ...

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Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

With President Donald Trump refusing to concede and making unsubstantiated claims of fraud, Mike Pompeo, one of his most loyal aides, has dug in ...

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

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The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the ...

Israel 'refuses' Belgium demand to compensate demolished homes

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Israel 'refuses' Belgium demand to compensate demolished homes

Belgium has asked Israel to compensate for four homes it has demolished in the occupied West Bank.

UN condemns Israeli demolition of entire <em>Palestinian</em> village

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UN condemns Israeli demolition of entire Palestinian village

UN Secretary General spokesman Stephane Dujarric has strongly condemned Israel's demolition of the Palestinian village of Homsa ...

Palestinians call for international intervention for hunger-striking prisoner

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Palestinians call for international intervention for hunger-striking prisoner

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees Affairs has called for international organisations to intervene as Maher al-Akhras, who is on ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Biden has vowed to drastically change America's relationship with Middle Eastern autocracies, so what can the leaders of Egypt, the Gulf and annexation-poised Israel expect?

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UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

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US passports to list 'Israel' for birth in Jerusalem

The United States said Thursday that its citizens born in Jerusalem will be able to list Israel as their place of birth

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'US to fund Israeli research in West Bank, Golan'

Netanyahu's office said the US has scrapped its ban on American funding of Israeli research projects in the occupied West Bank and ...

Italian appointed Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem

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Italian appointed Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has appointed an Italian priest as Latin patriarch of Jerusalem.

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Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

The ICRC said it had been 'closely monitoring' the situation, including a visit with Akhras on Thursday

Death of pregnant <em>Palestinian</em> woman sparks domestic abuse fears

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Death of pregnant Palestinian woman sparks domestic abuse fears

A pregnant Palestinian woman was found dead in her home, in the latest case of domestic abuse in the occupied West Bank.

Israel denies visas to UN staff over settlement blacklist

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Israel denies visas to UN staff over settlement blacklist

Most of the UN OCHR's international staff have been forced to leave Israel this year after their visas were not renewed, a spokesman said.

Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering <em>Palestinian</em> <em>territories</em>

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

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