Palestine

May 14, 1948 — Miracle or Catastrophe?

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Shortly thereafter, five Arab states invaded to join Palestinian fighters in a campaign to destroy the new Jewish state. Let’s put aside the real and imagined flaws of Israel today, and …

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Bethlehem under lockdown due to coronavirus

The city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank has been placed in lockdown after the first Palestinian cases of the new coronavirus were discovered there and authorities announced a state of emergency, Aljazeera reports. …

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Lavrov assesses U.S. Middle East peace plan

The U.S. is ignoring the internationally-accepted approach to the Middle East settlement, which is not helping resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Italian daily La Stampa. …

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Israeli army: three rockets fired from Gaza

The Israeli military said that it launched "wide-scale" airstrikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip shortly after Palestinian militants fired three rockets into Israel, two of which were intercepted. There were no …

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Macron comments on Trump’s Mideast peace plan

French President Emmanuel Macron raised doubts about the prospect of a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians and cast doubt on whether a peace plan unveiled by the United States this week would succeed. …

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Abbas' Dilemma

Palestine's leader is caught between rock and hard place as Trump unveils Mideast plan

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U.S. unveils 'deal of the century' plan

  The U.S. "deal of the century" - a plan for Middle Eastern settlement on the basis of the two-state solution was unveiled.  The document is dubbed 'Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives …

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Hamas chief rejects U.S. Mideast peace plan

Hamas movement chief Ismail Haniyeh called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of the U.S. announcement of its Middle East peace plan. The sides stressed the importance of confronting the U.S Middle East …

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Iran ready to thwart 'Deal of the Century'

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi strongly rejected the U.S. Middle East peace plan as "disgraceful." In a statement released hours after U.S. President Donald Trump's …

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