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Palestinians lay claim to land reserved for relocation of Amona settlement
Ed AdamczykAMONA , West Bank, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- West Bank Palestinians filed objections to plans to move Amona, an illegally built Israeli settlement, to what officials consider nearby absentee-owned land.
3 points by UPI | Israel West Bank Nablus Palestinian National Authority Oslo Accords Second Intifada Gaza Strip Proposals for a Palestinian state
News Analysis: Russia, a Broker With Its Own Agenda, Enters the Israeli-Palestinian Fray
Moscow wants to compete with Washington for regional influence. Israel wants to thwart the French, and the Palestinians want to elevate their standing.
435 points by The New York Times | Israel Palestinian National Authority Yasser Arafat Mahmoud Abbas Fatah Second Intifada Jerusalem Palestinian people
Russia: Israel, Palestinian leaders agree to meet for talks
MOSCOW — Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that the Israeli and the Palestinian leaders have agreed “in principle” to meet in Moscow for talks in what the Russians hope will relaunch the Mideast peace process after a more than two-year break.
2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Israel Yasser Arafat Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas Fatah Hamas Second Intifada Palestinian territories
Russia: Israel, Palestinian leaders to meet for talks
Wide gaps between the two sides left it uncertain if or when the meeting will take place.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Israel Palestinian National Authority Yasser Arafat Mahmoud Abbas Benjamin Netanyahu Syria Second Intifada Bashar al-Assad
Israeli police shoot dead Palestinian in Jerusalem camp
Israeli forces shoot dead man after alleged car ramming attack, an account denied by the victim's family.
66 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Israel Defense Forces West Bank Second Intifada Six-Day War Druze Lebanon Israelis
Will Israel be put on trial for war crimes?
An expected visit by ICC delegation could increase the risk of Israeli officials being tried for war crimes.
12734 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Second Intifada International Criminal Court Palestinian people West Bank Palestinian National Authority Palestinian territories Gaza Strip
Court postpones Palestinian elections indefinitely, a sign of growing tension with Hamas
The Palestinian Supreme Court indefinitely postponed municipal elections scheduled for Oct. 8, a surprise move that reflects infighting in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, tension between Fatah and Islamic militants from Hamas and rising instability in Palestinian cities....
21 points by Los Angeles Times | Palestinian National Authority Hamas Second Intifada Yasser Arafat Fatah Gaza Strip Israel Palestinian territories
Israel starts building underground wall along Gaza border to counter Hamas tunnels
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) has started work on a massive underground concrete wall along the Gaza Strip border to prevent Hamas militants from digging tunnels into Israeli territory and using them in their attacks, Israeli officials say. Read Full Article at RT.com
1849 points by Russia Today | Israel Israel Defense Forces Second Intifada Yitzhak Rabin Hamas Gaza Strip Palestinian National Authority Benjamin Netanyahu
Palestinian high court suspends election due to Hamas, Fatah feud
Andrew V. PestanoRAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Palestinian High Court of Justice has suspended municipal elections in the West Bank and Gaza due to a dispute between Fatah and Hamas.
6 points by UPI | Palestinian National Authority Israel Second Intifada Palestine Liberation Organization Gaza Strip Six-Day War West Bank Oslo Accords
Russia says Palestinian, Israeli leaders agree to meet
Abbas and Netanyahu likely to meet in Moscow, Russian foreign ministry says, but the date is yet to be decided.
2318 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Mahmoud Abbas Yasser Arafat Palestinian National Authority Benjamin Netanyahu Second Intifada Syria Shimon Peres
Russia: Israel, Palestinian leaders agree 'in principle' to meet for talks
Russia's Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that the Israeli and the Palestinian leaders have agreed "in principle" to meet in Moscow for talks in what the Russians hope will relaunch the Mideast peace process after more than a two-year break. The comments indicate that Russia is pushing forward...
172 points by Los Angeles Times | Israel Yasser Arafat Palestinian National Authority Second Intifada Mahmoud Abbas Syria Benjamin Netanyahu Fatah
Palestinian court suspends local elections
High court decision comes after disputes between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements over candidate lists.
318 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Gaza Strip Palestinian National Authority Palestinian territories Second Intifada West Bank Palestine Liberation Organization Six-Day War
Palestinian court postpones next month's municipal election
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian high court on Thursday postponed municipal elections that had been set for next month, putting on hold what would have been the first real test of political support for archrivals Hamas and Fatah…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Palestinian National Authority Yasser Arafat Second Intifada Mahmoud Abbas Israel Hamas Gaza Strip Fatah
Soviet Document Suggests Mahmoud Abbas Was a K.G.B. Spy in the 1980s
The possibility emerged from a document in a British archive listing Soviet agents from 1983. Palestinian officials quickly dismissed the suggestion.
2637 points by The New York Times | Israel Yasser Arafat Palestinian National Authority Fatah Hamas Second Intifada Palestinian territories Russia
West Bank court rules against holding local Palestinian election
RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinian high court in Ramallah has ruled that municipal elections scheduled for Oct. 8 cannot go ahead after a dispute over party lists and the inability to hold the vote in East Jerusalem, which has been annexed by Israel.
40 points by Reuters | Palestinian National Authority Hamas Israel Palestinian territories Mahmoud Abbas Gaza Strip Second Intifada Yasser Arafat
Without Israeli occupation, Palestinian economy would double – UN report
In a damning report, the UN development body (UNCTAD) described the ways Israeli occupation of Gaza and West Bank has been preventing the Palestinian economy from recovery and getting twice as big as it is now. Read Full Article at RT.com
926 points by Russia Today | Israel West Bank Palestinian territories Palestinian National Authority Second Intifada Proposals for a Palestinian state Israeli settlement Mahmoud Abbas
UN: Israel ignores demand to stop settlement building
UN Middle East envoy says Israel has failed to end illegal settlement activity and abide by UNSC Resolution 2334.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel West Bank Proposals for a Palestinian state Israeli settlement Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip Jordan Second Intifada
Senate confirms Friedman as ambassador to Israel, with little Democratic support
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday confirmed David Friedman to be the next ambassador to Israel, making him the first of President Donald Trump’s selected foreign emissaries to take his post.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Proposals for a Palestinian state Mahmoud Abbas United States Senate Israeli–Palestinian conflict Second Intifada Peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Woman who had terror conviction in Israel to be deported in plea deal
Rasmieh Odeh was convicted of lying on her application to enter the U.S. and be a U.S. citizen.       
-1 points by USA Today | Israel Palestinian people Jordan Terrorism Arab citizens of Israel U.S. state Immigration to the United States Second Intifada
Israeli officer filmed assaulting Palestinian driver, police open probe (VIDEO)
Israeli police have launched an investigation after an officer was filmed assaulting a Palestinian truck driver in East Jerusalem. The police authorities have described the officer’s behaviour as “shameful.” Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Israel Police Jerusalem Second Intifada Constable West Bank Violence Palestinian National Authority
David Friedman approved as US ambassador to Israel
David Friedman, a known donor to illegal settlements on Palestinian land, confirmed as ambassador to Israel.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu West Bank Israeli settlement Barack Obama Proposals for a Palestinian state United States Senate Second Intifada
Story behind woman who became face of Brussels attack
Nidhi Chaphekar lay motionless, afraid to move, on the floor of the departures hall of Brussels' Zaventem Airport after it had been hit by twin blasts.
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Senate confirms David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, with little Democratic support
Most Democrats were not convinced that Friedman’s concerted efforts during his confirmation hearing to walk back some of his more vitriolic comments were enough to recommend him for the post.
-1 points by The Washington Post | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Proposals for a Palestinian state Mahmoud Abbas Israeli–Palestinian conflict United States Senate Second Intifada Peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Who is Swarthmore professor in the eye of Friends' Central storm?

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Robert Azzi: Justice for Palestine is no laughing matter
‘So I’m looking at two-state and one-state and I like the one that both parties like,” President Donald J. Trump said as Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, standing alongside him, laughed. “I’m very happy with the one that both parties like. I could live with either one. I thought for a while...
25 points by Concord Monitor | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state Palestine Palestinian territories Oslo Accords Palestinian people Second Intifada West Bank
Palestine: Hamas elects new leader in uncertain time
Yahya Sinwar expected to act as bridge between Palestinian group's political leadership and its powerful armed wing.
1853 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Hamas Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip Palestinian territories Yasser Arafat Second Intifada Mahmoud Abbas
With 'one state' reference, Trump stumbles into a Middle East minefield
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As he stood on the podium next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump said he was open to new ideas that would bring Middle East peace. With that, he opened the door to a whole new maze of complexity and risk.
-2 points by Reuters | Israel Oslo Accords One-state solution Proposals for a Palestinian state Jews Arab citizens of Israel West Bank Second Intifada
Trump's ambassador pick is well-known figure in West Bank
BEIT EL, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel may be causing controversy in Washington. But in this West Bank settlement, he is a well-known friend.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Proposals for a Palestinian state Zionism Israeli settlement Judaism Jews Second Intifada
Netanyahu's far-right allies hail U.S. shift on 'two states'
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right political allies hailed on Thursday a shift in U.S. support for a Palestinian state and shrugged off a call by President Donald Trump to curb Israeli settlements on occupied land.
-2 points by Reuters | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state Second Intifada Palestinian National Authority West Bank Mahmoud Abbas Israeli settlement Palestinian territories
Trump charts new Mideast course; maybe no separate Palestine
Charting a striking new course for the Middle East, President Donald Trump on Wednesday withheld clear support for an independent Palestine and declared he could endorse a one-nation solution to the long and deep dispute between Palestinians and Israel.
5 points by The Denver Post | Israel Oslo Accords Proposals for a Palestinian state West Bank Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli settlement Second Intifada George W. Bush
Palestinians support Trump’s call for Israeli settlements ‘pullback’, wary of ‘one state’ idea
The Palestinian president fully supports Donald Trump’s call on Israel to “pull back” on settlement expansion, but is yet to comment on a trending idea that a peace deal might not necessarily include an independent Palestinian state. Read Full Article at RT.com
624 points by Russia Today | Israel Oslo Accords West Bank Jerusalem Proposals for a Palestinian state Second Intifada Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli settlement
Trump and Netanyahu sidestep two-state solution for Mideast peace in their first summit
President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined Wednesday to commit to the long-standing search for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a shift favored by Israel’s right wing that could spark fresh turmoil in the Mideast. But Trump also appeared to catch...
102 points by Los Angeles Times | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Proposals for a Palestinian state Jordan West Bank Jerusalem Oslo Accords Second Intifada
Hamas taps hardliner as Gaza leader
Hamas has tapped one of its most hardline figures to become its new leader in the Gaza Strip, a move analysts say is a sign of the growing influence of the group's military wing.
67 points by CNN | Gilad Shalit Hamas Israel Gaza Strip Gaza War Second Intifada Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Tel Aviv
Trump calls on Netanyahu to 'hold back' on West Bank settlements
Trump said he “could live with” either a separate Palestinian state or a unitary state as a peaceful outcome.
658 points by The Washington Post | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state Benjamin Netanyahu Palestinian National Authority Middle East Second Intifada West Bank Palestine
Trump urges Israeli prime minister to 'hold off' on building Jewish settlements
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel's prime minister to "hold off" on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly endorsing support for a future independent Palestine. After weeks of dancing around the issue of expanded...
54 points by Chicago Tribune | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state Benjamin Netanyahu West Bank Palestinian National Authority Second Intifada Yasser Arafat Party leaders of the United States Senate
Trump and Netanyahu waver on support for two-state solution in Middle East
Despite public show of solidarity, Trump has been slow to reject past policies.       
10946 points by USA Today | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state Benjamin Netanyahu President of the United States Barack Obama Palestinian National Authority Second Intifada West Bank
Trump-Netanyahu meeting intends to show agreement — even on 2-state solution
Despite public show of solidarity, Trump has been slow to reject past policies.       
10947 points by USA Today | Israel President of the United States Benjamin Netanyahu Barack Obama Bill Clinton Proposals for a Palestinian state Second Intifada United States
Opinion: Why Netanyahu must stand up to Israel's right
Israel is at a crossroads: two states or not two states.
165 points by CNN | Israel West Bank Proposals for a Palestinian state Benjamin Netanyahu Likud Palestine Israel Defense Forces Second Intifada
White House: Mideast peace may not be 2-state solution
WASHINGTON — As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House, the Trump administration is going back and forth over whether its vision for Middle East peace includes a Palestinian state.A senior White House official, speaking to reporters before President Donald Trump's meeting Wednesday with Netanyahu, said Trump is eager to begin facilitating a peace deal between the two sides and hopes to bring them together soon.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state West Bank Benjamin Netanyahu Palestinian National Authority Second Intifada Yasser Arafat Israeli settlement
Trump, Netanyahu to rekindle US-Israel bond
President Donald Trump is hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House Wednesday for the two leaders' first in-person meeting since Trump took office.
3325 points by CNN | Israel Barack Obama Bashar al-Assad Proposals for a Palestinian state President of the United States Illinois Bill Clinton Second Intifada
Netanyahu meeting intended to show 'no daylight' with Trump
Despite public show of solidarity, Trump has been slow to reject past policies.       
10953 points by USA Today | Israel President of the United States Benjamin Netanyahu Barack Obama Bill Clinton Proposals for a Palestinian state Second Intifada United States
CIA chief meets with Palestinians on eve of Netanyahu visit to U.S.
Palestinians reportedly had long sought a back channel to the Trump administration       
62 points by USA Today | Israel Palestinian National Authority West Bank Benjamin Netanyahu Yasser Arafat Second Intifada Proposals for a Palestinian state Jerusalem
UN chief: 'No alternative' to Palestine-Israel solution
UN Secretary-General Guterres says two-state solution is the only way forward for peace between Israel and Palestine.
3320 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state West Bank Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian territories Jerusalem Palestine Second Intifada
US-Israel relations: Is Trump backing down?
Netanyahu hopes for achievements relating to both the Palestinians and Iran, say analysts.
1806 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel West Bank Palestinian National Authority Jerusalem Proposals for a Palestinian state Palestinian territories Second Intifada Israeli settlement
US-Israel meet: Where Trump and Netanyahu stand on key issues
"Tomorrow's world will be different -- and it is very near."
748 points by CNN | Israel West Bank Jerusalem Proposals for a Palestinian state Israeli settlement Second Intifada East Jerusalem Six-Day War
Trump and Netanyahu to hold first White House talks
Settlements and moving US embassy to Jerusalem likely to be discussed in meeting that may shape policy for years ahead.
2860 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state Second Intifada Benjamin Netanyahu West Bank President of the United States Palestine Jerusalem
Trump welcomes Israel's Netanyahu for Middle East talks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday, their first meeting since the inauguration and one that promises to shape the contours of Middle East policy for the years ahead.
1722 points by Reuters | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state President of the United States Bill Clinton Barack Obama Second Intifada Oslo Accords West Bank
'Choose life, not death' reform center tells Iraqi teenage militants
DOHUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Wearing funky beads, Laith Abbas comes across as just another Iraqi teenager trying to look cool, until he describes how he clutched an AK-47 assault rifle at checkpoints along with other Islamic State militants who terrorized Mosul.
142 points by Reuters | Iraq Islam Iraq War Sunni Islam United States Army Second Intifada Caliphate Yazidi
White House backs away from two-state solution in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
On the eve of the first summit between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House late Tuesday appeared to back away from the long-standing U.S. advocacy of a so-called two-state solution for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. "A two-state solution that...
1488 points by Los Angeles Times | Israel West Bank Proposals for a Palestinian state Jerusalem Benjamin Netanyahu Palestinian National Authority Second Intifada Jordan
Benjamin Netanyahu won't get Trump pressure for two-state peace solution
On the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's first meeting with President Trump, a senior White House official said Tuesday night that the administration won't insist on a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, the traditional foundation for international peace talks. "A two-state solution that doesn't bring peace ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Second Intifada Oslo Accords Gaza Strip West Bank Proposals for a Palestinian state Bill Clinton