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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
Israeli boycott activist seeks asylum in Canada
Gilad Paz, who has conducted most of his activism online, has not yet faced consequences, but fears official reaction.
2827 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Gaza Strip Jordan Palestinian people Palestinian National Authority West Bank Human rights Palestinian territories
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
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
U.S., Turkey see key role for local Syrian forces in Raqqa offensive: Pentagon
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Turkish counterpart Fikri Isik on Thursday discussed the importance of local forces being at the center of any effort to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State, the Pentagon said.
26 points by Reuters | Israel Reuters Thomson Reuters Jerusalem Syria News agency West Bank Investment
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
No end in sight for South Africa's historic drought: government
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa remains in the grip of a drought that is not expected to ease soon, a government task team said on Thursday, putting pressure on inflation as the cost of staple foods soars.
-1 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters El Niño-Southern Oscillation News agency Maize Jerusalem News West Bank
Dutch ex-PM calls visiting Netanyahu ‘war criminal’ amid anti-Israeli protests in The Hague
Instead of rolling out a welcome mat for Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who kickstarted his visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday amid huge pro-Palestine protests, the Dutch should “send him right away to the International Criminal Court,” Dries Van Agt said. Read Full Article at RT.com
1175 points by Russia Today | International Criminal Court Syria Crime against humanity War crime Israel West Bank Military occupation Laws of war
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
Palestinians blame Israeli obstruction for declining West Bank tourism
The Palestinian National Authority has been making increased efforts to attract tourists to its historical religious sites. However, earnings from tourism are still meager with the West Bank under tight Israeli control. Read Full Article at RT.com
26 points by Russia Today | Israel West Bank Palestinian territories Jordan Palestinian people Palestine Gaza Strip Palestine Liberation Organization
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
Senate confirms David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel
In a narrow vote Thursday, the US Senate confirmed David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for ambassador to Israel, in his new role. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Israel United States Senate Benjamin Netanyahu Proposals for a Palestinian state Israeli settlement United States West Bank Jerusalem
Israel arrests suspect behind US-Jewish bomb threats
Israeli police arrest teenager in connection to more than 150 anti-Semitic bomb threats against Jewish centres.
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Video: Israeli officer beats Palestinian in Jerusalem
Officer suspended from duty after video emerges showing him violently assaulting Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel West Bank Palestinian National Authority Jordan Israel Defense Forces Jerusalem Palestinian people Proposals for a Palestinian state
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
Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers
JERUSALEM (AP) - A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Israel Antisemitism Judaism Jews Halakha Hebrew language Jerusalem West Bank
How Palestinians should respond to Trump's 'one state'
Palestinians must make clear that the sole prerequisite that is needed for a lasting peace is justice on their lands.
6 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip Oslo Accords West Bank Palestine Liberation Organization Palestine Proposals for a Palestinian state
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
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
U.S. ambassador at U.N. says Trump supports two-state solution
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday the United States still supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a day after President Donald Trump suggested he is open to new ways to achieve peace.
-2 points by Reuters | Israel Palestinian National Authority Proposals for a Palestinian state Benjamin Netanyahu West Bank Middle East Yasser Arafat United Nations
Explained: Trump's Mideast rollback
US President Donald Trump has casually dumped five decades of US policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying he won't insist on a two-state solution and that he would simply "like the one that both parties like."
230 points by CNN | Israel Oslo Accords West Bank Proposals for a Palestinian state Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip Jerusalem Jordan
Trump pick for ambassador to Israel has contentious Senate audition
David Friedman sought to assure skeptical senators that he can be fair-minded despite previous public statements doubting a Palestinian state and supporting Jewish home building in the West Bank.
16 points by The Washington Post | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Political campaign West Bank President Jerusalem Democratic Party Shimon Peres
Rift with Trump: UN and Arab heads endorse 2-state solution
JERUSALEM — The United Nations and the Arab League on Thursday issued a joint statement in support of the establishment of a Palestinian state, exposing a rift with President Donald Trump, who says it's up to Israel and the Palestinians to agree on the form of a final settlement.The statement came a day after Trump and the visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to endorse the two-state solution as the preferred outcome of peace talks, abandoning what has been the cornerstone of U.S.-led peace efforts for two decades.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state Palestinian National Authority Oslo Accords West Bank Jordan Palestinian territories Palestine Liberation Organization
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
Trump's First 100 Days: Who Trump's criticizing — and who he isn't
His labor secretary nominee withdrew days after his national security adviser resigned.
87 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Israel Benjamin Netanyahu United States Senate Ivanka Trump West Bank White House Press Secretary Bill Clinton
Trump backs off two-state solution for Israel, Palestine
President Donald Trump rejected the long-established US framework for Middle East peacemaking at a White House visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday as he announced his desire to reach "the ultimate deal."
1472 points by CNN | Israel Jordan Palestine Liberation Organization Saudi Arabia Palestinian National Authority West Bank Proposals for a Palestinian state Middle East
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
Trump just casually demolished the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
President Trump on Wednesday casually demolished a pillar of U.S. foreign policy under both Democratic and Republican administrations: the belief that the way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is for Israel to live side by side in peace with an independent Palestinian state. That so-called...
236 points by Los Angeles Times | Israel Proposals for a Palestinian state Palestinian National Authority Oslo Accords Zionism Benjamin Netanyahu West Bank Palestine
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
AP Analysis: Few good alternatives to Palestinian state
JERUSALEM — The Trump administration appears to be easing away from longstanding U.S. support for Palestinian statehood as the preferred outcome of Middle East peace efforts, which may please some allies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel. But the alternatives are few, and each comes with daunting and combustible complications, including for Israel itself.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Israel Jordan West Bank Gaza Strip Palestine Oslo Accords Proposals for a Palestinian state Palestinian territories
Opinion: Why Netanyahu must stand up to Israel's right
Israel is at a crossroads: two states or not two states.
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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 stand on settlement encourages Israel's land grab
With Trump in office, Israel is encouraged to speed up its colonisation of the Palestinian territories.
187 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel West Bank Israeli settlement Proposals for a Palestinian state Jerusalem Palestinian National Authority Gaza Strip Oslo Accords
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 and Netanyahu won't bury the two-state solution
When Donald Trump meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week, it will, no doubt, be a love fest. Both men want to show that it is a new day in the U.S.-Israel relationship. If there were problems before, they'll say, they were due to President Barack Obama and have now vanished. ...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Israel Bill Clinton President of the United States West Bank George W. Bush Benjamin Netanyahu Barack Obama Democratic Party
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
Letter: Disappointed in Shaheen, Hassan
Disappointed in Shaheen, HassanGail Page, thank you for your open letter to Sens. Shaheen and Hassan (Sunday Monitor letters, Feb. 5) in which you express your disappointment with our senators’ co-sponsorship of Senate Resolution 6. This act objects to the U.N. Security Council’s recent condemnatio...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Israel Judaism Proposals for a Palestinian state West Bank Israeli settlement United Nations Law Hamas
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