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Political, Diplomatic Echelons At Odds Over Trump’s UNRWA Budget Cut

Hotovely: UNWRA has "perpetuated the Palestinians’ fantasy" of returning to homes destroyed during the 1948 War of Independence.

Ahed Tamimi to Stay in Jail Until Trial

"NGOs cannot have it both ways: arguing she is treated too harshly for a 16-year old, but lauding her for intentional provocation against soldiers.”

PA TV Music Video Promotes Suicide Bombings (video)

The vocalist sings in throaty tones about the "rewards" one will get for killing Jews, while romanticized photos of beautiful suicide bombers are flashed throughout the video.

Trump Makes Good on Threat, Cuts Payment to UNRWA

More than 50 percent of the U.S. initial payment to UNRWA was withheld "for future consideration."
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Unvetted Palestinian Authority Workers Trusted to Install IDF Security Camera Network

None of the Arab workers, all of them residents of the Palestinian Authority, have been vetted by security officials in the Defense Ministry or the Shin Bet.

IDF Discovers Phone-Activated Explosives in Crowded Joseph’s Tomb

In September 2000, local Arabs attacked Joseph's tomb, burned the yeshiva there to the ground, set all its books on fire and painted the dome green.

PLO Central Council ‘Suspends’ Oslo Agreement

The PLO decided to "revoke recognition of Israel until it recognizes the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders and reverses the decision to annex East Jerusalem ..."

Report: US Closer to Decision on Cutting Payment to UNRWA

Officials said the administration is considering the idea of making contributions dependent upon the Palestinian Authority's return to the negotiation table with Israel.

Israeli Arab Female Student Stabbed in Jenin American University, Father a Suspect

It is estimated that an average of 40 honor killings a year are carried out in the Israeli Arab community .

Police Foil Terror Attack Near Ma’ale Adumim

All three of the terror suspects were residents of the Palestinian Authority Arab village of Al-Abidiya.

Netanyahu: Abbas Has ‘Torn Off the Mask’

"The root of the conflict between us and the Palestinians is their steadfast refusal to recognize the Jewish State in any borders whatsoever.”

Kerem Shalom Crossing Closed ‘Indefinitely’ – For Two Days (video)

The crossing was shut down following the discovery and destruction of a mile-long terror tunnel that stretched from Gaza into both Egypt and Israel.

Customs Inspectors Thwart Smuggling of Thousands of Military Items into Gaza

The importer of the goods, which were shipped over from China, is a resident of the Gaza Strip, who expected to receive his goods via the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Liberman: ‘We Don’t Want to Destroy Gaza, We Must Drive Them to Total Despair’

Liberman continued to issue promises on Monday morning, such as, "By the end of this year, we will destroy all the [terror] tunnels and complete the construction of the [tunnel] barrier."

Abbas: Oslo Is Finished, Peace Deal Only with International Brokers

Israel is a "colonial project that has nothing to do with the Jews...We will not accept what the U.S. is going to propose to us and will not accept its mediation."

IDF Warns Gazans: Israel Has Solution to All Terror Tunnels

“Just as there is ‘Iron Dome’ for the air, there’s a technological dome of steel underground."

Brother of Hamas Foreign Minister Injured in Lebanon Car Bomb

Mohammed Hamdan, brother of Osama Hamdan, the head of the Hamas' international relations and member of the politburo, was wounded in a car bomb...

IDF Destroys Hamas Terror Tunnel Reaching into Israel

"We have not encountered a tunnel like this one before," said IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Ronen Manlis.

Israel Air Force Attacks Terror Targets in Gaza

The air strikes were focused on "terrorist infrastructure in the southern border town of Rafiah," which straddles the Gaza-Egypt border.

Security Forces Arrest 3 Arab Sisters, Take Their Knifes

The would-be attackers are aged 15, 18 and 23 and are residents of El-Aroub, a terrorist hotbed north of Hebron.

2 Arab Attackers Killed in Clashes with IDF Near Gaza, Shechem

The violence broke out in two locations near Gaza and in one location in Samaria. IDF soldiers aimed at main instigators after first firing warning shots.

PLO Threatens (Again) to Rescind ‘Recognition’ of Israel

Next week the PLO leadership plans to present a proposal to change the status of the Palestinian Authority from a “transitional authority” to a “state under occupation.”

Pipe Bomb at Rachel’s Tomb

No one was physically injured but there was some minor damage caused by the bombing.

Report: Abbas to Meet Putin in February

Back in early December, following Trump's Jerusalem declaration, Abbas announced that the US is no longer qualified to serve as an honest broker for the peace negotiations with Israel, and said he is seeking an alternative.

Hamas Praises Gilad Farms Terror Attack as ‘Heroic Action’

Hamas praised the murder as a “heroic action that came as a result of Israel’s crimes against our people."

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