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Strife inside Netanyahu Cabinet over PA-Hamas Reconciliation

Sooner or later, this shiny package of a reconciliation is bound to fall apart, since it makes no sense.

Israel Issues Permits for Close to 4,000 Housing Starts in Settlement Blocs, Isolated Settlements,...

After having handed out a measly four permits in the past 20 years to the Jewish community of Hebron, it is expected that 30 housing units will be approved there.

Abbas Defies Trump Peace Agenda, Reiterates Vow to Pay Terrorists, ‘Martyr’ Families

“There should only be one authority, one weapon, one law, and one political program based on the Palestine Liberation Organization’s agenda."

Al-Aqsa Brigades: We Won’t Let Down our Weapons before All of Palestine Is Free

The military arm's spokesman said that "the weapon of resistance is the legitimacy guaranteed by all international laws, to defend the right of the Palestinian people in the occupied territory."
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Trump in Huckabee Interview: First Peace, Then Embassy Move

“If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it’ll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen,” Trump insisted.

Israeli Pols Slam Arab List Chief for Congratulations Call to Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh

"Ayman Odeh is a terrorist in a suit. What he has managed to conceal for two years of smiling – he revealed in one phone call with Haniyeh."

White House Senior Official: Hamas Won’t Be in Government without Recognizing Israel

'For too long, Hamas has exploited the people of Gaza as hostages and shields, bullying them into submission.'

US State Dept ‘Clarifies’ Ambassador Friedman’s Remarks on Settlements

“His comments. . . should not be read as a way to prejudge the outcome of any negotiations that the U.S. would have with the Israelis and the Palestinians."

New UNRWA Schoolbooks Teach Hate: Israel, Jews Don’t Belong in Region

“The Palestinian child stood facing the enemy’s bullets like a brave soldier,” one book teaches. A 2017 text calls firebombing an Israeli public bus a “barbecue party.”

US Ambassador Friedman: ‘Settlements Are Part of Israel’

“I think that was always the expectation when [United Nations Security Council] Resolution 242 was adopted in 1967."

Retaliation for Interpol Stunt: Israel, Trump, Weighing Closure of DC PLO Office

A source in Ramallah noted that Abbas' internal political rivals, headed by Muhammad Dahlan, are much more likely to find themselves under an Interpol extradition order than Israeli officials.

Netanyahu to Greenblatt, Friedman: PA Hampers Peace Chances

The PA's accession to Interpol violates signed agreements with Israel.

Palestinian Authority’s Leading Fatah Officials Set to Visit Gaza

The trip is taking place as part of the dissolution of Gaza’s administrative committee, brokered with Hamas by Egypt.

Sen. Corker, Republican Friend of Israel, to Retire in 2018

Corker was one of the key supporters of the Taylor Force Act that cuts US economic aid to the Palestinian Authority until they cease payments to terrorists

Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Returning to Israel, Family to Arrive for Sukkot

US envoy Jason Greenblatt will conduct meetings “in advance of a private trip in the region with his family" for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Survey: 67% of PA, Gaza Arabs Want Abbas to Resign, Replaced by Barghouti or...

The level of satisfaction with the performance of Abbas stands at 31% and dissatisfaction at 65%.

‘Alarmed’ Russian FM Urging Direct Israel-PA Talks

The Russian top diplomat reminded his audience of the PLO's failure to embrace Israeli generous offers in Camp David and Annapolis in the US.

Egypt’s El-Sisi Meets with US Jewish Leaders, Netanyahu

It appears that the path to influencing Israel's foreign policy goes through the US Jewish community's leadership forum.

Watch: US Pres. Trump Believes Peace Can Happen Between Israel, Palestinian Authority

"Most people would say there’s no chance whatsoever; I actually think with the capability of Bibi and frankly the other side I really think we have a chance. "

Fatah Rejects Oslo Accords, ‘Will Never Recognize Israel’

"We will not recognize Israel... I declare this clearly. My friends, Hamas, you should not recognize Israel, you are not required to."

White House Practicing Bigotry of Low Expectations Regarding PA’s Commitment to Peace

A senior White House official performed a familiar juggling act saying the administration was optimistic about the peace process in general, but no one expects a breakthrough or even tangible progress this week.

Israel to Grant Benefits to the PA in Area C under US Pressure

The Israeli plan, formulated under American pressure, is to help the Trump administration put pressure on Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to moderate his speech at the UN General Assembly.

Trump to Rabbis: Hopeful for Significant Progress in Middle East Peace

'As opposed to similar calls in other years, no one from the Jewish community introduced or thanked him, and the president took no questions. The call lasted for about 5 minutes.'

Religious Zionist Political Conference Unanimously Adopts Aggressive Sovereignty Policy Paper

Referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Smotrich said: 'Never will there be an Arab state between the sea and the Jordan.'

Shaked: Instead of Failed Peace Process, Superpowers Should Boost Israel-PA Economic Cooperation

"Mahmoud Abbas will be 92 a decade from now. Israel will not intervene in his replacement, but we will certainly expect changes."

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