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Israel’s heavy-handedness at Al-Aqsa Mosque reflects its political bankruptcy

  • When Israeli security forces last Friday used drones to drop tear gas on tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers at Al-Haram Al-Sharif, it provided yet another sign of the Israeli government’s bankrupt policy. The use of drones to manage the huge crowd on the third Friday of Ramadan was even cr...
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Absence of a political horizon invites instability in Palestine

  • Since late August, the political horizon for Palestinians has been shuttered. At that time, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met US President Joe Biden at the White House and told him point-blank that he had no plans to negotiate with the Palestinians or meet the Palestinian leader, and h...
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Biden under pressure to challenge Israel on human rights

  • Leading Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem last week issued a report that says that the areas under Israeli control are a single political entity and that the state must be held accountable for its human rights record. “One of the key points in our analysis is that this is a single geop...
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What the Arab League should tell the US

  • An extraordinary session of the Arab League foreign ministers meets to discuss the situation in the Palestinian territories at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, last year. (AP Photo) An emergency session of the Arab League on Saturday will discuss the Trump Mideast pe...
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Russia embracing former US allies throughout Middle East

  • Jordan and Russia have agreed that displaced Syrians in Jordan’s Rukban refugee camp should return to Syrian government-held territory. (AP Photo) While the attention of many has been correctly pointed to the regional reshuffle in the Middle East following the Trump administ...
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Treat Al-Aqsa Mosque with the respect it deserves

  • Al-Aqsa Mosque has been controlled by Muslims for 1,400 years. (Reuters) After the brutal suppression of demonstrators at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem 19 years ago, a disturbing situation arose: Tourists wishing to visit the world heritage site began entering the 144 dunum (144,00...
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All the power or all the land: Israel cannot have both

  •   Mourners in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip carry the body of 24-year-old Palestinian Habeb al-Masri, who was wounded previously in clashes with Israeli forces at the Israeli-Gaza border fence, during his funeral on March 24, 2019. (AFP / MAHMUD HAMS) The US team w...
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The right of return is non-negotiable and inalienable

  • Just before the violence broke out in the Jerusalem area in the spring of 1948, my father and my grandmother left their home in the Musrara neighborhood and fled to the Jordanian city of Zarqa, where my dad helped set up a school. My uncle Costandi waited as long as he could, but in the end ...
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Why Britain should apologize for this wretched promise

  • For Palestinians, the 20th century was a unique opportunity for independence that was dashed by a promise from one who did not own — Britain — to those who were undeserving — Jewish Zionists. ...
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Will Trump’s call for Palestinian ‘self-determination’ follow previous calls?

  • Despite having taken a negative position toward Palestinians in the US election campaign, President Donald Trump and his administration appear to be planning to make a major political pronouncement. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday that Trump will call for Palestinian “self-d...
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