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EU must back up words on peace process with action

  • In recent weeks, there seems to have been a mini revival in the EU’s interest in relations between Israel and the Palestinians. This has largely been prompted by its special representative for the Middle East peace process, Sven Koopmans, who last month visited Riyadh and met with Saudi Ministe...
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A visit by a US president to the Middle East should matter. Otherwise, why bother?

  •   US President Joe Biden’s planned visit to Israel next month, and possibly to the occupied West Bank, is garnering much interest but, equally, little hope that it stands a chance of making any difference to the fragile relations between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be Biden’s ...
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Irresponsible Israeli, Palestinian politicians fanning the flames

  • It has been a year since the most recent war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza broke out. It was preceded by deadly clashes between Arabs and Jews in East Jerusalem and inside Israel, and proceeded to cause immense suffering. And now, once again we can see all the familiar hallmarks of two side...
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Israel’s first Jewish-Arab coalition facing rough weather

  • The countdown to the fall of the current Israeli government began as soon as the coalition agreement was signed. Yet for now, this mishmash coalition of right, left, centrist and religious parties continues to survive — but only just. During the Knesset’s spring recess, the Shoura Council of ...
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Holy days in the holy land marred by violence

  • It is most disheartening that on the occasion of three holy festivals of the three monotheistic religions overlapping, as they do this year, instead of this being a catalyst for advancing interfaith dialogue and together searching for peace in the holy land, it becomes a source of tension and v...
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Consolidating fresh allegiances in Mideast reaches new summit

  • Not that long ago, the mere suggestion of Israel hosting a summit at which four foreign ministers from Arab countries, together with the US secretary of state, would sit around the table would have been treated as a sheer fantasy. Last week, a year and a half after the signing of the Abraham A...
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Israel and Iran enter a phase of ‘implausible deniability’ in their clandestine war

  • The eyes of the world are, understandably, on the war in Ukraine but, at the same time, the conflict between Israel and Iran is intensifying. A missile attack by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on what they claimed to be an Israeli “strategic center” in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil...
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Palestinians’ suffering under Israel’s brutal occupation laid bare

  • In her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council that was released last week, High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet devoted a short passage to the abuses of Palestinian human rights in the territories occupied by Israel. Despite its conciseness, it was damning, which should de...
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We should call settler violence what it is … terrorism

  • When Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev, in a meeting with a visiting US diplomat, dared to express his concern over “settler violence,” the entire settlement movement’s PR machine, including right-wing politicians and media, embarked on a concerted campaign of incitement against him...
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Israel’s malign grip on Sheikh Jarrah

  • There are many faces to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, and none of them should make the country feel very proud. Still, in some places the occupation manifests itself more brutally towards the Palestinians and their property than in others, and in these cases it usually expresses bot...
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