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Comment: For the Kurds, consolidating control of Kirkuk's substantial oil source is essential for achieving their long-standing ambition of independence, Jonathan Fenton-Harvey writes.

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, little has changed, writes Rami Almeghari.

Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat

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Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat

Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared he would "look for alternatives" if the two-state solution was in jeopardy.

Palestinian rights groups hand dossier on Israel to ICC

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Palestinian rights groups hand dossier on Israel to ICC

A 700-page dossier has been handed to the International Criminal Court, alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for a range of war ...

Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

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Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

Speaking a day after his first public meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sisi urged Palestinians to be "ready to co-exist" ...

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100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Comment: With the centenary of the Balfour Declaration fast approaching, pro-Palestinian campaigners must work harder than ever to galvanise support, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Marathon body bans Israeli race in occupied West Bank

The Greek-based Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) said it had to exclude the Israeli marathon to comply with ...

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UN slams Israel for Palestine's 'de-development'

Fifty years after Israel began its occupation, development remains stagnant and unemployment persists for Palestinians.

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Israeli banks complicit in 'expansion of West Bank settlements'

Banks in Israel are contributing to the expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank by providing loans and mortgages for ...

Israel 'kick-starting process to ban Amnesty International'

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Israel 'kick-starting process to ban Amnesty International'

Amnesty Israel has refused to comment on the situation, citing that they do not respond to rumours or leaks

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Middle East turmoil? Veganism can solve it, says PETA

The leader of the PETA animal rights groups has offered an unorthodox solution to political turmoil in the Middle East.

Palestinians hold Friday prayers outside evicted <em>Jerusalem</em> home

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Palestinians hold Friday prayers outside evicted Jerusalem home

Palestinians joined a family in prayers outside a home they were evicted from by Israel, with protesters arrested, including a child.

Israel grants Hebron settler enclaves municipal status

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Israel grants Hebron settler enclaves municipal status

Israel has created a new authority to provide municipal services for settlers in Hebron, raising fears that Israel is moving closer to annexing ...

A Palestinian family's last days in their <em>Jerusalem</em> home A Palestinian family's last days in their Jerusalem home

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A Palestinian family's last days in their Jerusalem home

At their Jerusalem family home of over half a century, the Shamasneh Family's Eid celebrations were cut short when Israeli forces came ...

Palestinian family evicted from <em>Jerusalem</em> home of 50 years

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Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

"They took us out and threw us outside. What greater injustice is there than this? We will most likely have to sleep on the streets."

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Jerusalem churches denounce Israeli efforts to 'weaken Christian presence'

The heads of churches in Jerusalem on Monday criticised what they say is a breach of the religious status quo in the city by Israel.

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Video: Israeli mayor assaults Palestinians to prevent Eid prayers

Israeli police pushed Palestinians in the mosque as they attempted to stop Muslims from conducting their Eid prayers.

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Netanyahu vows never to remove Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed never to evacuate illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, drawing outrage from ...

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UN chief on three-day visit to Israel, Palestine

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is visiting Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories to discuss ways to revive a ...

Occupied <em>Jerusalem</em> the focus of first Palestinian Museum show

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Occupied Jerusalem the focus of first Palestinian Museum show

The Palestinian Museum has launched its inaugural exhibition with a highly political art show focusing on Israel's occupation of east ...

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Almost 3,500 Israeli structures built on private Palestinian land

Thousands of Israeli structures have been built on private Palestinian land and risk being retrospectively legalised under a controversial ...

Palestinian bus driver finds $10,000, returns to Jewish owner

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Palestinian bus driver finds $10,000, returns to Jewish owner

A Palestinian bus driver in Israel has returned $10,000 to a religious Jewish man who left it in his vehicle.

Israel demolishes Palestinian family's homes twice in one week

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Israel demolishes Palestinian family's homes twice in one week

Jersualemites came together and built the family temporary a temporary shelter made of tin sheets after their first home was destroyed by ...

US pushing to block blacklist of Israeli settlement businesses

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US pushing to block blacklist of Israeli settlement businesses

The US government is fighting against the formation of a database that identifies international companies working inside Israeli settlements, ...

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