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The Palestinian leadership has slammed a US decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem in May, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence, as "a provocation to Arabs".

The Middle East peace plan proposed by Trump's team is "almost ready" despite the Palestinian president's refusal to accept the US as a mediator.

US to open <em>Jerusalem</em> embassy in May

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US to open Jerusalem embassy in May

Israeli media has suggested the date set for the Jerusalem embassy move is May 14 - the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence.

Trump's peace plan 'won't be loved by either side'

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Trump's peace plan 'won't be loved by either side'

The Trump administration will soon release its Middle East peace proposal, the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.

Palestinian teenager dies from wounds as <em>Jerusalem</em> tensions continue

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Palestinian teenager dies from wounds as Jerusalem tensions continue

A Palestinian teenager died from wounds sustained last week during clashes with Israeli forces, bringing the total of deaths to 26 since Trump's ...

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US says ready to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been deadlocked since a major push by the administration of Trump's predecessor Barack Obama ended in failure in April 2014.

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Settler leader hails Trump for enabling illegal settlement growth

Yaakov Katz said that Trump has fostered a friendly new atmosphere encouraging growth of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Abbas to counter Trump's Jerusalem decision at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking Palestine's opposition to Trump's Jerusalem decision to the UN.

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Israel forcing Palestinian family to demolish their own shop

Israel gave the Palestinian family a notice warning them that they must clear out the stock from their own store and get ready to demolish it ...

Israeli settlers violently attack Palestinian bus driver near Hebron

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Israeli settlers violently attack Palestinian bus driver near Hebron

A Palestinian man was brutally attacked by a group of Israeli settlers as he drove his bus in the southern West Bank on Sunday morning.

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Israel bombs Gaza after border blast wounds soldiers

Cross-border fire continues between Israel and Gaza as tensions remain high following Trump's Jerusalem decision, with the most serious ...

Oman's foreign minister visits <em>Jerusalem</em> holy site Aqsa

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Oman's foreign minister visits Jerusalem holy site Aqsa

In a rare visit to Jerusalem's holy site, Oman's foreign minister encouraged all Arabs to visit the mosque, describing it as an "obligation".

Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

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Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Comment: Cyril Ramaphosa is on the brink of taking South Africa's presidency. Janet Smith asks if he will succeed in following through on his ...

US to boost Jordan aid despite Trump's threats US to boost Jordan aid despite Trump's threats

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US to boost Jordan aid despite Trump's threats

The US will increase its foreign aid to Jordan, despite Trump's threats to cut support for countries that choose to criticise his decision to ...

So, you want to wear a keffiyeh?

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So, you want to wear a keffiyeh?

Comment: To capitalise on the keffiyeh without the knowledge, sensitivity or respect it is due, is inappropriate and offensive, writes Elias ...

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White House denies settlement annexation talks with Israel

The White House on Monday flatly denied Israeli claims that talks are underway to annex land claimed by Palestinians, in a rare public show of disunity.

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Israel poised to bulldoze Palestinian village

Israel will bulldoze a fifth of a Palestinian village in the West Bank after legal challenges to the plan fell through.

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Putin discusses Mideast with Trump as he hosts Abbas

Putin discussed Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Trump as he hosted Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Mosow.

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What happened to Jordan's bread price protests?

Comment: While state-sanctioned protests over Trump's Jerusalem move gathered crowds, outcry over government cuts to bread subsidies ...

Netanyahu 'in talks with US' over annexing Israeli settlements

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Netanyahu 'in talks with US' over annexing Israeli settlements

Netanyahu said he has been in talks with the Trump administration 'for some time' over a move to annex illegal Israeli settlements in the ...

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Israel set to trial Palestinian teenage 'hero' Ahed Tamimi

Ahed Tamimi, who recently turned 17 while in prison, is being hailed across the world for her bravery in resisting occupation and defending her ...

Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle <em>East</em>

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Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

Flying into Egypt on Sunday, the US Secretary of State has started a five-nation tour in the Middle East, amid heightened tensions and ...

Palestinian leader seeks Russia's backing over <em>Jerusalem</em>

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Palestinian leader seeks Russia's backing over Jerusalem

Mahmoud Abbas is visiting Russia in an attempt to bring the US rival state on-side following Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the ...

Convictions upheld for Israelis who tortured, murdered Palestinian teenager Convictions upheld for Israelis who tortured, murdered Palestinian teenager

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Convictions upheld for Israelis who tortured, murdered Palestinian teenager

Israel's supreme court has upheld the life sentence handed to the ringleader in the brutal killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in 2014.

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