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Book review: Macintyre's authoritative voice comes through in his persistent interrogation of one overarching question: How did Gaza get so bad?

Palestinian political parties on Wednesday agreed on the need to hold elections by the end of 2018 after two days of reconciliation talks in Cairo.

UN envoy: conflict likely if Fatah-Hamas reconciliation fails

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UN envoy: conflict likely if Fatah-Hamas reconciliation fails

Nickolay Mladenov told the UN Security Council on Monday that another intra-Palestinian conflict could break out if the reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas fail

Palestinian political parties head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

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Palestinian political parties head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

Leaders of leading Palestinian political factions headed to the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday ahead of talks aimed at moving forward a ...

Israeli journalist accuses former PM Olmert of sexual assault

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Israeli journalist accuses former PM Olmert of sexual assault

An Israeli journalist says disgraced former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert made unwanted sexual advances on her in a television studio.

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Gaza border with Egypt opens with Palestinian hopes high

Residents of Gaza welcomed the reopening of the Gaza border on Saturday for the first time since a reconciliation agreement between the two biggest Palestinian factions.

Rami Almeghari

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

The clashes that broke out between Hamas and Fatah members in 2007 left over 500 Palestinians dead. Last week's reconciliation might offer ...

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Egypt to open Gaza border for three days

The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is set to open on Saturday for three days, the first time since the Palestinian ...

Malia Bouattia

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free ...

Palestinian hopes for Rafah border opening dashed for now

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Palestinian hopes for Rafah border opening dashed for now

Palestinian leaders had hoped a recently signed reconciliation agreement would lead to Egypt reopening its Rafah border with Gaza on ...

Diana Alghoul

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Yasser Arafat declared independence in 1988 only to give up Palestinian sovereignty in the Oslo Accords of 1993, writes Diana Alghoul.

Israel reward Saudi cleric's anti-Hamas comments with visit invitation

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Israel reward Saudi cleric's anti-Hamas comments with visit invitation

Israel's communications minister has welcomed a Saudi cleric's condemnation of Gaza-based Hamas as a 'terror organisation' and invited ...

Israel bars Gazan families from visiting Palestinian prisoners

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Israel bars Gazan families from visiting Palestinian prisoners

The Israeli prison, located in the Mitzpe Ramon town in southern Israel has reportedly cited damages to the prison hall as their reason

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

Victoria Schneider

In Gaza, authorities crack down on freedom of speech

Comment: Authorities in both Gaza and the West Bank are attempting to silence the critical voices of activists and journalists, writes Victoria Schneider.

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Israel arrests senior Islamic Jihad leader as tensions rise

Israeli forces arrested a senior Islamic Jihad leader on Monday as tensions with the Palestinian group rise following the destruction of a ...

Malia Bouattia

My name is Rachel Corrie

Comment: Plays such as 'My name is Rachel Corrie' form an essential part of the Palestinian resistance. They will not be silenced, writes Malia ...

Gawan Mac Greigair

Nazareth's mystery mural as an emblem of Palestinian resistance

In-depth: The Israeli authorities have painted over a mural dedicated to the 1948 Nakba seven times - but local activists continue to repaint ...

Saudi Arabia 'told Abbas' to accept US peace plan

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Saudi Arabia 'told Abbas' to accept US peace plan

Saudi Arabia reportedly instructed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to accept a peace plan drafter by the US or resign, according to Israeli ...

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Israel warns Gaza groups against revenge attack

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian groups in Gaza against carrying out revenge attacks after Israel's army ...

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a ...

Tens of thousands commemorate Arafat in Hamas-run <em>Gaza</em>

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Tens of thousands commemorate Arafat in Hamas-run Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza on Saturday to commemorate 13 years since the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat.

Cairo invites Palestinian Peoples Party to reconciliation talks

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Cairo invites Palestinian Peoples Party to reconciliation talks

The Palestinian Peoples Party announces it will be sending a delegation to the November reconciliation talks in Cairo.

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