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Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad Shehada.

The 'accidental downing' of a Russian military plane by the Syrian regime highlights the potential for conflict between the country's warring powers.

Israeli sexual assault scandal could see US envoy fired

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Israeli sexual assault scandal could see US envoy fired

The US envoy Ron Dermer has come under fire for not reporting sexual assault allegations made against a top Netanyahu aide.

Israel announces 'end to Syria humanitarian aid'

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Israel announces 'end to Syria humanitarian aid'

Israel said it would end a humanitarian aid programme for Syria dubbed "Operation Good Neighbour".

Israel to host 2019 Eurovision in <em>Tel</em> <em>Aviv</em>

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Israel to host 2019 Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Israel will host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv next year, avoiding a possible boycott by contestants.

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's endgame in Palestine

Comment: Trump's recent decision to defund the UNRWA is part of a broader attempt to destroy the Palestinian national movement, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

The new US embassy opened in the contested city on 14 May as Israeli soldiers killed at least 60 Palestinians who protested near the Gaza border.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Britain drifts towards repressive regimes as no-deal Brexit looms

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel jostle for position at the top of the Conservative government's list of ideal trading partners, writes Jonathan ...

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians in Gaza react to huge US aid cuts

Exclusive: Gazans react to Washington's decision to halt funds for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.

Token Israeli funding for anti-Iran fighters in Syria withdrawn

Charlie Hoyle

Token Israeli funding for anti-Iran fighters in Syria withdrawn

Israel had paid anti-Iran fighters $75 a month, but had not supported rebel groups in their fight against Bashar al-Assad.

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US cuts $25m in aid for Palestinian hospitals

Palestinian authorities said the move threatened to cause "serious instability and grave harm" to thousands of patients and their families.

Paraguay slams Israel's 'exaggerated' reaction to embassy move

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Paraguay slams Israel's 'exaggerated' reaction to embassy move

Paraguay's president accused Israel of 'exaggerating' in its response to the decision of moving the Paraguayan embassy back to Tel ...

US urges Paraguay to rethink Israel embassy move

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US urges Paraguay to rethink Israel embassy move

The White House has said that the US vice president has urged Paraguay's leader to reconsider his surprise decision to move his country's ...

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury erupts as protesters killed

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury erupts as protesters killed

Our latest roundup from Iraq focuses on the violent crackdown on protests in Basra

Palestine supporters rejoice Paraguay embassy return to <em>Tel</em> <em>Aviv</em> Palestine supporters rejoice Paraguay embassy return to Tel Aviv

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Palestine supporters rejoice Paraguay embassy return to Tel Aviv

Israel wasn't happy at the new Paraguay decision, but everyone else was.

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Netanyahu orders closure of Israel's Paraguay embassy

Paraguay said on Wednesday it was moving its embassy back from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, prompting Netanyahu to order the closure of Israel's mission in the South American country.

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Iran 'using civilian flights' to smuggle arms to Hizballah

Iran is using civilian aircraft to deliver weapons to its proxies in Lebanon, a report by US news network Fox News has claimed citing ...

Ali Adam

Israel-Hamas truce talks won't bear fruit for Gaza

Comment: As long as Palestinian reconciliation efforts go unresolved, there's not much hope for Gaza, writes Ali Adam.

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Suspected Israeli strikes hit Damascus military airport

Suspected Israeli airstrikes hit a military airport in the Syrian capital late on Saturday night.

Lana Del Rey cancels Israel show following boycott campaign

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Lana Del Rey cancels Israel show following boycott campaign

The American singer faced pressure to pull out of the Meteor festival after activists said her performance would "cover up gross violations of ...

Austin Bodetti

Islamic Jihad vs Hamas in Gaza

Hamas has so far been able to keep its smaller rival in check, but its influence is undeniable, writes Austin Bodetti.

Hamas will respond to aggression with 'hail of rockets'

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Hamas will respond to aggression with 'hail of rockets'

The leader of Hamas has warned Israel that he will retaliate strongly if Israel resumes bombarding the Gaza Strip, as he seeks a lasting truce ...

US complains as Iraq calls Israel 'Zionist entity'

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US complains as Iraq calls Israel 'Zionist entity'

US officials have reportedly complained to the Iraqi counterparts over use of the term "the Zionist entity" to refer to Israel in official ...

Israel recognises illegal settlement on private Palestinian land

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Israel recognises illegal settlement on private Palestinian land

For the first time, as Israeli court has given legal recognition to a settlement built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

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