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Israeli police announced an investigation into a photoshopped picture of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a Palestinian headscarf that has gone viral, after the leader rejected a soldier's pardon request.

The clashes that broke out between Hamas and Fatah members in 2007 left over 500 Palestinians dead. Last week's reconciliation might offer aggrieved families some peace, writes Rami Almeghari.

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

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.

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of <em>Yasser</em> <em>Arafat</em>

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Israel closes off Ibrahimi Mosque to Muslims and Palestinians

Palestinians have endured several restrictions imposed on them by the Israeli army due to an important Jewish holiday.

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Palestinian government convenes in Gaza

Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah on Tuesday chaired his first meeting of the Palestinian cabinet in Gaza in a move towards reconciliation ...

Umar Lateef Misgar

Edward Said: The legacy of an exile

Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial ...

Roger Hercz

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence ...

Palestinian negotiator awaiting lung-transplant in Virginia as health deteriorates

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Palestinian negotiator awaiting lung-transplant in Virginia as health deteriorates

“My lungs have not been working,” Erekat said while connected to an oxygen-support system

Rami Almeghari

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

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, ...

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 ...

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Analysis: China has historically been a friend of Palestine, but its economic initiatives require increasing cooperation with Israel, writes ...

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Could Trump be The One?

Mohammed Arafat

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Could Trump be The One?

Palestinians find themselves torn between hope and experience. Can a new US president change anything writes Arafat

Is over-population in Gaza an act of resistance?

Mohammed Arafat

Is over-population in Gaza an act of resistance?

With rising rates of unemployment and poverty, the 'demographic threat' of Gaza's population may be more of a hindrance than anything else, ...

Yousef Munayyer

Can Trump revive the Arab Peace Initiative?

Comment: Egypt, Jordan and Palestine's leaders are all visiting Washington this month. Is a regional summit on the horizon? If so, Palestinians are right to remain wary, writes Yousef Munayyer.

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Hamas seeks to rebrand itself in new political programme

Palestinian faction Hamas has ruled Gaza for the past decade, and is now drafting a new political programme it hopes will improve ties with ...

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Israel’s Netanyahu opposes naming street after Arafat

Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday not to allow a street in a Palestinian town inside Israel to be named after late Palestinian leader ...

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Gerald Kaufman: A vocal and lifelong supporter of Palestinians

A career in quotes: A look at five times that the late British MP Sir Gerald Kaufman blasted Israel or caused controversy during his 47-year ...

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

Marc Cher-Leparrain

The UAE has it in for the Muslim Brotherhood

The long read: UAE foreign policy has been actively fighting political Islam in all its forms, pitting the Emirates directly against Qatar and ...

Daoud Kuttab

Obituary: Hilarion Capucci, the Aleppo-born priest who championed Palestine

Hilarion Capucci's deportation turned the bishop into a roving icon as he travelled the world speaking on behalf of the Palestinian cause, ...

Yalla, Bye: Iconic Lebanese daily shuts after 43 years

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Yalla, Bye: Iconic Lebanese daily shuts after 43 years

Lebanese daily As-Safir printed its last copy on Saturday as the country's print media struggles to adapt to the digital age. Could more ...

Christmas comes three times a year in Bethlehem

Daoud Kuttab

Christmas comes three times a year in Bethlehem

In the small city of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, Palestinians from three different churches ready for the Christmas period with a rich ...

Gazans hope Coca-Cola plant quenches economic thirst Gazans hope Coca-Cola plant quenches economic thirst

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Gazans hope Coca-Cola plant quenches economic thirst

Watch now: Civilians in the blockaded Gaza enclave said they hoped Coca Cola's brand new plant could refresh its crippling economy, as Israel ...

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