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US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner held 'productive' talks with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, the White House said.

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday absolved Israel of responsibility for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, calling instead for the Security Council to blacklist Hamas.

Construction begins on new illegal Israeli settlement in Palestine

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Construction begins on new illegal Israeli settlement in Palestine

Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona, a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in February

Manchester University 'continues to support Israel's apartheid regime'

Huda Ammori

Manchester University 'continues to support Israel's apartheid regime'

Blog: With a strong history linking the University of Manchester with the creation of the State of Israel, Huda Ammori writes its support of an ...

UK paid over $28 million in Iraq compensation

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UK paid over $28 million in Iraq compensation

A freedom of information request has revealed that 1,471 claims brought against the UK army over alleged abuses committed in Iraq have cost ...

Tom Charles

What will the UK's extremist DUP mean for Palestine?

Comment: As colonisers, there has been a natural affinity between the Protestant politicians of Northern Ireland, and successive Israeli governments, writes Tom Charles.

Robert Cusack

Sudan 'bans reporting of cholera' as disease spreads nationwide

The Sudanese authorities have been preventing awareness campaigns for the deadly water-borne disease, banning the use of the word cholera and ...

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Netanyahu demands potential peace deal protect illegal Israeli settlements

A draft document was written to set the boundaries for negotiations during the US-brokered peace-talks in February 2014, just five months before ...

Robert Cusack

Abbas 'flexible' on settlements to bring about peace talks

Abbas' senior economic adviser has signalled the Palestinian Authority might be open to discuss Israeli settlements to bring about ...

Israel announces plans for 3,000 settlement homes

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Israel announces plans for 3,000 settlement homes

Israel has pushed through plans for thousands of settlement homes in the occupied West Bank this week, the first such announcement since Donald ...

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Amnesty urges UK to ban imports from Israeli settlements

Amnesty International has called on the UK to ban all imports of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements to help end ...

Billions spent on settlers since Israel captured West Bank

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Billions spent on settlers since Israel captured West Bank

Successive Israeli governments have invested billions of dollars over the past 50 years on settlements in the occupied West Bank, ...

Neither consistent nor ethical: Britain's Middle East policy

Chris Doyle

Neither consistent nor ethical: Britain's Middle East policy

Comment: Brexit will drive British foreign policy after the election. For the Middle East this means privileging security and trade to the ...

UK manifestos see clear left-right divide on Middle East

Charlie Hoyle

UK manifestos see clear left-right divide on Middle East

While Middle East foreign policy in the two-party system became largely indistinguishable in the Blair, Brown, Cameron sequence of national ...

Palestinian girl shot by Israeli forces dies of wounds

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Palestinian girl shot by Israeli forces dies of wounds

A 16-year-old Palestinian teenager died on Friday a day after she was shot by Israeli forces after allegedly stabbing a soldier outside of a ...

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200,000 flee Raqqa ahead of assault by Syrian forces

Nearly 200,000 civilians have fled Raqqa as US-backed Syrian forces prepare for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold.

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Palestinian woman shot after stabbing Israeli soldier

Israeli forces shot and critically injured a Palestinian woman in the northern West Bank on Thursday after she stabbed a soldier outside a ...

Tom Charles

UK voters face stark choice over Palestine

Comment: President Trump's engagement in the Middle East makes the outcome of the UK election even more important for Palestinians, writes Tom ...

The New Arab

Israel axes plans to clean Jerusalem beyond barrier

Ever since the Israeli cabinet approved to build the separation barrier in 2002, Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality began to lessen its services to ...

The Middle East's graveyard cities

James Denselow

The Middle East's graveyard cities

Comment: As the battle for Mosul reaches its zenith, it's worth considering the huge scale of the reconstruction challenge ahead, writes James ...

Tom Charles

After Trump's tour, UK voters face choice over Palestine

Comment: President Trump's engagement in the Middle East makes the outcome of the UK election even more important for Palestinians, writes Tom ...

Trump 'shouted, ranted at Mahmoud Abbas' in tense meeting

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Trump 'shouted, ranted at Mahmoud Abbas' in tense meeting

US President Donald Trump was seemingly outraged with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over alleged ‘anti-Israeli incitement’, Israeli media ...

Israel approves completely new West-Bank settlement, first since Oslo

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Israel approves completely new West-Bank settlement, first since Oslo

A senior Israeli army commander on Sunday approved plans to designate an area of land in the northern West Bank for the construction of Israel's ...

Czech parliament recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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Czech parliament recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Out of Czech 156 MPs, 112 of them voted in favour of the resolution

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