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Israel orders senior Hamas prisoner - held for 33 years then freed in 2011 swap - to complete life sentence

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territory — A Palestinian activist says an Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence, after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by Hamas. 97 more words


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فبراير 22, 2017

روزانا رمّال

تتزاحم الملفات والانتقادات الموجّهة لإيران من مؤتمرات دولية وإقليمية آخرها مؤتمر ميونخ للأمن الذي أجمع فيه «الإسرائيليون» والسعوديون على مبدئية الصراع في المنطقة وتحديد وجهة المخاطر التي تتهدّد الطرفين والمتمثلة بإيران.

Zionist Entity

More narrative driven BBC portrayal of the 'peace process'

The February 15th meeting between the US president and the Israeli prime minister in Washington DC saw the BBC vigorously promoting the theme of a “major policy shift” on the part of the US administration with regard to the two-state solution: 1,033 more words


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BBC's sketchy reporting on Gaza power crisis highlighted

BBC reporting on the topic of the perennial electricity shortage in the Gaza Strip has long been noteworthy for its failure to inform audiences of the full background to that crisis. 413 more words


February 19, 2017

Russia plotted to overthrow Montenegro’s government by assassinating Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic last year, according to senior Whitehall sources

 Ben Farmer, defence correspondent 3,202 more words

Technology And Security

Hamas's Fatah and the No-State Solution

During a celebration in Ramallah marking the 52nd anniversary of the founding of his Fatah faction, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas declared that 2017 will be the “year of international recognition of the State of Palestine.” Hailing the recent anti-settlement UN Security Council resolution 2334, Abbas said he was prepared to work with the new administration of Donald Trump “to achieve peace in the region.” 247 more words