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A regional peace conference: "What the recent Washington-Israeli notion misses is that Palestinians simply do not trust their Arab brothers"

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Palestinians: Why a “Regional Peace Process” Will Fail
by Khaled Abu Toameh
February 27, 2017

Here is a fundamental misapprehension: Arab countries can help achieve peace in the Middle East by persuading, or rather pressuring, the Palestinians to make concessions to Israel. 88 more words

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How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel and the conflict – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

The author walks past Ofer Prison near Ramallah, during a Palestinian protest outside the facility in November 2015. (photo credit:COURTESY / JONATHAN BROWN) By HUNTER STUART February 15, 2017 12:17 IN THE summer of 2015, just three days after I moved to Israel for a year-and-a-half stint freelance reporting in the region, I wrote down…

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Palestinian-Pennsylvanian: Reflections on My Heritage

I am the daughter of a Pennsylvanian woman and a Jordanian-Palestinian man.

On one side, I’ve been in America for several generations. On the other, I’m a first-generation American. 545 more words

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"Both Trump and Netanyahu aware they help their own political positions by strengthening the ties between the two countries"

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Settlement obsession loses focus
by Richard Baehr
February 20, 2017

The Trump team says it is comfortable with something that brings peace. But something short of peace that is not war, something like the current situation, may be all there is for now. 79 more words

Israel & Middle East

"The Obama Administration applied pressures only to the Israeli side, not to the Palestinians"

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Trump: Palestinians Must Earn a Two State Solution
by Alan Dershowitz
February 17, 2017

President Trump raised eyebrows when he mentioned the possibility of a one state solution. 109 more words

Israel & Middle East

68% of Palestinians oppose the one-state solution, as do 64% of Israelis

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Experts have been proposing alternatives to the Two-State Solution for years. Will Trump consider them ?
by Yair Rosenberg
February 15, 2017

President Donald Trump hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today at the White House and made some news when asked whether he backs a two-state solution—just not the news you may have heard. 92 more words

Israel & Middle East

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon | AFP

Burj al-Shamali (Lebanon) (AFP) – Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail — a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon — is not your typical urban planner. 712 more words

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