Articles tagged with: Benjamin Netanyahu

Kifah Ziboun
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on : Monday, 15 Dec, 2014

Erekat: Palestinian Authority will pursue UN statehood bid alone if necessary

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority would unilaterally propose a UN resolution to create a Palestinian state if it was unable to win European or American backing. “If we can reach an agreement with Europe or the US on this [draft resolution], then great, otherwise we will propose our unilateral draft resolution which confirms the principle of the state [of Palestine] and puts an end to the occupation,...

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Nazir Majli
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on : Monday, 24 Nov, 2014

Israeli cabinet approves controversial “Jewish state” bill

Tel Aviv and Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Israeli cabinet approved a draft bill on Sunday to officially recognize the country as a “Jewish state,” amid criticisms regarding the law discriminating against Arab residents in Israel, from both Israeli politicians and the Palestinian Authority, who labeled the move an example of “apartheid.” The cabinet passed the bill by a majority of 14 votes to five, and the law will now go to the Israeli Knesset for approval on Wednesday. If...

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Kifah Ziboun and Nazir Majli
on : Wednesday, 19 Nov, 2014

Jerusalem, West Bank on high alert after synagogue killings

Ramallah and Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—Jerusalem and the West Bank were on high alert on Wednesday as clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police broke out in the West Bank f...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 18 Nov, 2014

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Jerusalem, Reuters—Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 7 Nov, 2014

Jerusalem unrest underscores need for peace talks: EU’s Mogherini

Jerusalem and Gaza, Reuters—The EU's new foreign affairs chief said on Friday that a surge of violence in Jerusalem made it all the more critical that Israel and the Palestin...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Thank You, Sweden

When the Swedish foreign minister promised weeks ago that his country would recognize the State of Palestine, we weren’t sure that Sweden would do so given the tremendous amount ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque amid tight security

Jerusalem, Reuters—Muslim men over 50 prayed at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014

Netanyahu says Israel shunning Gaza truce talks, won’t negotiate under fire

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel said on Sunday it would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up cross-border rocket an...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 5 Aug, 2014

Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins

Gaza/Cairo/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 2 Aug, 2014

Hamas defends Gaza ambush blamed for ending ceasefire

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Hamas claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the inci...

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