Articles tagged with: Benjamin Netanyahu

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 4 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Israel’s ICC Embarrassment

Rejection of the Palestinian statehood bid went so smoothly that the US didn't even have to resort to its UN Security Council veto. The draft resolution failed to garner the 9 votes required after Nigeria, which had initially backed the Palestinian plan, abstained from the vote. The eight states who voted in favor of the draft resolution were Russia, China, Jordan, Chad, Argentina, France, Luxembourg and Chile. The US and Australia voted against the motion while Britain, Lithuania, Rwanda, South...

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Nazir Majli
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on : Friday, 2 Jan, 2015

Palestinians file Israeli war crime suit with ICC: official

Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Palestinians filed a request to the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate what it believes to be Israeli war crimes committed during the 50-day war in Gaza in July and August 2014, along with its letters of accession to the ICC, a Palestinian official said. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media, the senior Palestinian official confirmed that the Palestinians...

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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 ...

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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 regard...

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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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