Articles tagged with: Israel

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 14 Oct, 2014

UK Parliament backs recognition of Palestinian state

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The UK Parliament voted to recognize the state of Palestine alongside Israel in a House of Commons debate on Monday. Voting 274 to 12, MPs supported a motion put forward by Labour MP Grahame Morris to urge the government to recognize Palestinian statehood. The vote was symbolic and the government is not bound to do anything in response. Labour MP Katy Clark said: “Tonight is the time for the UK to send a clear message that we recognize Palestine as a stat...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 12 Oct, 2014

Kerry pushes for Mideast peace, Qatar pledges $1 bn for Gaza

Cairo, Reuters—US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors could be achieved. But prospects for a renewed peace process appeared dim as Kerry offered no specifics on how to restart negotiations in his speech to a Gaza reconstruction conference in Cairo. The last round of US-brokered peace talks, presided over by Kerry, foundered in April over Israe...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 27 Sep, 2014

Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

United Nations, AP—Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the UN Security Coun...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Friday, 26 Sep, 2014

Hamas, Fatah clinch breakthrough Gaza deal

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Rival Palestinian groups, Fatah and Hamas, reached an agreement on Thursday to hand over the administration of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian nation...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014

Gaza children return to school after war

Gaza City, AP—Some half a million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday, after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Negotiating with Israel is not unholy

After years of wars and destruction, bloodshed and devastation, not to mention missed opportunities and accusations of treason in the Arab–Israeli conflict, Hamas politburo m...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Friday, 12 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Face up to ISIS but Don’t Ignore Iran

It would be naive to think that the priorities of the current US administration are congruent with the worries of the people of the Middle East. However, realism dictates that regi...

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Nadia Al-Turki
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on : Thursday, 11 Sep, 2014

UN Gaza investigator says will not resign despite Israeli pressure

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The head of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) probe into Israel's war on Gaza has told Asharq Al-Awsat he will not resign from his post despite ...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 10 Sep, 2014

Opinion: No Winners in Gaza

It seems that Arabs’ habit of claiming disasters as victories is still alive and kicking. This habit has brought many tragedies upon the region and its people, who continue to pa...

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Mohammed Rouda
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on : Saturday, 6 Sep, 2014

Suha Arraf: Israeli film directors are benefiting from the tax we pay

Venice, Asharq Al-Awsat—Before film director and scriptwriter Suha Arraf approached the New Israel Fund (NIF) to produce Villa Touma (2014)—her first fictional film as ...

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