Articles tagged with: Israel

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014

Palestinian UN draft calls for Israel occupation end by 2017

United Nations, Reuters—Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year and an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017. The Palestinian-drafted resolution was formally submitted to the 15-member council, which means it could be put to a vote as soon as 24 hours later, but it does not guarantee it will happen. Some drafts formally submitt...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2014

EU court says Hamas should be removed from terror list

Brussels, Reuters—The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union's terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis. However, in its ruling, the bloc's second highest tribunal, the General Court of the European Union, said EU member states could maintain their freeze on Hamas's assets for three months to give time for further review or to appeal the verdict. Israeli Prime M...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Palestine draft resolution to be proposed on Wednesday: UN envoy

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Riyad Mansour has confirmed that a draft resolution will most likely be proposed to the UN Security Coun...

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Alex Edwards
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on : Thursday, 11 Dec, 2014

Dispute over what killed Palestinian official

Ramallah, AP—Israeli and Palestinian pathologists disagreed Thursday on whether a blow to the body or a bad heart was the main cause of death of a Palestinian Cabinet minister wh...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 11 Dec, 2014

Opinion: The Illusion of American Naivety

In my youth I sometimes heard and read somewhat racist jokes, and watched movies and TV series that created and underlined certain stereotypes about the peoples of the world, all t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2014

Palestinian minister dies after confrontation with Israeli police

Turmusiya, West Bank, Reuters—A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an Israeli border policeman shoved and grabbed him by the throat during a protest in the West...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 9 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Israel’s Facebook Panic

About a decade ago, the well-known Israeli novelist David Grossman described Israeli society as being in a perpetual fit of panic. Behind all of the manifestations of oppression an...

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Raba'i Al-Madhoun
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on : Saturday, 6 Dec, 2014

The Troubled Journey of the Palestinian Novel

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—If you attempt to search for Gazan fiction, you may get lost in a maze of answers, some of which are clear and precise, while others are like the stat...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Wednesday, 3 Dec, 2014

Nabil Elaraby: Attitudes to Palestinian statehood are changing

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Palestinian issue has been at the heart of the Arab League since the formation of the organization in 1945, though its members have frequently ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 2 Dec, 2014

French parliament to call for recognition of Palestinian state

Paris, Reuters—French lawmakers are set to vote on Tuesday to call on the government to recognize Palestine, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France's diploma...

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