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Berlin Jewish Museum head quits after controversial tweet

Berlin - The director of Berlin's Jewish Museum resigned on Friday amid controversy over a tweet sent linking to an article that criticised the German parliament for passing legislation against the BDS movement, which demands a boycott of Israel.

Berlin Jewish Museum head quits after controversial tweet

Berlin - The director of Berlin's Jewish Museum resigned on Friday amid controversy over a tweet he sent linking to an article that criticised the German parliament for passing legislation against the BDS movement, which demands a boycott of Israel.

Hopes dim further on US Middle East plan

Washington - Already low hopes for a US peace plan in the Middle East dimmed further Monday as President Donald Trump acknowledged widespread doubts and his son-in-law Jared Kushner suggested Palestinians weren't ready to govern themselves.

US calls for dismantling UN Palestinian refugee agency

New York - The United States called Wednesday for dismantling the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, weeks before unveiling the economic aspects of its long-awaited Middle East peace plan.

Palestinians turn to EU to counter Kushner plan

New York - The Palestinians are asking the European Union to pick up the mantle in defense of the two-state solution if the upcoming US peace plan ditches Palestinian statehood, their UN envoy said Tuesday.

Pro-Israel US Democrats press to keep two-state solution

Washington - Four top US Democratic lawmakers known for their support of Israel on Friday warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to annex the West Bank, amid signs President Donald Trump is ending Washington's longstanding push for a Palestinian state.

Palestinian who attempted knife attack shot dead by Israeli soldiers: army

Ramallah - A Palestinian who ran at Israeli troops with a knife in the flashpoint city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday was shot dead by soldiers, Israel's army said.

US Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row

Washington - Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, "unequivocally" apologized Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobby group.

US Muslim lawmaker's tweet sparks anti-Semitism charges

Washington - Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, drew stern rebukes from Republicans and fellow Democrats Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

Abbas at UN says Israel blocks Middle East development

New York - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations on Tuesday that Israel was hindering development in the Middle East with the occupation of Palestinian territories and again called for an independent state of Palestine.

Abbas says he will dissolve Palestinian parliament

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Saturday he intended to dissolve the largely defunct Palestinian parliament controlled by his rivals Hamas following a court decision ordering the move.

Palestinian envoy hopeful of Bolsonaro embassy U-turn

Bras - The Palestinian envoy to Brazil said Monday he hoped president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's pledge to relocate Brasilia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was simply campaign talk and would lobby the new government against the move.

Palestinians win UN backing to lead developing country bloc

New York - The Palestinians won backing Tuesday to lead the biggest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations, raising their profile at the world body despite opposition from the United States.

US pulls out of international accord over Jerusalem embassy case

Washington - The United States said Wednesday it was quitting an international accord related to the top UN court after the Palestinians challenged the US move of its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.

Palestinian refugee agency gets $118 mn in new funding

New York - The Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA on Thursday received pledges of $118 million from donor countries to help it overcome a crisis triggered by US funding cuts.

Jordan king seeks urgent funding for Palestinian refugees

New York - Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday pleaded for urgent aid for Palestinian refugees to curb the appeal of radicalism after the United States ended all support.

Abbas to hold Middle East meeting in New York

New York - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has invited Middle East envoys, foreign ministers and Security Council diplomats to a meeting in New York next week to discuss prospects for peace, the Palestinian ambassador said Wednesday.

Trump's US loses role as Mideast peace mediator

Washington - Twenty-five years ago, then US president Bill Clinton looked on as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands on the White House lawn, sealing the Oslo accords.

UNRWA: helping millions of Palestinians

Ramallah - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has been a lifeline for millions of Palestinians since it was set up nearly 70 years ago.

EU urges US to reconsider 'regrettable' decision on UN Palestinian agency

Apo - The European Union on Saturday urged the United States to reconsider "its regrettable decision" to halt funding for the United Nations relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees.

Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

Ramallah - Palestinians reacted angrily Saturday to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause.

Israel welcomes end of US funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

Jerusalem - Israel welcomed Saturday a US decision to end funding for the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), accusing the organisation which supports some five million Palestinians of perpetuating the Middle East conflict.

US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

Washington - The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was "irredeemably flawed.

US cuts more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

Washington - The United States said Friday that it had canceled more than $200 million in aid for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, leading their ambassador to accuse President Donald Trump's administration of being "anti-peace.

Israel rejects UN report on protecting Palestinians

New York - Israel has rejected a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining options for strengthening the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories.

Colombia recognizes Palestine as sovereign state

Apo - Colombia recognized Palestine as a sovereign state in the days before new President Ivan Duque took office, according to a letter from the foreign ministry made public on Wednesday.

Romania to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem: report

Bucharest - The Romanian government will follow the United States and transfer its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leader said Thursday ."The decision has been taken (...

Netanyahu at UN shows defiance at Jerusalem exhibit

New York - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday went to the United Nations to open an exhibit on Jerusalem, sending a message of defiance after the world body rejected US recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

US envoys want UN to back Trump's Mideast peace plan: diplomats

New York - President Donald Trump's two top envoys on the Middle East told UN Security Council ambassadors that they hope for their support for the upcoming peace plan, diplomats said.

UN Palestinian agency faces 'existential crisis'

New York - One month after the Trump administration announced a drastic funding cut to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, only one country, Kuwait, has stepped forward to offer additional funding, senior UNRWA officials said Friday.
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S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug...
S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug. 1 at an early morning news conference in New Delhi, India
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Plaque in front of the Israeli athletes' quarters commemorating the victims of the Munich massacre which occurred on September 5–6 during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
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MOTO PHOTO: Advertisement for Motorola in Barcelona, Spain, before the 3GSM World Congress in 2006.
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CROSSING: Palestinian workers wait to return to northern Gaza from Israel at the Erez Crossing in 2005.
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View of East Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, with the Old City and Temple Mount to the left, in 2010.
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Meeting of the Parents Circle - Families Forum
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An image uploaded to Instagram by an IDF soldier of two Palestinians caught in the cross hairs of his rifle.
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CRANES: Cranes used to unload shipping containers at the San Francisco Bay Area's largest port wait for ships at the Port of Oakland.
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T-shirt reading, “My first bullet, his last breath.” Posted by “ybaruch” on Instagram.
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OFFICIALS: Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz meets with Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamda...
OFFICIALS: Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz meets with Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah in April.
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An injured child in a Gaza hospital
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Hamas holds an election rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2007.
Hamas holds an election rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2007.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem bef...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem before a meeting last May.
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The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
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Photo shows a portion of the separation barrier constructed by Israel near Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank.
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Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstr...
Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstrations marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure instituted an Israeli man shot and killed 29 Palestinians in a random attack.
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PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
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The West Bank is seen from the Israeli side in this 2005 photo that also shows part of the separation wall.
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FLASHPOINT: Palestinian refugee camp in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem is shown in photo...
FLASHPOINT: Palestinian refugee camp in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem is shown in photo from 2010.
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The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
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