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Israel ups the ante in Jerusalem as peace talks reach dead-end ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ PIC 05/11/2013 – 05:34 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh Taking advantage of the ongoing turmoil in the Arab world, Israel has introduced another potentially lethal hurdle to the already moribund peace process with the Palestinians by tabling a draft law in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset that would formally allow Jews to pray at […]

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Israel refuses to release prisoners in time for holiday

Middle East Monitor – Oct 9, 2013 Israeli media reported on Wednesday that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to release the second batch of Palestinian prisoners two weeks early in order for them to celebrate Eid Al-Adha with their families. According to the agreement reached between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli occupation […]

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Oslo Dead but Still Matters ~ by Ramzy Baroud

Abbas’s Village Leagues and Palestinian Silence by Ramzy Baroud  | Dissident Voice | September 4th, 2013 Suppose several armored vehicles belonging to a branch of the Palestinian Authority raided an Israeli border village at the eve of a new round of peace negotiations. One can picture PA President Mahmoud Abbas defending the killings, stating that […]

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Nabil Fahmi: you are persona non grata in Palestine ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ PIC 26/08/2013 – 09:59 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Monday, the Sisi coup’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmi reportedly condemned the murderous killing by the Israeli occupation army of three young Palestinians at the Qalandya refugee camp north of […]

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VIDEO | US-brokered Palestinian-Israeli talks begin under cloud of skepticism – by @PressTV

July 30, 2013 Renewed talks between Palestinian and Israeli officials are about to resume in the United States, while Washington’s man in the talks, Secretary of State John Kerry has already acknowledged that there would be difficulties on the way. Hamas, condemns PA’s return to peactalks July 26, 2013 Palestinian Authority chief has been condemned […]

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Resuming the negotiations which never really stopped ~ by Dr. Abul Sattar Qassem

Al Ray Agencies | By Dr. Abul Sattar Qassem | July 28, 2013   The news that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are to be resumed after a publicly announced three year break hasn’t been confirmed by the release of any formal agreement between US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Palestinian Authority. This, of course, may […]

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Kerry Threatens Cutting US Aid To P.A.

Tuesday July 16, 2013 09:21 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies An Israeli political source stated that, during his latest visit to the region, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, told Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, that the United States would cut all economic aid to the P.A. should the Palestinians insist on what he […]

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Maariv: “Israel Offers Release Of 104 Detainees”

Note from occpal (For the context) 340 Palestinians Kidnapped in June 2013 (Read more at IMEMC) Thursday July 11, 2013 09:25 | by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Israeli daily, Maariv, has reported that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, presented an “offer” to release around 104 Palestinian detainees before the resumption of peace talks, […]

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Quo vadis, Palestine? ~ by Stuart Littlewood

Whither Palestine? … as PLO prepares to get bogged down (again) in bogus US-Israel negotiations By Stuart Littlewood The Palestinian embassy in London has just issued a rare media briefing. It asks “What is needed for the resumption of credible negotiations?” and tries to explain the Palestinian position. It says the Palestine Liberation Organization (which […]

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Report: Abbas under pressure to resume talks

Maan News Agency | May 25, 2013 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — President Mahmoud Abbas is under huge pressure to resume peace talks with Israel without obtaining any guarantees from the Israeli side, a senior Palestinian official said Saturday. Speaking on the condition of anonymity to Italian news agency AKI, the official said that the majority of […]

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Protests in Ramallah against Kerry’s visit

[ PIC 24/05/2013 – 01:15 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Dozens of Palestinians held a rally in the city of Ramallah to condemn the visit by the US Secretary of State John Kerry’s to the occupied West Bank on Thursday. The protesters chanted anti-US slogans, calling on PA to cancel the scheduled meeting between Abbas and […]

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Ignore the Hype: It’s Four More Years of Settlement Growth ~ by Jonathan Cook

“Settling” constitutes a warcime according to international law and ICC statute. Even under US’ own military legislations’ Law resources below this article The prospect of reviving the peace track between Israel and the Palestinians is not one that is appetising for either Obama or Netanyahu. Both are bruised from locking horns over a settlement freeze […]

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Awaiting the American illusion…again ~ by Khalid Amayreh

[ PIC 07/02/2013 – 09:49 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh The Palestinian Authority (PA) is bracing itself for a new episode of engagement with the new Obama administration. Both President Obama and his newly-appointed Secretary of State John Kerry are planning to visit the region and hold talks with Israeli and Arab officials. Some PA […]

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Bulldozers and More Talks ~ by Ramzy Baroud

PAVING THE ROAD FOR A NEW STATUS QUO Ramzy Baroud |  February 8th, 2013 | Dissident Voice Despite much saber-rattling by Israel and the US administration and hyped-up expectations by the Palestinian leadership, the recognition of Palestine as a non-member observer state late last year is on its way to becoming yet another footnote in […]

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Abbas meets with Israeli officials “invites” oppressor into Ramallah where millions Palestinians can not pay a visit

[ PIC 21/10/2012 – 09:53 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The PA President, Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday met a delegation of Israeli political and security officials and formers officials at his office in Ramallah. The delegation included Ephraim Sneh, Shlomo Gazit, Eival Gilady. Yaser Abed Rabbu and Saeb Urikat, from the Palestinian side, attended the meeting. […]

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