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Israel doubles down against US, saying there is no room in Jerusalem for an American Consulate for Palestinians

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Jerusalem Sitting next to the Israeli Foreign Minister in Washington this October, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was clear: The Americans want to re-open their consulate in Jerusalem to serve Palestinians. "We'l...

Five Palestinians killed, two arrested by Israeli forces in West Bank

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Five Palestinians have been killed and two arrested Saturday night as part of a days-long operation targeting Hamas in the West Bank, the Israel Defense Forces said. Overnight Saturday, security forces including mem...

Palestinians describe fight against a West Bank settlement as an existential battle. Jewish settlers say the same

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Beita, West Bank A small boy sits on a hillside in the occupied West Bank. Like the adults around him, he trains a green laser beam on a group of prefabricated housing units on a hilltop a few hundred meters away. It...

Palestinians demand end to Abbas presidency after activist dies during ‘brutal beating and arrest’

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Large demonstrations are being held across the West Bank calling for an end to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Presidency of Mahmoud Abbas, after the funeral of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat, who died whil...

Palestinians, settlers clash in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood

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The threatened evictions fueled protests and clashes in the runup to last month's 11-day Gaza war and pose a test for Israel's new governing coalition, which includes three pro-settler parties but is hoping to sideli...

Palestinians cancel Pfizer vaccine agreement with Israel

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Jerusalem The Palestinian Authority has canceled an agreement with Israel that was to have seen at least 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 transferred to the West Bank and Gaza. The abrupt turnarou...

Israel to transfer at least 1 million Covid-19 vaccines to Palestinians in swap deal

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Jerusalem Israel has announced plans to transfer at least one million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to an Israeli government statement. The statement said the stock of betw...

Israel halts nighttime ‘mapping’ of Palestinians’ West Bank homes

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The military has in the past defended the practice, known as "intelligence mapping," as a necessary measure to counter militant groups. But human rights groups say the policy served only to intimidate civilians. Unde...

Biden congratulates Israel’s incoming PM Naftali Bennett, vows support for ‘Israelis, Palestinians’

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The "United States remains unwavering in its support for Israel’s security," Biden said in a statement addressed to Bennett and other members of his incoming cabinet. "My administration is fully committed to working ...

Musicians, including members of The Roots and Arcade Fire, sign letter supporting Palestinians

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More than 600 musicians, including members of The Roots and Arcade Fire, have issued an open letter in support of Palestinian rights. The group, calling themselves #MusiciansForPalestine, published the letter on Thu...

Biden administration stresses need for ‘equal’ peace between Israel, Palestinians

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The two nations agreed to an unconditional cease-fire following 11 days of fighting that led to intense international scrutiny and criticism of the response by Israel.  Critics – both foreign and domestic – have ques...

Ilhan Omar claims Israeli forces ‘attacked’ Palestinians after police clash with demonstrators

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The firebrand "Squad" member tweeted that Palestinians were being assaulted at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during prayers by the Israeli police. "Palestinians are being attacked in their holy site during Friday prayers," Omar...

Democrat-leaning progressive groups line up with Palestinians and against Israel as conflict rages

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On Friday, 140 progressive groups, including Justice Democrats, Sunrise Movement, MoveOn and the Working Families Party, released a joint statement condemning Israel's bombing of Gaza. "We are horrified by Israel’s u...

Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site

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Officers fired tear gas and stun grenades and protesters hurled stones and other objects at police. Police said protesters threw stones from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound onto an adjoining roadway. MORE THAN 200 PALES...

More than 200 hurt as Israeli police clash with Palestinians at Jerusalem mosque, Palestinian Red Crescent says

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Jerusalem, Israel At least 205 people were injured at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque after Israeli police in riot gear clashed with Palestinians following evening prayers, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. Eight...

Dozens of Palestinians injured in police clashes as Jewish extremists chanting ‘Death to Arabs’ march in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem Clashes between Palestinians from east Jerusalem and Israeli police around the Damascus gate entrance to the Old City erupted in a night of unrest that earlier saw Jewish extremists marching through anothe...

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