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Along with his visual aid, Netanyahu didn't have much to go by during the annual UN General Assembly (File/AFP)
09:15 GMT
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said some absurd things in the past but when he compared Iran and Hamas to ISIS, it was a sign that he is out of touch.

September 30, 2014

Saudi Arabia has pledged monthly donations to the Palestinian Authority for the months of July, August and September. (AFP.File)
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Part of a 3-month pledge of $20 million each month, the Saudi Fund for Development transferred $60 million to the Palestinian Authority Tuesday.
Civilians captured during the fall of Lydda and Ramle around the time of July 12, 1948 and taken to labour camps. In the July heat they were thirsty and were given a drop of water carried by a child under soldiers’ guard. (Photo: Salman Abu Sitta, Palestine Land Society)
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On Israel's little-known concentration and labor camps in 1948-1955
Alicia Keys kickin' it with Idan Raichel and Ali Amr (Image: Facebook)
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That's why "We are Here". In a musical plea for peace and forgiveness, Alicia Keys performed a moving song alongside artists from the Middle East.
The U.S. must either stand up to Israel or become merely an observer in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT
The path to peace must be reconfigured in order to establish lasting trust between Israelis and Palestinians.
Israeli soldiers and friends mourn during the funeral of comrade. [AFP]
07:59 GMT
Three Israeli soldiers who had taken part in Tel Aviv’s recent war on the Gaza Strip have taken their own lives due to psychological problems, a report says.
The beautiful Jasmine House in Amman is officially open for business! (Image: Facebook)
07:55 GMT
Under the patronage of the Mayor of Amman Aqel Biltaji, British-Arab photographer Sami Haven opened the beautiful Jasmine House with his exhibition "Yasmine of Gaza."

September 29, 2014

Israel has destroyed over 500 buildings in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2013, leaving hundreds of Palestinian families homeless (File/AFP)
11:04 GMT
Israeli forces bulldozed a residential five-story building in Abu Dis at dawn Monday, leaving many Palestinian families homeless.

September 28, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [AFP]
11:06 GMT
PM's comments come after Abbas accuses Israel of "genocide"; Netanyahu's first scheduled engagement on the sidelines of the General Assembly will be with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

September 26, 2014

Palestinian Muslims were previously banned from entering the holy site ahead of the Jewish new year holiday (File/AFP)
10:37 GMT
Israel's security forces on Friday imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers praying in the Al Asqa mosque because of alleged reports of planned demonstrations.

September 25, 2014

Children sit in the rubble of their house in Gaza City on Sept. 25. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
16:17 GMT
The two rival Palestinian factions have reached a unity government agreement for Gaza, according to wire service reports.
Israeli forces regularly escort Jewish settlers through the Al Aqsa compound, violating international law (File/AFP)
13:40 GMT
Palestinian worshipers were allowed access to the Al Aqsa mosque following intense clashes with Israeli forces after the holy site was forcibly closed for a Jewish holiday.
Soprano Zeina Barhoum stunned the audience with her beautiful at Samih's honoring event. (Image: Layalina)
08:45 GMT
The late Palestinian poet Samih al Qasim was honored at a beautiful event in the Jordanian capital Amman.

September 24, 2014

Chief Palestinian negotiator Azzam al-Ahmad  of the mainstream Fatah movement shakes hands with Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu Marzouk  in the presence of other members of the delegation at a hotel in Cairo following reconciliation talks on September 24, 2014. [AFP]
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The Hamas and Fatah movements met in Cairo on Wednesday in an effort to fully implement a reconciliation agreement signed in April, Egyptian officials told Ma'an.
Israeli police take position during clashes with Palestinian worshippers at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday. [AFP]
13:22 GMT
Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
A Palestinian protester throws a tear gas canister back at Israeli forces during clashes, September 12, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:05 GMT
Indirect negotiations between Palestinian and Israeli leaders will continue in late October, according to a Hamas official.
"Aid groups turn us into beggars without human dignity and minimal level of respect," he said as he paused for a moment while pushing his wheelchair.
04:55 GMT
Homeless families in Gaza also complain that they have not received good quality aid, some of which is either sold in local markets or given to people who did not lose their homes. This involves what locals have started to name as “VIP coupons”.

September 23, 2014

Over 2,000 Palestinians died in the most recent Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
20:44 GMT
Representatives of Palestinian resistance fighters and Israel have started indirect talks in Cairo over a long-term ceasefire deal.
Arab Bank logo.
09:07 GMT
A jury in Brooklyn finds Arab Bank liable for terrorist acts committed overseas.
Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
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Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas attends the 25th Arab League summit, March 25, 2014. [AFP]
06:32 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian leadership is close to deciding if it will file complaints against Israel at United Nations institutions and courts in November.

September 22, 2014

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (left) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad gesture to shake hands during a press conference (File/AFP)
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Fatah and Hamas leaders will meet in Cairo before indirect talks are to take place with Israel, according to Egyptian sources.
A Palestinian policeman inspects an unexploded Israeli bomb in Gaza (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT
Palestinian engineers deactivated over three tons of unexploded bombs and a missile, leftover from Israel's recent 50-day assault in Gaza.
Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad will lead the delegation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders Monday (File/Getty/AFP)
10:13 GMT
Palestinian leaders left for Egypt Monday to discuss rebuilding the Gaza Strip and securing a permanent ceasefire with Israel.
Israel's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip left tens of thousands homeless as a result (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT
The UN will monitor reconstruction in Gaza by sending 500 international supervisors to the Strip at the request of a senior Israeli official.

September 21, 2014

A new round of Israeli/Palestinian indirect talks is expected to face challenging demands, negotiations. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Egypt-brokered Indirect talks are expected to resume Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinian factions,
Azzam al-Ahmad said in a statement that talks to finalize national reconciliation would take place sometime in the middle of the week. [AFP]
07:36 GMT
Fatah and Hamas will hold talks in Cairo next week in attempt to iron out issues that have prevented the full implementation of a unity deal agreed upon in April, a senior Fatah official said Saturday.

September 18, 2014

Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]
12:51 GMT
Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday told Ma'an that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.
Palestinian Muslim worshipers attend Friday noon prayer beneath the fallen minaret of the al-Susi mosque in Gaza City on September 12,2014 which was hit by Israeli strikes during the latest round of deadly fighting with Hamas militants. [AFP]
11:26 GMT
The dead were buried and the wounded are trying to heal while the rubble of the war on Gaza remains in place. Hundreds of thousands of tons worth of rubble, not to mention the environmental and health hazard they pose, remind the survivors of death every morning. Removing the rubble means finally beginning the process of reconstruction and a return to normal life.

September 17, 2014

Growth, spurred largely by international donor funds, has been decelerating since 2012 and slowed to less than 2 percent in 2013.
16:11 GMT
Its report, issued three weeks after a truce, said a strong world response to rebuilding needs could ultimately spur economic growth.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant wearing a headband of "Al-Quds Brigades". [AFP]
11:45 GMT
A public opinion poll published on Tuesday showed that half of the Palestinian public supports an armed intifada against Israel.