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December 17, 2017 - 14:11 GMT
The biggest loser in Trump's Jerusalem move? Palestinians
Trump and the Senators that supported his Jerusalem move (Al Bawaba)
December 13, 2017 - 12:44 GMT
Trump, for the first time in his time as President, seemed to have enthusiastic and bipartisan support for one of his many blunders.
A Palestinian protestor uses a sling shot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after the Friday prayers in the city centre of the West Bank town of Hebron. (HAZEM BADER / AFP)
December 08, 2017 - 13:24 GMT
In the West Bank, demonstrators torched heaps of tires, sending columns of thick black smoke rising over the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem. Palestinian stone-throwers traded volleys in the streets with soldiers firing tear gas and rubber bullets.
The American and Israeli flags projected onto Jerusalem's Old City Walls. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP
December 07, 2017 - 12:32 GMT
Yesterday, Donald Trump effectively ended the fifty year charade of a Peace Process by declaring “it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
Palestinians look on after major settlement expansion was announced in the days following US President Donald Trump's January 20 inauguration (AFP/THOMAS COEX)
November 22, 2017 - 09:32 GMT
On Nov. 22, 1967, the U.N. Security Council called for Israel to withdraw from the territories seized during the Six Day War but 50 years on the occupation in Palestine is more pervasive than ever before.
The U.S. threatened to close the Washington offices of the PLO (AFP)
November 20, 2017 - 08:19 GMT
Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday described the U.S. decision to close the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as “biased towards Israel”.
Today marks one hundred years since Britain signed a declaration that ultimately led to calamitous effects. Although the original motives behind the Balfour Declaration were to some extent understandable, its impact went far beyond the original scope of the letter.
November 02, 2017 - 14:43 GMT
A hundred and forty characters can hold a lot of power in a tweet, yet a century ago today, 67 words eventually decided the fate of millions. In 1917, a written letter from a British government official on behalf of his King was used to give European Jews a long awaited state of their own years later in Palestine - but it also robbed over seven million Palestinians of their home and self determination.
Israeli military spokesmen have declined to comment (AFP/File)
November 02, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Syrian regime forces had responded to the incursion with anti-aircraft fire, a Lebanese security official said.
A banner protesting the Balfour Document (AFP/File)
November 01, 2017 - 13:38 GMT
Palestinian protesters marched from the southern to northern ends of the city, until they reached Israel’s separation wall. Protesters set up an effigy of Arthur Balfour, the author of the declaration, beating and throwing shoes at the figure.
Before retaliating against Israel, Hamas first wants to reconcile with the Fatah party, which controls the Palestinian Authority (AFP/File)
November 01, 2017 - 09:56 GMT
A Hamas leader on Tuesday promised revenge -- but not immediately -- for the deaths of seven Palestinians when Israel blew up an attack tunnel that stretched into its territory.
A map showing illegal settlement expansion in the West Bank in 2007 (Wikimedia)
October 31, 2017 - 15:03 GMT
The impact of the Balfour Declaration can still be seen today in the philosophy of gaining “as much land as possible with as few Palestinians on it - and [...] as many Zionists, or now Israelis, on it”.
 The Israeli army spokesperson reportedly said that the army had “no intention of escalating matters
October 31, 2017 - 07:41 GMT
At least seven Palestinians were killed, and 12 others were wounded after Israeli forces blew up an underground tunnel between the southern Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.
The dividing wall in Israel/Palestine, AFP/File
October 30, 2017 - 14:24 GMT
The Balfour Declaration turns 100 soon, but it is only one of many agreements and deals that helped to divide the Middle East
According to Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer, 300 Palestinian minors are held in Israeli prisons (AFP/File)
October 25, 2017 - 11:29 GMT
Young Palestinian Jerusalemites detained by Israeli police are made vulnerable by late-night arrests, lengthy interrogations and a lack of access to their parents or lawyers, Israeli rights groups said in a statement on Wednesday.
The sentenced man was suspected of having had several meetings with more than eight Mossad officers (Shutterstock/File)
October 25, 2017 - 06:48 GMT
Iran has sentenced to death an individual suspected of cooperating with Israel's Mossad spy agency and providing information to it, Tehran’s prosecutor Abbas Ja’afari Dolatabadi says.
Israel announced plans for 1,292 settler units in the occupied West Bank (AFP/File)
October 24, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
While the Arab world is deep in unrest, Israel is insidiously working to implant more settlements in the West Bank, which Israel occupied in 1967 and which is the putative part of a future Palestinian state.