Israeli military court to try Palestinian teen protest icon

Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court on Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers — an act Palestinians say embodies their David vs. Goliath struggle against a brutal military occupation and Israel portrays as a staged provocation meant to embarrass its military. Israel’s full-throttle prosecution of Tamimi, one of an […]

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Israel wants Trump to stop Palestinian payments to prisoners and families of ‘martyrs’

The Aida refugee camp is a warren of alleys, a scene of frequent clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers — and a welfare ministate. A plaque at the entrance lists the names of 36 residents killed by Israelis whom the Palestinians call “martyrs” and the Israelis call “terrorists.” Activists at Aida say that among the 5,500 residents at the camp […]

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Israel settlements, Palestinian incitement must stop

Israel should stop building settlements and the Palestinians should cease incitement to violence, the Middle East diplomatic quartet said in a much-awaited report Friday aimed at reviving peace talks. The United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations – which comprise the quartet — said settlements, demolition of Palestinian homes and Israeli confiscation of land were “steadily eroding the […]

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Amid Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, Signs of Compromise Over Jerusalem

A member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government created something of a stir this week when he could not foresee any peace agreement with the Palestinians that wouldn’t include Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state, as well as of Israel. Ofer Shelah of the Yesh Atid (There Is a Future) party, Netanyahu’s biggest coalition partner, made the comments earlier this week […]

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