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Israel/Palestine: Parameters for a Two-State Settlement

REPORT  172 / MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA 28 NOVEMBER 2016   US President Barack Obama seen at the state funeral ceremony for former Israeli President Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl, in Jerusalem, on September 30, 2016. (Emil Salman/POOL)

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Netanyahu thanks Abbas for Palestinian civil defense’s help fighting Israel-wide fires

RAMALLAH, November 27, 2016 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas received on Saturday evening a phone call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who thanked him for the Palestinians’ help in battling nationwide fires that have raged since Tuesday, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes. In the call, …

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Israel’s wildfires ‘all out’ following international firefighting efforts

[AFP] Firefighters extinguished blazes ravaging Israel and parts of the occupied West Bank that forced tens of thousands to flee their homes and saw more than 20 people arrested, authorities said Sunday. “There are no active sites left,” fire and rescue service spokesman Yoram Levy told AFP. “Since last night it’s pretty …

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Are Palestinians ready for Trump?

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas head movements that face leadership transitions amid a dearth of ideas. (Mohammed al-HamusAPA images) Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the British government’s promise of support for a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine. And …

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Palestinian Civil Defense offers help to put down fires in Israel

RAMALLAH, November 24, 2016 (WAFA) – The Palestinian civil defense (PCD) Thursday announced readiness to offer help to put down fires raging through several areas in Israel. Director General of PCD Yousef Nassar told WAFA that PCD is ready to help in containing the fires by providing fire engines and …

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Fatah congress to usher in new generation of Palestinian leaders

The 1,500-plus delegates of the seventh Fatah congress, the next generation of Palestinian leaders, will be relatively younger (in their 40s and 50s) and more representative of the occupied territories than the current leadership. The congress, to be held Nov. 29 in Ramallah, will agree on a political platform and an action plan for the Palestinian …

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Palestinian women cross divide to meet at ‘peace tables’

    Palestinian women attend a rally calling for an end to Palestinian divisions to mark International Women’s Day, in Gaza City, Gaza, March 8, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Mohammed Salem) RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic Studies (Masarat) held its second women’s peace table on Oct. 26. A videoconference brought together two meetings: …

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Dozens protest in Ramallah, urge PA to fight medical negligence

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Dozens of Palestinians protested on Saturday in the center of Ramallah city in the central occupied West Bank, urging the Palestinian Authority (PA) to exert serious efforts to fight medical negligence, which protesters claimed have recently seen an increase in Palestinian hospitals. The rally was organized at …

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Israeli forces shoot, injure 3 Palestinian youths during clashes in Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces injured three Palestinian youths during an early morning raid in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli special forces raided a building in central Ramallah, smashing the doors and searching offices that belonged to the Palestinian National Initiative, a …

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