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Kerry and Abbas in Paris talks on Middle East peace

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Saturday to discuss efforts to move toward a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian…

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Saturday to discuss efforts to move toward a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian…

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Palestinians remember Nakba

A commemorative convoy for Nakba, the displacement of Palestinians due to Israel’s 1948 declaration of independence, leaves Duheisha refugee camp in

A commemorative convoy for Nakba, the displacement of Palestinians due to Israel’s 1948 declaration of independence, leaves Duheisha refugee camp in

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Hollande and Abbas discuss the Middle East conflict

French President Francois Hollande said that an international conference to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the best way to bring peace

French President Francois Hollande said that an international conference to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the best way to bring peace

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Mahmoud Abbas denounces encouraging violence against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced groups which encourage attacks against Israel. A surge of violence between the two countries has

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced groups which encourage attacks against Israel. A surge of violence between the two countries has

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State of Palestine passports for 2016

On a visit to Greece the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his administration could start issuing passports under the ‘State of Palestine’ as

On a visit to Greece the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his administration could start issuing passports under the ‘State of Palestine’ as

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Bloodshed continues in occupied West Bank

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian who had stabbed an IDF soldier at a military checkpoint on Thursday (October 29) as a month-long spate of

Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian who had stabbed an IDF soldier at a military checkpoint on Thursday (October 29) as a month-long spate of

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EU split as UN approves raising of Palestinian flag

The UN General Assembly has given overwhelming approval for Palestinians to raise their flag at the UN headquarters. Israel, along with seven other

The UN General Assembly has given overwhelming approval for Palestinians to raise their flag at the UN headquarters. Israel, along with seven other

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Confusion over reports of Abbas PLO resignation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to resign as head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) executive committee, PLO officials said

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to resign as head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) executive committee, PLO officials said

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John Turturro picks up Lifetime Award at Jerusalem Film Festival

The 32nd edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival kicked off with Hollywood glamour, as John Turturro attended the opening. The US actor, writer and

The 32nd edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival kicked off with Hollywood glamour, as John Turturro attended the opening. The US actor, writer and

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Vatican agrees treaty recognising Palestinian State

Vatican agrees a treaty which is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian State and constitutes official diplomatic recognition..

Vatican agrees a treaty which is the first legal document negotiated between the Holy See and the Palestinian State and constitutes official diplomatic recognition..

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Palestinian leadership halts security ties with Israel

The leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) has voted to suspend all security cooperation with Israel, a move which could further escalate tensions.

The leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) has voted to suspend all security cooperation with Israel, a move which could further escalate tensions.

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PLO ordered to pay for US victims of Jerusalem attacks

A US court has ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian Authority to pay out more than 200 million dollars for their role in

A US court has ordered the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian Authority to pay out more than 200 million dollars for their role in

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Abbas visits Stockholm after Swedes recognise Palestinian statehood

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Sweden for talks with the country’s new Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. It is his first visit to the

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Sweden for talks with the country’s new Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. It is his first visit to the

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Mahmoud Abbas launches inquiry into Mohammad cartoon

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a cartoon apparently depicting the Prophet Mohammad in an official Palestinian

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a cartoon apparently depicting the Prophet Mohammad in an official Palestinian

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Former Fatah strongman is granted Serbian citizenship

Serbia has officially revealed it has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Mohammad Dahlan, whom

Serbia has officially revealed it has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Mohammad Dahlan, whom

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Eggs thrown at Canadian foreign minister on visit to West Bank

The Canadian foreign minister has been heckled by Palestinian protesters during a visit to the occupied West Bank. Eggs were also thrown at John

The Canadian foreign minister has been heckled by Palestinian protesters during a visit to the occupied West Bank. Eggs were also thrown at John

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Israel freezes funds and considers lawsuits against Palestinians

Israel has announced it will freeze tax funds and attempt to bring war crime prosecutions against Palestinian leaders in retaliation to Palestinian

Israel has announced it will freeze tax funds and attempt to bring war crime prosecutions against Palestinian leaders in retaliation to Palestinian

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Palestinians complete ICC ratification and await the UN's justice

Palestinian observers at the United Nations have presented their documents ratifying the Treaty of Rome’s conditions for membership of the

Palestinian observers at the United Nations have presented their documents ratifying the Treaty of Rome’s conditions for membership of the

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Abbas signs up to International Criminal Court after UN loss

The International Criminal Court may soon be able to try crimes committed in Palestinian lands. It comes after the Palestinian President, Mahmoud

The International Criminal Court may soon be able to try crimes committed in Palestinian lands. It comes after the Palestinian President, Mahmoud

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Palestinian Authority moves towards International Criminal Court

The Palestinian Authority has signed on to 20 international agreements a day after a bid for independence failed at the United Nations Security

The Palestinian Authority has signed on to 20 international agreements a day after a bid for independence failed at the United Nations Security

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Palestinian resolution fails at UN Security Council

Palestinians express disappointment after failing to get a UN resolution approved which would have called for Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land

Palestinians express disappointment after failing to get a UN resolution approved which would have called for Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land

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Palestinian Statehood: the road ahead

In 2014 one country in Europe made a decision which could have a significant impact on the Middle East. Sweden recognised the Palestinian state. It

In 2014 one country in Europe made a decision which could have a significant impact on the Middle East. Sweden recognised the Palestinian state. It

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Israelis and Palestinians disagree over autopsy result after minister's death

As the funeral is held for Palestinian minister without portfolio Ziad Abu Ein in Ramallah, the cause of the 55-year-old's death during a confrontation with Israeli security forces is disputed.

As the funeral is held for Palestinian minister without portfolio Ziad Abu Ein in Ramallah, the cause of the 55-year-old's death during a confrontation with Israeli security forces is disputed.

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Palestinian minister dies at West Bank protest

A Palestinian minister has died following a confrontation with Israeli troops at a West Bank protest. Palestinian medics say he died from inhaling

A Palestinian minister has died following a confrontation with Israeli troops at a West Bank protest. Palestinian medics say he died from inhaling

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French MPs vote to recognise Palestinian state

The French parliament has voted in favour of recognising the state of Palestine by a large majority. MPs voted 339 in favour and 151 against. Israel

The French parliament has voted in favour of recognising the state of Palestine by a large majority. MPs voted 339 in favour and 151 against. Israel

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Israel vexed at Spain's move to recognise Palestinian state

Israel has reacted with disappointment that Spain’s parliament will support the recognition of a Palestinian state. Spain’s symbolic move was

Israel has reacted with disappointment that Spain’s parliament will support the recognition of a Palestinian state. Spain’s symbolic move was