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Israeli Police Raid Jerusalem Holy Site

Israeli soldiers and police have hurled stun grenades at Palestinian worshippers after entering the holy Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem. Violence erupted on Sunday morning after Israeli police opened one of the walled compound’s gates […]

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3-hour Israel-PLO Meeting Ends

A three-hour meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held without the presence of US envoy Martin Indyk on Sunday ended without clear signs of progress. PLO sources said Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni demanded that the […]

In One Word: Poof!

By Uri Avnery Poor John Kerry. This week he emitted a sound that was more expressive than pages of diplomatic babble. In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations committee he explained how the actions […]

If Kerry Fails, What Then?

By Sam Bahour and Tony Klug Suppose the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, fails to cajole the Israeli and Palestinian leaders into finally ending their conflict. What would happen next? A tsunami of pent-up […]

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Turkey’s Very Own Sun King

By Jeremy Salt Turkey is in a turbulent and uncertain state.  Street demonstrations are crushed with tear gas and water cannon. Protesters are killed without one policeman being convicted. A 15-year-old boy dying 269 days […]

Israel Cancels Palestinian Prisoner Release

Israel will not release the fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners because of renewed Palestinian efforts to join international organizations. A spokesman for Tzipi Livni, Israel’s justice minister and the government’s chief negotiator, said on Thursday […]