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Israel assassinates Hamas military commander

Ahmed al-Jabari and another top Hamas official Mohammed al-Hams were killed during a wave of raids in retaliation for rockets fired into southern Israel.


Carter: Chance for peace is 'vanishing'

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter warned during a visit to Jerusalem on Monday that the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian peace is "vanishing."


The war on Palestinian soccer: Free Mahmoud Sarsak

Sarsak was branded an "illegal combatant" by Israel's military judicial system, and was since imprisoned without any charges or trial.


UNESCO grants Palestine membership: Bethlehem, Dead Sea could gain world heritage status

Palestine became UNESCO's 195th member on Monday.

Israel to release 1,000 Palestinians in swap for Hamas-held soldier, Gilad Shalit

Israel approved a prisoner swap with Gaza's governing Hamas movement early this morning, prompting celebratory street parties in both Israel and Palestine.


International law is being eroded at the UN

Despite its mistakes and shortcomings the UN is a place where all member states have the chance to express their opinions - but this is not always the case.


Palestinian labor leader links struggle for statehood, worker rights

An interview with Shaher Sa'ed, General Secretary of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, by Martine Hassoun.


Palestinian UN bid under review, Israel OKs more settlements

The Obama administration has said it will veto the Palestinian membership application, arguing that negotiations are the only solution.


Obama’s “new chapter” for Middle East leaves questions unanswered

The president said the U.S. is opening "a new chapter in American diplomacy" centered on human rights and economic development. But the new policy has its own contradictions.


Palestinians sign unity pact

Leaders of 14 Palestinian political parties including Fatah and Hamas announced a unity agreement in Cairo on Wednesday.

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