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Can the Palestinian Authority lead with non-violent civil disobedience? by Dawoud Abu Lebdeh | Common Ground News Service

By Dawoud Abu Lebdeh East Jerusalem – Last month, large protests swept through major cities in the West Bank. In some places the demonstrations escalated into destruction of public property and a display of anarchy, while in others they were calm and collected. Peaceful or otherwise, the various demonstrations shared a common grievance: the economic policies of Prime Minister Salam ...

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Obama signs waiver to lift Palestinian aid barrier | AFP

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed a waiver to remove curbs on funding to the Palestinian Authority, declaring the aid to be “important to the security interests of the United States.” A $192 million aid package was frozen by the US Congress after the Palestinians moved to gain statehood at the United Nations last September. But in a memo ...

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UN rights body launches probe into Israeli settlements | Reuters, et al

(Reuters) – The United Nations launched an international investigation on Thursday into Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories, with the United States isolated in voting against the initiative brought by the Palestinian Authority. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned Israel’s planned construction of new housing units for Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, saying they undermined the ...

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Caught between status quo and power vacuum – Opinion | Al Jazeera

Disregarding the old adage that politics – like nature – abhors a vacuum, Benjamin Netanyahu could until now sing his own praise and declare that Israel under his premiership was an anchor of political stability, whereas the wider Middle East was fast sinking into a power vacuum. Most Israelis believed him. Now they wonder whether, in midterm, their own leader ...

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Palestinian Authority cabinet resigns | The Guardian

The Palestinian Authority cabinet has resigned in a move seen by some as a response to calls for democratic reform echoing around the Middle East. The prime minister, Salam Fayyad, tendered the cabinet’s resignation to the PA president, Mahmoud Abbas, and is expected to form a new team of ministers within a few weeks. Read more here: Palestinian Authority cabinet ...

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SOS Hillary Clinton meets US bishops on peace

In meetings with United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Adviser General James Jones on September 29, more than two dozen Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders voiced support for continuing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. “We refuse, now and always, to give into cynicism or despair,” they said in a joint statement presented ...

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Choose Between Peace Or Settlements: Palestine to Israel

The Palestinian Authority has threatened to withdraw from Middle East truce talks, which are due to start in Washington next week after nearly two years of silence. Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said that Israel must refrain from approving any new settlement construction projects if they are serious about restarting talks. via Palestinians Tells Israel To Choose Between Peace Or ...

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