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Palestinians Disqualify U.S. as Peace Broker | Counterpunch

by NICOLA NASSER The “unbreakable alliance,” which will be confirmed by the upcoming visit of President Barak Obama to Israel, will disqualify the United States as an honest broker of peace in the Arab – Israeli conflict in Palestine, a Palestinian veteran peace negotiator says. This “unbreakable alliance” will doom whatever hopes remain during Obama’s visit for the revival of ...

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Soccer-Barca want ‘peace match’ against Israeli-Palestinian team | Yahoo! Sports

JERUSALEM, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Barcelona plan to play a friendly soccer match against a joint Israeli-Palestinian team in Tel Aviv at the end of July in the hope of promoting Middle East peace, the Catalonian club’s president said on Thursday. “Barcelona, wishes to… contribute to the effort to strengthen the bridges of peace and dialogue between the Israeli and ...

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Abu Rudeina: ‘Settlements Are Main Obstacle To Peace’ | International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Presidency Spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rudeina, stated Monday that the Israeli government must change Israel’s policies regarding the peace process. He added that Israel’s settlement construction and expansion activities in the occupied territories are major obstacles to resuming a peace process that could lead to real peace and stability. For more on this story, visit: Abu Rudeina: “Settlements Are Main ...

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Syrian Arab Republic: Special Focus on the Humanitarian Situation of Palestine Refugees in Syria | ReliefWeb

525,000 Palestine refugees live in Syria, of which an estimate 400,000 are affected by the conflict and in need of humanitarian assistance. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) plays an important role in the lives of many Palestine refugees, providing aid, support for education, livelihoods and health services. For more on this story, visit: Syrian Arab Republic: Special ...

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Mideast war and peace | The Hill

As President Obama prepares to visit the Middle East and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposes an Israeli government of national unity, let me suggest the United States work with leading nations to create a three-year, $1 trillion mini-Marshall Plan of aid, trade, loans and credits to become available to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and potentially others upon ratification of ...

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The Peace Processor: An interview with Palestinian negotiator-in-chief Saeb Erekat | Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy

An interview with Palestinian negotiator-in-chief Saeb Erekat BY AARON DAVID MILLER I came to know Saeb Erekat not only as a negotiator, but as a person. He sent his kids to Seeds of Peace, a conflict resolution and coexistence organization that I ran briefly after leaving the State Department, and my daughter befriended his and stayed with the Erekats in ...

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Palestinian officials urge Obama to push for peace | HeraldTribune.com, The AP

RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian officials said Thursday they hope President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to the region signals readiness to re-engage in Mideast peace efforts, but that negotiations can only resume if Washington is ready to get tough with Israel. The Palestinians have long been anxious for the U.S. to revive serious talks with Israel. Their expectations were dampened ...

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Murdering young Palestinians with impunity: the ‘world’s most moral army’ | stopthewar.org.uk

At least five unarmed young Palestinians, including a 21-year-old woman, have been shot dead by Israeli soldiers in 13 days since the start of the year, prompting mounting concern about the unwarranted use of live fire. A sixth was killed on his 17th birthday last month, and a seventh death this month is disputed by the Israeli military. The commander ...

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Report: Obama Conditions Israel Visit on Peace Talk Progress | Antiwar.com

According to Israeli media reports, Israeli President Shimon Peres’ informal invitation to President Obama to visit Israel in his second term was met with a response that Obama would only visit if Israel makes meaningful progress with Palestinian peace talks. For more on this story, visit: Report: Obama Conditions Israel Visit on Peace Talk Progress — News from Antiwar.com.

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Hague: ‘US must make Middle East peace a priority’ | Telegraph

Speaking on the day of the Israel election, the Foreign Secretary told MPs the creation of illegal settlements by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories reduced the possibility of restoring two states based on the 1967 borders. “I hope that whatever Israeli government emerges … that it will recognise that we are approaching the last chance to bring about such ...

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