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Surprise coalition in Israel raises hopes for peace | The Boston Globe

The surprise agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Shaul Mofaz, leader of the Kadima party, offers some glimmer of hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, because a government that includes Mofaz’s centrist party is more likely to seek a peace deal than a government involving only the Israeli right. But the greater consequence may unfold over time, as ...

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Israeli PM Netanyahu unveils new unity government | The Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a revamped coalition government on Tuesday, forming a broad alliance with the chief opposition party that could free his hand to take bold action on peace with the Palestinians and decide whether to attack Iran. In a stunning reversal, Netanyahu called off plans to hold early parliamentary elections and struck an ...

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How to Revive The Peace Process: A Modest Proposal | The Daily Beast

The advent of a new unity government in Israel provides a fresh opportunity to revive the peace process. Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz is on record favoring immediate recognition of a Palestinian state with provisional borders that would give them sixty percent of the West Bank, (to be followed by final status negotiations). However, it is unlikely that talks can ...

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Isreal Plots an Endgame | CounterPunch.org

Illegal Settlements Bonanza by RAMZY BAROUD Israel’s colonization policies are entering an alarming new phase, comparable in historic magnitude to the original plans to colonize Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem following the war of 1967. On April 24, an Israeli ministerial committee approved three settlement outposts – Bruchin and Rechelim in the northern part of the West Bank, ...

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Divestment will help ease Palestinian suffering | Tampa Bay Times

The United Methodist Church is holding its General Conference in Tampa. One of the most important, and unfortunately controversial, resolutions to be taken up is the Palestinians’ request for the world community to help them end the 44-year Israeli occupation. We, a Jewish American, a Palestinian Muslim and a Palestinian Christian, support the Palestinians in their struggle for justice and ...

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Israel punishes Palestinian hunger strikers by removing rights | RT

Israeli authorities are trying new methods to end hunger strikes among Palestinian prisoners. The measures include canceling prisoners’ rights to family visits and confiscating of their possessions. “Privileges such as family visits have been revoked and items such as electronics have been confiscated,” Sivan Weizman, a spokesperson for the Israeli Prisons Authority said Monday as quoted by Reuters. Amani Sarahna ...

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Israel rides the rollercoaster of mass hysteria | The Electronic Intifada

The hysteria manufactured in Israel has become a constant state of mind and nothing less than a strategy. Its main purpose is to keep both the Israeli Jewish and Palestinian populations within a certain, permanent, anxious existence. The Palestinian population under occupation is denied contact with those who want to show solidarity with their plight, so that the ghettoization of ...

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Settlers in West Bank outpost build new homes on private Palestinian land | Haaretz

Defense establishment sources admit construction in the outpost is illegal, and that no real steps have been taken to stop it; situation could spark crisis in Netanyahu’s coalition. By Jonathan Lis, Barak Ravid, Amos Harel and Chaim Levinson Some 20 homes that have been built in the Mitzpeh Cramim outpost during the past year could spark a similar coalition crisis ...

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