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August 1, 2017 5:07 PM Secret cables reveal US efforts to prevent 2007 Hamas takeover of West Bank

Memos show US Security Coordinator had less funding than Iranian and Qatari support for Hamas in 2007. It has been just over 10 years since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip. The Office of the US Security Coordinator (USSC), established in 2005, played a key role in preventing the chaos there from spreading, yet key aspects of how it achieved that have gone unreported 47

August 1, 2017 4:23 PM Why the Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal Moment

A protester waves a Palestinian flag towards the Israeli border fence during a protest at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. | Photo: AFP Neither Fatah nor Hamas have been too relevant in the mass protests staged around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Neither has United States pressure; half-hearted European "concern about the situation 72

July 27, 2017 10:18 AM Muslim elders urge return to prayer as Israel backs down over Al-Aqsa

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim elders urged worshippers to return to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 days of often-violent protests and removed all security measures it had installed at the site. Israel's decision marks a significant climbdown by Benjamin Netanyahu's government and comes after 42

July 25, 2017 9:33 PM Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will maintain a freeze on contact with Israel, despite the removal of metal detectors at a sensitive religious site in East Jerusalem. The installation led to deadly clashes and uproar from Palestinians who saw it as an Israeli attempt to assert control over the site. It says it now has plans to replace them with less obtrusive 33

July 24, 2017 8:16 AM Israel and Jordan Want to Resolve the Embassy Crisis, but the Jordanian Public Complicates Matters

The recent chain of violent events underlines how wrong Israeli leaders were in thinking that the Temple Mount metal detectors were a purely tactical move Israel reacted to what had been a local incident with a step that it described as tactic in character: placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Mount. But the ensuing dispute over the security 76 1

July 24, 2017 6:45 AM 2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building at the Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said. Israeli media reported Monday that an Israeli security guard opened fire after a Jordanian worker attacked him with a screwdriver. The worker 13

July 19, 2017 1:02 PM Palestinians set for Day of Rage over al-Aqsa control

Tensions grow in occupied East Jerusalem after Israel implements new security measures at al-Aqsa compound. Tensions continue to mount in occupied East Jerusalem as thousands of Palestinians are expected to take part in a Day of Rage to protest against new security measures introduced by Israel at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The protests follow clashes 40

July 19, 2017 10:03 AM Jerusalem mosques to close Friday, prayer only on Temple Mount

The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf announced Wednesday that all of the mosques in the capital will be closed on Friday in an effort to encourage worshipers to come pray at the gates of the Temple Mount, a move that could lead to more violent clashes. Earlier Wednesday, the Israel Police decided to close the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors after a group of Jews broke 40

July 19, 2017 3:25 AM Chinese President backs Palestinian statehood efforts

Chinese President backs Palestinian statehood efforts Building Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territories should be stopped immediately, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday. “China supports Palestine in building an independent, full sovereignty state along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Xi said after meeting Palestinian 35

July 17, 2017 3:14 PM Is Netanyahu in Trouble? The Four Corruption Cases Surrounding Israel's Prime Minister

The latest developments in investigations into possible fraudulent conduct by Israel's prime minister, his confidants and his billionaire tycoon friends The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, is current embroiled in four cases involving corruption allegations of one sort or another. The affairs have been dubbed Case 1000 (cigars, champagne) 66 1