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May 4, 2017 12:20 AM Thousands rally in West Bank to support Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK – Several thousand Palestinians rallied in a West Bank square on Wednesday in solidarity with hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. Speakers called for a new campaign of civil disobedience against Israeli rule. The prisoners launched the open-ended protest, now in its 17th day, to press for better conditions 24

May 3, 2017 9:35 AM Trump to Meet Palestinian Leader Abbas and Wants Mideast Peace Deal

Donald Trump is convinced that the Mideast should no longer be riven by violence and that peace is within reach. "I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians," he told Reuters in an interview last week. "There is no reason there's not peace between Israel and the Palestinians — none whatsoever." For decades, this goal has eluded world leaders 15

May 3, 2017 8:18 AM Trump seeks steps from Abbas to promote peace with Israel

President Donald Trump will press Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to end payments to families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to U.S. officials, one of several actions Washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with Israel. Other actions include a Palestinian end to anti-Israel rhetoric and incitement of violence, said officials 19

May 3, 2017 6:46 AM Mahmoud Abbas set to meet Donald Trump in US visit

President Donald Trump will host Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the path forward in the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Trump's meeting with the head of the Palestinian Authority will be another test of whether he is serious about pursuing what he has called the "ultimate deal" of Israeli-Palestinian 22

May 3, 2017 12:45 AM Hamas Leader Plays Final Hand: Trying to Lift Group’s Pariah Status

A big part of that is its watering down of the anti-Semitic language of the original Hamas charter in 1988, with its talk of war between Arabs and Jews. “We are making it clear that ours is a liberation project — not about religion or the Jews,” Mr. Meshal said in an interview on Tuesday in Doha, his latest home. His offer found few takers. Prime Minister 29

May 2, 2017 2:52 PM Hamas Drops Call For Destruction Of Israel And War Against Jewish Faith

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas Monday dropped its longstanding call for Israel's destruction, but said it still rejected the country's right to exist and backs "armed struggle" against it. In a policy document presented in Doha by its leader Khaled Meshaal, Hamas also said it would end its association with the Muslim Brotherhood, a move apparently 10

April 29, 2017 7:24 AM 100 days in: Is the Middle East Trump's new playground?

One hundred days into office, analysts say Trump's Middle East policies remain largely unclear, pathless and arbitrary. As the United States marks 100 days since President Donald Trump assumed office, analysts say his sporadic policies in the Middle East have only made the region a more volatile place. During his election campaign, Trump systematically 15

April 28, 2017 2:15 PM Scholar Praises, Cautions Vatican Dialogue with Al-Azhar University

ROME — A leading scholar in the Arab world has applauded the goodwill of both the Vatican and the prestigious Islamic Al-Azhar University Pope Francis will visit for aiming to increase Catholic-Muslim dialogue. But she also issued a warning that goodwill isn’t enough for things to change. “Dialogue is good; generally any dialogue is good. Any kind of debate 42

April 28, 2017 9:32 AM 5 memorable trips by popes, for better or worse

Pope Francis is spending two days in Egypt at a time when Coptic Christians there are enduring ongoing attacks by Islamic militants. At least 45 people were killed in two church bombings on Palm Sunday, a time Christians celebrate Jesus’ triumphant arrival in Jerusalem just days before solemn ceremonies mark his crucifixion. In December, a suicide bomber 57

April 22, 2017 12:25 PM Turning Ataturk’s Turkey upside down, Erdogan to visit Delhi

When Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in New Delhi on April 30, he will find in his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, something of a kindred spirit. Both aspire for absolute power. The April 16 referendum has removed constraints Erdogan was uncomfortable with. He will now be an executive President, a position from where he can manipulate 16