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The United States Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, blasted the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Wednesday for “doing nothing” to advance peace, JNS reported. For months, the Palestinian leadership has boycotted a U.S.-led peace initiative and has refused to engage with the White House’s Middle East team. The PA...

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Ireland’s National Museum recently removed Michael Collins’ cap from display. Who was Collins, and why are his cap and his fate relevant to the latest proposal for peace between the Palestinians and Israel? After World War I, Ireland fought an unconventional war against the United Kingdom’s overlordship. Collins was an...

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Despite all the corrupt, tyrannical theocracies and dictatorships in the Middle East, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) — the academic umbrella organization for the field — aims its harshest criticism at the only democracy in the region: Israel. MESA’s disdain is apparent in the dozens of “advocacy letters” it...

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Excerpted and adapted from the introduction to What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Post Hill Press). In June 2014, a jihadist group linked to Al Qaeda conquered large tracts of Syria and Iraq. After this swift rise to power, which took the world by surprise, the group declared...

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Israel’s Diplomatic-Security Cabinet is expected to announce in the coming weeks a major slash in the tax revenues that Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, with the amount the PA pays to terrorists and their families to be deducted from the aid Israel hands over to the Palestinian...

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The Palestinian Authority was blasted on Tuesday for their public show of support for the Maduro regime in Venezuela by United States Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, JNS reported. “The Palestinian leadership should be focused on providing a better future for Palestinians, but instead focuses on supporting the morally...

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With the rejection of all U.S. financial assistance over a new anti-terror law, the Palestinian Authority “has chosen terror over the wellbeing of its own civilian population,” TIP CEO & President, Joshua S. Block, said in an op-ed published in JNS on Wednesday. The PA announced earlier this month that...

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The makeup of any future Palestinian government remains uncertain, as two factions of the PLO said they would not be part of a governing coalition that “solidifies divisions” among the Palestinians, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah...

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Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation amid political turmoil in the PA’s ruling faction, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. It has yet to be determined if PA President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation. Hamdallah’s offer of resignation comes after the Fatah Central Council recommended on Sunday...

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United States envoy Jason Greenblatt has slammed the Palestinian leadership’s ongoing boycott of U.S.-led peace efforts as a “huge disservice” to the Palestinian people, after a senior Palestinian official accused the Trump administration of bias towards Israel, JNS reported Monday. Palestinian legislator and senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization...

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