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The winning performance at a recent Palestinian youth dancing competition in Nablus called for violence against Israel and featured the lyrics “jihad is needed, pull the trigger,” the watchdog organization Palestinian Media Watch reported Monday. The event took place at the Yafa Cultural Center, which is funded by Germany, Norway, and the European...

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Fatah has chosen a deputy leader for the first time in its history amid a protracted debate over the party’s leadership succession. On Wednesday, the Fatah Central Committee voted 67-year-old Mahmoud Al-Aloul, also known as Abu Jihad, as deputy leader of the party. Al-Aloul was head of Fatah’s armed wing...

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Newly-appointed CIA director Mike Pompeo met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah the night before Wednesday’s summit between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, The Jerusalem Post reported. Pompeo and Abbas reportedly discussed “political and security issues in addition to the the future...

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Qatar’s representative in Gaza said last week that he had “excellent” relations with a number of Israeli officials, and also indicated that the Palestinian Authority was standing in the way of solutions to the power shortages and other problems in the Hamas-run coastal enclave. “I am in contact with senior Israeli...

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The Telos Group is an American nonprofit organization that claims to help advance a “pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian, and pro-peace” agenda. While its “pro/pro/pro” slogan is appealing, Telos’s past and current work reveals a different agenda altogether. In 2014, an exposé by the watchdog organization CAMERA showed that Telos was using its...

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), an international organization devoted to fighting anti-Semitism, called on the German government on Tuesday to stop funding Palestinian sports agencies as long as they continue their “blatant sanctification of Jew-killers,” The Times of Israel reported. The statement came in response to a deal signed last week between the head...

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Palestinian Authority Attorney General Ahmad Barak announced on Monday that he was banning the distribution of a new novel on the grounds that it contained “indecent texts and terms that threaten morality and public decency, which could affect the population, in particular minors.” The book, Crime in Ramallah by Abbad Yahya, reportedly contains explicit...

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Pushing Back Against Iran After Iran conducted ballistic missile tests over the weekend despite a United Nations Security Council resolution calling on Iran not to conduct such tests, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn announced on Wednesday that the United States was “officially putting Iran on notice” and would not tolerate its...

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The Palestinian Authority’s ruling party paid tribute to a Palestinian terrorist on the 15th anniversary of her deadly attack on Friday, celebrating that she became a suicide bomber so “that her pure body would explode into pieces in the Zionists’ faces,” Palestinian Media Watch reported Sunday. PMW Bulletin: #Fatah proud of suicide bomber: "Her pure...

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Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are accusing one another of making politically-motivated arrests, with the Gaza-Basked terrorist group alleging on Sunday that four of its members are undergoing “extreme torture” at the hands of the PA in the West Bank. The charge comes days after Fatah, the main political party in the...

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