Israel Hayom newspaper’s alleged misquote of a US Ambassador stating that Palestinian strongman Dahlan was their pick to succeed Abbas, could well have been intentional, and not a mistake.
The catastrophe that Palestinians first faced 72 years ago seems to only worsen with time.
The Israeli right led by Benjamin Netanyahu is having to grab increasingly more land from neighbours in order to shore up support at home.
Not only will the closure lead to a bureaucratic nightmare for Palestinians, but it is also a strong indication of how Palestinians will continue to be marginalised as their fates are contemplated by the US and Israel.
Decision ends US consulate's 175-year history and hands over responsibilities for US ties with Palestinians to its Israel ambassador, David Friedman – a supporter of Israeli settlements.
The Palestinian president reiterated he would not accept the Trump administration as a mediator in peace talks with Israel and called for an internationally-led process following the White House's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Is the Trump administration finally shedding the US image of a neutral peace broker?
It is a signal that Prime Israeli Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to first discuss the bill with the US White House, which has been seeking to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
The Hamas-Fatah reconcilitation has been going smoothly, almost too smoothly. Is it problematic that so many international powers are all on the same page?
Jewish-American bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman has expressed scepticism over the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
US President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama had a famously frosty relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It culminated in Obama failing to veto a UN security council resolution that condemned Israeli settlements.
The President-elect's plan to relocate the embassy has created a controversy as critics say it could embolden Israel to claim all of Jerusalem as its own city.
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