If the so-called 'Deal of the Century' goes through bearing any resemblance to the details that have been leaked - it won't be the first time the region's borders have been drawn with complete disregard for the region's inhabitants.
As they commemorate the Nakba, or 'catastrophe', Palestinians see the UNRWA as a vital ingredient in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
A leaked draft of the White House's 'deal of the century' brings into question the Trump administration’s ability to be both a friend to Israel, and an impartial broker of peace.
Beijing said Washington's decision to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil will "intensify turmoil" in the Middle East. The US said on Monday it will penalise any imports of Iranian oil from May 2.
Turkey's Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has conducted a series of meetings with US finance officials, including US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin to advance bilateral economic ties.
Leaders meeting for the annual Arab League summit were united in their condemnation of Trump administration's policies seen as unfairly biased toward Israel but divided on a host of other issues, including whether to readmit founding member Syria.
Experts warn the US seeks to counterbalance Russian and Iranian influence by recognising Israeli sovereignty over Golan, a move that is likely to translate into the US-crafted division of Syria.
Less than one in four Palestinians have the right to vote in Israeli elections, but the election will inevitably affect every single Palestinian.
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.
"We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption and into obstruction of justice," the chairman of the House committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. said. "We will do everything we can to get that evidence."
White House adviser Jared Kushner met with leaders of United Arab Emirates and Oman this week to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On Wednesday, he will meet several Turkish officials.
Whistleblowers within the Trump administration raised grave concerns with Trump's efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report.
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