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Hamas leader: Jerusalem recognition ‘beginning of the end for Israel’

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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh says the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is “the beginning of the end for Israel,” Channel 10 reports. Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh speaks to the press at …

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Why America’s ‘ultimate deal’ for peace may still fail

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There has been much speculation over President Donald Trump’s plan to reach an “ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians and, until Dec. 6, when the US president announced his infamous decision with regard to Jerusalem, the Palestinian leadership was cautiously optimistic over its prospects.

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Turkey ‘terror propaganda’ crackdown sees dozens arrested for social media comments

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Two reporters for the Turkish branch of German newspaper Tageszeitung were detained and had their homes searched in Ankara. The arrests were part of a wider clampdown on critics of Turkey’s m…

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Timing of Trump peace plan depends on Palestinians: Pence

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By Jeff Mason JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the timing of a long-awaited U.S. Middle East peace initiative depended on the return of Palestinians to neg…

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Turkey says seeks no clash with U.S., Russia, but will pursue Syria goals

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By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ellen Francis ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with U.S., Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish mi…

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With Turkish Military Invasion, the Americans Are Once Again Trapped in Syria

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As Turkey steps up efforts to take control of the Kurdish-controlled area of Afrin in northern Syria, seemingly with Russia’s blessing, the Americans are caught in a diplomatic bind with the …

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Turkey detains 91, including politicians, journalists, over Syria comments

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By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey arrested dozens of people overnight for “spreading terrorist propaganda” about its Syrian incursion, state media said on Tuesday, raisi…

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