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Israel to Build 3,000 Homes in Illegal West Bank Settlements

West Bank – (teleSUR) This is the third settlement construction plan Israel announced this month as U.S. President Trump remains silent on the illegal activity. Israel announced plans Tuesday for 3,000 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the third such declaration in 11 days since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. A statement […]

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Israeli PM to Lobby Trump for Sanctions on Iran in US Visit

Washington – (teleSUR) The prime minister will visit Washington next month and call on President Trump to renew sanctions against Tehran while France tries to save nuclear deal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he planned to push U.S. President Donald Trump to renew sanctions against Iran during a visit to Washington next month, […]

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Oil-Rich Arab States Quietly Join Israel in Cheering for Trump

(teleSUR) Riyadh – Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf Arab allies are happy to see Obama leave office as President Donald Trump would be “very, very tough” on Iran. While the world watched with horror as Donald Trump delivered his aggressive “America First” speech on the day of his inauguration, Saudi Arabia and its Arab […]

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Hamas and Abbas Both Warn US Over Proposed Embassy Move

(GPA) Gaza – In two separate statements, leaders from both Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Hamas warned about the dangers of Donald Trump’s proposal to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The first statement, in the form of a warning, was sent to the White House on Sunday by PNA President, Mahmoud Abbas. […]

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Trump and Xi Engage in First Conflict Over Jerusalem

(GPA) Tel Aviv – Following the first statement by the new White House press secretary that the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem was “coming soon,” Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared that East Jerusalem should be the official capital of a Palestinian state. In a press conference on Thursday, the new White House […]

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How America’s Support for Israel Helps Daesh Find New Recruits

(SCF) Tel Aviv – Place yourself in the mind of a Palestinian. You have just been told by the Secretary of State of the outgoing US Administration in Washington that your people should have «a future of freedom and dignity» and «the Israeli Government’s program of establishing civilian settlements in the occupied territory is inconsistent with international law». […]

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Israeli Soldier Found Guilty for Executing Wounded Palestinian

(teleSUR) Tel Aviv – Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria shot and killed Abdul Fatah Sharif in March in an act the verdict deemed revenge. The Israeli soldier who executed a Palestinian man while he was lying on the ground bleeding and incapacitated was found guilty Wednesday of manslaughter after facing a military trial that outraged far-right sectors […]