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Arab Israeli official blasts world’s apathy at ISIL massacre in refugee camp

Ahmed Tibi.

Special to An Arab member of Israel’s Knesset condemned the global community, including the Arab world, for allowing the massacre by the Islamic State of Levant and Iraq in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp. “What’s happening in the Yarmouk […]

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Irreconcilable differences in our time: Let’s not go to pieces over peace

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom.

Special to By Donald Kirk, Some of the terrible problems we read, hear and talk about so often are beyond solution. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated this week that as long as he was in office there […]

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Obama administration sharpens its rhetoric in aftermath of Netanyahu victory


Special to The White House has focused on comments made by victorious Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the final days of his campaign to criticize his electoral tactics and to put Israel on notice regarding it approach to […]

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Egypt court finds ‘terrorist’ Hamas joined forces with Brotherhood in Sinai

Palestinian security forces of theHamas government near the border of Egypt in Rafah on Feb. 10. / Abed Rahim Khatib / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to CAIRO — A civil court here has ruled on Feb. 28 that Hamas is a “terrorist organization” that has targeted civilians and security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. “It has been proven without any doubt that the […]

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Report: Iran no longer concealing its presence in Golan Heights

An Israeli soldier near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights. /Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty Images

Special to TEL AVIV — Iran and its proxy Hizbullah have been operating openly in the Golan Heights, a report said. The Institute for National Security Studies said Teheran has decided to defy Israel and establish a presence in […]

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Hamas prepares to open international port with backing from Turkey, Qatar, Greece, EU

Artist's concept of an expanded port.

Special to GAZA CITY — Hamas is set to challenge Israel and open the Gaza Strip’s port to international traffic. Palestinian sources said Hamas was refurbishing the port south of Gaza City to receive foreign ships for passenger and […]

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Hamas’ revenue plan for Gaza: ‘Big business pays its share’

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri

Special to GAZA CITY — Hamas has intensified measures to gain revenues in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said Hamas decided to impose taxes on major companies and banks in the Gaza Strip. They said the revenues were meant […]

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Hamas chargess Palestinian Authority provided Israel intel during 2014 war

Salah Baradawil.

Special to GAZA CITY — Hamas has charged the Palestinian Authority with supplying intelligence to Israel during the 50-day war in 2014. A senior Hamas official said the Islamic movement gathered evidence that the PA relayed intelligence to Israel […]

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Israel intel: Hamas restoring missile arsenal at rate of hundreds per week

Long-range M-302 rockets captured by Israel from a ship on the Red Sea in early 2014.

Special to TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has determined that Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies were rapidly replenishing their missile and rocket arsenals. Military Intelligence has determined that Hamas and such allies as Islamic Jihad and Popular Resistance […]

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Palestinian Authority can’t make payroll, seeks loans

Special to RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has sought bank loans to pay civil servants for January 2015. Officials said the PA, hampered by an Israeli funding halt, has approached Palestinian banks in the West Bank for tens of […]

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