US Shutters Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington Office

The State Department said “the PLO has not taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.”

The US on Monday announced the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) Washington diplomatic mission as the Donald Trump administration prepares to roll out its Middle East peace plan, Anadolu reports. The State Department announced the decision, saying “the PLO office in Washington will close at this point.” The office had served

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Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests

Palestinians, disenchanted with factional division, are laboring to create a new political space, independent from the whims of factions; because, for them, the real fight is that against Israeli Occupation.

A protester holding a Palestinian flag flashes the victory sign for a photographer during a protest at the Gaza Strip border with Israel, in eastern Gaza City, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. A leading Israel human rights group urged Israeli forces in a rare step Wednesday to disobey open-fire orders unless Gaza protesters pose an imminent threat to soldiers' lives. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The Gaza border protests must be understood in the context of the Israeli Occupation, the siege and the long-delayed ‘Right of Return’ for Palestinian refugees. However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine’s own factionalism and infighting. Factionalism in Palestinian society is a deep-rooted ailment that has, for

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Hillary Clinton Lends Credibility To Zionist Colonialism At Saban Forum

Clinton recently participated in a forum hosted by a U.S. foreign policy think tank discussion that largely revolved around U.S. support for Israel and the so-called “two-state solution” — a discussion that took place within narrow Zionist parameters.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

The Center for Middle East Policy, a U.S. foreign policy think tank under the Brookings Institution, hosted the 11th annual Saban Forum from Friday to Sunday. Under the banner of “Stormy Seas: The United States and Israel in a Tumultuous Middle East,” participants in the Zionist propaganda event included U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli

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Swiss Say Palestinians Can Join Geneva Conventions

One aspect of the Geneva Conventions that has raised particular concern in Israel is the prohibition on colonizing occupied land.

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GENEVA — Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday. Israel had opposed the move, arguing that there is no universally recognized Palestinian state and that it would complicate peace

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