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New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in Gaza

Ismail Haniyeh, whom Hamas elected as the Palestinian terror group’s top leader last weekend, made his first public appearance in the new role by visiting a “solidarity tent” for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Gaza City Monday.

Tuesday 05/09/2017
French election winner Macron again rules out Palestinian statehood recognition
Posted: May 09, 2017

As French citizens voted Sunday, their eventual president-elect reiterated previous statements ruling out unilateral French recognition of Palestinian statehood and committing to support for a two-state solution.

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Monday 04/24/2017
What the North Korea crisis tells us about the Iran nuclear deal
Posted: April 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration last week endorsed a narrative long promoted by critics of the Iran nuclear deal: It’s North Korea all over again.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Palestinians arrested for visiting sukkah of West Bank mayor released
Posted: October 26, 2016

Four Palestinians who were arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces after they visited the sukkah of a West Bank mayor were released following Israeli intervention. The men who visited the Efrat sukkah of Oded Revivi were from the nearby Palestinian village of Wadi Al Nis. They were released from PA custody on Oct. 23 after the intervention of COGAT, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories unit of Israel’s Defense Ministry.

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
Turkey’s president ratifies reconciliation deal with Israel
Posted: August 31, 2016

JERUSALEM — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed the reconciliation agreement with Israel restoring diplomatic ties after a six-year freeze.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Turkey condemns Israel for Gaza strikes
Posted: August 22, 2016

JERUSALEM — Turkey condemned Israel for its attacks on the Gaza Strip and said it would continue to criticize Israel despite agreeing to restore diplomatic ties.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
Turkey bankrolling Hamas, German officials say
Posted: August 17, 2016

German government officials accused Turkey's regime of financing terrorist groups in the Middle East, including Hamas.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Turkey’s former attache to Israel reportedly confesses to planning coup
Posted: July 18, 2016

Turkey’s former military attache to Israel reportedly has confessed to plotting the failed military coup to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Secret add-on to Iran deal reportedly allows stepped-up nukes production by 2027
Posted: July 18, 2016

In what reportedly is the only part of last year’s Iran nuclear deal not made public, the Islamic Republic will be able to resume key nuclear production in just over a decade.

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Friday 07/08/2016
Iranian commander: Missiles ready for the ‘annihilation’ of Israel
Posted: July 08, 2016

The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said the country has over 100,000 missiles in Lebanon alone readied for the “annihilation” of Israel.

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