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Israel to deport illegal foreigners from West Bank

July 13th, 2012 Comments off

Foreign activists and Palestinians dressed as clowns protest in front of Israeli policemen in Susia in the West BankIsrael's immigration police have been granted the power to remove foreigners without permits from the occupied West Bank, Haaretz newspaper reported on Friday.

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Israel warning over ‘Palestinian statehood bid’ (AFP)

March 29th, 2011 Comments off

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat gives a press conference in Ramallah in 2010. Erakat told AFP on March 20 that the Palestinians are planning to ask the UN to recognise their state within the 1967 borders Israel's foreign ministry has told its envoys to warn UN members that the Palestinians could face retaliatory steps if they unilaterally declare independence, the Haaretz newspaper has said.(AFP/File/Abbas Momani)AFP – Israel’s foreign ministry has told its envoys to warn UN members that the Palestinians could face retaliatory steps if they unilaterally declare independence, the Haaretz newspaper said on Tuesday.

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Israel rejects Qatar diplomatic overtures: report (AFP)

May 18th, 2010 Comments off

File photo shows Palestinian workers breaking down a destroyed building in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Israel has rejected two offers from Qatar to re-establish diplomatic ties, Haaretz newspaper reported Tuesday. The overtures were rejected due to a demand from the Qataris that they be allowed to carry out massive reconstruction in the besieged Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip(AFP/File/Mohammed Abed)AFP – Israel has rejected two offers from Qatar to re-establish diplomatic ties and reopen an Israeli trade office in the Gulf state, Haaretz newspaper reported Tuesday.

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Israeli order paves way for West Bank deportations: report (AFP)

April 11th, 2010 Comments off

Israeli border guards check Palestinian women?s IDs as they head to Jerusalem at a checkpoint in Bethlehem, 2009. A report said that a new Israeli military policy could see tens of thousands of people living in the occupied West Bank without permits deported or facing criminal charges.(AFP/File/Musa al-Shaer)AFP – A new Israeli military policy could see tens of thousands of people living in the occupied West Bank without permits deported or facing criminal charges, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper said on Sunday.

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‘US architect withdraws from Jerusalem museum project’ (AFP)

January 15th, 2010 Comments off

Israeli Arab members of the Northern Islamic Movement clean and repair graves at an old Muslim cemetery in downtown Jerusalem, where there are plans to construct an Israeli Museum for Tolerance. Leading US architect Frank O. Gehri has announced he is withdrawing from the Museum of Tolerance project in Jerusalem which detractors say is being built over an ancient Muslim graveyard.(AFP/File/Gali Tibbon)AFP – Leading US architect Frank O. Gehri has announced he is withdrawing from the Museum of Tolerance project in Jerusalem which detractors say is being built over an ancient Muslim graveyard, the Haaretz newspaper said on Friday.

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"Cracking jokes & smoking Marlboros", Abbas Says he "will not allow another Intifada …"

December 23rd, 2009 Comments off

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“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said there won’t be a new Palestinian uprising as long as he’s in office, but warned the current calm might end once he steps down (of course…), as early as June….
Mr. Abbas said he would resume direct talks if Israel implemented a full but “undeclared” building freeze for five months. In his offer — disclosed in an interview last week with Israel’s Haaretz newspaper — Israel could do so without any controversial declaration, giving its leadership political cover, he said.
A senior official in Mr. Netanyahu’s office called the offer “unrealistic,” a “total nonstarter.”
Mr. Abbas, smoking Marlboro Reds in a leather arm chair inside the cramped office he keeps at the Palestinian embassy in Amman, cracked jokes and exuded what he said was a newfound calm since his announcement in early November that he would not stand for re-election (but he will let cronies & supporters ‘force’ him to stay) because of the lack of progress on peace talks….
“As long as I’m in office, I will not allow anybody to start a new intifada. Never, never,” Mr. Abbas said. “But if I leave, it’s no longer my responsibility and I can’t make any guarantees.”

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