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Pro-Erdogan Turkish Paper Warns Saudis Not to Cave in to ‘American Islam’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s announcement that the Kingdom would return to a “moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world” did not go over well at the pro-Erdogan Turkish paper Yeni Safak, where columnist Ibrahim Karagul accused the Saudis of joining a U.S.-Israeli plot to water down Islam and divide the Muslim world.

Pro-Erdogan supporters gather at Taksim Square in Istanbul following a failed coup attempt, on July 16, 2016

Palestinian Union Threatens Artists With Expulsion Over Performance at Israeli Culture Festival

JERUSALEM – In keeping with the Palestinian Authority’s “anti-normalization” policy – in which taking part in any joint activity with Israelis is perceived to be fraternizing with the enemy – an artists’ union threatened expulsion for any Palestinians who took up an invite to participate in last month’s prestigious famed Mekudeshet Festival in Jerusalem.

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Arab Nations Seek to Block Quartet Report at UN

Arab nations are calling on the UN Security Council not to endorse a report aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process that the Palestinians see as biased in favor of Israel, the Palestinian envoy said Tuesday.

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Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour speaks during the first-ever hearings of candidates seeking to become the next secretary-general at UN headquarters in New York on April 12, 2016.