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Palestinians Demand Israel Cut Jerusalem from Eurovision Promos

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has demanded that footage of Jerusalem be omitted from promotional videos on Eurovision, accusing Israel of pushing a “colonial occupation” agenda to fans of the international song competition.

Tourists listen to a guide during a visit at Mount of Olives in east Jerusalem overlooking the Old City and the Dome of the Rock mosque, situated at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, on June 28, 2016. Israeli authorities announced they were closing Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors …

U.S. Envoy David Friedman: Trump Peace Plan ‘Out of the Box’

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s long-anticipated peace plan is an effort to “think out of the box and capture the imagination and hopes of both sides for a better life,” U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told the Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

Friedman flags (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty)

Palestinian PM Declares Trump Peace Plan ‘Born Dead’

TEL AVIV – The newly appointed Palestinian Authority prime minister on Tuesday said declared that the long-anticipated U.S. peace proposal for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be “born dead.”

Newly-appointed Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh sits behind his desk at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 10, 2019. - Shtayyeh, born in 1958, a long-term Abbas ally and member of the Fatah central committee, replaces Rami Hamdallah, who was politically independent. An academic and …

Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed over the weekend to annex West Bank settlements if he is reelected in Tuesday’s elections. The incumbent prime minister also said he had told President Donald Trump that would not evacuate “a single person” from the 400,000 or so Jews residing in the West Bank. 

Israeli watchdog finds online manipulation ahead of vote

Palestinian Official Claims U.S. Ordered Banks to Withhold Funds

TEL AVIV – The US has asked international banks to place a financial embargo on the Palestinian Authority in a bid to exert pressure on the Palestinians to accept the Trump administration’s long-awaited peace plan, a senior PA official said. 

Palestinian president vows to thwart Trump peace plan

Israel Presses UN to Declare Iran-Backed Hezbollah a Terrorist Group

The Palestinians on Monday called on Arab nations to boycott or downgrade their representation at a Mideast summit co-hosted by the United States, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia to discuss “the dangers facing the Palestinian cause.”

Iranian protestors, holding up a huge banner with the picture of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and waving yellow flags of the Shiite Muslim guerrilla group, take part in a demonstration held in Tehran to mark Jerusalem (Al-Quds) Day, 20 October 2006. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech …

Palestinian Authority Claims Cutting Funds Over ‘Pay-for-Slay’ Will Result in Anarchy

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has warned that Israel’s decision to implement legislation to cut off funding to the PA over its so-called pay-for-slay scheme will result in anarchy in the West Bank, with PA President Mahmoud Abbas saying that if Israel deducts even “one penny” from tax monies owed to the PA, the PA would not accept the money transfers. 

Mahmoud Abbas G-77 (Don Emmert / Getty)