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Ammar Campa-Najjar: 7 Unanswered Questions

There is much about Ammar Campa-Najjar that remains unknown — even after dozens of media “fact checks” aimed at ads by his rival, incumbent Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA). Here are seven questions Campa-Najjar can’t — or won’t — answer.

Ammar Campa-Najjar (Sandy Huffaker / Getty)

Klein: Trump Wrongly Assumes There Is a Palestinian Partner for Peace

Since taking office eighteen months ago, President Donald Trump has proven himself beyond a doubt to be the most pro-Israel president in American history. However, even close friends with the best of intentions at times need a gentle nudge to realize that their approach needs some realignment. Trump’s statements about Israel at a campaign rally last night in Charleston, West Virginia, suggest that this might be the case.

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Report: PLO Moves to Withdraw Recognition of Israel

The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the umbrella organization that is internationally-recognized as the representative of the Palestinian people, will push to withdraw formal recognition of Israel and end Washington’s longstanding role as mediator of the peace process.

A Palestinian man walks past a graffiti of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) and assassinated Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) deputy leader Khalil al-Wazir, also known as Abu Jihad, in Gaza City on August 6, 2009. Israel has for the first time admitted assassinating the PLO's former number two, Abu …

Abbas Cracks Down on Social Media, News Sites

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites, the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank, with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming “national unity” or the “social fabric.”

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Netanyahu: No Street In Israel Will Be Named After Arafat

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed Saturday that “no street in the State of Israel will be named after Yasser Arafat,” after it was discovered through the navigation application Waze that an Arab-Israeli village in Israel’s north had named a road for the late Palestinian leader.

A Palestinian man walks past a graffiti of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) and assassinated Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) deputy leader Khalil al-Wazir, also known as Abu Jihad, in Gaza City on August 6, 2009. Israel has for the first time admitted assassinating the PLO's former number two, Abu …