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In Lebanon, Palestinian refugees protest severe new government restrictions Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- Palestinian refugee workers in Rashidieh, Bourj El Shamali, Bourj Al Barajneh, Beddawi, Ain El Hilweh, and other Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon, began a strike against the decision by the Lebanese General Security to ban all Palestinian and Syrian refugees from working without work visas. This decision is on top of already existing laws preventing Palestinians from working in the public sector, expanding the restrictions to dozens of fields in the private sector. The protests began after hundreds of Palestinian refugees were fired after the announcement by the Ministry of Labor. The strike calls for Palestinians to not exit the camp, nor allow in Lebanese or any other foreigners to conduct business in the camps. Moreover, it calls for Palestinians not to purchase any products or goods outside the camp. The objective is to demonstrate the impact and contributions Palestinians have on the Lebanese economy, and demand respect for the rights and dignity of Palestinian workers.[ak]16/7/2019
Is Israeli apartheid fine as long as it`s not homophobic?Nahum Barnea - Ynet - He supports annexation of the entire West Bank he told his interviewer but without civil rights for the Palestinians living there. Only Jews will have the vote. That is the definition of apartheid, he was challenged, and his response was "its` complicated." [bz]16/7/2019
Pro-Israel Groups Promoted anti-BDS Resolution in German Parliament, Der Spiegel ReportsNoa Landau and Ofer Aderet - Haaretz - The German magazine Der Spiegel published an investigative report last weekend which suggested the involvement of pro-Israel groups in Germany in last May’s Bundestag resolution, which defined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic. The report claims that local groups such as the Middle East Peace Forum and WerteInitiative (Values Initiative) worked together with Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs in order to promote the resolution, an enterprise that included “donations to politicians.” The groups deny these charges, but the story has evoked a stormy public debate. Bild, the most widely-read newspaper in Germany, sharply criticized the report, calling it anti-Semitic. [ak]16/7/2019
`To ask an Arab student to internalize this is a way of humiliating him`Henriette Chacar - +972 - Israel requires all high school students who want to travel abroad on school-sponsored trips to pass an online course that promotes far-right and often racist ideas about Palestinians. One Arab school in northern Israel has had enough of it [ry] 15/7/2019
Court halts Afula park entry ban deemed racist by Israeli ArabsReuters - Ynet - The judge rejects the edict by Afula Municipality which prohibits all non-residents from entering the part, effectively cutting off access to the area to residents of nearby Arab villages; the lawyers for the 50,000 city deny the decision was racially motivated [ry] 15/7/2019
Poof! One day in occupation causes young Jews on Zionist tour to question Zionism — ‘NYT’ reportsJames North and Philip Weiss - Mondoweiss - “I came in here a very ardent Zionist. […] Yet, coming here, I’m starting to doubt whether a two-state solution is possible — and whether Zionism is even worth pursuing anymore” [ry] 15/7/2019
Palestinian contractors poised for riches from Israeli tech firm`s takeoverReuters - "Palestinian engineers working for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies are poised to share a $3.5 million payout when the company`s takeover by U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp is completed.Mellanox is one of a handful of Israeli firms that have begun to collaborate with the emerging Palestinian tech scene, bypassing the political conflict to tap a growing pool of engineers at costs they say are comparable to hiring from engineering expertise in India or Ukraine." ca13/7/2019
Egypt`s cabinet expects national population growth rate to halve before 2052Ahram Online - Al-Ahram "Egypt`s cabinet expects the country`s population growth rate to almost halve in the five years leading up to 2052, when the population is projected to reach over 153 million.Population growth is forecasted to ease into 0.85% in 2047-2052 from 1.99% in 2017- 2022, a drop of around 43%, the cabinet said in a statement Friday marking World Population Day.The cabinet said that the birthrate in Egypt, the Arab world`s most populous country, would drop by 2052 to 13.5 births per 1,000 people from 24.5 births last year." ca 13/7/2019
New education minister likens Jewish intermarriage to ‘Holocaust`Associated Press - Ynet - "Spokesman for Rafi Peretz confirms the leader of a religious nationalist party and an Orthodox rabbi said `assimilation is like the Holocaust` during a recent cabinet meeting." - id11/7/2019
Who Is a Bigger Threat to His Democracy: Bibi or Trump?Thomas L. Friedman - NYT - "It’s a tough one." id11/7/2019
IDF: Officer killed in failed Gaza raid was felled by friendly fireJudah Ari Gross - Times of Israel - The IDF Special Operations Division is undergoing upheaval in the wake of last November`s fiasco, when an undercover unit failed in a long-planned penetration into the Gazan city of Khan Younis, with the intention to install a listening device in order to intercept Hamas communications. The soldiers, pretending to be Palestinians, acted suspiciously and were stopped and questioned by Hamas operatives. Having been unmasked, they engaged in an intense firefight and were finally extracted by the risky landing of an IDF helicopter inside the Strip. The now released report of an IDF investigation reveals that the force`s commanding officer, of his name was in fact killed by Israeli "friendly fire". Recriminations over responsibility for the fiasco led to the forced resignation of the head of Special Operations and of several lower ranking officers. [ak]9/7/2019
Left-wing Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak attacked by two assailants outside his workplace in south Tel AvivOren Ziv - +972 - Pollak said he noticed he was being followed by two people whom he thought were police officers trying to detain him for a bench warrant. “I tried to run but they caught up to me, pushed me to the ground and began punching and kicking me,” he said from his home following the attack. “When I tried to defend myself one of them pulled out a knife and slit my face.” [bz] 9/7/2019
Burying the Nakba: How Israel Systematically Hides Evidence of 1948 Expulsion of ArabsHagar Shezaf - Ha`aretz - Four years ago, historian Tamar Novick was jolted by a document she found in the Yad Yaari of the left-wing Mapam Party. The document, which seemed to describe events that took place during the 1948 war, began: Safsaf [former Palestinian village near Safed] – 52 men were caught, tied them to one another, dug a pit and shot them. 10 were still twitching. Women came, begged for mercy. Found bodies of 6 elderly men. There were 61 bodies. 3 cases of rape, one east of from Safed, girl of 14, 4 men shot and killed. From one they cut off his fingers with a knife to take the ring.” The unnamed writer goes on to describe additional massacres, looting and abuse perpetrated by Israeli forces in Israel’s War of Independence. When coming later to re-examine the document, Novick was surprised to discover that it was no longer there. When she asked those in charge she was told that the document had been placed behind lock and key – by order of the Ministry of Defense.[ak] 9/7/2019
In Israel just as NY, racial profiling harms more than just victims of police killingsShira Scheindlin - +972 - The judge who oversaw New York City’s stop and frisk case for nearly a decade responds to the shooting of an unarmed black man in northern Israel [ry] 8/7/2019
The Ultimate Deal is not meant to workOmar Karmi - EI - "Well, thank the powers that be that that’s over. The Manama Peace to Prosperity conference promised little and delivered nothing. There was some shouting and posturing, but overall the performance fizzled. It was not, however, merely a botched exercise in futility. It was a show of unadulterated cynicism" [ry] 8/7/2019
Israeli Defense Ministry dep’t is dedicated to covering up evidence of the Nakba — ‘Haaretz’Jonathan Ofir - Mondoweiss - “Just as with the systematic destruction of villages during the Nakba, Israel’s secret ‘document disappearance’ agency Malmab is trying to make the historical traces of the Nakba disappear, so that historians won’t have ‘anywhere to return to’ in terms of research, even when it comes to verifying already-cited critical historical documentation” [ry] 8/7/2019
The plot to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of powerJonathan Cook - CounterPunch - “The allegations have reached such fever-pitch, stoked into a hysteria by the media, that the party [the Labour] is now under investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission – the only party apart from the neo-Nazi British National Party ever to face such an investigation” [ry] 8/7/2019
BREAKING: Israeli Border Police Commander Who Murdered Ethiopian Boy is IdentifiedRichard Silverstein — Tikun Olam "Israelis have widely identified on social media the Border Police officer who murdered Ethiopian youth, Soloman Tekah, in an unprovoked attack three days ago. Israeli police have attempted to protect the killer by obtaining a gag order prohibiting reporting of his name. But such an attempt is in vain since his identity has been widely reported. He is Baruch Ben Ezri. He is also under the highest level of protection for fear he will be attacked by protesters angry at the killing." ca Tikun Olam תיקון עולם 6/7/2019
`They’re killing our brothers`: Why Ethiopians shut down Israel for a dayYael Marom and Oren Ziv -+972 "They’re angry at the media, have lost faith in the establishment, and know that just like other Ethiopian Israelis before them, they too may pay a price for the color of their skin. The demonstrators who protested in Tel Aviv yesterday were not ‘anarchists’ — they were frightened young women and men who want to show they haven’t lost their power." ca6/7/2019
Head of Israel lobby group exposed by undercover film resignsAsa Winstanley - Electronic Intifada "... the group’s fundraising director at the time privately admits that Milstein “funds The Israel Project,” as well as Canary Mission – an anonymous anti-Palestinian blacklisting website.The film, The Lobby – USA, was made by Al Jazeera’s investigations unit, but never broadcast by the Qatari channel, after a massive censorship push by the Israel lobby. Their undercover reporter observed The Israel Project from the inside, becoming an intern in 2016, later even being offered a job.The Electronic Intifada released all four parts of the film last year." ca 6/7/2019
Hundreds turn out for funeral of Ethiopian Israeli teen shot by off-duty copRaanan Ben Tzur and Ahiye Raved - Ynet - "We didn`t pay such a dear price to get to this beloved country so that our children could die at an early age... murdered in front of their brothers". The funeral comes a day after hundreds of members of the Ethiopian community took to the streets across Israel in protest at Tekah`s killing, the second such incident this year. [bz]2/7/2019
The Battle to Lead Israel’s Troubled Labor PartyAllison Kaplan Sommer - Haaretz - “The right wants a state governed by Jewish law. They don’t want to let women walk around in sleeveless tops. They don’t want to let our young daughters wear shorts. They want to annex the [West Bank] settlements along with the 3 million Palestinians who live there, which will end any hope of real democracy, and pour millions of shekels into the settlement project that should be going to schools and hospitals.” [Shaffir doesn`t mention the occupation, but still she is an element of the left-center`s revival noticeable after Barak`s fiery come-back. Without them, the gears of the radicals rotate in the air.-bz]2/7/2019
Prosecutors drop charges against Palestinian suspect in rape case of 7-year-old Israeli girlEli Senyor - Y-net - The Military Prosecution announced Tuesday it was withdrawing its indictment of Mahmoud Katusa for the rape of a seven-year old girl. Last week`s publication of a Palestinian being arrested on such charges stated a wave of incendiary and racist comments by numerous right-wing politicians and commentators. This calmed down when it became clear that there were gaping holes in the prosecution`s case. As it turned out, police completely botched the investigation and failed to make even the most elementary steps, such as trying to collect samples of the rapist`s DNA from the victim`s clothing. For their part, the police asserted that the girl`s family - from a conservative, ulta-Orthodox community - failed to cooperate with them. Katusa`s lawyer told Israeli lawyer told Israeli radio that, had the police done their job properly, his client would have been exonerated months ago and would been spared having his photo appear prominently in Israeli mass circulation papers as "a terrorist and paedophilic rapist". [ak] 25/6/2019
Kushner: Israel-Palestine deal won`t follow Arab Peace InitiativeAl Jazeera - "I think we all have to recognize that if there ever is a deal to solve the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it`s not going to be along the lines of the Arab peace initiative," said White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is also President Trump`s son in law, in an interview to Al Jazeera. "It will be somewhere between the Arab peace initiative and between the Israeli position". Responding to whether a two-state solution was still viable given the recent comments by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman about Israel retaining the right to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, Kushner called the Arab Peace Initiative "a great effort" but added that "if that was where a deal was going to be made, a deal would have been made a long time ago".[This latest statement from the Trump White House will likely tend to confirm the Palestinians in their complete rejection of today`s Baharein Conference and other initiatives originating with Trump. [ak] 25/6/2019
`Get Israel off our backs`: Palestinians react to Kushner planMersiha Gadzo - Al Jazeera - Economic plan fails to address main problem stunting Palestine`s economy - Israel`s occupation, experts say [ry] 24/6/2019
Inside Israel’s million dollar troll armyAsa Winstanley - EI - "A global influence campaign funded by the Israeli government had a $1.1 million budget last year, a document obtained by The Electronic Intifada shows. Act.IL says it has offices in three countries and an online army of more than 15,000. In its annual report, from January, Act.IL says its goal is to `influence foreign publics` and `battle` BDS" [ry] 24/6/2019
Is Israel trying to hide arms exports to neo-Nazi militias in Ukraine?Shuki Taussig - +972 "Is Israel knowingly selling weapons to neo-Nazi militias in Ukraine? A group of Israeli human rights activists filed a petition to the Tel Aviv District Court last June to demand the government halt weapons exports to the country, where armed groups have been engaged in fighting for the past five years." ca22/6/2019
Jordanian censors try to put `Jinn` back in the bottle Mohammad Ersan - Al-Monitor "It did not take “Jinn,” Netflix Originals’ first Arabic series, more than a single episode to cause an uproar on social media in Jordan. Even before the audience had a chance to watch the first few episodes, the public — and some officials — started calling for a ban on the series that showed Jordanian teenagers kissing and swearing." ca 22/6/2019
127 Members of Congress speak out against annexation J-Street - 127 Members of the US House of Representatives have signed the draft resolution introduced by Representatives Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Karen Bass (D-CA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), which affirms US support for a two-state solution and warns against possible efforts by the Trump administration to endorse or encourage unilateral Israeli annexations in the West Bank.“This resolution sends a clear message that members of Congress do not accept the Netanyahu government’s continued drift toward annexation and permanent occupation in the West Bank,” said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. “Coming just weeks before the Trump administration is expected to release a ‘proposal’ likely to empower the Israeli settlement movement and abandon the two-state solution, this is a vital rejection of the approach taken by Jared Kushner and Ambassador David Friedman.”[ak]18/6/2019
When Palestinian Arabs and Jews fought the Nazis side by sideThe Media Line/Ynet - Significant scholarly attention has been devoted to the Jewish volunteers who served in the British army and later formed what was known as the Jewish Brigade from 1944 to 1946, where historians estimate that 30,000 Palestinian Jews served. But there is scant reference to the thousands of Arab Palestinians who did the same. [bz] 18/6/2019
EU legal opinion likens Israeli wine to apartheid South Africa goodsAdri Nieuwhof - Electronic Intifada - Selling settlement products as “Made in Israel” may mislead consumers and stop them from making what they consider to be ethical buying choices, a senior European Union legal official says.“Just as many European consumers objected to the purchase of South African goods in the pre-1994 apartheid era, present-day consumers may object on similar grounds to the purchase of goods from a particular country” wrote Gerard Hogan, advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union in an advisory opinion published last week. The opinion was part of an ongoing case, started by the Psagot Winery, located at a West bank settlment, and the right-wing Jewish communal group Organisation Juive Européenne. The settler winery asserted at the French Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, that a EU policy requiring goods coming from settlements to be labeled as such constituted "ethnic discrimination" contrary to French law. In response, the French authorities suspended the labeling requirement and referred the case to the EU Court of Justice seeking guidance. The advocate general issued his opinion in preparation for the EU Court rendering its ruling on the case. The advocate general’s legal opinions are not binding on the EU court, but they are authoritative and are followed in the majority of cases.[ak]18/6/2019
Moldova constitutional crisis and the embassy which did not moveRaphael Ahren - The Times of Israel - Prime Minister Filip of Moldova - a small eastern European country wedged between Romania nd Ukraine - announced that he would move his country`s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In the past, Israel`s Netnayahu would have greeted such an announcement with great public jubilation. This time the PM kept a stony silence, even while the Palestinians strongly condemned the Moldovan move. Netanyahu was acutely aware that Moldova was in the grip of a deep constitutional crisis and that Filip was a lame duck unlikely to keep power; his announcement of the embassy move was a last-ditch effort to curry favor with Israel and with the Trump White House and gain American backing for his failing cabinet. However, the effort failed, a new Moldovan government was consolidated in power with the backing of both Russia, the US and the EU. The embassy move episode came to its end, and Natnayhu`s caution saved him from a international embarrassment. [ak]18/6/2019
Israel names illegal Golan settlement after TrumpAl Jazeera - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls US president `great friend` at inauguration ceremony in Golan Heights [ry] 17/6/2019
After 3 years, accusations against Gaza World Vision head remain unprovenAntony Loewenstein - +972 "Since 2016, Israel has not provided any evidence to Halabi or World Vision to prove its case, and yet Halabi’s trial continues in an Israeli court, unresolved and with no end in sight. His lawyer tells me that he has no idea if Halabi will remain in a remote prison near Be’er Sheva without being convicted for many more years.“This case is unprecedented in the Israeli legal system,” Hanna says. “Israel knows that Halabi is innocent. Some Israeli officials told me that.” Nonetheless, Hanna acknowledges that the panel of three judges could find his client guilty." ca15/6/2019
Uncertainty clouds Kushner`s Bahrain conference on Middle East peaceThe National - "With just two weeks to go until President Donald Trump’s economic conference in Bahrain, a cloud of doubt still hangs over who will be attending the event, what will be discussed and the feasibility of the Middle East peace plan.Organised by Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, the conference was launched to encourage investment in the Palestinian territories as the first part the long-awaited plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.However, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan are yet to confirm if they are to attend or abstain and only one Palestinian businessman has announced their intention to attend. Israel is reportedly yet to receive an invitation." ca 15/6/2019
"Without Jewish-Arab partnership, no rebirth for the left in Israel"Yaniv Sagee - Givat Haviva - "In these elections, Meretz would not have survived if the Arabs had not saved it. It is impossible that this pass by us without serious introspection” says the veteran Yaniv Sagee, chair of the Meretz Directorate. Sagee is calling for and acting to establish a new political body, one that is Jewish and Arab, to include under one canopy representatives or parties from the Jewish left and from the Arab factions – from the Labor Party and Meretz and up through Hadash, the Islamic Movement (Raam) and Taal of Ahmed Tibi. He leaves out the nationalist Balad party. In Sagee’s vision, the said list will have two chairs – a Jew and an Arab. The primary aspiration is for one party, with representation through the “zipper system” (vertical parity) for Jews and Arabs. A different model, perhaps more realistic, is a left-wing bloc of Jewish and Arab parties that will run together, in similar fashion to the four Arab parties in the framework of the Joint List in the 2015 elections.What is certain, states Sagee, is that Meretz will cease existing if it continues to run alone as it has done up until now. “Meretz and others on the Israeli left will need to understand that the State of Israel is on a razor-thin edge and it obligates us to change”. [ak]11/6/2019
Drama on the tarmac - Palestinian professor`s deportation averted at the last momentAli Abunima - The Electronic Initifada - On Wednesday morning, a private jet chartered by the US government landed in Tel Aviv. On board was Abdelhaleem Ashqar, a Palestinian business professor who ran for the presidency of the Palestinian Authority in 2005. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were attempting to secretly deport him to Israel, which would then transfer him to the West Bank. But contrary to the plan, the aircraft was met by a US embassy official who told the ICE agents on board that they could not hand Ashqar over. Pursuant to an emergency order issued by a federal judge back in Virginia, Ashqar had to remain on the plane in US custody. He would sit on the grounded plane for more than a day while a legal drama unfolded back in the US - ending with his being flown back to America, with the deportation plan foiled. [ak]11/6/2019
Mediterranean will be `sea of blood` without rescue boats, UN warnsLorenzo Tondo - The Guardian - Refugee agency says risk of people dying attempting crossing is at its highest [ry] 10/6/2019
Anti-Palestinian groups fail to censor children’s book eventNora Barrows-Friedman - EI - "Toddlers and their families will be able to attend a book event at a New Jersey public library despite attempts by Israel supporters and an anti-Palestinian lawmaker to censor the book and its author in recent weeks" [ry] 10/6/2019
Palestine considers ICC complaint against US envoy FriedmanAl Jazeera - Move comes after US ambassador to Israel David Friedman says Israel has right to annex `some` of occupied West Bank [ry] 10/6/2019
Despite int`l sanctions, Myanmar officials attend Tel Aviv weapons expoOren Ziv - +972 "Israel supposedly stopped selling advanced weaponry to Myanmar in 2017 following petitions filed by human rights activists and attorney Eitay Mack to Israel’s High Court of Justice. Based on court hearings and statements made by Myanmar army officers, some of the arms that Israel has supplied include rifles, gunboats, and military training. The court has kept its ruling secret, however, and Israel does not allow any official publication of its arms trade with Myanmar." ca9/6/2019
New evidence backs Arab MK`s claims that police shot himOren Ziv - +972 "New evidence suggests Israeli police shot Palestinian Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh in the head with a sponge-tipped bullet during a home demolition in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in 2017, according to a final investigation report published earlier this week by the London-based Forensic Architecture research center." ca9/6/2019
Ashkenazi petition against State-Nation LawEitan Bronstein Aparicio - The new petition to the High Court of Justice, in a bid to strike down the discriminatory "Nation-State Law", follows upon earlier petitions lodged by the Arab Adalah institute and by 60 Mizrahi Israelis - who argued that the law discriminates against Jews of Arab extraction as it degrades the Arabic language to a `special status` rather than an official language. Specifically, the Ashkenazi Israelis who signed the present petition add the argument that the Nation-State Law defines them as superior to non-Jews as well as Mizrahi Jewish-Israelis: "We refuse to inhabit the privileged position allocated to us. We demand a full equality for all the residents of this country. We see ourselves as the bearers of a tradition pioneered by Ashkenazi Jews who lived in this country and mastered the Arabic language out of respect for the language of the region, rather than the `enemy language` which is the way it is often perceived in Israel nowadays.There were also Jews in Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries who saw the studying of Arabic language and culture as an important tool to emancipate themselves as Jews. This is the Israeli Ashkenazi identity we wish to champion, against a racist colonial one." [ak] 4/6/2019
Meretz facing internal pressure to become Jewish-Arab partyOren Ziv - +972 - At a meeting of the Forum for Jewish-Arab Cooperation held at the end of April, members passed a motion demanding the party immediately establish a joint Jewish-Arab parliamentary faction between Meretz and Hadash-Ta’al, which would also be open to all left-wing parties. (...) In the run-up to the last elections, party chair Tamar Zandberg called on Meretz to unite with the Labor Party, but members of the Forum insist that the important connection is with Hadash-Ta’al. [bz] 4/6/2019
Settler leader: McDonald`s boycotts settlements, keep it out of airportElisha Ben Kimon - Ynet - The head of Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, wrote a letter to the finance and transportation ministers claiming that McDonald`s Israel, under the guidance of owner Omri Padan has continuously refused to open any McDonald`s branches in the West Bank, and therefore effectively boycotting Israeli citizens. Padan was among the founders of the Peace Now movement. In response, McDonald’s Israel said the global McDonald’s headquarters did not approve branches in the West Bank. [bz]4/6/2019
EU slams Israeli seizing and auctioning West Bank humanitarian aidIMEMC - The European Union has lambasted Israeli plans to auction off humanitarian aid given to inhabitants of West Bank Bedouin villages. COGAT ("Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories") has placed ads offering for sale EU-donated aid which was confiscated by the army last October and November, on raids against "illegal" Beduin communities - including two school structures that had been consigned to Ibziq community, and two tents and three metal sheds from the al-Hadidiya community, altogether worth 15,320 euros ($17,100). The military authorities officially stated that “In the case where the owners of these seized assets have not proceeded to request the return of their property within 30 days of the publication of this notice, the assets will be sold”. However, according to Shadi Othman, EU spokesperson in Jerusalem, the EU did make an official request for the return of the structures, well within the stipulated time, but the Israeli authorities ignored this and proceed with the auction plan. The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah had repeatedly called on Israeli authorities to return the confiscated items to their intended beneficiaries without precondition as soon as possible, or provide compensation. [ak] 4/6/2019
Pompeo questions reception of US plan `loved only by Israelis`Al Jazeera - In tape obtained by Washington Post, secretary of state says US`s Israel-Palestine peace plan may not `gain traction` [ry] 3/6/2019
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