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If a Palestinian Minister Falls and No One Is Around to Hear It…

Mohammed Mustafa is the most important man in the Palestinian economy and a close confidant of Mahmoud Abbas. His resignation yesterday should be big news.

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Forget the Knesset. I’ll See You at The Hague.

Israeli elections are just days away. But Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority are less interested in who wins than how they’ll take Israel to court.

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Palestine’s ‘Lone Wolf’ Intifada Is Here

What’s behind the surge in violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank -- and where will it lead?

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Can Israel Survive Without the Palestinian Authority?

Why the threat to dissolve the government in the West Bank could put the region on the edge of anarchy.

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A Crime Against Sovereignty

The decision last month by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine” has conjured up images of ...

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Can I Take a Tax-Deduction on My Donation to Israeli Settlements in Palestine?

American charities funnel millions of dollars to support the building of illegal settlements in the occupied territories. It's time for this to end.

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How Long Can Mahmoud Abbas Hold On?

With Palestinian politics riven by infighting, President Mahmoud Abbas only has one last hope for saving his credibility.

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