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Palestinian Politics

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

29th September 2014 – Foreign Policy

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

Grant Rumley

Six months ago, the Palestinians' warring factions, Hamas and Fatah, surprised the world by announcing a new unity government after years of trying to overcome their difference more...

Analysis & Commentary

15th December 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Portugal’s Palestinian Recognition Adds Momentum to Diplomatic Push

Grant Rumley

The Portuguese parliament on Friday called on the government to recognize an independent Palestinian state. The motion was filed on behalf of both the center-right and socialist parties, and it urged the government to recognize Palestine “in coordination with the European Union” at the “most appropriate moment.” more...

5th December 2014 – Quoted by Shane Harris - The Daily Beast

Pro-Palestinian Group Lectured On Skirting Terror Laws

Jonathan Schanzer

The U.S. has “criminalize[d] the support of the Palestinian people,” argues a top activist, making it tricky to avoid helping ”so-called terrorist organizations.” more...

2nd December 2014 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Palestinians’ Unity Government Falters, Status Quo Endures

Jonathan Schanzer

The Jerusalem Post reports that “the unity government established with Fatah over the summer has ended. The unity government’s six-month term has expired, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said at a press conference in Gaza City, adding that talks would take place regarding a future government, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.” more...

26th November 2014 – The Washington Times

Slaughter in the Synagogue

Clifford D. May

Executioners for the Islamic State use knives to cut the throats of Christians, Yazidis and “apostate” Muslims. Palestinian executioners last week used knives and a meat cleaver to slaughter Jewish worshippers in a synagogue in west Jerusalem. more...

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