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A Palestinian boy pedals by the closed offices of U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) during a strike of all UNRWA institutions in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 24, 2018. Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Israel’s envoy blasts Biden administration over renewal of UNRWA funding

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The United States announced on Wednesday that it is working with Congress to drastically increase aid to the Palestinians, including renewing aid to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which deals primarily with...
U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a conference phone call in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 16, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

Biden’s push for restoring aid to Palestinians faces legal hurdles and brewing political crisis

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In recent days, the Biden administration has moved rapidly to restore funding to the Palestinians that had been largely severed during the Trump administration. Concerns are being raised, however, that the funding could both violate...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. in 2018. Credit: a katz/Shutterstock.

Abbas’s snubs work like a charm on Biden

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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas may be facing serious challenges to his reign in Ramallah, but he’s having no trouble playing the powers-that-be in Washington. After four years of being called to task by...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Credit: mccv/Shutterstock.

Antony Blinken called the wrong guy

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In a phone call with a Middle East leader last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Palestinian Arabs are entitled to “freedom, security, prosperity and democracy.” Can’t disagree with a word of...
Palestinian students on the first day of school in the city of Nablus in the West Bank on Sept. 6, 2020. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

US lawmakers reintroduce bill to address hate, violence in Palestinian schools

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A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to require the U.S. State Department to address hate and violence in the Palestinian school curriculum. The measure—the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act (H.R. 2374)—was...
Galia Tamam holds a picture of her son, Moshe, who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 1984. Photo by Yehoshua Yosef.

Victim’s family calls to revoke citizenship following terrorist’s release from prison

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Arab Israeli terrorist Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh was released from prison on Monday upon completion of his 35-year prison sentence. According to local media reports, following his release, Abu Makh, a member of a cell that abducted...
U.S. President Joe Biden signs a commission for Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce, March 3, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

Biden administration to allocate $90 million in aid to Palestinians

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The Biden administration has allocated $90 million in aid to the Palestinians, with only a portion of the money being publicly announced, according to a report by the Associated Press. The United States announced last week that...
Former Palestinian Authority security chief Mahmoud Dahlan speaks with Saudi Arabia's Al-Arabiya Network on March 17, 2021. (MEMRI)

Abbas rival Mohammed Dahlan calls PA leader’s 15-year presidency ‘a big fat zero’

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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s political rival Mahmoud Dahlan vowed in a recent interview that Abbas would not be the only candidate in the upcoming Palestinian presidential elections. In an interview that aired on Saudi...
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. Credit: Wikipedia Hebrew.

Israel confiscates Palestinian minister’s VIP pass after he meets with ICC prosecutor

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Israeli authorities confiscated the VIP border pass of Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on his return to Judea and Samaria after meeting at the International Criminal Court, a Palestinian official told Reuters on Sunday. “This is the...
U.S. President Biden on the campaign trail in Henderson, Nev., on Feb. 14, 2020. Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore.

Biden’s ‘Nine-Miles-Wide Plan’

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The Biden administration reportedly intends to demand that Israel return to the nine-miles-wide pre-1967 armistice lines. Should we be surprised? How dangerous would that be? And what should American Jews do about it? According to...