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Jerusalem: No need to be stung twice

By: Hakkı Öcal Source: Daily Sabah A long time ago, the Entente Cordiale, the Anglo-French agreement that ended antagonism between Great Britain and France before World War I, was in danger of collapse thanks to both sides’ voracity in sharing the Ottoman lands. They reluctantly signed a secret deal. The infamous Sykes-Picot agreement enabled them to create five countries, run the region for 30 years and sow the seeds of the most fiendish struggle between Muslims and Jews. This agreement came into being with difficulty, as both sides believed that the other was cheating to get a better share of Ottoman Arab territory. Without telling each other, they promised Sharif Hussein, the emir...

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Hope of peace deal distant as Trump and Abbas meet

By: William Gallo Source: VOA News WASHINGTON — Expectations could hardly be lower for a diplomatic breakthrough as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. President Donald Trump held their first meeting Wednesday at the White House. Trump said last week he sees “no reason” why there can’t be peace between Israel and the Palestinians. “None whatsoever,” Trump said. And Abbas recently declared that a “historic” peace deal to end the decades-old conflict is possible under Trump’s leadership. Abbas, who heads the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA), has modest goals for the visit. According to Palestinian officials, one of his main objectives will be to simply listen...

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Hamas to amend its charter in bid to address international isolation

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Hamas is to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called for the destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its international isolation, party officials said, according to AFP. Leaders of the Islamist movement have long spoken of the more limited aim of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip without explicitly setting it out in its charter. But after years of internal debate, the party leadership is to publish a supplementary charter at a conference in Qatar on Monday that will formally accept the idea of a state in the territories occupied by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967. In a sop to hardliners within...

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