Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister, doubled his money when he sold an apartment in north Tel Avivs Akirov Towers that hed bought in 2003 for about 12 million shekels ($3.5 million). Barak, 72, said in an interview that he used the profit to purchase a smaller home in the nearby Assuta luxury complex, and five apartments in the planned Icon TLV project close to city hall that hell rent out. Israels surging home values, driven by record mortgage lending, are good for long-term owners like Barak

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Tel Aviv Price Boom Tests Local Borrowers Limits: Mortgages

AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict.

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Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip have decided to form a government of national unity within the "next five weeks", officials said early on Wednesday. The agreement, between members of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation and Hamas, was reached following talks in Gaza City which began on Tuesday evening, a member of the PLO …


Rival Palestinian leaders agree to form national unity govt

Examining the Turkish False Flag Leak – The Eyeopener Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Two Professional Trolls, Turkey's False Flag Threat, West Bank Violence, and the Future of the Mind.

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Examining the Turkish False Flag Leak – The Eyeopener – Video

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Tuesday that if peace talks with Israel fail he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel.

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Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told a group of Israeli journalists on Tuesday that if peace talks do not continue, Israel will have to take on the burden of governing Palestinian lands. Though Abbas has repeatedly hinted that he could devolve some of the limited powers his Palestinian Authority exercises in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, his ..

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Israel must take on Palestinian governance if talks fail: Abbas

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Despite row with Oxfam, star is 'not swayed' by condemnation over drinks plant on West Bank in Israel The film star Scarlett Johansson, a former Oxfam ambassador, has questioned the charity's position on political boycotts of Israel and told the Observer that she has no regrets over her decision to promote SodaStream, a company headquartered in Israel, with a controversial factory in a …

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Scarlett Johansson: I have no regrets over ad for West Bank drinks company SodaStream

Palestine held its second annual marathon on April 11, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

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Analysis:'What is the legacy of the Oslo Accords'? 16/9/2013 Part 2 20 years on from the original meeting on the White House lawn of Yassir Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin, Islam Channel looks at the legacy of Oslo Accords.

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Analysis: ‘What is the legacy of the Oslo Accords’? 16/9/2013 Part 2 – Video

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JERUSALEM Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws.

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A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank