Washington considers international recognition of Palestinian state premature, US Department of State Spokeswoman Jen Psaki stated at a press briefing Friday.

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Palestine Not Ready for Statehood: US Department of State

Since John F. Kennedy’s death, there’s been little presidential rhetoric that was not either bombastic and self-serving – Reagan’s “tear down this wall” – or cringingly dishonest – Nixon’s “I am not a crook” or Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

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Why JFK Still Matters

The home of Ghassan Abu Jamal has a beautiful view of Jabel Mukaber. It looks over a small valley with olive trees and grazing sheep.

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Israel brings back controversial policy


Tunisian wins Muslim beauty pageant, calls for free Palestine A Tunisian woman calls for a free Palestine as she wins a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests.

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Tunisian wins Muslim beauty pageant, calls for free Palestine – Video

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Israel has revived its controversial demolition policy in the wake of several recent terror attacks. Israel says it may save lives

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Israel revives controversial policies

As peace talks founder, many Palestinians oppose Israel's efforts to remove weapons from the Gaza Strip.

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Palestinians in Gaza refuse to disarm

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In recent weeks 11 people have been killed by Palestinian attackers in five incidents, mostly in Jerusalem, but also in Tel Aviv and the West Bank.

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Israeli forces break up West Bank clashes amid roiling tensions

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Hamas supporters rally in the West Bank, where Palestinian Authority officials say the terror group is seeking to undermine it, with help from an operative in Turkey.

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Palestinian Authority accuses Hamas of plotting against it from Turkish headquarters

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The path between the secular world and highly observant Judaism is a two-way street. The baal tshuvah travels in one direction, but he or she may be taking the place of someone who has abandoned Orthodoxy.

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Leaving religious life: The un-Orthodox path

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NEW PALESTINE – Before one of the biggest games of his coaching career, Kyle Ralph had one thing he wanted his team to prove when they took on the defending state champions. “We don’t want to be known as a ‘One-and-Done’ type team,” said the New Palestine head coach.

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New Palestine and Cathedral advance to the State Championship