Every Saturday a group of Israeli settlers and Jewish tourists, escorted by dozens of Israeli soldiers, parade through the Old City of Hebron, in the West Bank, on a tour, in which they hear an exclusive rightwing Jewish narrative of the city’s history. Last Saturday, however, was a holiday commemorating Abrahams purchase of land in Hebron to bury his wife Sarah, so an unusually large number of Israeli settlers, Jewish tourists (many from New York), and Israeli border police and soldiers were present

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Holy Land: Israeli group closes down Old City of Hebron to Palestinians

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Monkey Cage: The politics of Israels security officers

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By Brent E. Sasley November 21 at 3:52 PM In the beginning of November, 106 former Israeli security officials published a letter as an advertisement in an Israeli newspaper calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take advantage of Israels success in the summers Gaza warand make a serious effort at peace on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected the idea of Germany recognizing Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict only through negotiations. The aim should be that both sides agree on a two-state solution – Israel and a future Palestine – co-existing side by side, Merkel told a news conference in Berlin …

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Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected the idea of Germany recognising Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict only through negotiations.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected the idea of Germany recognising Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict only through negotiations

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JERUSALEM – Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say. The alleged Hamas plot was hatched during the July-August war in Gaza. Its disclosure comes as ties fray between Israel and U.S.-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is based in the West Bank, over a contested Jerusalem shrine.

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Palestinian women pray outside the Dome of the Rock following Friday prayers on Nov. 21

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