The growing tension observed during the last few days in Jerusalem and the political reactions that they triggered reflect a climate of mistrust and persistent political deadlock. The only equal to the suffering endured by the Palestinians is the daily injustice they are subjected to

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Mission to Gaza and the West Bank: FIDH calls on Palestine to seize the International Criminal Court

A group of residents from Biggin have held a ‘free Palestine party’ in response to the situation in Gaza, at the same time as celebrating a woman’s 70th Birthday.

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Residents get together for party to raise awareness of the international Gaza crisis

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Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

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Abbas threatens to end Hamas unity deal

Sat Sep 06 13:33:56 EDT 2014 In Christian Petzold’s compelling period piece, a woman confronts her long-lost husband in the aftermath of WWII. Christian Petzold’s post-Holocaust drama is based around an incredulous premise: A German woman (Nina Hoss) emerges from the concentration camps with horrific facial scars, receives plastic surgery and rediscovers her husband in Berlin, where he fails to recognize her.

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Toronto Review: Nina Hoss is Extraordinary in Holocaust Drama 'Phoenix'

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Despite tensions, tourism in the Middle East is growing and, for the most part, visitors can travel safely. We assess the situation in Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman and Tunisia Palestine The West Bank isn't the obvious destination for a relaxing break, but the FCO's warning to stay away was lifted years ago and the vibrancy of Palestinian culture may surprise you.

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Peace in the Middle East: holidays in the countryside

Voices of construction workers used to ring out in Gazas streets. Now hulks of unfinished buildings stand in eerie silence, and the idle builders are left to worry how to make ends meet.

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Hamas considers economic reforms as Gaza's economic activity plummets

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Continuous floods on the Zambezi river have isolated 23, 000 people on the West Bank of the Zambezi River in Zambezi west constituency in North Western province . The floods which have stretched across Chavuma and Zambezi districts has disrupted the normal operations and living standards of the people on west bank as they cannot access basic services from the eastern side. The people living on the west bank are cut off from accessing fuel, food supplies, education for school going children and health services until April when the rain subsides.

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Floods cut off people on West Bank of the Zambezi River

A Labour MP has apologised after she appeared to compare the situation in Gaza to the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust .

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Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi apologises for Gaza-Holocaust …

Israeli former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s health was in “slow, gradual” decline on Friday, according to the hospital where he has been in a comatose state for eight years.

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Israel’s Sharon in ‘slow, gradual’ decline: medics

Israel ranks 46th in the world for representation of women among legislators, senior officials, and managers. But appointments like Flug's are slowly improving the situation.

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Bank of Israel appoints first female chief, boosting gender equality