Israel had plan to shoot down passenger plane to kill Arafat, book claims

Ariel Sharon allegedly told air force to attack planes if thought to be carrying Palestinian leader

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From bad to worse? 5 things 2018 will bring to the Middle East

Syrian Democratic Forces looking toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP James L. Gelvin, University of California, Los Angeles It’s always dangerous to make... Read more »

Why the UN is setting up a database of international businesses operating in Israeli settlements

Valentina Azarova, Koç University Istanbul Hundreds of companies are doing business in around 250 illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, that are effectively subsidised and maintained by the... Read more »

Trump’s Threat to Cut Palestine Funding Could Inflict ‘Untold Suffering’

US President Donald Trump is bringing a businesslike approach to negotiating on the international stage by threatening to cut funding to groups that don’t agree with his vision for... Read more »

Israel, Palestine and the Greatest Deal Ever

In order to get the Israelis and the Saudis on the same page in a united front against the Iranians, the Palestine question needs to be resolved. For Donald... Read more »