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UK Not Ruling Out Recognizing Palestinian State

The source told The Guardian that Europe doesn’t know right now what they will do in September, should the Palestinians go to the UN General Assembly for statehood recognition, saying the Palestinians are expected to go to the UN if there is no peace process. The comments were published the same day Israeli Prime Minister

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Diskin: Chances for True Palestinian Unity Slim

A Shin Bet veteran of 33 years, Diskin believes the Palestinian unity deal has been struck “mostly for the sake of appearances, in an attempt to show unity. From here on, there are many things both sides don’t know how to apply in theory, let alone on the ground.” A Palestinian unity government, he added,

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Drinking Water for China, Israeli Style

Now, the Israeli desalination company IDE Technologies has introduced a greener way to pull salt from the world’s water. Putting it to the test in China, the Israeli company has created a win-win solution for the environmentally conscious Chinese: using runoff steam from a power plant to help run the desalination plant. The result is

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Poll: East Jerusalem Residents Prefer Israeli Citizenship

When asked if they preferred to become citizens of Palestine or remain citizens of Israel, only 30% chose Palestinian citizenship. Thirty five percent chose Israeli citizenship, and 35% declined to answer or said they didn’t know. The survey’s findings were presented as part of a Tel Aviv University conference hosted by its International Conflict Resolution

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Palestinian Gambit May Keep International Funding Flowing

Western donor nations contribute the bulk of the US $1.4 billion in annual aid to the Palestinian Authority, which since 2007, has been under the control of Fatah. But the aid, which constitutes nearly a half of its entire budget, may be in jeopardy with Hamas in the government. Palestinian Authority (PA) spokesman Ghassan Khatib

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Cousins Meet for the First Time

Tamir requested and received from Russia archival documents that showed that her parents, Naftali Hertz and Golda Shapira, had been in Palestine [the Holy Land’s title at the time] and [were] expelled by the British. Liora Tamir’s daughter Ilana suggested to her mother that she go on the Yad Vashem data base to search through

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First International Aid to PA since Reconciliation Announcement

The position has been articulated by the chairwoman of the House Foreign Relations Committee and both the chairwoman and ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee.   Israel has frozen US $89 million in tax revenue it transmits to the Palestinian Authority [PA] monthly pursuant to terms of the Oslo Accords citing the agreement with

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Iran, Egypt Form Closer Ties

The two ministers are expected to meet at the end of the month at the Nonaligned Movement meeting in Bali, Indonesia. In Tuesday’s press conference, which took place in Doha, Qatar, Salehi said that there isn’t a reason that Iran’s ties with Egypt should be weaker than its ties with its other neighbors. “Currently we

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The Conductor Who Teaches Business Management

May 4, 2011

“Different aspects of music-making can provide stimulating insights into familiar management concerns such as leadership, teamwork, creativity, mentorship and personal development.” Talgam says music provides “an exciting new vocabulary for addressing these concerns” in a non-threatening atmosphere for discussion and self-reflection. “As a professional musician, I understand conducting,” he says. “But when it becomes a

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Hamas Condemns US Assassination of Osama Bin Laden

The statements came against the backdrop of an expected interim government deal between Hamas and Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party set to take place later this week.   In their coverage of the Palestinian response to bin Laden’s death, The New York Times quoted a Hamas lawmaker as calling the US assassination of

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