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Coronavirus live news: AstraZeneca 'pulls out of EU supply meeting'; Russia relaxes restrictions

Drugmaker reportedly cancels meeting scheduled for Wednesday amid row over deliveries; Moscow eases some measures as cases fallChina to use anal swabs to test for Covid in high infection areasUK hotel quarantine system to target travellers from high-risk areasNew Zealand: two new cases emerge in people who had left quarantineAstraZeneca vaccine ‘may not go to older people’ in EUSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.24am GMT This just in from Shona Murray from Euronews, on the escalating stando...
Tags: Science, Russia, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Moscow, Astrazeneca, Reuters, Interfax, Palestinian Authority, EuroNews, Shona Murray, Coronavirus, COVID, Abdel Hafiz Nofal

We should have a vaccine against viral propaganda

A response to “The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story”, Mail & Guardian, 13 January 2021 The post We should have a vaccine against viral propaganda appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Israel, Gaza, Palestine, West Bank, Hamas, Vaccine, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Mail Guardian, COVID-19, Dan Diker, Yara Hawari

Rep. Rashida Tlaib on why she's rallying progressives to fight back against calls for sweeping new government surveillance powers after the Capitol attack

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., October 18, 2020 REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Rep. Rashida Tlaib is leading the progressive opposition to a massive expansion of the security state in the wake of the deadly Capitol attack by Trump supporters. A member of the House Democrats' "Squad," Tlaib warned that marginalized groups are typically the selected targets of law enforcement. Tlaib spoke with Insider columnist Anthony Fisher about these security issues, her hopes for the Bi...
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Why a leading Israeli rights group is calling Israel an 'apartheid' state

A Palestinian demonstrator shot by Israeli troops is carried by fellow protesters during clashes near the Israeli border fence in northeast Gaza. Reuters Leading Israeli human-rights group B'Tselem has begun describing both Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories as a single "apartheid" regime. "We have decided to use this word because it is the correct term to describe the reality between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and the entire area that is under Israel's c...
Tags: Politics, New York, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, Ap, South Africa, Gaza, West Bank, International criminal court, East Jerusalem, Arab, Mediterranean, Gaza Strip, Palestinians

Israel has vaccinated 2,000,000 leading the global charts

In Israel, some 150,000 people are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority is struggling to...
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Abbas Announces Palestinian Elections After Years of Paralysis

The decree by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority was viewed by analysts as a bid to lift his standing with the Biden...
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Palestinian Authority to hold first elections in 15 years

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday announced that parliamentary and presidential elections will take place in the country for...
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The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story

Israel is refusing to provide the vaccine to the millions of Palestinians it is forcefully ruling over. The post The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Geneva Convention, COVID-19, Covax, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Covax programme, Sputnik V vaccine

Israel, the Palestinians, and the COVID-19 vaccination rollout: The legal and moral obligations

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly Palestinian man at the Clalit Health Services in neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on January 7, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/ AFP/ Getty Images Israel is the world leader in vaccinating its population against COVID-19. About 19% of the population has already received a dose of the vaccine. Israeli citizens and Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are eligible to be vaccinated. Those in the West...
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Norway votes to cut aid to Palestinian Authority over anti-Semitic textbooks

Lawmakers reportedly cut $3.4 million aid package to PA and Palestinian territories for promoting anti-Semitism and violence against...
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Seeking Restart With Biden, Palestinians Eye End to Prisoner Payments

The Palestinian Authority pays stipends to prisoners held by Israel in a system critics call “pay to slay.” The worse the crime, the...
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Palestinians Resume Ties With Israel Ahead of Biden Presidency

The Palestinian Authority said it would resume cooperation with Israel after cutting off contact in May, a move that reflects...
Tags: Israel, Palestinian Authority, Israel Ahead of Biden Presidency

The New York Times ’ Misleading ‘Analysis’ of Benjamin Netanyahu

‘News Analysis,” a creative euphemism for “Opinion,” is deployed by outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post with increasing frequency. One of the Times’ recent offerings in this genre comes from Jerusalem bureau chief David Halbfinger, who writes that “Biden’s Win Means a Demotion for Netanyahu and Less Focus on Israel.” It’s an odd formulation. Benjamin Netanyahu has been Israel’s prime minister for over a decade, during presidencies of both parties. I suspect that the Times ...
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Palestinians mourn veteran negotiator Saeb Erekat

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas paid his final respects to veteran negotiator Saeb Erekat on Wednesday, as the casket bearing Erekat's body was brought to the presidential compound in Ramallah for the leadership to say farewell.
Tags: News, Middle East, Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat, Ramallah, Palestinian Authority, Erekat

Palestinians hold funeral for veteran negotiator Erekat

The Palestinians held a funeral Wednesday for Saeb Erekat, a veteran peace negotiator and spokesman for their cause who died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh paid their respects at an official ceremony at the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. A military band played as an honor guard carried a coffin draped in a Palestinian flag.
Tags: News, West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat, Ramallah, Palestinian Authority, Erekat, Mohammad Shtayyeh

Funeral ceremonies honor top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas paid his final respects to veteran negotiator Saeb Erekat on Wednesday, as the casket bearing Erekat's body was brought to the presidential compound in Ramallah for the leadership to say farewell.
Tags: Cnn, Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat, Ramallah, Palestinian Authority, Erekat

Biden's plan to revive Iran talks could calm the Middle East – but on Israel he and Trump largely agree

When the Taliban recently voiced its hope that Donald Trump would win a second term because he would withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, it was a reminder that the 2020 U.S. election has big implications for the Middle East – and, by consequence, for American national security.Foreign policy barely registers on Americans’ election agenda this year in a race dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, economic woes and structural racism. Nonetheless, the United States’ global role is on the ballot ...
Tags: News, Obama, Saudi Arabia, Islamic State, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Barack Obama, Turkey, Iran, Cnn, Afghanistan, United States, Egypt, Taliban

Trump's Middle East accord is the illusion of peace

From left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump, and United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on September 15 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Israel normalized relations with the Arab states Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, in an accord partially brokered by the Trump administration. These are only the third and fourth Arab states to recognize Israel. That makes this a very big deal. But it's hardly "the d...
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Hamas extends Gaza lockdown for 72 hours as virus spreads

Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Wednesday extended a full lockdown in the Palestinian enclave for three more days as coronavirus cases climbed following the detection this week of the first community transmissions of the virus in the densely populated, blockaded territory. The Health Ministry reported three deaths and at least 22 infections among Gaza’s population of 2 million people since Monday, raising fears of a wider outbreak that could overwhelm a health system already battered by years of Israeli-...
Tags: News, Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Gaza Strip, Health Ministry, Palestinian Authority

Letters to the Editor: Palestinians, take a cue from UAE: It's time to make peace with Israel

The Israel-UAE agreement isn't the "ultimate" Mideast peace deal because the Palestinian Authority still refuses to negotiate without preconditions.
Tags: News, Israel, Uae, Mideast, Palestinian Authority, Israel UAE

Israel-U.A.E. Deal Swaps One Nightmare for Another for Palestinians

With annexation of the West Bank off the table and Arab diplomacy turned inside out, the Palestinian struggle, once focused against Israel, now is to remain relevant.
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For Palestinians, Israel-U.A.E. Deal Swaps One Nightmare for Another

With annexation of the West Bank off the table and Arab diplomacy turned inside out, the Palestinian struggle, once focused against Israel, now is to remain relevant.
Tags: News, Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Trump, Palestinians, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Abbas, Mahmoud, Palestinian Authority, Palestine Liberation Organization, Erekat, Donald J, Jerusalem (Israel, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates

Israel, United Arab Emirates to establish full diplomatic ties in US-brokered deal

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, MATTHEW LEE and JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians. The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy victory to President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election and reflected a changing Middle East in which shared concerns about archenem...
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For Palestinian Police, Much to Lose if Israel Annexes West Bank Land

Palestinian security officers, scorned for working with Israel, say they are on the front lines of building a state. But what if the state-building project fizzles?
Tags: News, Police, Israel, West Bank, Palestinians, Palestinian Authority, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Nablus (West Bank, Israel Annexes West Bank Land

The Latest: Hot-spot Arizona reaches ICU capacity of 91%

PHOENIX — Arizona has reached new peaks in hospitalizations and emergency room visits, indicating the state is only intensifying as a coronavirus hot spot.State health officials say the capacity of hospital intensive care units is at an all-time high of 91%.The number of people hospitalized Thursday due to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 was 3,013, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. It’s the first time reaching 3,000.People who went to the ER because of COVID-19 sy...
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Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas pledged unity against Israel's West Bank annexation plans in a rare joint conference Thursday, as signs emerged of a rift between Israel and Washington over the project. The relationship between Fatah, which controls the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, and Islamist group Hamas -- in control of the Gaza Strip -- has been plagued by divisions for more than a decade.
Tags: News, Washington, Israel, Hamas, Gaza Strip, Fatah, Ramallah, Palestinian Authority, Fatah Hamas, Israel s West Bank

PA announces West Bank lockdown as virus numbers soar

The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday announced a five-day lockdown across the West Bank after a rise in coronavirus infections, as Israel saw its steepest-yet 24-hour uptick in cases. The latest data from the Palestinian ministry of health said that as of Wednesday night, a total of 2,686 people had tested positive for COVID-10 since the illness was first recorded in the West Bank, compared with just 1,256 a week ago. Last week, after the easing of a previous coronavirus lockdown in late May...
Tags: News, Israel, PA, West Bank, Palestinian Authority, Mai al Kaila

Palestinians unveil Jordan Valley fund as annexation looms

The Palestinian Authority has announced a multi-million-dollar fund to support residents of the Jordan Valley, just days before Israel intends to start annexing the strategic swathe of the occupied West Bank. "The government has decided to establish projects to support the residents of the Jordan Valley," Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh told AFP on Wednesday. Additionally, Shtayyeh said the PA will "allocate land to all Palestinians who want to invest in the Jordan Valley."
Tags: News, Israel, PA, West Bank, Afp, Jordan Valley, Palestinian Authority, Shtayyeh, Mohammed Shtayyeh

Palestinians in Jordan Valley Fear Annexation Would Choke Off Their Villages

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to annex territory along the Jordan border. Palestinian residents wonder where that leaves them.
Tags: News, Israel, Middle East, West Bank, Jordan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinians, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Jordan Valley, Palestinian Authority, Israeli Settlements, Defense and Military Forces, Border Barriers, Apartheid (Policy, Peace Now