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UN official devises blueprint for Israeli accountability

UN official devises blueprint for Israeli accountability

"In the past, his conclusions have been heavily criticised by the United States and Israel. Lynk's recommendations are not legally-binding. While his requests may seem overly ambitious, Palestinian activists could well see them as a useful alternative to a formal peace process that has largely ground to a halt. Israel's mission to the UN did not immediately respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment."

African nations call on world to end Israeli occupation of Palestine

African nations call on world to end Israeli occupation of Palestine

"The group also called on Israel to end it's construction of illegal settlements, and the imprisonment of thousands of Palestinians and other collective punishment measures against the Palestinian people. Representing 28% of all UN members, the African Group reminded the UNHRC of it's obligation to act immediately to ensure that the Palestinian people are able to realise their right to self-determination, justice and freedom."

The Palestinian refugees and the 'monologue of the century'

The Palestinian refugees and the 'monologue of the century'

"Over 70 years later, it is becoming increasingly common to come across analogies between Palestinian refugees such as the ones from Lydda and Ramle, and the "simultaneous uprooting" of Jews living in Arab countries. Israel's Deputy Minister of Finance Yitzhak Cohen, for example, has said that: "The uprooted Jews' problem is equal to, if not greater than, the Palestinian refugees' problem.""

The 'deal of the century' as a deliberate deception

The 'deal of the century' as a deliberate deception

"Kushner's "deal of the century" has by far surpassed all others in this regard by completely decoupling politics from economic solutions. Since the 1990 Madrid conference, the peace process had been built on the principle of "land for peace", where Israel withdraws from Arab land it occupied in 1967 in exchange for peace and the normalisation of relations with the Palestinians and Arabs."

U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy

U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy

"“However, today is not about the political issues. We will get to those at the right time.” It is not clear whether the Trump team plans to abandon the “two-state solution”, which involves creation of an independent Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel. The United Nations and most countries back the two-state solution, which has underpinned every peace plan for decades, but Trump’s team has consistently refused to commit to it."