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Iran talks: Hardliners and the shifting deadline

Iran talks

by Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh

The extension of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 is likely to have negative repercussions for both Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and President Hassan Rouhani, who is one of the original advocates of talks with the US.

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Israel: Racist Pariah State Writ Large

lehava

Israel finds new ways to prove its pariah state status. On Sunday, extremist cabinet ministers added more controversy to their collective rap sheet.

Voting 14 - 6 to permit drafting a new Basic Law. For Knesset consideration. Cabinet members:

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The Unholy City

Zionist settlers

In its long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors. Babylonians and Persians, Greeks and Romans, Mamluks and Turks, Britons and Jordanians – to mention just a few.

The latest occupier is Israel, which conquered and annexed Jerusalem in 1967.

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Jerusalem: Don't call it a religious conflict

Synagogue in West Jerusalem

by Rachel Shabi

They are horrifying images of a house of prayer drenched in blood. That an ultra-orthodox synagogue in West Jerusalem was chosen for this latest, gruesome attack, in which four Jewish-Israeli men were killed by two knife-wielding Palestinians, has detonated appalling historic associations and has been widely condemned.

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West Jerusalem Is Occupied Territory

Jerusalem

Many categorical statements have emanated from the Israeli government about the yet-to-be-negotiated final status of Jerusalem. Indeed, Jerusalem was said to have been the stumbling block that led to the breakdown of the Camp David II negotiations in the summer of 2000, though the negotiating situation was far more complicated than that.

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