The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Following the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, Hamas may maneuver between adherence to its fundamental positions and its desire to benefit from the agreement which may serve its internal political and media purposes

Issued on 28/04/2014 Type Article
The reconciliation agreement signed with Fatah on April 23, 2014, poses for Hamas the basic problem familiar from the past regarding its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 14 – 23, 2014)

Issued on 23/04/2014 Type Article
The focus of terrorist events this past week (the Israeli Passover holiday) was the murder of an Israeli citizen in a shooting attack as he was driving to Hebron. Next week on April 29, 2014, the nine months allotted for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will expire. In the internal Palestinian arena, delegations of Fatah and Hamas met in the Gaza Strip and announced a reconciliation agreement.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 9 – 13, 2014)*

Issued on 13/04/2014 Type Article
This past week two mortar shells were fired into the western Negev from the Gaza Strip. One fell in the heart of an Israeli village. There were no casualties. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for shelling and for placing an IED. The crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations continues.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 2 – 8, 2014)

Issued on 08/04/2014 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in Israeli territory. In addition, five mortar shells were fired into the western Negev. In response Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked a number of terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. The crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations continues.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 25 – April 1, 2014)

Issued on 01/04/2014 Type Article
Israel's south was quiet this past week. Land Day was marked in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip; the ceremonies were poorly attended and there were no exceptional incidents. American Secretary of State John Kerry paid a sudden visit to the region in an effort to resolve the current crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
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The Anti-Israeli BDS campaign: an argument in the New York Times following an article by Omar Barghouti

Issued on 26/03/2014 Type Article
The Anti-Israeli BDS campaign: an argument in the New York Times following an article by Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian activist, one of the leading personalities of the BDS campaign. The argument exposes the BDS' genuine objectives, as well as the limitations of its real influence
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Information on The Israeli Palestinian Conflict
The Palestinian Authority is a semi-autonomous entity which controls the Palestinian population in Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian Authority was established in 1994 with the signing of the Oslo Accords. Formally, according to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority also controls the Gaza Strip, but in reality it lost control in June 2007 when Hamas' violently took control. Since Yasser Arafat's death, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has headed the Palestinian Authority.
The Palestinian Authority's status was severely damaged by the Palestinian terrorist campaign (the Al-Aqsa, or second intifada). Since it was unable and unwilling to prevent terrorist attacks from being carried out from its territory, Israel ended cooperation with it and most Palestinian Authority activities came to a standstill. Today the Palestinian Authority security forces maintain internal order and prevent terrorist attacks.
Many countries around the world give the Palestinian Authority some sort of recognition as a political entity, although most of them do not recognize it as a sovereign state. Some of them formalized their diplomatic relations and promoted their representatives to the status of ambassadors. Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently applied to the UN for membership. On September 23, 2011, he formally appealed to the secretary general of the UN to recognize the state of "Palestine."