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Soleimani Says Iran Is Ready to Back Palestinian Forces

(Worthy News) – Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to…

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Netanyahu faces pressure in Europe amid Jerusalem protests

(Worthy News) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces renewed pressure from Europe on Monday to reboot the Middle East’s moribund peace process following widespread criticism of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Jewish state’s capital. Netanyahu will be in Brussels for an informal breakfast with EU foreign ministers who will urge him to…

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Israel gears up for second day of violent protests over Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Israel was preparing Saturday for fresh riots and demonstrations across the West Bank and Gaza Strip over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid calls from Hamas for wide-scale confrontation. Hundreds of Palestinians were marching Saturday from the Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis toward the border fence,…

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Abbas to boycott Pence as protests over Jerusalem continue

(Worthy News) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with US Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the West Bank this month, a senior Palestinian official said Saturday as protests continued due to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Abbas’ diplomatic adviser, Majdi Khaldi, said Saturday that Abbas won’t meet…

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Palestinians riot in West Bank, Gaza as tempers flare over Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Protests erupted across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Palestinians raged against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a speech the previous day. At various locations around the West Bank and Gaza hundreds of Palestinians held demonstrations against the…

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Israel braces for violent protests over Trump Jerusalem announcement

(Worthy News) – Palestinians burned pictures of US President Donald Trump in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday night, as anger ramped up over an expected announcement by Trump Wednesday of US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli troops girded for the possibility of violence. The picture-burning protest came hours…

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Anti-regime protests spreading across Iran, says country's opposition

(Worthy News) – Ordinary Iranians reportedly took their grievances against the Tehran regime today to the country’s parliament as a result of what they say are the regime’s plundering of their savings and its corrupt policies. According to a report and video from an Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI),…

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120 arrested as hard-line religious Jews protest against Israeli army service

(Worthy News) – At least 120 demonstrators were arrested in Israel on Thursday as several thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked a major intersection in central Jerusalem to protest against efforts to force them to enlist in the Israeli military like their secular compatriots. A series of such protests in recent weeks has been spurred by occasional…

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