Palestine

2023November 2023International Response Israel-HamasFocus

FOCUS on International Response to the Israel-Hamas War: China

Through its actions thus far, China seems to have sided largely with Palestine, but it also has significant economic ties with Israel. The reason for this dichotomy, Politico claims, is a long-term play to gain favor in the Middle East and with countries searching for alternatives to U.S. partnerships, while maintaining its long-standing policy of non-interference with other countries’ internal affairs.

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International Response Israel-Hamas2023November 2023Focus

FOCUS on International Response to Israel-Hamas War: Saudi Arabia

Saudia Arabia has long held a place as arguably the most influential country in the Middle East. Yet, as the world reels from the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, and nations such as Qatar and Egypt have rushed in with attempts to broker the release of hostages and send aid to Gaza, as NBC News reports, Saudia Arabia has been slow to react.

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2023October 2023

Hamas Releases Two American Hostages

American and British officials are continuously working with Qatar to secure the release of their own hostages, as well as the release of non-British and non-American nationals. Qatari officials have become the middleman between Hamas and U.S. officials’ negotiations regarding the release of the remaining American hostages

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2023October 2023

Spotlight on the Israel-Hamas War: Economic Effects

On October 18, state-organized protests in support of Palestine took place across Iran, demonstrating the potential for Iran to assume a greater role in the ongoing conflict as reported by Reuters.  According to The Guardian, the likelihood of Iran assuming an active role appears to be low, however, if Iran were to become involved, it would carry substantial implications for both the economy and oil prices. 

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March 2023International News

Jordan Hosts Peace Talks Between Israel and Palestine

On February 26, representatives from the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli Government met in Jordan for previously agreed-upon peace talks, reports Reuters. The talks, while initially perceived as successful, were abruptly halted due to increased violence in the West Bank.

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