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October 2021Frozen ConflictsConflict and Security

FOCUS on Frozen Conflicts: Israel-Palestine

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict made recent headlines in May after Israeli forces launched devastating airstrikes on Gaza. This latest Gaza war was sparked after Israeli Defense Forces raided one of the holiest sites in Islam, the Al Aqsa Mosque, during the holy month of Ramadan. Israeli forces dispersed worshippers with flashbangs and rubber bullets, wounding nearly 300 people, reports The Guardian.

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September 2021International News

Egypt and Israel Seek to Reduce Tensions Through Bilateral Summit

The recent visit to Egypt by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on September 13 marks a key point in the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli struggle. This is especially noteworthy after the conflict in the Gaza Strip last May between Israel and Hamas.

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October 2020International News2020Middle East

Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat Receiving COVID Treatment in Jerusalem

On October 8, Saeb Erekat, a high-profile Palestinian diplomatic negotiator and Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. When his health worsened, Erekat was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, an Israeli hospital located in Jerusalem, reports Reuters.

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International NewsU.S.2018Middle East

Trump Makes Strategic Decision to Recognize Jerusalem

President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a contentious decision because of Palestinians’ claim of East Jerusalem as a capital for a potential Palestinian state. Egypt’s regional influence, long considered a force for stability, created the conditions that enabled Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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