Workers remove the monuments to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from Wyman Park in Baltimore, Maryland, August 16, 2017. © Reuters

‘Can’t Change History, Learn From It’: Trump Opposes Monuments Removal

US President Donald Trump has come out against the removal of Confederate monuments, as activists seek to tear down what they call symbols of the country’s racist past. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” Trump said in a …

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WikiLeaks: Riyadh Flirts with Tel Aviv Through Normalisation

A “highly classified” press release by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was published by WikiLeaks, reveals the level of rapprochement between Riyadh and Tel Aviv. Saudi Arabia initiated discussions on the issue of normalization with Israel and the 2002 Saudi peace initiative that was adopted by the Arab League at the Beirut Summit …

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Hundreds of Israelis Enter Al-Aqsa Compound for Jewish Holiday

Hundreds of far-right religious Israelis entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday morning on the occasion of the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’av. Tisha B’Av notably commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temple, which Jews believe were located where the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, …

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Palestinians hit by tear gas in the Old City of Jerusalem on 27 July 2017 (Reuters)

Al-Aqsa Crisis: Two Palestinians Dead, Dozens Injured Following Friday Prayers

Two Palestinian were killed by Israeli security forces in Gaza and the occupied West Bank on Friday as protesters clashed with Israeli police following Friday prayers. One of the two victims was shot dead after attempting to stab Israeli soldiers at a junction near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said. The …

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Israel Raids Al-Aqsa Again, Injures Dozens of Worshipers

Just one hour after thousands of Palestinian worshipers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem for the first time in nearly two weeks, clashes erupted inside the holy site, as Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at worshipers. The Palestinian Red Crescent released a statement saying that its crews had …

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Five Things You Need to Know About Al-Aqsa

The last couple of weeks have seen daily demonstrations and confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories. Tensions have risen in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City after Israel shut down al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time since 1969, after a deadly gun battle between Palestinian citizens of Israel and Israeli …

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Al-Aqsa Dispute Leaves 3 Palestinians Dead #Occupation

Three Palestinians were shot dead and four others wounded as thousands of Palestinian worshippers clashed with security forces on a "day of rage" over Israeli control of Islam's third-holiest site. Israel's army said a family of three Israeli settlers were stabbed to death and a fourth was wounded in the Israeli West Bank settlement of …

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Temple Mount July 20, 2017 © Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

Thousands of Extra IDF Troops Put On Call in West Bank Amid Al-Aqsa Tensions #Occupation

The Israeli army will put thousands of extra troops on alert in the West Bank ahead of Friday prayers at Jerusalem's Temple Mount, fearing that clashes over security measures implemented at the holy site will spread. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Thursday that it would be putting five extra battalions on call in …

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