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Who made public "Jericho Wall" -- the blueprint that Hamas followed on Oct 7?

According to the NYT, a Hamas-sourced document codenamed "Jericho Wall" was somehow made public. It described in a fair bit of detail how the Hamas attack on Oct 7 eventually unfolded. (In ...
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What is behind the recent surge in settler activity in the West Bank?

The Guardian reports an "unprecedented surge" in illegal settler activity in the West Bank. The Peace Now report that they cite claims that this is because settlers are "exploiting"...
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What kind of political system do Palestinian political entities want?

What kind of political system do the key players of Palestinian politics (Fatah, Hamas etc.) want to establish, as the next step after a successful resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? &...
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What is the state of domestic Israeli opposition to the - alleged - Israeli interference to aid supply in Gaza?

We've recently - March 2024 - seen numerous Western government leaders, normally pro-Israel, express alarm at the food situation in Gaza. The World Bank (no, not one of those mistrusted-by-Israel UN ...
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Arab League boycott of Israeli navigation beyond Suez and the straights of Tiran

In the past, as part of the Arab League Boycott of Israel, Egypt tried closing the Suez Channel and the Straits of Tiran. The question was eventually settled in the peace treaty between Israel and ...
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What do we know about Hamas’s abuse of the Gazan population?

A ynetnews.com opinion piece reads: The claim "ethnic cleansing" also lacks a basis in reality. Those learned academicians base their claim on the removal of civilians in Gaza from the ...
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Hamas and Palestinian Authority reproduction policies

Yasir Arafat had been on the record of making statements like: The womb of the woman will be our strongest weapon against the Zionists! The long-term implication is that the Israel's position vis-à-...
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How does the ICC determine whether a country's internal probe on breaches of international laws are sufficient or not?

According to the ICC’s Rome Statute, it cannot intervene if a country properly self-investigates. So the greatest battle over whether the ICC would get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has ...
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How fair are the charges against Netanyahu, as per the opinion of independent third-party observers?

Netanyahu has been investigated by the police since 2006 and is currently undergoing trial where he is charged for "bribery, fraud, and breach of trust by him and close political allies within ...
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Is there a party in Europe whose supporters show a high degree of sympathy towards Israel?

I find this plot over time of US sympathy for Israel rather fascinating, especially when broken down by US party. One has to wonder how much of that is explained by "conflict extension" in recent ...
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What are the exact terms of the recent Israeli-Palestinian cease fire?

Israel and the Hamas government of Gaza (or perhaps the Hamas movement?) have recently agreed to a cease fire. But - what are the exact terms? Is there a text of that available somewhere? Specifically,...
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Is it true that Netanyahu did not make any (negative) statements about the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

Russian FM Lavrov said in an interview that he was shocked that former Israeli PM Lapid criticized Russia about their attempts to demilitarize Ukraine (and subsequent "annexation"), when ...
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Aside armed clashes in the West Bank, is there another reason why people in the Gaza strip are more likely to support a two-state solution?

Unlike previous surveys, support for the general two-state solution among Palestinians is higher in the Gaza Strip than in the West Bank, 40% and 28% respectively (though support has generally been ...
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Is there a way to know or eventually know how much weapons Israel got from the U.S. in the future or present?

The big picture: Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. foreign military financing, with most of that aid coming in the form of weapons grants. "I think it's a safe assumption to say that U.S. ...
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How could Trump's campaign benefit from attacking the Netanyahu government(s)?

According to the NY Post, Trump appears to be taking some pot shots at past and present Israeli governments led by Netanyahu: Former President Donald Trump made an extraordinary attack on the ...
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Are there parliamentary republics where Supreme Court appointments are decided exclusively by the Parliament and the government?

In Israel, many political figures on the right (among them outgoing Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked and Zehut party leader and parliamentary hopeful Moshe Feiglin) say that "all over the world" ...
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Has any Iranian leader accused the USA or Israel of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks after 2017?

In 2010 the sixth President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered 3 points explaining who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks at the United Nations. Video Here In point number 2 he suggests that ...
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Did Russia's accomodating position on Israel's military action against Iranian and Hezbollah attacks hurt relations between Russia and Iran?

It appears that the combination of personal high-level diplomacy and Israeli insistence on responding to Iranian and Hezbollah strikes with overwhelming force has been met with understanding in the ...
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Data on Palestinian and Israeli casualties by years

I am looking for data on Palestinian and Israeli casualties in the past - from 1948 (creation of Israel) or earlier to our days, preferably in a downloadable form. One of the questions that I find ...
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Has China ever voted against the Palestinians during a UN resolution?

Beijing has sent its Middle East envoy, Zhai Jun, but neither Xi nor his foreign minister, Wang Yi, have visited the region since the outbreak of fighting. Xi has called for a ceasefire while Wang has ...
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Is there any precedent of technology falling into the hands of the Chinese or Russians through Israel?

Is there any precedent of technology falling into the hands of the Chinese or Russians through Israel? https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-approves-selling-f-22-raptor-to-israel-report/ US Secretary ...
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What's the second most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the West after AIPAC?

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC /ˈeɪpæk/ AY-pak) is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to the legislative and executive branches of the United States.[4] One of ...
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Is there a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, according to the government of Israel?

According to an interview given to Sky News by the Israeli ambassador to the UK, posted about three hours ago: "There is no humanitarian crisis" in Gaza. Nearly simultaneously Reuters ...
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Has the Israeli left wing also endorsed the calls for Hamas to be killed to the last member?

According to media reports, the center-right part of the Israeli political spectrum has declared that the [ideal] goal of the military operation is to kill Hamas to the last member. Netanyahu and ...
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What are the projected changes in Knesset if electoral barrier is lowered from 3.25% to 2%?

There are reports that Israel's government is planning to change electoral barrier 3.25% to 2%. Theoretically, this could siphon influence from larger parties to smaller splinter parties (the example ...
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Has May Golan or her new ministry engaged in significant feminist initiatives?

AFAICT from Wikipedia, May Golan is most famous for opposing illegal immigration to Israel. But she was appointed to lead the new Ministry for the Advancement of Women's Status (established May 1st). ...
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Is there a precedent for Israel calling for the resignation of the organization’s secretary-general?

Speaking on Tuesday at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, Guterres reiterated his call for a humanitarian pause of Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, which has been sealed off from Israel’s ...
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What is the purpose of observers within a war cabinet?

During the 2023 Israel–Hamas War, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a war cabinet of the following composition.[40][41] 3 full members: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Minister of Defense ...
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Is the Qatari emir's position on Israel the official position of its government?

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has accused the international community of “turning their back” on the Palestinian people amid Israel’s bombardment of Gaza while calling for a permanent ...
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Has China always decided to not criticize Hamas or was there some kind of policy shift?

China has long backed the Palestinians and been quick to denounce Israel over its settlements in the occupied territories. It has not criticized the initial Hamas attack on Oct.7 — which killed about ...
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Was there any discussion about Israel during the APEC meeting between China and the U.S.?

U.S. and China's militaries have had a number of near-misses and acrimonious exchanges over the past year. After the pledge to renew communications, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will meet ...
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What (if any) was the US position on the destination of the weapon shipment on the Klos C, seized in 2014?

Israel said the weapons on the Klos C, boarded in 2014, were headed for Gaza. Speaking to the press at Eilat port, in view of the ship's deadly cargo, Prime Minister Netanyahu noted - in both Hebrew ...
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Have any Hamas officials ever opined in regard to Gaza-Sinai State (aka "Greater Gaza") proposal?

According to Al-Jazeera in 2017 Israel and the Trump administration worked on a deal that would see an establishment of a Palestinian state in Gaza and parts of Northern Sinai (possibly exceeding the ...
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