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Why doesn't Israel withdraw from the territories occupied during the Six-Day War of 1967?

United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 asks for "withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict" (meaning the 1967 war). Many international ...
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Has Trump changed his political views on Israel's war in Gaza?

Trump is a strong supporter of US ally Israel. On April 14, 2024, Washington Post reported - Trump supporters echo pro-Palestinian ‘genocide Joe’ chant: “Genocide Joe” is a phrase used by pro-...
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FactCheck: Has European Parliament recently condemned UNRWA, PA for antisemitism and Incitement in school textbooks?

Ynetnews piece European Parliament condemns UNRWA, PA for antisemitism, Incitement describes rather scathing condemnation by the European Parliament of UNRWA and Palestinian Authority school materials:...
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How many fighters and how much material from the US-trained Palestinian security forces have passed to Hamas?

How many fighters and ho much material from the US-trained Palestinian security forces have passed to Hamas (or other Islamist militias)? Since signing the Oslo accords the US have tried to train ...
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How do Spanish politicians reconcile pro-Palestinian stance with opposition to Catalan and Basque statehood?

How do Spanish politicians reconcile pro-Palestinian stance with opposition to Catalan and Basque statehood? Al-Jazeera suggests that the Spanish government strong pro-Palestinian stance is dictated ...
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Which Democratic members of Congress continue to support US military aid to Israel?

A Politico article from April 4th, "A blinking red light for Israel in American politics", opens with the observation that US leadership is "nearly" out of patience. The Politico ...
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How is a Palestinian State to be recognized by Spain defined?

The talks about two-state solution came up several times since Oct. 7 but last Tuesday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stated that Spain will recognize the Palestinian Statehood by July this ...
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British attitudes towards their country's responsibility for Palestinian-Israeli conflict [closed]

Are there any opinion polls regarding Britain's legacy/responsibility for the colonial policies in Mandatory Palestine? The question is prompted by the mistreatment of two October 7 survivors by ...
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How can a private person donate food to the Palestinians now?

How can a private person participate in food-aid to the Palestinians at this time? A necessary condition is making sure that the donation indeed goes to food only. Please explain how it is possible to ...
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Are any countries claiming that their humanitarian aid for Gaza is being declined by Israel?

Preface: According to AIPAC, the Israeli military isn't preventing any aid to Gaza if it belongs to one of 4 catagories "Food, water, medical supplies and shelters". Instead AIPAC claims ...
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Why does a plurality of Israeli Jews believe that the settlements in the West Bank help the security of Israel?

One of the more controversial issues in the peace process has been the status of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. A plurality of Israeli Jews say these settlements help the security of Israel, but ...
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Are there surveys asking Israelis what should happen to Palestinians?

I'm seeing some recent polls asking Israelis if they support Palestinian statehood. Pew Research asks: "Do you think a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist ...
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What statements have Israeli and Western leaders made on the pictures and videos posted by IDF soldiers during the 2023 war?

During the Israel–Hamas war, numerous videos and images were taken and posted to social media by IDF soldiers, capturing their own questionable behavior. Some examples include soldiers posing with the ...
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Why has the U.S. airdrop of supplies to Gaza been criticized as hypocritical?

On March 2 2024 the U.S. Central Command stated that it had begun airdropping living supplies to the Gaza Strip. On March 3, some people criticized the matter on social media and claimed that these ...
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Why does the US consider the Palestinian Authority ill-fitted to govern the Palestinian state in the post war?

Abbas accepted Shtayyeh’s resignation and asked him to stay on as caretaker until a permanent replacement is appointed. Shtayyeh’s comments come as US pressure grows on Abbas to shake up the PA and ...
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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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Which Western countries have officially recognized the Palestinian Nakba?

According to Wikipedia: Zionism is a nationalist movement that emerged in the 19th century to enable the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine, a region roughly corresponding ...
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Why do a plurality of Israelis believe that the two-state solution is no longer viable?

Even when the Israeli public does stop to consider peace, support for the two-state framework has been eroding since around 2010, when it reached a high point of 71%. By December 2017, just 46% of ...
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Is Saudi Arabia intent on addressing the Palestinian component while negotiating a normalization deal without Palestine at the negotiating table?

Past agreements between Egypt and Jordan tried but ultimately failed to elevate the importance of the Palestinians, and the Oslo process that started nearly 30 years ago ground to a halt for many ...
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Is there a reason why Israel didn't follow up on its commitment to allow Palestinians in East Jerusalem to participate in voting?

The Palestinian Authority Basic Law provides for an elected president and legislative council. There have been no elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip for Palestinian Authority offices since 2006,...
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US electoral opposition to Biden support of Israel: have any (pro-Palestine) politicians flagged the risk of the (Trump) alternative?

As many have noticed, Biden is catching a lot of criticism from parts of the Democrat base for his support of Israel. Michigan's 100,000 'uncommitted' votes challenge Biden's Israel stance | Reuters ...
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Why do most Israeli Jews oppose humanitarian aid to Palestinians?

This recent survey found that a large majority of Jewish Israelis would prefer that Israel prevent humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza inhabitants: We asked our respondents for their opinion ...
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Was UNRWA subject to examination or investigation regarding the adequacy of its audits before the terrorist attacks?

Two U.N. investigations into Israel’s allegations against the agency are underway, but the European Commission -– the third biggest donor to UNRWA after the United States and Germany -– has demanded a ...
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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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Have Palestinian militant groups used rape as a weapon of war before 2023?

It has been widely reported that Hamas engaged in widespread sexual violence on October 7th. Hamas however denies these claims and they have been been criticized by some independent sources (1, 2, 3). ...
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Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

Some have accused Hamas of committing the genocide of Palestinians. While this specific accusation is more a matter of political rhetoric, and coming from the quarters no less extreme than Hamas ...
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How commonplace was treatment of Gazans in Israeli hospitals prior to October 7?

Family members of Hamas leaders (and perhaps also other Gazans) are systematically treated in Israeli hospitals: Haniyeh's relatives who do not live in Israel or hold Israeli citizenship have also ...
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Did any country urge China to send more aid to Palestine?

While the United States has announced over $120 million in humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, China has only donated $2.06 million (although, during a recent trip to Egypt, ...
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Why does the U.S. seek to establish a demilitarized Palestinian state? [closed]

Recently, Secretary of State Antony Blinken asked the State Department to conduct a review and present policy options on possible U.S. and international recognition of a Palestinian state after the ...
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Were the UNRWA cuts accompanied with some other form of financial commitment to other aid organizations or other policies to help Gazans?

As aid organizations, we are deeply concerned and outraged that some of the largest donors have united to suspend funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main aid provider ...
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Implications of Israel taking corpses and damaging cemeteries

Apparently Israel has been digging up Palestinian graves and taking the corpses (at least temporarily), see: Reuters (end of article) Telegraph (paywall, could read only first sentence - apparently ...
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Why is support for UNRWA being removed while Israel continues to be provided military aid after the ICJ ruling?

Several countries have withdrawn funding from UNRWA recently, under accusations that 12 employees (out of 13,000) have been allegedly involved in the Hamas attack against Israel on 7th October, 2023. ...
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Does a two-state solution automatically result in recognition of the Palestinian state?

The Guardian newspaper reports that: Britain will consider recognising a Palestinian state as part of concerted efforts to bring about an “irreversible” peace settlement, the foreign secretary, David ...
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Are these survey results about the approval ratings of the October 7 attacks by Hamas reliable?

In a news article published by AP news the following statements are made. Despite the devastation, 57% of respondents in Gaza and 82% in the West Bank believe Hamas was correct in launching the ...
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Political statements about Israeli - Palestinian conflict not being solvable in the foreseeable future?

Have any prominent politicians expressed their acknowledgement that the Israeli - Palestinian conflict seemingly has no solution in the foreseeable future? Same question in a bit different phrasing: ...
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Why does the US insist on a two-state solution despite both parties being uninterested?

There is ample evidence suggesting that that both Palestine and Israel are opposed to a two-state solution. Despite this, the US is insisting on the need for a two-state solution to the conflict, ...
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Are Palestinians and Negev Bedouin a single ethnic/national group? [closed]

Are Palestinians and Negev Bedouin a single ethnic/national group? (In other words: are all of them simply Palestinians?) Is the difference between them simply the traditional lifestyle (Palestinians ...
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What makes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict exceptional? [duplicate]

I think many people agree that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is exceptional - in terms of the media and public attention it attracts, as well as in terms of the passions it arouses. However it is ...
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Why is it that South Africa specifically is taking Israel to the ICJ on claims of genocide?

As per recent news, South Africa has brought to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a claim that Israel has genocidal intent in its 2023 war in Gaza: South Africa seeks to prove that the ...
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What are the non-ICJ-enforced consequences to Israel if found guilty of genocide by the ICJ?

As per recent news where South Africa has taken Israel to the International Court of Justice under "numerous examples of ‘direct and public incitement to commit genocide by Israeli state ...
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Has the designation and treatment of refugees stemming from Arab-Israeli conflicts been consistent with international refugee law?

Refugees are people who were forced to leave their home countries, due to war or a natural disaster. Yet Arab-Israeli cases seem to necessitate a more nuanced definition of “refugee”, due to the ...
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Did any Israeli politicians condemn Operation Cast Lead?

This question is prompted by a question that I recently answered. Israel in Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09 broke a ceasefire by a cross border raid into Gaza to destroy a tunnel that they alleged was ...
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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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Independent confirmations of the Israeli project for resettlement of Gazans

The Times of Israel reports in Israel in talks with Congo and other countries on Gaza ‘voluntary migration’ plan that members of the Israeli government are arguing for resettlement of Gazans in ...
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Did Palestinian leaders publicly condemn October 7th atrocities as immoral?

This question asks whether Palestinian politicians have criticized Hamas. The answers all describe Palestinian leaders/politicians who blame Hamas for the harm they've done to Gaza; but it seems as ...
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Did Israel provide a way for Hamas to surrender?

Israel has a vastly more capable military than Hamas and it's inevitable that they'll eventually crush them in the battlefield and takeover Gaza. But did Israel express any desire for Hamas to just... ...
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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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Under the plan proposed by Egypt how much influence would the existing Hamas government have over the new government of experts?

It calls for an initial cease-fire of up to two weeks during which Palestinian militants would free 40 to 50 hostages, among them women, the sick and the elderly, in return for the release of 120-150 ...
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Did NATO ever agree to send forces to secure a Palestinian state?

In 2014, "Abbas said he would accept a gradual Israeli withdrawal over three years, with NATO replacing the Israel Defense Forces in the West Bank" (source). I would like to know if this ...
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Have any Israeli leaders condemned calls for genocide and expulsion?

I recently came across this question on this website which set me thinking about the converse. There are many examples of prominent Israeli personalities, from politics, military and media, calling ...
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