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Israel-Palestine, the property of the absent
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Israel-Palestine, the property of the absent

The news from Jerusalem and Gaza makes me desperate. Threats of expropriation from Palestinian families living in the small neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, north of the Old City, have reignited fratricidal violence. It is always the same ancient story rewound of hatred for millennia around a few acres of land, deeds of property that have disappeared for ages and which reappear mysteriously. The same terrible story of one, more powerful, chasing the other, weaker, and depriving him of a home.Strange humanity which is only earth and dust and never stops in history wanting to deprive the other of earth. To want to "absent" the other present for generations with him. Phantom humanity. I remember the disturbing expression of David Grossman, the Israeli writer: nokhehim nif...
In Paris, two pro-Palestinian “static rallies” allowed next weekend
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In Paris, two pro-Palestinian “static rallies” allowed next weekend

The Paris police headquarters have banned parades of pro-Palestinian protesters next weekend in the capital, "Because of the risk of disturbing public order". The "Static gatherings" will be authorized at the Place de la République.→ ANALYSIS. Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the French authorities fear tensions "on the territory"The prefect of police Didier Lallement took Wednesday, May 19 "Two decrees partially banning the two demonstrations", with reference to "Protest statements related to the situation in the Middle East" submitted by the Association France Palestine Solidarité for Saturday May 22 and by the Association of Palestinians in Île-de-France for Sunday May 23. "The two routes declared for these events are prohibited but gatherings can be held on the Place de ...
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem fears a “civil war”
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem fears a “civil war”

“We are on the brink of civil war. " In an interview with the Italian religious agency Sir Posted on Thursday, May 13, Bishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, did not hide his concerns at the very sharp tensions of recent days between Israelis and Palestinians. The Italian Franciscan was thus worried about a "Indiscriminate and unprecedented violence", especially since the clashes seem to concern more and more cities.→ MAINTENANCE. Israeli-Palestinian conflict: "We are facing a humanitarian catastrophe"For the past week, riots have indeed broken out in several Israeli cities, showing scenes of clashes and even lynchings. At the same time, Israel was targeted by more than 1,800 rocket hits from the Gaza Strip, prompting an immediate response from t...
Israel: Is the coexistence between Jews and Arab Israelis threatened?
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Israel: Is the coexistence between Jews and Arab Israelis threatened?

The pictures are terrible. Broadcast live on television by prime time, Wednesday evening, May 12, the scene of a man, considered Arab, torn from his car and lynched by far-right activists in Bat Yam, near Tel- Aviv shocked Israel. Many ultra-nationalist activists beat the pavement in the evening across the country, causing clashes with the police. And sometimes Israeli Arabs.→ MAINTENANCE. Israeli-Palestinian conflict: "In France, the slightest spark can set fire"The day before, riots of rare violence broke out in Lod, in the center, after the death of an Israeli Arab and as Israel and Hamas engaged in a heavy firefight. Three synagogues, several businesses and cars were reportedly set on fire, according to Israeli media. Other Arab localities have also been the scen...
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the calculations of Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the calculations of Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas

More than 1,000 rockets fired at Israel, continuous strikes on the Gaza Strip, and at least 55 dead: the armed clash between Hamas and the Jewish state raises fears of a "Large-scale warfare". This rise to extremes occurs in a dual political context. On the Israeli side, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu could find there a new opportunity to cling to power.A new chanceThe March 23, 2021 elections - the fourth in less than two years - still failed to achieve a clear majority. After Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to form a coalition, opposition leader Yair Lapid (centrist) was tasked with forming a government by June 2. His goal ? An alliance going from the left (Meretz and the Labor Party) to the center (Yesh Atid and the Gantz party) via the nationalist, secular or reli...
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the reasons for the American disengagement
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the reasons for the American disengagement

► What is the position of the United States on the violence in Jerusalem?"The violence must stop, all parties must engage in de-escalation, reduce tensions, take concrete measures to calm things down", said Monday, May 10, the head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken. The US Secretary of State said "Appreciate some of the measures taken over the past 24 hours", including the cancellation of a march of thousands of young Israelis in the Old City of Jerusalem to celebrate the conquest of East Jerusalem in 1967, as well as the postponement of a hearing on the fate of Palestinian families threatened with eviction by Israeli settlers.→ REPORT. In Jerusalem, the endless confrontationPriority, therefore, to de-escalation for the American administration which ensures " work beh...
Deadly escalation between Hamas and Israel amid clashes in East Jerusalem
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Deadly escalation between Hamas and Israel amid clashes in East Jerusalem

The Islamist movement Hamas and Israel exchanged hundreds of gunfire on the night of Monday 10 to Tuesday 11 May, killing more than 20 Palestinians in Gaza, in the worst escalation in years sparked by violence in occupied East Jerusalem.Authorities of Hamas, the Islamist movement in power in the Palestinian enclave, have reported 22 dead, including nine children, in Israeli strikes in response to bursts of rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave, in addition to 106 injured .→ REPORT. In Jerusalem, the endless confrontation"We are in the initial phase of our response against military targets in Gaza", warned army spokesman Jonathan Conricus on Tuesday morning, reporting the deaths of 15 members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, another armed group.The Israeli army hit 130 mil...