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Apr 23, 2014 — The Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas say they will attempt to form a unity government and end a seven-year rift. Previous efforts to resolve their feud have failed.
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Apr 4, 2014 — The secretary of state says both Israel and the Palestinians need to "spend some time thinking about making some very difficult decisions."
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Dec 28, 2013 — Jews, Muslims and tourists just trying to avoid sunburn all have their own distinct headwear in Jerusalem. NPR's Emily Harris takes us on a shopping tour in the Holy Land.
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Dec 9, 2013 — Under the agreement, Jordan would build a desalination plant and a pipeline would be built from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea.
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Nov 8, 2013 — The comments come on the heels of separate reports by Swiss and Russian scientists that purportedly found elevated levels of polonium in and around the late Palestinian leader's remains. But the investigator refused to say whether he believed Arafat died from polonium poisoning. Israel has denied any involvement.
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Nov 5, 2013 — NPR's Jerusalem correspondent Emily Harris is asking for your story suggestions on covering Israel and the Palestinian territories.
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Aug 14, 2013 — The Israelis and the Palestinians have been holding on-and-off peace talks for the past 20 years. Yet none of the core issues have been resolved, and some appear even more intractable today than when the negotiators first sat down to the table.
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Aug 12, 2013 — Rawabi, a privately developed Palestinian community, sits in the West Bank. The first residents are due to move in later this year, but its developer is worried about water. To get a pipe laid, Rawabi needs Israeli permission. Israel has cooperated, but the Palestinian developer says the cooperation has been "very slow and always incomplete."
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Aug 11, 2013 — The housing minister has approved the construction of 1,200 new apartments, a move that threatens newly restarted peace talks.
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Aug 5, 2013 — Israeli settlers turned the area near the spring into a picnic spot. A local Palestinian says the land has been in his family for generations. The fight is symbolic of the much larger battle over West Bank land.
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