Youssef Haddad in pursuit of lasting peace in Israel

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Youssef Haddad in pursuit of lasting peace in Israel

A Palestinian boy holding his national flag looks at clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City. Picture: AFP / Mahmud Hams.

Palestinians have rejected a new peace plan, which would see a cluster of Arab towns in north-central Israel ceded to Palestine.

For more than 70 years, Israel and Palestine have remained locked in a bloody conflict over land to which the Arab and Jewish communities both lay claim. Historically, international efforts to bring peace to the region have borne little fruit and US President Donald Trump’s latest proposal – of a “deal of the century” – looks likely to meet the same fate. Palestinians have rejected the new peace plan, which would see a cluster of Arab towns in north-central Israel ceded to Palestine. Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki Al Faisal reportedly said it tried “to make of Palestine what I can...



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