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Latest update : 2017-11-02

Balfour Declaration: 100 years on, UK's Jewish homeland statement still divides

This Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a British pledge that many feel paved the way for the creation of the state of Israel. To this day, that declaration remains hugely divisive - it’s seen as a betrayal by Palestinians, but celebrated by Israel. Protests took place in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem as thousands of Palestinians called on the British government to apologise.

Produced by Charles WENTE, Ivana SCATOLA, Rochelle FERGUSON BOUYAHI

By Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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Marc OTTE

Director General, Royal Institute of International Relations, Egmont

Chris DOYLE

Director, Council for Arab-British Understanding

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2017-11-23 Fatah

Palestinian reconciliation: Will Fatah, Hamas agreement succeed?

The two leading Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to hold general elections by the end of 2018. The decision is being seen by some as a milestone, since the last...

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2017-11-22 Lebanon

Hard bargaining: Lebanon prime minister returns and suspends resignation

Two weeks after he stunned everyone by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting, Saad Hariri finally returned to Beirut to tender his resignation to the country's...

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2017-11-21 Libya

Enslaved in Libya: What to do about exploited African migrants?

A slave auction - in 2017. The video aired last week on CNN, confirming what had come out in a long string of reports and testimony: that Libyans were preying on sub-Saharan...

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the...

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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