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Latest update : 2018-01-22

The rift over Jerusalem: Pence in Israel as Abbas seeks EU support

US Vice President Mike Pence is in Jerusalem for a two-day visit, immediately endorsing Donald Trump's recognition of the Holy City as the capital of Israel. As the Palestinian Authority sees the current US administration as more and more of a lost cause, Mahmoud Abbas is in Brussels. He's seeking EU recognition of Palestine, echoing UNESCO's decision of 2011. So can the centre ground still be seen, if at all reached with the increasing polarisation between Israel and the Palestinians?

Produced by Michele BARBERO, Maya-Anaïs YATAGHÈNE, Laure FOURQUET.

By Mark OWEN

Our guests

Gil MIHAELY

Editor in chief, Causeur

William JORDAN

Former US State Department official

Nour ODEH

Former spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority

Dan SCHUEFTAN

Director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa

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2018-05-21 Italy

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

It's official. Italy's raising anchor and setting sail for unchartered waters...with Europe's boat rocked by an unprecedented populist coalition. President Sergio Mattarella is...

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2018-05-17 European Union

With friends like Trump... What's Europe's answer to 'America first'?

It's Donald versus Donald. The president of the European Council let loose on trade tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an EU leaders' dinner in the Bulgarian capital on...

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2018-05-16 Americas

Maduro's Venezuela: Can Chavez successor ignore international pressure?

Venezuela is a democratic country with no runaway inflation, no collapsing health services, no population flight. That's what incumbent Nicolas Maduro told FRANCE 24's Marc...

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2018-05-15 Middle East

To peace or catastrophe? Tensions rise in Gaza after US embassy moves to Jerusalem

A terrible massacre or a state defending itself? The killing of at least 60 civilian protestors on the Gaza-Israel border has sparked outrage worldwide - except for in Israel and...

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2018-05-14 Middle East

US embassy in Jerusalem: New era for the Middle East?

The United States officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with the inauguration of the US embassy in the holy city on Monday, an event that coincided with...

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