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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

William JORDAN

Former US State Department official

Dan SCHUEFTAN

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

Nour ODEH

Former spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority

Gil MIHAELY

Editor in chief, Causeur

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2018-10-15 Debate

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2018-10-11 Debate

French club: Rwandan FM tipped to head group of Francophonie nations

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2018-10-10 Debate

Not fast enough: As planet warms, Europe spars over car emissions

Is now the time to be compromising on carbon emissions? EU environment ministers met on Tuesday, hot on the heels of a new UN climate report that warns it may already be too late...

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2018-10-09 Debate

Where is Jamal Khashoggi? Saudi Arabia denies abduction of missing journalist

Where is Jamal Khashoggi? Since exactly one week ago, his fiancée and friends have been rallying outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where the journalist and prominent critic...

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