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US lawmaker lifts hold on Lebanon military aid (AFP) PDF Print E-mail

A United Nations soldier part of the UNIFIL contingency watches the Lebanese-Israeli border on June 2010. A key US lawmaker lifted his hold Friday on 100 million dollars in US military aid to Lebanon, saying he was reassured Lebanese troops would try to prevent flare-ups along the border with Israel.(AFP/File/Mahmud Zayat)AFP - A key US lawmaker lifted his hold Friday on 100 million dollars in US military aid to Lebanon, saying he was reassured Lebanese troops would try to prevent flare-ups along the border with Israel.


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U.S. lawmaker unfreezes money for Lebanon's army (Reuters) PDF Print E-mail
Reuters - A senior U.S. lawmaker lifted a hold Friday on U.S. funding for Lebanon's military, saying he was persuaded it had taken steps that would avoid a repeat of August's deadly border clash between Lebanese and Israeli forces.
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Israel appears set to withdraw from Lebanese border town Ghajar, easing tensions (The Christian Science Monitor) PDF Print E-mail
The Christian Science Monitor - Intensive United Nations-led diplomacy appears to have encouraged Israel to withdraw its troops from part of a village that lies inside Lebanese territory but has remained under Israeli occupation since 2006.
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Palestinians could go to UN over settlements: negotiator (AFP) PDF Print E-mail

Negotiator Saeb Erakat, pictured in 2009, said Friday the Palestinians would be forced to demand that the United States recognise their 1967 borders if it fails to persuade Israel to end Jewish settlements.(AFP/File/Abbas Momani)AFP - Negotiator Saeb Erakat said Friday the Palestinians would be forced to demand that the United States recognise their 1967 borders if it fails to persuade Israel to end Jewish settlements.


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Activists mark year of protests at east Jerusalem flashpoint (AFP) PDF Print E-mail

Left-wing Israeli, foreign and Palestinian protestors attend a weekly demonstration in the mainly Arab neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Some 300 demonstrators gathered in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Friday to mark a year of protests against the eviction of Palestinians and against Israeli settler activity here.(AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)AFP - Some 300 demonstrators gathered in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Friday to mark a year of protests against the eviction of Palestinians and against Israeli settler activity here.


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